There are five “generations” of Glock 17. Also, the mark until the arrival of the 4 th generation, did not use that term, since there was in fact dozens of generations of Glock pistols : all Years, or even several times a year, a detail changed, a significant improvement was made, so that it is almost impossible to list them all.
g17 gen 5
Nevertheless, we can note five major phases of modification, hence the appearance, from the third, of the term “generations”. The term has become so popular that the brand ended up using it to refer to the 4 th series of developments Glock pistol, which thus became, officially, the 4 th generation.
g17 vs g19
The grooves on the stock as well as the various Picatinny standard rails only appear since the third generation, with also an ambidextrous magazine release button.
he weapon is black, matte (verdigris on the arms of the Bundeswehr ). Holding stripes are placed at the front and back of the stick, and a rectangular saddle ending in a point on its lower part and at the front, and a higher fixed and a stationary handle. The model marking is found on the front left of the barrel.
- it was one of the first pistols to be made of polymer , which was really innovative (the weapon can be used without worry in extreme temperatures, the recoil is reduced by the flexibility of the material, the oxidation is completely zero, the production cost is very low, etc.)
- it had a “launched” striker (it is a considered choice, it is true that the weapons with launched strikers are less subject to mechanical stoppages or breakdowns). In the event of a firing incident due to a badly impacted cartridge, the firing pin weapon launched makes it possible to “double the shot” via a slight recoil of the breech (a little over a centimeter) to rearm the firing pin without ejecting the bolt. cartridge.
|1||LENGTH (OVERALL)*||204 mm | 8.03 inch|
|2||SLIDE LENGTH||186 mm | 7.32 inch|
|3||WIDTH (OVERALL)||32 mm | 1.26 inch|
|4||SLIDE WIDTH||25,5 mm | 1.0 inch|
|5||HEIGHT INCL. MAG.||139 mm | 5.47 inch|
|6||Sight Radius POLYMER||165 mm | 6.50 inch|
|Sight Radius STEEL||164 mm | 6.46 inch|
|Sight Radius GNS||163 mm | 6.42 inch|
|7||TRIGGER DISTANCE*||72 mm | 2.83 inch|