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Went shooting at the range for the first time with my new 17L and my 4th gen 17 (17/4). I brought the 17/4 along mostly for comparison.

Both my current Glocks have AmeriGlo sights, so the adjustable Glock sights on the 17L were a bit different. I'm thinking about swapping them out for a set of Amerigo Pro Operators, but I'd like to get the Glock sights off without ruining them if possible.

The 17L seems to be a bit more accurate than my 17/4. I'm not sure the accuracy is all due to the extra barrel length, though.

I put 170 rounds through the 17L - 70 rounds of American Eagle 124gr FMJ and 100 rounds of WWB 115 gr FMJ. I fired the other 30 rounds of AE in my 17/4.

The most noticeable difference between the 17L and the 17/4 is the easy trigger pull of the 17L. The 17L trigger pull is much smoother... The break point is much easier to pull through and fire the gun. The 17L is the first Glock I have shot with a minus "-" connector and it makes quite a difference... It actually makes more of a difference than I thought it would.

I seemed to shoot more accurately with the 17L, but I'm pretty sure I was taking more time to aim than I was with the 17/4. New sights might improve my sighting-in time, although some of it might be due to the longer barrel... and some just due to it being new. For some reason the 17L seemed to be more accurate while I was shooting it... Might have been in my head.

I shot about 30 rounds at a target 45 feet away and stayed within a 5 inch group. Not excellent shooting, but pretty good for me... still a bit to the left, but I'm improving slowly.

Was a fun day at the range... Nothing like shooting a new gun for the first time!
 

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Sounds like a good day at the range! Glad everything shot well!
 

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A titanium firing pin safety will help lighten the pull a lot also. You will be surprised.
 

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A titanium firing pin safety will help lighten the pull a lot also. You will be surprised.
Good tip...

I'm planning to shoot my 17L at the GSSF meet in Orlando next February... My plan is to keep if 100% Glock to match the GSSF rules...

Was thinking about painting it red, but someone already stole my idea... :D :D :D
 

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i was lookin at 1 of those the other day a glock 17L . it`z a pretty nice pistol. i`m not really a big fan of the 9mm due to the fact i`m in cali , the state that ban hicap magz . but after looking at g17L thinking bout grabbing 1 after i snatch up the glock 20sf.
 

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Good tip...

I'm planning to shoot my 17L at the GSSF meet in Orlando next February... My plan is to keep if 100% Glock to match the GSSF rules...

Was thinking about painting it red, but someone already stole my idea... :D :D :D
You would probably be the only one THERE with a red gun though.
 

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Good tip...

I'm planning to shoot my 17L at the GSSF meet in Orlando next February... My plan is to keep if 100% Glock to match the GSSF rules...

Was thinking about painting it red, but someone already stole my idea... :D :D :D
Sounds like you had a great day at the range.
Bet you would have the only red 17L in captivity! :)
 

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congrats, my friend. that's a sweet heater :)
Thanks... I am having a blast shooting it...

loosen your right hand, and push back with your left support hand. sometimes that alleviates the tendency to shoot to the left.
Thanks for the tip, Don... I am trying different grips and stances. I've gone back to an isoceles stance and that seems to help a bit.

The infuriating thing is that after 20 or 30 shots, all of them will be to the left of the center-line of the target... They aren't way off... at 25 feet, most will be in the left side of the center ring or within two inches of the exact center... but none on the right hand side of the target... I could flip the target 180 degrees and use it again.

I'm not a terrible shot... I'm just trying to improve... :)
 
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