The Glock 17's in question have been given to NYSDOCS. Have we seen any? Only at the CERT level thusfar. Transition is slow in coming. IMHO it was a great idea but not well accepted at certain levels. Thereby it stalled.
NY State has a policy/law/edict wherein they are unable to sell or trade any firearms where they would be resold to the public (thereby giving those guns a chance to take part in a crime). So the firearms need to be sold or traded to another Law Enforcement Agency (instate or out), or Destroyed
The story goes that DOCS bought all the 17s, but refused the offer of the holsters that went with them (for cheap or free). This left us with the guns, but no way to carry them.