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Old 10-07-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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So.... I am getting a Glock 17. I am going to buy a Police Trade in, because i am going to switch out every part on it for comp shooting. I am new to pistols in general. I was wanting some feedback on this......should i stick with the plan or just buy a new G17 gen 4 and then switch out parts.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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If you plan to switch out the parts then I would stick o the trade in of it is the best price and I assume it is.

Make sure and read the rules for whatever competition you plan on shooting when replacing parts. Depending upon the governing body and competition, many aftermarket modifications/parts will violate competition rules.
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So.... I am getting a Glock 17. I am going to buy a Police Trade in, because i am going to switch out every part on it for comp shooting. I am new to pistols in general. I was wanting some feedback on this......should i stick with the plan or just buy a new G17 gen 4 and then switch out parts.
Well depends really....whats the price difference? What generation is it? If its second gen, I'd say no. If your new to pistols, why not learn the fundementals first? You need to get a feel for the gun before you just go swapping out parts willy nilly. I put 1000 rounds through my g17 before I switched anything out. Changed out the barrel, trigger and that's it. Get a bunch of range time before you go swapping stuff out. And if you're serious about comp shooting w/ur Glock...there's always the production class.
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thanx for the replies.....the switching out is going to be down the road after i got the feel for it.. thanx for the concern though. im not a jump in head first kinda guy....the price diff is significant, bout $200.... was more curious if i got the Gen 4 then maybe i can recoop some $ on selling the stock parts.
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Ledspreader,

First of all, welcome to the forum! When you get a chance, please drop by the Introduction section and tell us a little about yourself.

I don't know about the market for parts. I recommend you look for a regional forum with a buy/sell/trade section. Then you can see what kind of market there is in your area for parts and what they're going for.

If you're new to competition, as someone else already said, check the rules regarding the modifications you want to make.

I think your plan of shooting it for a bit first is sound. There's no sense buying a different magazine release (for instance) only to discover you like the stock one just as much.

In addition to just shooting, you might want to do some drills that would come in handy for whatever competition you are planning to do. For instance, if you're planning on USPSA, do some reloads. That'll tell you whether you like the mag release mentioned earlier. If you do some draw practice, you might discover you want some more traction on your grips. And so forth. Then you'll have a list of mods to make on your gun.
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thanx for the concern.... im not a jump in head first kinda guy.... was going to put about a replacement recoil springs worth of ammo before i did anything. going to go with a Gen 3, about a $200 diff in new and trade-in.
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thanx for the concern.... im not a jump in head first kinda guy.... was going to put about a replacement recoil springs worth of ammo before i did anything. going to go with a Gen 3, about a $200 diff in new and trade-in.
If its that big of a difference $ wise, I'd get the trade. Not a bad deal. Recoil spring would be a good idea. And since you wanna upgrade your stuff for competition anyways, id go ahead and get the lone wolf steel guide rod with the stock spring weight. With the steel guide rod it gives you the option to change out spring weights in the future with just a screw turn or two. It will also give a little more weight to the front and make recoil more manageable as well.
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Yeah if you can save $200 buying a Gen 3 G17 that's a deal. The LE trade-ins are looked over by Glock armorers and should be ready to go right out of the box. My G22, other than holster wear, was like new and had working night sights which you'd pay extra for in a new gun.

I will say I like the grips on a Gen4 though and now have a 23Gen4 along with my G22. You might want to compare Gen 3 and 4 first hand.
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