The Glock 17 Gen5 Semi-Auto Pistol is built around the company’s government contract pistols to enhance the accuracy, reliability, and durability for use as a defense pistol. The slide and main metal parts of the Gen5 pistol come with an ion-bonded, nDLC coating for increased protection against corrosion and scratching, and improved ability to function in dry conditions with minimal lubrication. The muzzle end of Gen5 slide has been beveled for smooth draw and snagless reholstering. The finger grooves have been eliminated on the Gen5 frame to enhance the shooter’s ability to get fingers into a correct grip; and a flared magazine well speeds reloading in high-stress situations. An ambidextrous slide stop lever accommodates both right- and left-handed shooters. A Marksman barrel provides exceptional accuracy. Several small internal modifications were made on the Gen5 to enhance reliability. Rough textured frame surface (RTF) on the polymer frame provides a sure hold on the pistol when hands are wet or sweaty, and the enlarged magazine catch is reversible. An integral accessory rail in front of the trigger guard allows for the attachment of a wide variety of aftermarket tactical accessories. The Glock 17 Gen5 Semi-Auto Pistol features the simplicity and reliability that have made Glock semi-automatic pistols a favored sidearm for law enforcement, military, and civilian use all over the world.