G17 Gen5 MOS – Simplified mounting of optical sights
With the G17 Gen5 MOS GLOCK enhances the already near-perfect Gen5 model of “The original” with the addition of the Modular Optic System (MOS). Also, the slide is precision machined to provide a mounting system for popular optic sights. Also, with multiple adapter plates, you can quickly and easily mount miniature red dot sights to the rear of the Gen5 GLOCK slide, which has front serrations for easier and quicker manipulations.
However, all of the Gen5 qualities are present in this standard-size pistol. However, the latest GLOCK nDLC surface finish on the major metal components, unmatched in hardness and rust resistance. Also, the high traction Gen5 frame texture, quickly reversible magazine catch, ambidextrous slide stop lever, the GLOCK Modular Backstrap System (MBS) for individual operator adjustability, the universally-acclaimed GLOCK Safe Action® System and high visibility orange magazine followers.
- Flared mag-well for faster reloads
- Reversible magazine catch and ambidextrous slide stop lever
- Non-reflective nDLC finish protects against corrosion and wear
- Safe Action® sequential safety system prevents accidental discharge
- Front slide serrations provide added grip even with wet and sweaty hands
- GLOCK Marksman Barrel with polygonal rifling delivers enhanced precision
- Orange follower and loaded chamber indicator provide visual confirmation of load status
- Model: PA175S203
- UPC: 764503037108
- Caliber: 9MM
- Size: Full-size
- Type: Striker-fired
- Action: Semi-automatic
- Magazine Capacity: 17
- Trigger Pull: 26 N (5.8 lbs.)
- Weight (Loaded Magazine): 33.33 oz
- Width: 1.34 in.
- Barrel Length: 4.49 in.
- Overall Length: 7.95 in.
- Height (incl. Mag): 5.47 in.
- Finish: Matte
- Sights: Fixed sights
- Barrel Type: Marksman
- Frame Material: Polymer
- Slide: Front serrations (FS)
- Three 17-round magazines
Thanks, Ben. I love my M&P AR, so it wouldn’t surprise me that the M&P pistol is a great gun. I’ll for sure watch for your review. Just keep on keeping it real!
Ben, I really enjoy your reviews because you always set up very clear criteria and follow them, unlike so many other reviewers who essentially give a vague read out of their impressions of the gun. I like Glocks, They work. I have two Gen 3s and was thinking about picking up a newer model, not for any specific reason other than it’s newer with some new refinements. The new Gen 5 sounds like a great gun, and your review is a good set of facts to add to my decision process. Thanks.
Hi Mikial, Thanks for your nice comments. Yes, a personal decision process, given the several considerations and upgrades. I know I like my Gen 3 G19 and debating with myself now. I did buy the G17 Gen 5. Continued success and thanks again.
P.S. Not to further complicate your decision, but I just finished my review of the M&P M2.0 9 Compact (will be published here soon)– it is very, very much like the G19 and with a greatly improved trigger and grip. I love it and maybe you should consider it also. Best!
Sure. Say also next week here will be published my review of the H&K VP9 SK (subcompact) 9mm… a real quality striker-fired SAO gun with about a 4.9# trigger press and luminescent sights. I gave it a highly recommend. Check it out. Later!