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Old 04-06-2014, 06:34   #1
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At one time I thought I had 35,000 rounds through this G17

Now I'm thinking it's closer to 50,000

Got it used from my stepson in the late 90s, he probably put 5k through it.

When bullets and ammo were cheap I was burning more than 5k a year through it practicing for USPSA Production, IDPA SSP and 3gun plus just plain blasting.

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Nowdays it shoots mostly lead through it's old style LW Barrel.

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I have no idea how long this gun is going to last. If I could find another Gen 2 G17 for a decent price I'd buy it.

Accuracy is still fantastic.

Other than springs the only thing I've replaced is the extractor.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:06   #2
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2nd Gen Glock... when it was Glock perfection.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:09   #3
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This reminds me that I need to get a set of 9mm dies.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:17   #4
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I put 52,000 rounds through a Gen 4 G17 with zero issues from the pistol or ammunition.

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Old 04-06-2014, 08:51   #5
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Glock 17s seem to have incredible longevity. I wish I could afford to try to wear one out.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:43   #6
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Very cool indeed
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:53   #7
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That's awesome! Love to see the high mileage Glocks. The gen 2's are very nice!
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:13   #8
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Awesome! Does anyone have a high number of rounds through their 10mm, 40SW, or 357SIG Glock? I'd imagine that these cartridges, due to their higher pressures and recoil may wear out the Glock quicker.

Even then, with 50,000 rounds through, you've spent 40x more on ammo than the Glock cost. I'd say you'd have gotten your money's worth.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:32   #9
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Awesome! Does anyone have a high number of rounds through their 10mm, 40SW, or 357SIG Glock? I'd imagine that these cartridges, due to their higher pressures and recoil may wear out the Glock quicker.

Even then, with 50,000 rounds through, you've spent 40x more on ammo than the Glock cost. I'd say you'd have gotten your money's worth.
SAAMI pressure specs for the 40 S&W & standard pressure 9mm are the same. 9mm+P is the second highest & .357 Sig is the highest of those at 40,000psi. 9mm, of course, would have the lowest recoil of those you mentioned.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:40   #10
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I have had my G17 since 1989. Still going strong.
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Old 04-14-2014, 15:56   #11
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Wow amazing!

Wonder if a modern Gen4 could do the same.
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Old 04-14-2014, 16:06   #12
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Love to hear stories like this- especially with Gen 2 Glocks!
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Old 04-14-2014, 18:38   #13
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A testament of a timeless design.
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Old 04-14-2014, 18:44   #14
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Awesome pistol. I just won a gunbroker auction on a nice gen 2 17 with a zs prefix. Hopefully some day I can put the same type of mileage on it.
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Old 04-14-2014, 20:15   #15
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I wish I could afford to try to wear one out.
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Old 04-14-2014, 22:10   #16
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That is awesome!
Just curious what mold did you use to cast those bullets I use a Lee mold for mine with micro grooves but what you have there looks very interesting.

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Old 04-14-2014, 22:17   #17
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Now that's the gun that commands respect worldwide.
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Old Yesterday, 08:23   #18
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That's damn impressive, for sure. My old Gen2 G19 is 26 years old. Guess I should not only keep it, but start to shoot it more, too.

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Old Yesterday, 08:25   #19
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My 2nd Gen Glock 17 is the one gun I don't think I could ever sell. Old Reliable!
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Wow amazing!

Wonder if a modern Gen4 could do the same.
im sure it can. its essentially the same gun with only minor changes through the years
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Old Yesterday, 09:45   #21
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Sweet gun. Who's sights do you have on it? TFO?

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Old Yesterday, 11:07   #22
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I was issued one in 2000. I got to keep it when I retired in 2007.
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Old Yesterday, 11:49   #23
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I had some Glocks for some years but they were just another gun to shoot.
It wasnt until I was issued one and during the transition ( from Beretta 96) we ran them straight out of the box for 3 days and about 1500 rounds in dirt and sugar sand with zero stoppages or failures that I realised they are the AK47 of handguns.
We even released the slides on a reload on cinderblocks or a tree root.
We shot them support side, upside down, sideways, you name it we did it.
I was still flushing dirt and sugar sand out of my body cracks a week later but the Glock never hesitated once. Amazing.
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im sure it can. its essentially the same gun with only minor changes through the years
I hope you're right.
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