Glock 17

The Glock 17 is a short-recoil operated, striker fire pistol known for its reliability and simplicity. With a lighter weight and stronger construction than most other full-sized pistols, the Glock 17 has become one of the most widely used sidearms in law enforcement worldwide. Whether you are a first-time gun owner or a firearms expert, the Glock 17 is a clear favorite. 

Look and Feel

Because Glocks were made to be heavily used, their frame construction is as sound as they come. Constructed from a high-strength polymer, the Glock 17 pistol is nearly impervious to corrosion caused by use, outside substances, and extreme temperatures. The barrel is covered by a treated steel that provides strength and rigidity without rusting. 

The Glock 17 is larger than its Glock 19 cousin, boasting the following dimensions and weight:

  • Length (Overall): 8.03”
  • Length (Barrel): 4.49”
  • Width: 1.26”
  • Height: 5.47”
  • Weight (Unloaded): 22.05 oz

The overall size and weight of this firearm make it perfect for precision in a pinch. 


The Glock 17 pistol comes stock with a safe action trigger system that adds a layer of safety, reducing the incidence of accidental trigger pull. The trigger is also known for a short travel and a crisp, clean break. Due to its lighter weight and longer barrel, there is only moderate kick when compared to other 9mm handguns making it a good choice for beginners and experienced shooters alike. 

Trusted and True

Glock is one of the most trusted firearm brands in the world for carry, protection, and performance— and for good reason. Wasatch Arms is dedicated to enhancing Glock firearms even more. As experts in gun accessories and shooting gear, we now offer a Glock 17 Gen 5 compensator that will improve performance, safety, and the appearance of your firearm, guaranteed. See an instant 60-80 percent decrease in recoil and a significant reduction in muzzle rise with each fire. We are here to make great things perfect. 

For more information, feel free to contact us today.