The Glock 17L is a competition pistol designed to dominate the field. The Glock 17 has been a standard duty pistol with law enforcement and militaries around the globe as well as protecting private citizens. The Glock 17L takes the foundation of the Glock pistol line with lightweight polymer frame, "safe action" striker fired trigger and high capacity magazine and adds and extended slide and barrel. The 6.03" barrel of the Glock 17L adds sight radius and velocity which can give you and extra edge in competition shooting. To help aid in keeping the balance of the standard Glock 17, the 17L has its slide cutout on top to prevent it from being too top heavy. The Glock 17L comes with other upgrades that give you the edge against the competition with 4.5lb trigger and extended magazine release and slide stop.