Las Vegas Gun Range Firearms Spotlight: Glock 17

Here at the Vegas Machine Gun Experience, we’ve got a great selection of fully-automatic firearms like the M249 SAW and the AK47 that tend to attract a large chunk of the attention, but there’s so much more to our Vegas gun range. While these fully automatic firearms are extremely fun to shoot, there’s something to be said about the elegance of a quality handgun. If you’re looking to put your marksman skills to the test, there’s no better way to do it than with a Glock 17.

Firearms Spotlight: Glock 17 Pistol

The Glock 17 is the pistol that put the Glock company on the map as a big time player in the world of handguns. Originally created for use by the Austrian military, the Glock 17 handgun has earned its highly regarded reputation based on its durability, ammo capacity, and its exceptional trigger control. Today, it can still be found used as a service pistol around the world.

A Hollywood favorite

The Glock 17 pistol’s iconic status has led to its continued use on the big screen. Everyone from Tom Cruise to Will Smith has turned to the Glock 17 to take down the bad guys, and there are no signs of it slowing down anytime soon. These are just a few films that have featured the Austrian pistol.

  • Rush Hour (1998)
  • Bad Boys II (2003)
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006)
  • 21 Jump Street (2012)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Video game legend

It’s not just Hollywood that has grown to love the Glock 17, over the years it’s become a fan favorite amongst gamers everywhere. From its erroneous appearance in the first Counter-Strike game, with its 20 round capacity and burst-fire mode to the streets of Grand Theft Auto, this handgun is a proven commodity in the video game world. Check out a few of its most famous appearances.

  • Counter-Strike (2000)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005)
  • Medal of Honor (2010)
  • Battlefield 3 (2011)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (2014)

Sure the fully automatic guns brought you into the Vegas Machine Gun Experience, but there’s nothing like seeing who’s the best shot with a good old Glock 17 9mm. Book a gun range package today and find out which one of your buddies truly is the best.

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