Converting a Stock G17C Gen3 into a Race Gun
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    Converting a Stock G17C Gen3 into a Race Gun

    I have always wondered, is a G17C suitable for an Open Division class competition? Will it be at par with STI's and other open race guns?

    Or it is better to get another firearm for competition like a CZ or something and just keep the G17C stock for home defense use?

    Since the barrel is already ported, what will happen if you add another compensator to the barrel?

    Here's a reference photo that I found on the net showing the additional compensator to the barrel:

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    Converting a Stock G17C Gen3 into a Race Gun

    You do not want an extra comp on a 17c - the gun will fail to cycle with that much energy removed.

    Serious race guns are a lot of money. I think most would suggest you get started with what you have because experience will teach you what you want/need.

    In the Glock world the 34 is typically what professionals use for competition. Either stock or heavily modified for open.

    Glock has a 3person US team with two female shooters and they regularly win top competitions. https://us.glock.com/en/connect/team-glock they are all on social media and super nice to fans. Glock has different pro teams in different regions so there may be some closer to you to follow and see how their guns are setup.


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    A lot of answers to your questions... You could do what you want to do... It depends on how successful you plan to be... If you just want to have fun, go for it, but I would suggest not messing around with the gun you already have.

    If you plan to shoot competitively, you will need to start reloading... If you want to be competitive in USPSA or IPSC Open you will want to load for major power factor... The plan is to load a lot of the slowest powder you can use for the bullet weight you plan to shoot to power the comp and whatever poppel holes you have.

    The USPSA Open Nationals was last weekend in Frostproof... The Glock national team shoots Production and Limited in National matches... No comps... No red dot sights... They shoot standard Glocks and they do well... Shane Coley was third overall in Limited.

    I would suggest you stick with your current gun and save up for a 2011 Open Gun if you really want to go that route... and start reloading...
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    Thanks MtStream and __jb. It really helps to get sound advice from you guys.

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    https://www.carvercustom.com/

    If you decide you do want to build a Glock Open gun, Carver Custom is pretty much the way to go... They have some pre-built and you can also have them build your design... They've been around for years and and are pretty popular among Glock Open Shooters.
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    I sent off a G34 to Taran Tactical for them to turn it into a Combat Master. I am 6 weeks into the 6 month wait.

    I agree with what was said above. Leave the G17 stock and buy either a G34, or some 2011 variant. Going the 2011 route is super expensive, though. Modifying a G34 would be cheaper.

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