The G17 found in DayZ.
Damage: 889 Blood
Raw Damage: 4
Effective Range: 75m
Rounds: 17, 15
Fire Modes: Single
Slot: Sidearm weapon
Magazines: G17 Mag., M9 Mag.
"Semi-automatic pistol
Caliber: 9x19mm
— In-game description

The G17 is a Military sidearm that takes seventeen 9×19mm cartridges in a G17 Mag. or M9 Mag. in DayZ.

The G17 has a green and black finish. It features a tactical flashlight attachment that is activated by pressing Headlights on/off (Default: L).

The G17 causes moderately-low damage of 889 blood damage and produces a low amount of recoil. Its audible range to zombies is up to 52.8 meters from the shooter's position. The effective range of the G17 is up to 75 meters.

The G17 can kill a player in about four shots to the body, or one shot to the head, as does all weapons and ammunition in DayZ. The G17 can kill a zombie with fewer than four shots to the body.

The G17 is an uncommon sidearm that has a 4.19% chance of spawning in Military loot spawns, but not Deer Stands, and a 3.17% chance of spawning in Military Barracks.[1] The spawn chances are equal to 419 out of 10,000 and 317 out of 10,000.

The G17 is one of the quietest non-silenced sidearms in DayZ. After the 1.8 update, non-suppressed weapons can no longer use sub-sonic ammunition and vice versa - meaning the G17 cannot use the M9SD Mag..

Although considerably weaker than the M1911, the G17 has a significantly larger magazine size, making it one of the best sidearms for raiding cities and small towns. The tactical flashlight attachment makes it useful at night-time raids and fighting.

As the G17 shares the same ammunition as the standard M9 sidearm, it is a very versatile weapon. Its seventeen round magazine capacity is second to the PDW in terms of ammunition capacity for sidearms.

Real lifeEdit

The G17's real life counterpart is the Glock 17 - a semi-automatic pistol designed and produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H. in Austria. The Glock 17 fires 9×19mm Parabellum cartridges, has a 17 round capacity magazine, and is most notability known for its reliability and use of synthetic polymers in the construction.[2]


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  1. DayZDB, DayZ Map: G17, viewed 29 October 2013, <;item=G17>.
  2. Glock, viewed 29 October 2013, <>.