GLOCK 17 Gen4 cal. is a popular semi-automatic pistol designed for law enforcement and personal defense. It is chambered in 9mm, which is a widely used caliber for handguns. The Gen4 model features a modular backstrap system that lets users adjust the grip to fit their hands
The Glock 17 Gen4 is a popular semi-automatic pistol designed for law enforcement and personal defense. It is chambered in 9mm, which is a widely used caliber for handguns. The Gen4 model features a modular backstrap system that lets users adjust the grip to fit their hands, making it a comfortable fit for almost any shooter. It also has an enlarged magazine release button and a reversible magazine catch, allowing users to customize their shooting experience based on their preferences. The Glock 17 Gen4’s slide is made of durable steel and has a black nitride finish. The pistol has a short recoil system, which helps with accuracy and allows for quick follow-up shots. The Glock 17 Gen4 is considered reliable and is often used by law enforcement and military personnel worldwide.
This article is about the semi-automatic pistol. For other uses, see Glock (disambiguation).
|Glock 17 “First-generation” full-size model adopted in 1985 by the Norwegian military under the P80 designation|
|Type||Semi-automatic pistolMachine pistol (Glock 18)|
|Place of origin||Austria|
|Used by||See Users|
|No. built||20,000,000 as of 2020|
|Cartridge||9×19mm Parabellum10mm Auto.22 LR.357 SIG.380 ACP.40 S&W.45 ACP.45 GAP|
|Action||Short recoil, locked breech, tilting barrel (straight blowback for Glock 25, 28 and 44)|
|Rate of fire||Glock 18 (Full Auto): 1,100–1,200 RPM (rounds per minute)|
|Muzzle velocity||375 m/s (1,230 ft/s) (Glock 17, 17C, 18, 18C)|
|Effective firing range||50 m (55 yd) (Glock 17, 17C, 18, 18C)|
|Feed system||6-, 10-, 13-, 15-, 17-, 19-, 24-, 31-, 33-, or 40-round detachable box magazine, or 50- or 100-round detachable drum magazine|
Glock pistols have become the company’s most profitable line of products, and have been supplied to national armed forces, security agencies, and police forces in at least 48 countries. Glocks are also popular firearms among civilians for recreational and competition shooting, home- and self-defense, both in concealed or open carry. In 2020, the Glock 19 was the best selling pistol on GunBroker.com. GLOCK 17 Gen4 cal.