Reader’s Choice BEST Full-Size Striker-Fired Pistol: Glock Gen5 17 9mm

    Reader’s Choice BEST Full-Size Striker-Fired Pistol Glock Gen5 17 9mm 660

    We apologize for our tardiness in getting you the results for January’s poll. SHOT Show had us all run a little ragged and overwhelmed. This was a pretty fun one to debate though because the options and possibilities seem nearly endless! We also all have our own personal preferences and biases we lean strongly towards. Whether it is your duty weapon, the first pistol you have ever bought, or the first handgun someone ever placed in your hand. The Comments section was robust with comedy, heated discussions, and appalling suggestions. So with that, your Winner is the Glock Gen5 17 9mm! Here are the rest of the results:

    1. Glock Gen5 17 9mm – 29.6% WINNER
    2. Sig Sauer P320 9mm – 19.8%
    3. Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 9mm – 15.3%
    4. FN 509 9mm – 5.8%
    5. Heckler & Koch VP-9 9mm – 5.4%

    While that Top 5 might not surprise too many people, where each manufacturer and model landed might. It is difficult to argue against a Glock winning our Reader’s Choice BEST Full-Size Striker-Fired Pistol when they have been so widely accepted by law enforcement and recreational shooters alike. I will throw out an Honorable Mention because you wiley readers threw us a curveball we never imagined!

    • Type 14 Nambu 8mm – 00.2% HONORABLE MENTION

    While this choice tied for the last place in the voting, it was not in last place alone! So it almost scored a victory against another make and model. As to not humiliate the pistol that tied it for the last place, we will leave that a secret…

    reader Comments

    When we run the Reader’s Choice every month what can be more entertaining than the results you guys and gals create through your voting is your side commentary. This month was no exception for quality gun banter. Let’s dive into some of the more cringe-worthy, feelings-triggering, and hilarious comments you all posted!

    You have committed the mortal sin of leaving out the VP9.


    When we initially proposed the voting for BEST Full-Size Striker-Fired Pistol, TFB (meaning this writer) did have a tremendous brain-fart and forgot the H&K VP-9. Through your suggestion and reader voting, a write-in got voted into 5th place, woohoo!

    Everybody loves the Ruger American! By Everybody I mean nobody. Troll poll.

    Brut Faberge

    We want to say that this comment is pretty bias, but it is actually not that wrong. The Ruger American we thought would have performed a lot better, but it only sneaked into 10th place in the polling.

    Well, my vote is for the one that will bring the most resale/trade-in value for a revolver or hammer-fired semi-auto…

    Don Ward

    I am a revolver lover myself, but now we are confused what you actually voted for?…

    more biased polls, what a bunch of junk. do you live in a cave?


    I live in a very spacious and artfully painted van down by the river… ya jerk!

    I was told that with several upvotes our selection would be included. So, Type 14 Nambu! It is a full size striker fired gun.


    I do not know what your actual name is, but you personally get an Honorable Mention for the best suggestion and probably made the most people cringe when they saw it on the list of options to vote for. Congratulations!

    Why all 9mm? What about some real calibers?

    Michael Powers

    I do not know if you are aware of this or not, but 9mm is BEST millimeter. If you do not believe us, we just might make a poll out of it in the future 😉

    Most of the strikers I own are glocks, if this was a da/sa list I’d have to put more thought into it. Not a fan of the fn strikers, they just feel weird next to my fnx. The m&p just doesn’t do it for me, I can’t really put my finger on why. Maybe the trigger. The vp9 doesn’t like me. I want to like the ppq but I like it’s older brother the p99 better. I really do need to pick one of those up.

    Matt O

    We think you voted for the Glock, but we are not entirely sure… You did a pretty solid job describing what guns you do not like, but it’s still an enigma as to which you voted for…

    Whoooooolllee lotta ugly guns. U G L Y.


    Says the guy or gal with the oddest username in the comments section… Next time we will allow you to pick a color as well.

    lol gen5… 3d gen best gen.

    some guy from Oxnard

    While it is a poorly crafted comment, he makes a good point. The Glock Gen5 17 9mm won the poll for BEST Full-Size Striker-Fired Pistol, and the Glock Gen3 17 9mm took 11th place. Glock was the only company (aside from Springfield Armory: XD(M) and XD) to get 2 models voted onto the list.

    just a popularity contest.


    That is kind of the name of the game here, friend. Since you are not going to be popular in the gun community if your product is complete garbage.

    conclusion: best full-size striker-fired pistol Glock gen5 17 9mm

    Once again. thank you to everyone who participated in our January poll of Reader’s Choice: BEST Full-Size Striker-Fired Pistol! The winner was the Glock Gen5 17 9mm which is a solid choice. The rest of the Top 5 can be read again below along with our Honorable Mention for you crazy rapscallions who even suggested it.

    1. 29.6% – Glock Gen5 17 9mm WINNER
    2. 19.8% – Sig Sauer P320 9mm
    3. 15.3% – Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 9mm
    4. 5.8% – FN 509 9mm
    5. 5.4% – Heckler & Koch VP-9 9mm
    • 00.2% – Type 14 Nambu 8mm HONORABLE MENTION

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