The Glock instruction manual does call for the weapon to be cleaned and properly lubricated prior to being fired for the first time, so if you can't do that somewhere at the range, you should take it home first. Some folks have reported stoppages/malfunctions when they fired their new Glocks without taking time to clean/lube them, and after they did the maintenance, the guns began to work flawlessly (as Glocks usually do). Leave to copper-colored stuff on the bottom of the slide when you clean it, at least until you get through the first 200 rounds or so, and then you can clean it off and lube it with normal stuff.
Originally Posted by ng00
I'd also recommend you review the safe/legal methods of transportation for firearms in your state. At a minimum, it will usually require the gun to be unloaded, locked in a case (the Glock case may suffice), and not available to the driver or any passengers of the vehicle (locked in the trunk).
Congrats on your new Glock 17; a fine choice!
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(RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)