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Old 03-26-2013, 15:58   #1
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Should I Retire My 27 Year-Old Glock 17>???

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Sorry for the cell phone pic, but it was handy... The gun was one of the first to be tested by metro-Atlanta L/E. Note the original case. They disappeared real fast, and Glock has been trying to keep mine, every time I visit. No way! But looking at the guin the photo, you know why they wanted them back. Gun could be cased hot! Not good!

Last trip up to the MotherGlock ship, the techs said aside from cosmetic blemishes, it was still good to go. They did replace all my mag springs (no charge).

Just wondering if it's time for newer 17. Gen 4>?
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Old 03-26-2013, 16:08   #2
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Glocks don't retire. They reproduce. I think it's time to give it a brother or sister to play with.


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Old 03-26-2013, 16:37   #3
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What's the guns serial number prefix and date code?

What would you do with it then if you retired it?
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Old 03-26-2013, 16:39   #4
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Yes, and it should be placed in Threefeathers Museum for safe keeping.
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Old 03-26-2013, 17:25   #5
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the hot gun in the case is something.
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Old 03-26-2013, 17:45   #6
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My Glock 19 will be 25 in December. I see absolutely no reason to retire it. It shoots just as good as my new Glocks and hardly shows any wear.
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Old 03-26-2013, 17:52   #7
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I thought you had to be 65 to retire?

My 19 is over 23 years old, still shoots like new
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Old 03-26-2013, 19:28   #8
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No. Humans don't get to retire at age 25. Why should a Glock?
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Old 03-26-2013, 19:45   #9
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Is that one of those cases Glock quietly discontinued after people carried loaded guns in them and that thing in the trigger set them off? Lawyers made that item quite rare.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:49   #10
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Glocks don't retire. They reproduce. I think it's time to give it a brother or sister to play with.


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Amen to that! G17 gen 4 my 7th!
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:03   #11
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Some guys here are members of the Glock-a-Month Club. I guess you could get a new one after 27 years.

But don't retire her... just give her a light duty desk job!
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:07   #12
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I have safe queens as old as the hills, a G-17 KV serial prefix and a G-19 BX prefix.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:21   #13
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No.


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Old 03-27-2013, 07:26   #14
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No need to retire the Old Glock.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:13   #15
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Does it still fire every time you squeeze the trigger... does it still put a round on the spot you're aiming at....? If so, don't "retire" it. Like a fine wine... just gets better with age.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:52   #16
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Why ! She looks Good to Go. SJ 40
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:32   #17
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At 27, it is just getting 'broke in'.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:09   #18
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This is exactly why I Glock. 27 years and still viable. Recent issues aside, Glocks are proven and even with brass to the face, the weapons still run.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:17   #19
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My 1st Gen 17 is 27 y/o, still has the black internals. had some serious holster wear so i sent it off to be refinished a couple years back. runs like a scalded dog even with the original guts in it. i LOVE gen 1's, they seem to be slimmer than any other gen. mine is one of my favorite CCW guns, keep shooting it!
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:23   #20
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Glocks in retirement tend to become bored and depressed, and often become fat and flabby.

IF you have 9mm ammo available, you should load that thing up and take it out to the range.
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