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11-19-2010, 21:22
I have a Gen 3 ... G 17..
My youngest son wants to move up from shooting .22 to 9mm.
Would putting a ported barrel on the G 17 be a good Idea for a young shooter ??

Will the LWD M/17 Extended 2 Port barrel be the correct application ?
Will I need to do any other modifications to the G 17 ( Is it truly drop-in) ?

If the LWD Extended 2 Port barrel projects from the STANDARD G 17 slide .. Then I should be able to use the stock slide .... correct ?? Or do I need to install a ported slide ???

Thank You

11-20-2010, 19:09
The ported barrel will help with muzzle rise but the recoil will stay about the same.
The LWD extended 2 port barrel will fit any Glock slide. Yes the 2 ports are outside the slide.
No modifications required, our barrels are drop in.

You may have a couple problems with him shooting a 9mm: He may experience a FTE using 115 gr ammo because it is low powered, if so, step up to 124 or 147. He may experience a FTE from limp wristing the gun. He is going to have to practice a lot. He may do better with a comp http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Search.aspx?TERM=lwd-comp but they seem a lot louder and he will experience more concussion

My advice is to take him to a range and let him try the stock barrel before plunking the money down on a ported... Unless you wanted one anyway

11-21-2010, 12:28
Thanks for the advice.....