The GLOCK 17 in caliber 9x19 is the most widely used law enforcement pistol
worldwide. Because of its unsurpassed reliability, above-average magazine
capacity of 17 cartridges in the standard magazine and its low weight, it is
trusted by law enforcement officers in their daily duties throughout the world.
It is safe, easy and quick to use through the revolutionary “Safe Action”
trigger system. GLOCK 17 – designed for professionals.
The Gen4, just like any GLOCK pistol has the same time tested “Safe Action”
system durable exterior finish cold hammer forged barrel durability reliability
light weight ... that make GLOCK firearms famous!
The new Gen4 has several new features designed to satisfy the most demanding
consumers. It is based on a full size G17/G22 MBS (multiple back strap) frame
with a reduced short frame trigger mechanism housing. The multiple back strap
system allows the user to change the circumference of the grip to fit their
individual hand size.
The grip has three options; a short frame version, medium frame or large
frame that are easily changed and secured with a single pin.
The grip angle of the GLOCK “Safe Action” Pistol is not changed by back strap
modifications. This ensures that the shooter does not shoot high or low when
modifying the back strap or when shooting with a different GLOCK Pistol.
The smallest back strap is integrated in the GLOCK MBS Frame reducing the
trigger distance of the standard size frame by 2 mm. The medium back strap is a
2 mm back strap offering equal size of a standard frame. The large back strap is
a 4 mm back strap.
The magazine release catch of the Gen4 is reversible and enlarged. The
reversible magazine allows users to switch the catch to the left or right side
of the pistol with no additional parts.
Additionally, the Gen4 has a new Rough Textured Frame (Gen4 RTF) surface
designed to enhance grip traction and is present on the frame as well as the
interchangeable back straps.
Internally, the original recoil spring has been replaced with a dual recoil
spring assembly. The dual recoil spring assembly noticeably reduces the recoil
while simultaneously increasing the life cycle of the assembly .