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Pretty simple. Clear the pistol, remove the slide. Looking down inside the pistol from the top move the release a little bit to see where it comes in the handle inside. You will see a long silver rod looking spring. Use a screw driver to push it to the side then toward the rear of the pistol. It will pop out of the release and the release can now be removed though the side of the pistol. To put it back in just reverse the release and the steps you followed to remove it.
 
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Turned out to be slightly tricky, in that I had to hold that spring/rod out of the way in order to re-insert the mag release. With a flat-head screwdriver, that turned out to require a few attempts because the rod kept either slipping off the screwdriver or the screwdriver kept getting in the way of the mag release. Finally got it, though. :)

Haven't shot this G17 yet, but it sure feels nice in my hand...
 

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Turned out to be slightly tricky, in that I had to hold that spring/rod out of the way in order to re-insert the mag release. With a flat-head screwdriver, that turned out to require a few attempts because the rod kept either slipping off the screwdriver or the screwdriver kept getting in the way of the mag release. Finally got it, though. :)

Haven't shot this G17 yet, but it sure feels nice in my hand...
im sure you have probably read this already but make sure you have an "02" guide rod and spring to ensure reliability...if its not an 02 spring then give glock a call and they will send you a new one
 

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Turned out to be slightly tricky, in that I had to hold that spring/rod out of the way in order to re-insert the mag release. With a flat-head screwdriver, that turned out to require a few attempts because the rod kept either slipping off the screwdriver or the screwdriver kept getting in the way of the mag release. Finally got it, though. :)

Haven't shot this G17 yet, but it sure feels nice in my hand...
Sorry you had problems. I forgot to mention that but, it is a spring. Sounds like you handled it just fine though. Good luck and let us know how it shoots.
 

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With respect to getting the rev 2 spring, I thought Glock would only send a replacement if the gun fails to function. I'd that not the case? Can I just get one preemptively?
 

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If you call them and tell them you want one they will send it out. The guy might try to give you a little grief about it but if you insist he will send it out.
 

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Yeah as far as I know Glock technically considers this a recall item so they should send one out with little grief depending on who you talk to, I have talked to very intelagent people there and I have talked to people who I dont think had a brain cell to spare when calling them..just luck of the draw
 

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With respect to getting the rev 2 spring, I thought Glock would only send a replacement if the gun fails to function. I'd that not the case? Can I just get one preemptively?
I did just what sfguard recommended in my 02 spring thread...

I called the Glock phone number listed on their web site and asked to speak to "Tech Support." I told the Tech that I had just bought a G17 and it did not come with the "0 2" guide rod spring. He said that not all of them come with the spring and asked why I wanted an 02 spring. I said that I wanted the updated spring for my brand new Glock. He hesitated a bit, so I added that my gunsmith advised me not to shoot the 17 until I could get an 02 spring. He said, OK and then took my address. It came postal mail a few days later.
 

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Called today... He asked if I was having problems. I said I wasn't, but that the gun was used, and is my first Glock, and so I wanted to be preemptive and make sure that my experience was a good one. He said he'd ship me one.

Asked about schwag, and he put me in touch with the mail room. Left a message... Not sure what will come of that, but I tried. :)
 

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Called today... He asked if I was having problems. I said I wasn't, but that the gun was used, and is my first Glock, and so I wanted to be preemptive and make sure that my experience was a good one. He said he'd ship me one.

Asked about schwag, and he put me in touch with the mail room. Left a message... Not sure what will come of that, but I tried. :)
Glad everything worked out for you...

Strange that you could buy a used 4th generation Glock 17 all ready. They are pretty new. Probably a good idea to get an 02 spring for it...
 

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Strange that you could buy a used 4th generation Glock 17 all ready. They are pretty new. Probably a good idea to get an 02 spring for it...
I think I even got a good deal on it. $415. Guy said it was just a few months old and had ~250 rounds through it. Upon receiving it, I'd have to say that it looks barely touched.

One question: what comes in the box? I got the gun, three mags, the fired casing and the extra backstraps. I thought I'd get the Glock speedloader and a brush. I don't really care about the latter two, but thought they'd be there.
 

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I think I even got a good deal on it. $415. Guy said it was just a few months old and had ~250 rounds through it. Upon receiving it, I'd have to say that it looks barely touched.

One question: what comes in the box? I got the gun, three mags, the fired casing and the extra backstraps. I thought I'd get the Glock speedloader and a brush. I don't really care about the latter two, but thought they'd be there.
Yes, you should have gotten a nylon brush and an extension rod... also a Glock speed loader and several manuals.

You can get a user's guide directly from Glock. Call them up and they'll send you one.

As for the Glock speed loader... It works fine, but if I was going to buy a loader, I'd buy the UpLULA universal pistol magazine loader... I just got mine in the mail today! Here's the best deal I found:

http://www.amazon.com/Butler-Creek-...e=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1282604103&sr=8-1

Here's a video of it in use:


-jb
 

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Indeed, I ordered an UpLULA yesterday. :) I have other brushes, so I don't think I'll miss the nylon brush that should have been in the box (unless there's something special about it). Either way, thanks for the info!
 

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Sounds like you're good to go...

Nothing special about the nylon brush that I know...
 

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Okay so Originally my G21 was right handed oriented, i switched it over to a left hand orientation no problem. Now I'm trying to switch it back and i just doesn't want to cooperate. It pops down and in, but the release is still stuck was out. Am I missing something here? Please help.
 

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I think I even got a good deal on it. $415. Guy said it was just a few months old and had ~250 rounds through it. Upon receiving it, I'd have to say that it looks barely touched.

One question: what comes in the box? I got the gun, three mags, the fired casing and the extra backstraps. I thought I'd get the Glock speedloader and a brush. I don't really care about the latter two, but thought they'd be there.
You can get the brush and loading tool here direct from Glock.

https://store.teamglock.com/?__utma...rect)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=223157586
 
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