Thanks for the compliments, I am glad yall appreciate it.
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Nice thread. Thanks for putting this together.
Very nice. I had read this just before we had to go back in time. Glad this made the backup!
You answered my question on my Glock 19 2 pin 3rd generation.
Thanks Boomer. A lot of work went into this thread. Great info.
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G17 was the 17th patent Gaston applied for ... not the 17th pistol patent, recall he made other stuff before getting into pistols.
G26 was the 26th patent, G30 was the 30th, etc. You get the picture.
The actual prototype G17 was originally referred to as the P80, but as Vol said, it was officially named the Glock 17 due to being the 17th patent by the Glock company. Prior to making pistols, they made entrenching tools and plastic training grenades for the Austrian military. They also made shower curtains and other items.
The P80/G17 was designed and produced in response to the Austrian military holding trials for a new pistol.
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