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Any Tips for Shooting a Gen2 G17?

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After shooting 1911's and BHP's almost exclusively for 20+ years, I decided that it was time to try something new. I will be using it for 3gun, USPSA matches, and Steel Challenge matches. 

Any tips for trigger control or helpful mods that wouldn't boot me out of production? 

Thanks!

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If you've been shooting for 20 years, it's just another gun.  Same fundamentals apply.

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Only thing specific to the Gen 2 that I'd want is grip tape as Gen 2 grip is too slippery. That plus fiber optic sights, a few springs, and connector is all I'd probably do to it.

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Triggers in 1911s and Glocks are world apart that I personally saw those who grew up in 1911s exclusively had problems in Glocks most of the time. Conversely its the opposite. 
1911s being single action has short crisp trigger pull. Glocks being DAO has long and creepy pull. My take is to pull the glock in one contineous rolling pull without staging. Try hard not to mind the break or shot. Dry fire it a lot and see it in live fire. 

Good luck!

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If you do decide to change your trigger, I highly recommend either a Johnny Glock or Vanek trigger, depending on your price range. Either one would make shooting your 17 easier and more fun in my opinion. 

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Thanks for all of the great tips!

Yes, the trigger pull is what I am struggling with, especially doing double taps. Aimed slow fire doesn't seem to be a problem though. A lot of dry firing may straighten me out. There are a few more local matches here in the north east before the weather turns to crap. If I feel brave I might give it a go.

Thanks again.

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I vote for an agency arms trigger, feels like a 1911, in terms of break with very little creep. 

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Practice.  Mostly proper grip.  You will be shooting a gun that weighs a pound less and has a heavier trigger pull.  It will show off your technique, be it good or bad.

 

 

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+1 on grip.  i switch pistols all the time (shoot everything i have) and the only thing that ive found that matters is that the grip safety forces me into a lower grip so when i switch back to a glock or whatever i can get a better grip or at least what i consider as a better grip.    I also change my mag change technique to a pull the mag out and reload not trusting the empty to drop free on its own.  

 

normal ymmv and imho  :)

 

cheers

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Thanks for the great tips. I just got my Blackhawk holster and have been doing some drawing and dry firing. I already  have noticed a difference. I will be doing some live fire drills this week. Draw fire at center mass a zone, then 2 shots at upper a zone, repeat. I figure that if I  do this enough I should be prepared for my first match with the G17.

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