The G17 is a 9 mm handgun featured in both ArmA: Cold War Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

« The Glock pistol is a short recoil operated, locked breech weapon firearm that was first developed in 1982 to replace the obsolescent P38 pistol in use by the Austrian army. Simplicity of operation combined with having a minimum number of parts as well as a polymer design has made it a highly popular weapon, with many armies and police forces throughout the world using it.
Weapon Description
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Glock 17 9 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png United States
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
14
Dispersion 0.004 rad
Variants Glock 17S
Games
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The Glock 17 9 mm handgun.

The Glock 17 is used exclusively by U.S. special operations units in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

The Glock 17 is a semi-automatic pistol chambered to fire the 9×19 mm round.

It loads from 14-round magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 375 m/s.

One of the most modern handgun designs of its time, the Glock 17 served as the standard-issue sidearm of U.S. special forces operatives during the Cold War. Compared to both the 92F issued to conventional U.S. forces and the Soviet Tokarev TT-33, the Glock 17 is superior in almost every way, from magazine capacity to accuracy, as well as being able to fit a suppressor.

Though its 9 mm round is somewhat weaker compared to the TT-33's 7.62 mm (like the 92F), it compensates for this by having large magazine size and fast rate of fire.


Variants

Glock 17S

Glock 17S 9 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png United States
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
14
Dispersion 0.004 rad
Variants Glock 17
Games
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The Glock 17S 9 mm handgun.

The Glock 17S is simply a modified version of the baseline Glock 17 pistol that has a sound suppressor fitted to it.

There are barely any changes to the way the Glock 17S's performs or handles. The only major difference is that the Glock 17S feeds from magazines loaded with subsonic 9 mm ammunition instead.


Ammunition

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Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
6 375

Both variants of the Glock 17 only support a single magazine. It requires one inventory slot to carry:

Glock 17S Mag.

Standard 14-round magazine.


Trivia

  • Unlike its real-life counterpart, Cold War Assault's Glock 17 is incorrectly depicted using 14-round magazines as opposed to 17.
  • Along with all other handguns, the Glock 17 was not actually included as part of the default set of weapons that could be used in Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the initial release name of Cold War Assault). It was only added with the Resistance expansion pack, whereupon it was set as the sidearm of U.S. special forces units.

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ArmA 2

« The G17 is a semi-automatic pistol with a polymer frame. Despite the initial resistance of the costumers to buy a plastic gun, these pistols soon became know as perfect handguns for both military use and self-defence.
Armoury Description
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G17 9 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png KSK
Icon-side-blufor.png ACR
Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png ION
Type Handgun
Calibre 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
17 / 15
Dispersion 0.02 rad
Variants None
Games
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The G17 9 mm handgun.

The G17 is used by several BLUFOR and Independent factions in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.

Overview

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The G17 is a polymer framed, semi-automatic handgun chambered to fire the 9×19 mm round.

It now loads from 17-round box magazines, and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 RPM with a muzzle velocity of 360 m/s. The G17 can no longer mount optical accessories or muzzle attachments, but has an integrated tactical flashlight fitted just beneath the barrel.

A comparatively lightweight handgun, the G17 was the weapon of choice used by German and Czech special operations units participating in Operation Arrowhead. Similar to the M9 used by U.S. forces, the G17 has ergonomic tritium night sights that are very simple to aim with. It is generally accurate between the ranges of roughly ~ 52 and up to 70 metres. In addition, it is capable of sharing the same 15 round 9 mm magazines used by the M9.

Compared to all other sidearms aside from the PDW, it is arguably the best handgun to use due to its ideal combination of having a large magazine size, superb accuracy, and overall low recoil.

Its only real drawback is its usage of 9×19 mm ammunition. As in Cold War Assault, the G17's 9 mm round has very little stopping power and is fairly ineffective against armoured targets. While the G17 can compensate for this weakness thanks to its large magazine, it is still underpowered compared to other handguns chambered to fire more powerful cartridges (i.e. the M1911).


Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
9×19 mm 5 -0.001513 360
9×19 mm SD 5 -0.001312 320

The G17 supports being loaded with three types of magazines. All three require one secondary weapon inventory slot apiece:

G17 Mag.

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Standard 17-round magazine. Does not contain any visible tracers.

M9 Mag.

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15-round magazine intended for use with the M9. Rounds fired from this magazine have a slightly higher muzzle velocity of 398 m/s.

M9SD Mag.

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Special magazine loaded with reduced velocity ammunition. Rounds fired from this magazine have a muzzle velocity of 315 m/s. Remains otherwise identical to regular M9 magazines.


Trivia

  • Like its Cold War Assault predecessor, ArmA 2's G17 is based on the real-life 9 mm "Glock 17" pistol designed by Austria-based firearms company GLOCK. Due to licencing reasons however, it is simply abbreviated instead of being referred to by its actual product name.
    • It is however, incorrectly depicted in-game as the standard-issue sidearm of German KSK operatives. In reality the KSK (at the time of the expansion's release) utilised the German-made "P8" handgun designed by Heckler & Koch GmbH instead.
  • It is the only sidearm in ArmA 2 (not including the CZ 75 handgun from Army of the Czech Republic) that is fitted with an integrated flashlight accessory.
  • During the pre-Alpha phase of development and all the way to release, the G17's icon was erroneously used as a placeholder for the P07 handgun in ArmA 3. This was later rectified with the release of Game Update 1.26, which gave the P07 a correct inventory icon.

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA: Cold War Assault
Handguns 92F 9 mmCZ-75 9 mmGlock 17 9 mmS&W .357Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm
Submachine guns Ingram .45MP5SD3 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mmUZI 9 mm
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AK-74 SU 5.45 mmXM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm (AK-47 GL, AK-47 CZ) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL) • AUG A1 5.56 mmFN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mmG36 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmM21 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm
Machine guns M60 7.62 mmPK 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30MM-1
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2AT-4 SpigotCarl Gustav M2FIM-92 StingerM72 LAWRPG-75NH
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-unitedstates.png United States - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Handguns 92F 9 mmGlock 17 9 mmS&W .357
Submachine guns MP5SD3 9 mmUZI 9 mm
Carbines XM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)
Assault rifles AUG A1 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)
Sniper rifles M21 7.62 mm
Machineguns M60 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers MM-1
Launchers Carl Gustav M2FIM-92 StingerM72 LAW
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerIgla 9K38M136M47 DragonMAAWSMetis-M 9K115-2NLAWRPG-7VRPG-18Strela-2 9K32SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-usarmy.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns PDW 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines Mk16 CQC 5.56 mm
Assault rifles SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM)
Designated marksman rifles M14 7.62 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136MAAWS
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead
Arma2-factionicon-ksk.png KSK - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mm
Carbines G36 series (G36C, G36K)
Assault rifles G36A 5.56 mm
Squad automatic weapons MG36 5.56 mm
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead
Arma2-factionicon-acr.png ACR - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mm
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mm
Carbines M4A3 5.56 mm (M4A3 M203)
Assault rifles CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • Sa-58V 7.62 mm (Sa-58P)
Sniper rifles CZ 750 S1 M1 .308SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 Para 5.56 mm
Machineguns M60E4 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Launchers MAAWSRPG-7V
Static DShKMRBS-70
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-ion.png ION Services - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM9 9 mm
Shotguns AA-12
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A3) • XM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles FN FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 M203 5.56 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles XM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmKSVK 12.7 mm
Squad automatic weapons XM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerRPG-18
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead | Private Military Company
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