The Glock 17 is an Austrian Pistol. The G17 is unlocked by default.
The Glock pistol, sometimes referred to by the manufacturer as a Glock "Safe Action" Pistol or colloquially as a Glock, is a series of polymer-framed, short recoil-operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H., located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. Despite early doubts about its reliability, due to its frame being mostly Polymer 2, a plastic, it entered Austrian military and police service by 1982 after it was the top performer on an exhaustive series of reliability and safety tests. Since then it has spread across the world, becoming the standard 9mm of countless law enforcement agencies.
The Glock 17 is a secondary semi-automatic pistol. It's effective at close to medium range. This pistol can be used for long range engagement, but this isn't practical due to the fact that it takes 6 hits to kill at long range. The G17 has the same accuracy and hip fire stability as the M9. However, the G17's aiming stability is about 2 times higher than the M9, which means that the G17 is easier to control and has less recoil per shot than the M9 making it better for sustained fire. The G17's magazine capacity is 17+1, it currently holds the position for the 3rd highest magazine capacity of the pistol class, behind the G18 and the TEC-9.
Using the G17 as a quick backup weapon when your primary weapon is out of ammo is most ideal for this secondary weapon as it takes 3 shots to kill in CQC; ambushing is also a good idea. It's not recommended to use this pistol with a passive play style; due to the high time-to-kill, the G17 will be outgunned by many of the weapons in-game.
The G17 has a comparable damage to assault rifles and carbines in close quarters. However, it may frustrate the player if he/she attempts to use it as a primary weapon, because of its poor accuracy at range and a long time to kill compared to other primary weapons.
Pros & Cons
- High damage in close quarters
- Large magazine
- Low recoil
- Quick reload
- Unlocked by default
- Very low damage at range
- Poor accuracy when sprayed
- The in-game model is a 4th Gen Glock due to having an enlarged magazine release found on Gen 4 pistols.
- The G17 has the highest magazine capacity of the semi-automatic pistols.
- As of 12/4/2015, in-game, the Glock 17 is now called simply G17.
- The G17 once had a grey top and black bottom, it has a new black top and yellow bottom for it's new look.
- The G17 is the first weapon that had a change in appearance before the Skins Update.
- After the July 4th 2017 update, the G17 was added as a default secondary.
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