OPP chooses new sidearm: Glock 17

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Re: OPP chooses new sidearm: Glock 17

Postby lndshark » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:13 pm

Riderpride10 wrote:Not just a Glock 17 but the new Glock 17M
The internet was hot and heavy with info on the 17M earlier this year but I haven't seen any recent developments lately. I haven't even received any updated armorer documentation on the specific differences (compared to the boatload armorers were sent at the introduction of the Gen4 pistols).

I'm anxious to get my hands on one. I like the flared mag well and haven't handled a non-finger grooved Glock since the 90's!

We could be headed to another Glock boom in LE if all of the departments lining up for these (here in the US) actually follow through with their orders.

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Re: OPP chooses new sidearm: Glock 17

Postby FedCO » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:28 am

If given the chance most will drop their 40sw Glock's for the new 17M platform.

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Re: OPP chooses new sidearm: Glock 17

Postby lndshark » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:24 pm

FedCO wrote:If given the chance most will drop their 40sw Glock's for the new 17M platform.
I agree, and I'd be willing to bet that Glock will be offering 17M's at a bargain price (or urging distributors to give generous allowances for trade-ins) to get more into the hands of departments for exposure.

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Re: OPP chooses new sidearm: Glock 17

Postby FedCO » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:56 am

lndshark wrote:
FedCO wrote:If given the chance most will drop their 40sw Glock's for the new 17M platform.
I agree, and I'd be willing to bet that Glock will be offering 17M's at a bargain price (or urging distributors to give generous allowances for trade-ins) to get more into the hands of departments for exposure.
Yupppp! Heard one Ontario PS got their Glock gen 4s with a bunch of mags for low to mid 500 mark.

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Re: OPP chooses new sidearm: Glock 17

Postby lndshark » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:54 am

FedCO wrote:
lndshark wrote:
FedCO wrote:If given the chance most will drop their 40sw Glock's for the new 17M platform.
I agree, and I'd be willing to bet that Glock will be offering 17M's at a bargain price (or urging distributors to give generous allowances for trade-ins) to get more into the hands of departments for exposure.
Yupppp! Heard one Ontario PS got their Glock gen 4s with a bunch of mags for low to mid 500 mark.
I won't list on a public forum what my old department paid per pistol...but it was several hundred dollars off of police department pricing. The LE distributor offered a crazy trade-in value for our S/A XD and XDm-40s plus threw in new Safariland 6280 duty holsters for the Gen4 G22s. Glock made it very difficult to turn the offer down. The state I was in was very SIG-heavy as far as law enforcement was concerned and Glock was looking to break into that market share. I think they are getting there...both the State Police and Conservation agencies in 2016 transitioned from P226 DAKs to Gen 4 G17s along with G26s issued as secondary pistols for every uniformed officer (about 1600 or so).

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Re: OPP chooses new sidearm: Glock 17

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Re: OPP chooses new sidearm: Glock 17

Postby lndshark » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:01 am

Pretty exciting, a great platform. This just shows the massive shift back to 9mm is happening. My department, a large state agency, is transitioning back to 9mm after a long run of .40 S&W. We are also getting pistol lights issued as well.

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Re: OPP chooses new sidearm: Glock 17

Postby Dave Brown » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:16 am

Yes, there are several good reasons why we applauded the return to the 9mm in our December 2017 cover story and why the Glock 17M is featured on the cover as our 2018 "person of the year," so to speak.

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Re: OPP chooses new sidearm: Glock 17

Postby Johnwick » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:19 pm

So I guess no one here knew the reason for the switch.

The fbi came out with a report comparing different firearms and caliber used. It found that in most shoot outs the more effective round was the 9mm vs the 40. Officers had a shorter reset time to get the sight picture, were able to shoot more accurately under high stress, carry a lot more rounds, and return a higher percentage of shots on target. The fbi told Glock to come up with a version made for law enforcement hence the g17M.

OPP read the report and agreed with it and now it’s changed to the 17m as well. It’s a reliable piece of machinery that will eat any round you put through. It and you have a shit ton more rounds per mag.


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