G17 gen 3
GLOCK G17 GEN 3 DELUXE CO2 is a CO2 powered handgun is a full blowback 6mm pistol! Fully licensed by UMAREX this GLOCK has all the features of the firearm, but in a 6mm airsoft version. Also, this is the GEN 3 edition of the full frame Glock 17. However, it uses standard 12-gram CO2 cartridges that insert into the magazine that holds 23 rounds. Moreover, this GLOCK 17 Gen3 has a fully adjustable airsoft ho-pup system and fits most if not all standard GLOCK 17 holsters, accessories, and gear. Also, officially Licensed Product of GLOCK.
g17 gen 5
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g17 vs g19
Releasing all the way back in 1998 the Gen 3 Glock 17 has been around for a long time. However, it still has a cult following by many and there are people who still prefer this generation over the newer offerings by Glock.
Let’s check out some features this generation offers to see if the lasting hype is worthy of praise.
The Glock 17 is a full-sized, short recoil, striker-fired polymer-framed pistol, but I’m sure that 90 percent of readers already know that.
Gen 3 introduced the ever-controversial finger grooves to the frame putting hate into the hearts of many small-handed folks. Moreover, the grip also featured stippled side panels, checkered front and back-straps, and a lanyard hole.
Unlike the gen 4 and newer the back-straps on gen 3 Glocks are fixed on the frame.
Magazines for the Glock 17 gen 3 are steel reinforced polymer and have a 17 round capacity with factory 19, 24, 31, and 33 round factory magazines also available.
Sights on gen 3 Glocks are fixed and created using the same polymer as the frame. However, unfortunately, they can only be adjusted with a special tool made by the company.
The barrel is almost 4.5 inches long and uses polygonal rifling. Also, the rifling works really well but I won’t recommend shooting unjacketed lead bullets through the firearm as it can fill in the rifling and turn it into a smoothbore over time.
With the regular factory sights, the pistol has a sight radius of 6.5 inches, which is very long. This helps a lot with accuracy since it minimizes sight deflection allowing you to hit targets are longer distances without as much difficulty.