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bishop2queen's6
11-26-2012, 10:29 AM
Would it be a bad idea to get a G34 for my first Glock? Or should I just get a G17? I'm paying $200+ extra for a 1 lbs lighter trigger with a .78 inch longer barrel, which I don't mind all that much.

I want the longer site radius for shooting, a 9mm platform, and the G17L is no longer produced according to what I read.

Main use will be range time and paper punching.

Thank you in advance for your advice.

uhlan1
11-26-2012, 11:15 AM
Hmm...I thought they were about a 100 more, at least at Markley's they are. For strictly range and/or competition i think you are better served by the G34. I have a G17 as well, also a nice gun, but for me, i do better at the range with the 34..

B16
11-26-2012, 11:16 AM
I believe the 34 is their competition model and the weight is very similar to the 17 due to the cuts they made to the slide. The other plus about the 34 is that they include the factory extended slide and magazine release.

But the only experience I've had was shooting the 17 and I'm more accurate with my 19.

Also, SummitGunbroker recieved some 17L's in stock at $579.
The 17L is still produced, just in limited quantities. And also add about $100-125 to SSE that gun, so it will be way more compared to the 17.

HighLander51
11-26-2012, 1:10 PM
If you are only going to have one Glock, get the G34. It's the perfect gun for USPSA Production and IPDA SSP. The frames are exactly the same, the G34 comes with a 3.5lb connector and extended slide stop. Although the slide is milled out on the G34, the gun still weighs slightly more than a G17. The G17 frame will accept the following uppers: G34,G17L,G22,G35,G24,G31

wsmc27
11-26-2012, 2:30 PM
If you are only going to have one Glock, get the G34. It's the perfect gun for USPSA Production and IPDA SSP. The frames are exactly the same, the G34 comes with a 3.5lb connector and extended slide stop. Although the slide is milled out on the G34, the gun still weighs slightly more than a G17. The G17 frame will accept the following uppers: G34,G17L,G22,G35,G24,G31

I think my first Glock will be a 34. Thanks for that info.

OP, great idea. :D

Also, GlockStore is showing Gen 3 17L available at $639.95, not as good as where B16 mentioned, but it seems they ARE in fact available.
http://glockstore.com/pgroup_descrip/429_Glock+Factory+Handguns+for+Sale/8095_Glock+17L+-+9mm/?return=%3ftpl%3Dindex%26category_id%3D429%26_Gloc k%2BFactory%2BHandguns%2Bfor%2BSale%2F

hyeg35
11-26-2012, 3:06 PM
Why not both! :D

http://i.imgur.com/ViGDBl.jpg

HighLander51
11-26-2012, 3:12 PM
Why not both! :D



Because 2 usually leads to many....

http://www.californiavtxriders.com/phpBB3/gallery/image34394.jpg

missiontrails
11-26-2012, 3:13 PM
I would start with 17... just my .02.

Gary13
11-26-2012, 4:21 PM
Depends on what you want to do with it. I think the 17 and 19 are great all around guns, but if you want to shoot competition, depending on what type, you may want to get the 34. The 34 was my first Glock, and now have a 21, and will eventually have a 26, and probably both a 19 and 17.

sberley
11-26-2012, 4:33 PM
The 34 was my first Glock, and now have a 21, and will eventually have a 26, and probably both a 19 and 17.

Guns are like rabbits!

nrgcruizer
11-26-2012, 7:44 PM
Main use will be range time and paper punching.

Thank you in advance for your advice.

I think you answered your own question, but still insist on getting the G34. Like some have said," the 34 is for competition." And you did not state that on your original post that you're competing.

cwin
11-26-2012, 7:50 PM
I chose the g17, but would love a g34. I say buy both :)

Chaos47
11-26-2012, 7:55 PM
I started with a G34! I love it and would never regret getting it over the 17.

FUBAR
11-26-2012, 7:57 PM
G34. The longer sight radius makes a big difference when shooting beyond 25 yards.

uhlan1
11-26-2012, 8:14 PM
Because 2 usually leads to many....

http://www.californiavtxriders.com/phpBB3/gallery/image34394.jpg

Ain't that the truth, got 8 too, breed like bunnies.

Oceanbob
11-26-2012, 8:18 PM
Yes, the G34 will do the job.

In another world with some extra cash the G35 with a lonewolf 9MM barrel works fine for range work as well.

But that G34 will be fun.!

Caribouriver
11-26-2012, 8:35 PM
FWIW, I was in the same boat a couple of years ago. I laid out the 19, 17 and 34 beside each other on the counter. The guy at Retting's knew I was serious. Each was about 1/2" longer so no biggie. Handled them all about 30 minutes total and decided that if I was going to only have 1, let it be the 34. It still is my only Glock. But it's terrific. No Regrets. If I hit the Mega, there'll be more.

bishop2queen's6
11-26-2012, 9:01 PM
G34 it is. If I win that Powerball, I'll buy a couple more

enzo357
11-26-2012, 9:18 PM
You will be real happy with the 34. Great gun that can be used for a lot of differnt shooting activites.

KIDRR
11-26-2012, 9:25 PM
The 34 is an awesome all around handgun. I'd have a hard time choosing between my 34 and my 19