Quénet's Outdoor

Glock 17 Gen 3

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Price: R9,995.00 & FREE Delivery in South Africa. Details
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Description:

Note: Please contact us regarding the purchase of this item or any firearm.

The Purchase of firearms will only be applicable in store.

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. 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. 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.

glock 17 gen 3 sights

Still has the traditional Glock sight picture

An accessory rail was added to the frame in the gen 3 models to equip a laser or light to the gun.

Why the Glock 17 Gen 3 is a Good Choice

Anyone looking for the classic Glock look or is into collecting surplus firearms will enjoy the gen 3 17 but it does have some quirks.

Being an older firearm it does lack some common features that can be found with newer generations and other competitors.

Glock 17 Gen 3 – Pros:

Simplicity

Simplicity is the name of the game for gen 3. The only moving parts are the slide, trigger, magazine release, slide release, and takedown lever.

Mods

Since the gen 3 Glocks have been on the market for many years, you can bet that there is a ton of aftermarket parts available for them. Some “nice to haves” that come straight from the factory are an extended magazine release and slide lock.

The sky really is the limit on what you can do with these guns, and you can really tailor it to your personal needs.

There really isn’t much to the gun's super simple design that takes well to upgrades.

Reliability

Reliability is the name of the game for Glocks, in general.

It is something that the company has always prided itself in and that reputation continues today.

Accuracy

The 4.5-inch barrel with a long sight radius lends to very accurate shooting. The range I frequent goes out to 100 feet and I can confidently engage targets up to that distance with a Glock 17.

Magazine

Glock magazines have a great capacity and are durable.

Even though the mags are made out of polymer they can take a lot of punishment. You get two magazines in the box with all Glock 17 gen 3s and they are cheap and easy to find extra of if you need more.

Maintenance

Maintenance is very easy with having such a simple pistol.

To field strip, you just need to pull the trigger then move the slide back about an inch and depress the takedown tabs.

Further disassembly can be done using just a simple punch.

Very easy gun to take apart, notice the single recoil spring as opposed to the double spring of later generations.


Barrel

The factory barrel is all you will realistically need for most shooting applications outside of competition.

The barrel included out-of-the-box even outperforms some aftermarket options so don’t be fooled into thinking you need to upgrade in order to be accurate.

Trigger

Although the trigger isn’t going to win any awards it is a consistent 5.5lb. pull. Yes, there is some creep and over-travel but you can be confident that it will function as it should.

And hey if you think you need something a bit better there are hundreds of aftermarket options available to tickle your fancy.

Safety

These are very safe pistols that are easy to use.

The safe action trigger will only fire if the middle blade on the trigger is depressed, making it extremely difficult to shoot unintentionally.

There is no manual safety that needs to be manipulated before being ready to use, just point and click.

It should be no surprise that these guns come in at great prices being a couple of generations behind the current new offerings.

For the money you save buying a gen 3 you will have enough money to buy accessories and modifications before you hit the price you would spend on a new gen 5.

RETURNS
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, in the same condition that you received it, and in the original packaging within 14 days. Goods are to be shipped back to our store in Worcester at your own cost. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
Gift cards are unfortunately not returnable. 

REFUNDS
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 14 days.

EXCHANGES
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, please contact us.

GIFTS
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

SHIPPING
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
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