Tanaka Glock 17
A famous gun indeed. Developed in 1980, Glock 17 is now a very well known
gun along side with Colt Government And Beretta M92. Designed by
Glaston Glock, model 17 is 9mm X 19 in calibre with the magazine capacity
of 16+1 rounds. Glock is well known for its polymer frame and steel
slide configuration. With such config, Glock 17 is able to achieve
625g in mass. That is nearly half the weight of Colt Government but
with more than twice magazine capacity. Please bear in mind that
Government is developed in 1911 and its calibre is .45 ACP. But the
light weight of Glock make it a ideal gun for carry, even fully loaded.
Glock 17 is the standard size among all Glocks, sharing the same mechanism,
Glock 17 features hammerless design with single action trigger. Hammerless
design provide a slick body to Glock 17 and it does aid draw from concealment.
But the single action is not as favourable in modern pistol design.
Starting from model 17, Glock is now having models up to 35. And
they are in different sizes and calibres. I think Glock is one of
the pistols which have the most calibre and size variations. It is
more like an accessory to a man, like a mobile phone.
Glock 17's firing pin
Tanaka is the only manufacturer who make Glock model guns. They
make Glock 17 and 18 and both models share the same frame. Like the
Glock 18 I previously have, 17 is also too light but the finish is excellent
on this pistol. Many parts are shared with 18 and therefore only
the barrel and auto-firing capability differentiate the two. Tanaka
claims this Glock 17 will ceased production soon as they will make the
rail frame Glock 17 model gun. Due to Tanaka's practise, I think
this Glock 17 will be very much similar in appearance to the airsoft version
of Tanaka Magna Blowback Glock.
Firing this 17, cartridge is still a big problem with Tanaka. Sometime
the cartridge does not fire and sometime the cartridge won't make a sound
when firing. Such inconsistences reduce fun in firing the gun.
Apply plenty of Silicon oil will smoothen the problem but cannot rectify
it. I have heard Mulberry Field from Japan had produced a CP-HW base
cartridge for Tanaka Glock and I am looking forward to test it in my 17.
Small family photo, L to R, MGC airsott Glock
19, Tanaka modelgun Glock 18 and 17
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