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Glock 17

Semi-Automatic Service Pistol

Glock 17

Semi-Automatic Service Pistol

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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The popular Austrian Glock 17 has gone on to be adopted for military, police and security service the world over.
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ORIGIN: Austria
YEAR: 1983
MANUFACTURER(S): Glock GmbH - Austria
OPERATORS: Australia; Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; France; Germany / West Germany; India; Israel; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Pakistan; Poland; Portugal; Saudi Arabia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom; United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Recoil-Operated; Semi-Automatic
CALIBER(S): 9x19mm Parabellum
LENGTH (OVERALL): 186 millimeters (7.32 inches)
LENGTH (BARREL): 114 millimeters (4.49 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 1.39 pounds (0.63 kilograms)
SIGHTS: Fixed or Adjustable
MUZZLE VELOCITY: 1,230 feet-per-second (375 meters-per-second)
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 165 feet (50 meters; 55 yards)
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Glock 17 - Base Series Designation; 17-round magazine.
• Glock 17C - Appearing in 1996; cut slots on barrel and slide to retard climb.
• Glock 17L - Appearing in 1988; extended slide and barrel systems; replaced by the Glock 34.
• Glock 17L "Combat Master" - Competition-ready version of the stock Model 17L.
• Glock 17MB - Ambidextrous magazine catch
• Glock 17A - 4.7" extended barrel; 10-round magazine; designed for Australian market.
• Glock 17S - Manual safety along the frame; limit production.
• Glock 17Pro - Designed exclusively for Finland and customized throughout; extended barrel; night sights; revised magazine release.
• Glock 17DK - Designed for Denmark market; 8.3" length to conform to local gun laws.
• Glock 17T - Training Pistol Series
• Glock 17T 9mm FX - Trainer Version; chambered for Simunition FX cartridge.
• Glock 17T 7.8x21 AC - Trainer Version; chambered for rubber and paint bullet-type cartridges.
• Glock 17P - Trainer Dummer for use in hand-to-hand combat training.
• Pistol 88 - Swedish Army Designation of Glock 17
• P-80 - Norwegian Army Designation
• Pistole 80 - Austria Army Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Glock 17 Semi-Automatic Service Pistol.  Entry last updated on 7/2/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Glock 17 has gone on to see extensive service in both military and police roles with a plethora of nations around the globe. In its most basic form, the Model 17 was a simple weapon to operate and breakdown, consisting of just over 30 parts to contend with. The pistol was billed as a "recoil-operated, semi-automatic handgun", firing the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge from a seventeen-shot detachable box magazine. The pistol's appearance was very clean and Glock handguns, in general, have become more of a fixture within security and military organizations around the world. Beyond the 17-shot magazine were optional capacities of 10-, 19- and 33-round counts (not including any chambered rounds).

Other Glock 17 models in the family included the Model 17L of 1988 (which featured and increased barrel length) and the Model 17C of 1988 (which featured a muzzle compensator to assist in accurized shooting). The Glock 17MB was fitted with an ambidextrous magazine catch. The Glock 17T was produced as a training pistol to fire rubber or paint bullets. It was produced in two versions known as the Glock 17T 9mm FX and the Glock 17T 7.8x21 AC - these designations denoting the types of cartridges each version could fire. The Glock 17P was another training model to be utilized in close-in, hand-to-hand fighting education.

The Austrian military designated the Glock 17 as the "Pistole 80" while Norway took to naming the firearm as the "P-80". Sweden handled the Glock 17 as the "Pistol 88". The Glock 17A was made for the Australian market, falling within its new firearm regulations. The Glock 17S was delivered to Tasmania, Israel and Pakistan as well as operators in South America. The Glock 17Pro was a customized form sold only to Finland. The Glock 17DK was a Glock product developed specifically for Denmark.

Historically there were no Glock 1 through Glock 16 models. The Glock 17 model number is derived from the product being the company's seventeenth patent. The model is the most widely-used law enforcement pistol in the world and has been favored by some special forces units including Polish JW Grom and Israeli Shayetet 13.




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