Named for mechanical engineer Gaston Glock’s 17th patent, the Model 17 changed how and what handguns are made of.
It's still the most widely used law enforcement pistol worldwide and, despite its Austrian roots, the Model 17 and its variants have made cemented the word "Glock" into American pop culture.
Still going strong today, the Glock line has continued to win favor among firearms enthusiasts throughout the world. The Model 17 isn't the first Glock to be featured as a Gun of the Week, and it probably won't be the last.
Caliber: 9 mm
Weight: 22 ozs.
Barrel Length: 4.49"
Overall Length: 7.32"
Trigger Pull: 5.5 lbs.
Standard Capacity: 17 rounds
For Further Reading:
• The Glock 17 Pistol
• American Rifleman's Top 10 Handguns
• Mark Keefe's Top 10 Handguns
• Brian Sheetz's Top 10 Handguns
• Aaron Carter's Top 10 Handguns
• The M1A and the Glock 17