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Old 10-23-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Question Glock 17 Ported Slide. Advantage/disadvantage?

What is the advantage/disadvantage to a ported slide on a Glock 17?
Will it take away night vision of the shooter?
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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If that's the one that shoots fire in a V straight up then yeah it's rediculous. I tried one out and it was irritating
Old 10-24-2011, 07:35 AM   #3
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If it is the 17c then it has the slits that create the "V" when fired. They have less recoil but yeah good luck shooting them accurately at night/low light.
Old 10-24-2011, 08:07 AM   #4
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Is porting really necessary on a full-size 9mm? They don't recoil that much, IMO.

But since you asked...

Advantage: less recoil/muzzle flip, faster follow-up shots.

Disadvantage: increased muzzle flash, especially at night. Though not all ported guns are equal, some don't have much more flash than stock, others have a LOT more.
Old 10-24-2011, 05:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input!
I'm gonna PASS on this one.
Maybe find a nice 4th gen. down the road.

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