Glock 17

{{Weapon Infobox
| image=FileGlockw.png|250px
| name=Glock 17
| affiliation=*Black Mesa
*Hazardous Environment Combat Unit
*Black Ops
| manufacturer=WikipediaGlock Ges.m.b.H.|Glock Ges.m.b.H.
| model= Glock 17
| type=WikipediaHandgun|Handgun
| damage=8
| magazine=*17
*18 (''Half-Life Day One'' and ''Half-Life Source'')
*12 (originally)
| maxammo=250
| fire=*Semi-automatic
| ammotype=Wikipedia9×19mm Parabellum|9×19mm Parabellum
| operation=Short recoil, locked breech, tilting barrel
| rate of fire=*200 RPM (Primary Attack) 
*300 RPM (Secondary Attack)
| accuracy=*Good (Semi-auto)
*Poor (Automatic)
| range=Medium
| usedby=*Gordon Freeman
*Adrian Shephard
*Barney Calhoun
*Gina Cross
*Colette Green
*Black Mesa security guards
*HECU Medics
*Female Black Ops
| counterpart=CategoryHandguns|Other handguns
| counterwep=
| entity=*weapon_glock
*weapon_9mmhandgun (GoldSrc only)
| designer=Stephen Bahl (HD version)http// Stephen Bahl as quoted on ''Marc Laidlaw Vault'' on the Forums

The '''Glock 17''', also known as the '''9mm Pistol''', is a weapon featured in ''Half-Life'' and its expansions. The standard issue weapon used by the Black Mesa Black Mesa security guard|security guards, it is one of the most commonly used weapons in the series. It can be fired in either semi-automatic or automatic mode.

*In ''Half-Life'', the Glock can first be found in the chapter ''Unforeseen Consequences''; it can be obtained by killing the first seen security guard or dropped by a dying guard before the player exits the Sector C Test Labs and Control Facilities|Anomalous Materials laboratory. In ''Residue Processing'', it can be retrieved from a security guard being eaten by a Barnacle.

*In ''Half-Life Opposing Force'', the player finds the Glock in the chapter ''Half-Life Opposing Force storyline 3 "We Are Pulling Out"|We Are Pulling Out'', after a Black Mesa Transit System|tram ride.

*In ''Half-Life Blue Shift'', the player acquires the Glock at the shooting range in the chapter ''Half-Life Blue Shift storyline 2 Insecurity|Insecurity''.

*A silencer-equipped Glock is also used by female Black Ops, but cannot be picked up by the player.

*If fired in semi-automatic mode, the Glock is one of the most accurate weapons in the game. While it does little damage per shot, it has good accuracy even after multiple shots in a row.

*Because of its accuracy, it is best used at long range. Most enemies have poor accuracy at long range, which puts the player at a major advantage.

*When firing at long range, aiming for the enemy's head is advised, as headshots do triple damage. This works very well against enemies that have high health, such as the Bullsquid.

*This weapon shares ammo with the MP5, which makes it very easy to find ammo for this weapon throughout the game.

*The Glock is one of the few weapons that functions underwater, therefore it is a good choice to use against the Ichthyosaur if one wishes to conserve Black Mesa Crossbow|Crossbow ammunition. However, it takes longer to kill an Ichthyosaur with the Glock than it does with the Crossbow.

===Rapid fire mode===
*The rapid fire is activated via secondary fire.

*It is best used when an enemy unexpectedly appears while firing at long range. Its rate of fire is fast enough to kill an enemy at short range without too much trouble.

*It also works well as a makeshift SMG before the player obtains one. However, they should make sure to reload often, as this mode quickly eats up ammo, and this mode is even less accurate than SMG.

*Even if one shot is fired in rapid fire mode, it will be less precise than in semi-auto mode, thus making the rapid-fire mode useless for precise shots. This does not apply for ''Opposing Force'', where accuracy remains unaffected.

==Behind the scenes==
*The Glock was originally to have an attachable suppressor. Scrapped in the final version, the attachment and detachment animations are still in the model file. It is unknown where it would be obtained. As the suppressed Glock is used by female Black Ops as their primary weapon, it is likely it was to be acquired through killing one.

*One of the early ''Half-Life'' demonstrations shows that the Glock used the suppressed firing by default, had the slide to be pulled again after reloading, and had a 12 magazine capacity instead of 17.{{YouTube|url=a0vPeVWdLcw|text=Half-Life - E3 1998 - Offices}}

*An early texture for the Glock featured in the ''Half-Life'' SDK files shows it was first to be a WikipediaGlock 18|Glock 18.''Half-Life'' SDK This may explain why the final Glock 17 has semi-automatic and full-auto modes that feature is seen in the Glock 18 only, and was probably kept after the gun model was changed.

* The http// Tranquilizer Gun featured in ''http// Team Fortress Classic'' uses the Glock model, with the unused suppressor attached to it.

*Similarly, ''Team Fortress Classic'''s Sentry Guns use the unsuppressed Glock firing sounds.

*The Half-Life High Definition Pack turns the Glock into a Beretta M9.

*In ''Half-Life'' and ''Half-Life Opposing Force|Opposing Force,'' a small glitch with the Glock exists it can be reloaded at any time, even with a full magazine. The most likely reason for this is because the magazine size of the Glock was reduced from 18 to 17. Furthermore, although the gun retains the 17 bullet magazine in the retail version of ''Half-Life Blue Shift|Blue Shift,'' the glitch cannot be performed.

*The real life Glock 17 doesn't actually have a selectable fully automatic mode; some media use modified versions to stand in for the Glock 18 (the first true full-auto Glock), but these modified weapons can ''only'' fire in full-auto.


FileHL early pistol.JPG|Player with an early viewmodel in an unknown area.
FileGlock17 hud.png|HUD icon.
FileBeretta hud.png|HD HUD icon, for a Beretta M9.
FileGLOCK Side1.png|Early texture for a Glock 18.
FileGlockEarlyTexture.png|Ditto, for the version used by Black Mesa Security Force|security guards.
File9mm pistol v.jpg|Viewmodel.
FileBeretta w.jpg|HD worldmodel, using the design of a Beretta M9.
File9mmhg_hd.png|HD viewmodel, again of a Beretta M9.
Filemag_1.png|Magazine model, its early model is the same.
FileW silencer.jpg|Suppressed Glock 18 worldmodel, used by the Black Ops.
FilePistol silencer.jpg|Suppressor on the viewmodel, not used in-game.
FileBlack Ops fem.jpg|The female Black Op and her suppressed Glock.
FileShooting range gun.jpg|Barney Calhoun is given his gun (here a Beretta) in the shooting range.
FileAre you crazy.jpg|Security guard practicing in the shooting range (here with a Beretta). 

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life Day One'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Uplink'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''
*''Half-Life Decay''

{{Imagecat|Pistol (HL1) images}}

==External links==
*{{Wikipedia|url=Glock_17|text=Glock 17}}
*{{Wikipedia|url=Beretta_M9|text=Beretta M9}}

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