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ChicagoZman
10-04-2012, 18:46
My daughter asked for a 17L for a college graduation present this Spring, specifically MY 17L (with Warren/Sevigny Comp sights). I found a new 17RTF2 (with gills) that I think would be a better first gun as she can use it for home defense in addition to range fun.

Should I get ready for her to be upset now, or am I good with the 17 RTF2?

kodiakpb
10-04-2012, 18:56
A lot of people for some reason think the RTF2 texture is too abrasive. Personally I think it's a great weapon and is my texture of choice.

stolenphot0
10-04-2012, 18:57
You know her best, but I would think if raised right, she would appreciate either.


(but I know the feeling of having my heart set on something and then not getting it)

Foxtrotx1
10-04-2012, 19:00
Talk to her. See what she wants and why.

Communication is key.

9mmdude
10-04-2012, 19:05
Talk to her. See what she wants and why.

Communication is key.


I agree 100%

D1N0
10-04-2012, 19:11
If she asked for the 17L, I'd get that for her. She'll love it.

Or maybe consider the 34? The RTF2 grips she might not like at all because of the texture.

J_P
10-04-2012, 19:16
You should get the G17 RTF for her and then get yourself the G17L.......?????? I like the sound of that.

Coastal
10-04-2012, 19:21
While I love the RTF2 texture (I've recently sold a P30L and HK45 and replaced them with a RTF2 17 and 21SF) both my girls find the texture unpleasantly abrasive (although they've not shot either yet). Has your daughter tried one? If not, I think she'd like the 17L best. RTF2s do seem to be maybe a bit of an acquired taste. If she's anything like me once you get your heart set on a certain gun anything else is a little bit of a letdown. Besides, there are far worse home defense guns than a 17L. And, maybe your 17L has a special connection for her.

SJ 40
10-04-2012, 19:23
Talk to her. See what she wants and why.

Communication is key.


I agree theirs nothing like getting someone what they really want,just try to remember the first Christmas you got socks you know what I mean. SJ 40

tbc
10-04-2012, 19:29
You love her right? Give her your G17L.


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Glock40man
10-04-2012, 20:50
I'd get her the G17L.

mingaa
10-04-2012, 20:56
The 17L is a helluva gun and can be used for SD / HD and range fun. If she decides to shoot comp. she'll have a leg up and the L will probably hold its value a little better. See if you can find a second one. I'd have trouble giving one up as well - even to family.

Case de Callier
10-05-2012, 02:14
Communication is key, as mentioned above.

I noticed you mentioned she wants your 17L. Why yours vs. a new one? I'd ask myself that... and it could be an answer as cute as, "because it was yours Dad". Which would melt my heart if my daughter said that, and I would be shopping for a new 17L for myself.

If she likes the feel and look, yes I said look (I think GLOCKs are combat sexy), I would take her to the LGS for some introductions to other GLOCK options. JMHO

Eagle1
10-05-2012, 05:23
give her your 17L and get you another one. The rtf may be to abrasive for her as i have one and think after a few rounds its gets a bit on my nerves.

ChicagoZman
10-05-2012, 07:26
Ok, you guys have been great. I'm going to give her my 17L if she wants it for sentimental reasons. If she wants a new one, subject to availability, she'll get it.

Bruce M
10-05-2012, 10:03
^^ Sounds like a great solution.

Alcoy
10-05-2012, 12:53
Ok, you guys have been great. I'm going to give her my 17L if she wants it for sentimental reasons. If she wants a new one, subject to availability, she'll get it.

^^^^ this. You are a good dad.

TxGlock9
10-05-2012, 12:57
I'm interested in seeing your 17L. Any close up pictures of said sights.

Socks tear
10-05-2012, 13:00
I recommend a G34

INEEDMILK
10-05-2012, 13:54
Where the hell did you find a new RTF2 17?

ChicagoZman
10-06-2012, 07:28
I'm interested in seeing your 17L. Any close up pictures of said sights.
Here are two pics of the 17L with Warren Sevigny Comp sights.

ChicagoZman
10-06-2012, 07:30
Where the hell did you find a new RTF2 17?
Customer trade. I know the customer, when he bought it and how much he shot it (never). All he ever did was handle it and cycle the slide a few times.

vafish
10-06-2012, 07:42
The 17L is a helluva gun and can be used for SD / HD and range fun. If she decides to shoot comp. she'll have a leg up and the L will probably hold its value a little better. See if you can find a second one. I'd have trouble giving one up as well - even to family.

17L is not allowed in a lot of comps.

A g34 would be a better choice.

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RonS
10-06-2012, 07:52
You're lucky. I'd find a new 17L and set it up for myself and give her mine. I assume the gun is reliable and proven, that is the gun I would give to one of my daughters.

Eagle1
10-06-2012, 08:00
I know where there are mulitple new 17L's here in Ohio. PM me if you need to know...

rohanreginald
10-06-2012, 08:11
My kids are a little spoiled and my daughter is the apple of my eye. I would most likely give her the 17L and eventually find a replacement for myself.


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evilspringer
10-06-2012, 08:26
Looks like you have other pistols. If she specifically asked for your 17L for graduation present, I would be more than happy to give it to her. She can get other guns for home/self protection or competitions. Sounds like she really likes your 17L.

ParisArms
10-06-2012, 10:51
I have a 24(same size as 17l just in .40) and a 17 RTF2. They are probably the two gun I use the least. If I could open carry I may think differently but off well. RTF2 grip is to aggressive for IWB and the 24 is just huge.
I have a Gen4 34 that is great. But that's just my 2 cents.


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Gun Shark
10-06-2012, 11:25
^^^^ this. You are a good dad.

I second this.

When I turned 18 my parents gave me a "coupon" for a rifle of my choice under $500 dollars. I was very gracious and happy as I love guns, but it showed that I was a little disappointed it wasn't my dads p226(no matter how hard I tried to hide it, it showed.) The gun he taught me how to shoot with(and to this day the gun that I shoot the best with.)

He then proceeded to go into his safe, get the p226 and said it is yours if you want it. I will never forget that, and honestly it tears me up every time, because that meant so much to me, he knew that I would be happy getting the rifle and having a gun of my own, but he wanted to make my 18th birthday extra special. and that means so much to me. I will never sell it. No matter how hard of financial times I am in. I will never sell that gun.