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Old 03-13-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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Well I finally got the chance to shoot my Gen2 G17.
I didn't have much ammo, so I only put one mag through it so far using Blazer 115gr FMJ at 15 yards.
I shot a little low and to the left, but I can probably improve on that considering this is the first time I've shot this gun.
I know one mag isn't enough to judge reliability, but I had no malfunctions out of those 17 rounds.
Overall, I'm happy with it. I shot better than I thought I would at 15 yards considering I normally shoot between 7 and 10 yards.
Recoil was surprisingly gentle for a tupperware gun.
I like it

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Old 03-13-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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Looks like you had fun with it. Very nice gun!!

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Very nice, my friend shoots in a very similar pattern as you. The way you pull the trigger greatly effects your groupings and since the Glock trigger can be tricky, try this next time you're at the range: Raise the gun at the target but before you take aim, squeeze the trigger halfway until you feel it hit "the wall," take aim, then pull straight back. Now this next step is important, do NOT allow the trigger to reset all the way, you will know when it's ready to fire again because you will feel a "click" as you slowly release. Rinse, lather repeat.

I am able to get a 2 inch grouping from 21 feet. I know this technique may not work for everyone but it does for me. Good luck and happy shooting.

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Very nice, my friend shoots in a very similar pattern as you. The way you pull the trigger greatly effects your groupings and since the Glock trigger can be tricky, try this next time you're at the range: Raise the gun at the target but before you take aim, squeeze the trigger halfway until you feel it hit "the wall," take aim, then pull straight back. Now this next step is important, do NOT allow the trigger to reset all the way, you will know when it's ready to fire again because you will feel a "click" as you slowly release. Rinse, lather repeat.

I am able to get a 2 inch grouping from 21 feet. I know this technique may not work for everyone but it does for me. Good luck and happy shooting.
Thanks, I'll try that.
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I recently got a new 17 and it shot low and left for me as well. I am used to a 6 o'clock sighting method, holding the sight just below the target. With this glock I have to hold the sights directly over the target. I also had to move the back sight to the right a touch. The trigger also can be tricky, I've always used the method, squeeze the trigger like you're taking a picture. Slow and steady.

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Outstanding. My Gen2 G17 has about a bazillion rds through it that I know of. Got it well used about 10 years ago. Never a glitch, even though it has a .40SW ejector in it.

The G17 is my go to gun. I'd bet you are really going to fall in love with yours.

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