The Glock 17 is a self-loading pistol in caliber 9 × 19 mm from the Austrian manufacturer Glock GmbH. The Glock 17 is the starting model of all Glock pistols, which differ mainly in grip, caliber and barrel length - the locking system corresponds to that of the Glock 19.
The outstanding feature of the Glock 17 is that it is made of 40% plastic, which makes the gun very light. The barrel (a polygon barrel) and the bolt are made of metal. It is also worth noting that the Glock 17 consists of a total of only 33 parts, which makes the maintenance of the weapon very simple. Due to its lightness, simplicity and precision, the weapon is very popular among authorities and armies. The Glock 17 has no hammer, the firing pin is cocked directly. Even after the finished gun is already partially cocked. The caliber of the Glock 17 is 9 x 19, the magazine capacity is 17, 19 or 33 cartridges- which is a lot for a pistol.
Despite its high qualitative standard, the Glock 17 is very cheap.