GUN Glock 17 or 17c

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  1. Kira Yamato

    Kira Yamato New Member

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    17c

    two "compensation" ports in the barrel and slide.These slots direct the pressure in the barrel upward to reduce the amount of muzzle rise.


    is there really a difference, i thought you guys would know :o
     
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    If the gun is for home defense a compensated gun is not the way to go. The ports in the barrell create a large flash that really fucks with your night vision.

    If the gun is used strictly at the range, then it's fine. From what I understand it just helps reduce the recoil.
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    ^^ what he said Compensated is fine if its range only gun but I wouldnt get one if its going to be used for home defense or carrying. Besides its 9mm not like it really needs to be compensated.
     
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    What's the difference between those? I've never understood.
     
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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    G17, G34, G17L
     
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    It's not the muzzle flash that will blind you with Glock C models. With any compensated barrel, it's the debris that will ruin your eyes, possibly forever. A LOT of unburned powder and other crap (carbon, fouling, possibly jacket fragments) come shooting out of those ports, straight up. If you shoot with your arms all the way out in front of you, it might work out fine every time. If you have to shoot from any other position, such as retention, or from your back, etc., those ports will direct that crap right into your face. It's uncomfortable and distracting at the least. It's blinding and deadly at the most. Do NOT use a C model for defense.
     
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    looks like im getting a glock 17 :eek5:

    thanks guys
     
  8. Want2race

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    I call bullshit on 99% of the comments made against compensators.

    I have shot 2 and probably a total of 300 rounds thru.

    In some shitty ass ranges that is dark as hell! and every guns going to flash. Its not an issue. Nor is shit flying out the ports.
     
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    http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=506401

     
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    A few years back I read an article by Massad Ayoob in which he tested the dangers of using a compensated handgun for a defensive weapon. He held a gun in close to the body of a dummy, fired it and then showed the damage to the dummy's t-shirt. The vented gas from the ports was enough to burn and even tear a hole in the shirt.

    I prefer larger caliber pistols, so in order to get my wife shooting a _real_ defensive round I purchased a Glock 23C (in addition to my 22 and 27). She is comfortable shooting it, but I think some of that may be psychological just because it's "compensated" gun. She will shoot the 27, but doesn't like it because it is quite a handful. She won't even try the 1911 because it's a ".45" :rolleyes:

    After seeing the pics from Massad's article, the 23C is only a range gun though.
     
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    I attended a class with three SWAT officers from Ohio. Their team was issued compensated Glocks. We shot until dark on the first day of the class. There was a DEFINITE compensator flash. On top of that, when shooting from retention, some of them DID get hit with debris. That debris will go right up under any eye pro unless it is sealed goggle-type. What that article talked about- canting the pistol- that won't work. It contradicts itself. It says in one spot that the ports are in a V. If you cant the pistol, one of the V's will point right up at your face. Unless you cant it nearly 90 degrees to the side.
     
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    +1 on footrat's reasons, this is the primary reason I always recommend against comps on handguns. It's not like its a .500 Mag
     
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    fixed.
     
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    The ports will temporarily blind you if you ever do need it for home defense.
    I think the novelty of compensated pistols has sort of warn off.
    And as state above, its a 9mm... it don't need no steenking compensation.
     
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    compensated race/target gun, sure. for a personal protection gun, no way.
     

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