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Posted: 9/5/2010 5:44:39 PM EDT
Is Glock still making (as in the 4th Gen) 17L?

I have an older 17L, which I just love, but I'd like to have the flashlight mounting grove. I know I could get one of those add on rails, but by the time I buy that and have it installed, it's probably about the same money as buying a new 17L and selling the old one. Plus it would be a flusher mount with a factory style.

Is Glock making many of the 17L's? I looked at a pretty big show over the weekend here in Houston and didn't see any.

Thanks,
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:55:29 PM EDT
Not seeing them on their website. I've heard it said they make special runs on occasion.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:17:11 PM EDT
i sure would like a new 3rd gen 17L, just for the hell of it!!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:59:54 PM EDT
Yep, it's a sweet shooter. I take it out for my Concealed Handgun qual test, and it's like shooting fish in a barrel.

Plus it's totataly bad ass looking.

I see some of the 3rd gen on GB, but not often. I may have to go that route for one.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:12:55 PM EDT
What I really want is a 17L with a threaded barrel.

Now that would be cool.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:16:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 1:02:03 AM EDT by natew73]
There's a Gen3 on GB now. @ $499 OR....
Why don't you just buy a Gen3 G17 frame? Problem solved.
Or one of these. Timberwolf frame I know, they're on back order but be patient.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:12:25 AM EDT
A G24 is also a great longslide too. The extra mass (2.1 oz over a G22) reduces muzzle flip and gives me about 80fps higher velocities with my 180grn handloads. When I tried shooting my medium loads there is no muzzle climb at all.

My custom G24 (note the solid slide):

Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:18:23 AM EDT
I think the frame is the same length as a standard 17- buy a new gen 4 17 and swap slides
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 11:11:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By captain127:
I think the frame is the same length as a standard 17- buy a new gen 4 17 and swap slides


I am pretty sure that a Gen 3 slide wont work on a gen 4 frame...
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:27:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 1:08:21 PM EDT by natew73]
Originally Posted By bcooke212:
Originally Posted By captain127:
I think the frame is the same length as a standard 17- buy a new gen 4 17 and swap slides


I am pretty sure that a Gen 3 slide wont work on a gen 4 frame...



That's a bingo.



Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:32:51 PM EDT
You can buy 3rd gen G-17 frames on Gunbroker.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:59:28 AM EDT
I have either a 1st or second gen frame (most likely 2nd - bought new in 1995). WIll that work with a 3rd gen frame?

I don't think I'll go this route, as I want two complete guns, but will my 1st or 2nd gen 17L slide work just fine on my 3rd Gen 19 frame?

Thanks,
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:20:58 AM EDT
Why not just get a G34?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:28:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 11:30:55 AM EDT by TxGun]
The 17L has a longer bbl. than the G34 (6.02" vs. 5.32"). Yes, Glock still makes the 17L, but it's on a periodic, limited run basis. The dust cover on a G19 frame is going to be too short for a 17L slide.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:40:21 AM EDT
I like the 34 too, but the longer bbl on the 17L is awesome looking.

Just to check, will an older 1st or 2nd gen slide work with a 3rd gen frame?

Thanks,
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:02:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1stID:

Just to check, will an older 1st or 2nd gen slide work with a 3rd gen frame?



Yes. AFAIK, the Gen4 is the 1st issue where backwards compatibility becomes a problem.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:44:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1stID:
I have either a 1st or second gen frame (most likely 2nd - bought new in 1995). WIll that work with a 3rd gen frame?

I don't think I'll go this route, as I want two complete guns, but will my 1st or 2nd gen 17L slide work just fine on my 3rd Gen 19 frame?

Thanks,


17 slide can NOT be put on a 19 frame.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:13:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 4:16:57 PM EDT by PO2Hammer]
Nope, won't fit on a 19 frame, not just the dust cover.

Yup, will fit on 3rd gen 17 frame.

1995? 2nd gen.

There are several 3rd gen 17L's for sale on Gunbroker right now.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:20:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By X02Wyvern:
Originally Posted By 1stID:
I have either a 1st or second gen frame (most likely 2nd - bought new in 1995). WIll that work with a 3rd gen frame?

I don't think I'll go this route, as I want two complete guns, but will my 1st or 2nd gen 17L slide work just fine on my 3rd Gen 19 frame?

Thanks,

17 slide can NOT be put on a 19 frame.

Originally Posted By PO2Hammer:
Nope, won't fit on a 19 frame, not just the dust cover.

Yup, will fit on 3rd gen 17 frame.

1995? 2nd gen.

There are several 3rd gen 17L's for sale on Gunbroker right now.

Not so fast there bunky. Both of you need to check out Lone Wolf Distributor's website. They provide all the information to and hardware to make it happen.

Lone Wolf Call and ask for JR (owner). He can fix you right up.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:05:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By COSteve:

Originally Posted By X02Wyvern:
Originally Posted By 1stID:
I have either a 1st or second gen frame (most likely 2nd - bought new in 1995). WIll that work with a 3rd gen frame?

I don't think I'll go this route, as I want two complete guns, but will my 1st or 2nd gen 17L slide work just fine on my 3rd Gen 19 frame?

Thanks,

17 slide can NOT be put on a 19 frame.

Originally Posted By PO2Hammer:
Nope, won't fit on a 19 frame, not just the dust cover.

Yup, will fit on 3rd gen 17 frame.

1995? 2nd gen.

There are several 3rd gen 17L's for sale on Gunbroker right now.

Not so fast there bunky. Both of you need to check out Lone Wolf Distributor's website. They provide all the information to and hardware to make it happen.

Lone Wolf Call and ask for JR (owner). He can fix you right up.


I stand corrected, but it is still more than just a simple swap. also, I don't see a 19 barrel from lonewolf that is long enough to fit the 17L slide. (guessing they would make one if you asked?)
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:47:09 PM EDT
bunky???
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