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Iggy
11-28-2012, 12:24 PM
I need to free up some cash and also downsize my collection. I currently own a 34 and 19. I had purchased both with separate intentions, but I find myself not shooting either very often.

I purchased the 34 with the intention of doing pistol comps, but as of now, I haven't had time to make it out to one. I got the 19 as a practical gun and also if I decided to do IDPA.

My thoughts were to sell both and get a 17, or sell just one or the other. It's a difficult choice because I love the size of the 19, but I like how soft shooting the 34 is. I also already have plenty of mags for the 34 that would work in the 17.

Would getting a 17 and ditching the rest be a good compromise between the two guns, or should I just keep one of the ones I already have?

paul0660
11-28-2012, 12:29 PM
free up some cash

So you are thinking to sell two and buy one.........not going to free up much cash.

tbc
11-28-2012, 12:49 PM
From the title, I thought you have at least 10 Glocks :D.

My vote is to keep the G34.


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missiontrails
11-28-2012, 12:59 PM
Sell both, buy the average between the two, a G17..... you can always run a G34 barrel in it for extra length.

shooting4life
11-28-2012, 1:04 PM
Sell me the glock 34, I have been looking for one.

Raider888
11-28-2012, 1:20 PM
I thought you have more than 5 Glocks...Keep both.

Mr310
11-28-2012, 1:42 PM
The Glock 17 is the finest Glock.

dholla
11-28-2012, 1:45 PM
Sounds like you should sell the 19. lmk

Black Majik
11-28-2012, 2:10 PM
I need to free up some cash and also downsize my collection. I currently own a 34 and 19. I had purchased both with separate intentions, but I find myself not shooting either very often.

I purchased the 34 with the intention of doing pistol comps, but as of now, I haven't had time to make it out to one. I got the 19 as a practical gun and also if I decided to do IDPA.

My thoughts were to sell both and get a 17, or sell just one or the other. It's a difficult choice because I love the size of the 19, but I like how soft shooting the 34 is. I also already have plenty of mags for the 34 that would work in the 17.

Would getting a 17 and ditching the rest be a good compromise between the two guns, or should I just keep one of the ones I already have?

Honestly, I find the G17 a compromise, but not a good compromise. Doesn't make sense huh?

The G34 is specialized with its longer sight radius, shares the same magazines as the G17 and handles a bit different than the G17 being a bit more front heavy.

The G19 is a fantastic compact, I love the compact G19/23/32 frame.

Both the G34 and G19 specialized, which I don't find the G17 to fill either of those specific purposes well. All around, the G17 is fantastic, but it is a compromise in the sense that it doesn't have the easy to shoot, long sight radius of the G34 and isn't nearly as compact as the G19.

I suppose it depends on your purpose for the G17. Range gun or shoot production, then yeah it's great. I personally would rather have both the G34 and G19 than one G17.

I got rid of a G17 last year because it sat in the safe due to me always shooting my G34. I carried the G17 around with my G34 as a parts gun more than wanting to shoot it.

Lumpia is sarap!
11-28-2012, 2:19 PM
The G19 is the most popular Glock model, so I can understand why you like it.

But I'd just sell them both and get the G17.

tbc
11-28-2012, 2:19 PM
And why would you want to waste money on tax and DROS getting G17 while your G34 already met your criteria.


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CSACANNONEER
11-28-2012, 2:28 PM
If two guns is a "collection" I wonder what my safes' full would be called? Anyway, as far as Glocks go, I think one is more than enough. Now, "Which one is right for you?" is a question that only you can answer.

smittty
11-28-2012, 5:49 PM
Trade the 34 upper for a 17 upper.

Sell the 19.

jrara
11-28-2012, 5:59 PM
Keep the 34.

Going to be hard to acquire one later since it is made in smaller batches IMO

DRAB_81
11-28-2012, 6:07 PM
Every guy will have a different preference. I've had every 9mm Glock model except the 17L, and I currently own the 17/19/34. The G26, contrary to most people, serves no purpose for me. It doesn't conceal any easier for me than a G19, but I also have no problem concealing a G17. The G34 wasn't any better than the G17 in competition for me, so I shoot my G17 more. If I could only have one, it would be the 17. I like the full grip, sight radius, weight & recoil impulse of the 17 the best. I do like the 34 in the nightstand safe which will soon have a X300 Ultra attached (I hate lights that hang out past the barrel for some reason). Go shoot a 17 next to your 19 & 34, and see which one you like the best. If you can carry, that will tilt towards the 19, but if you can't, what's the point of having the most concealable model? All that being said, I'm glad I'm a Glock guy, because I'd hate to have to narrow it down to just one...

cwin
11-28-2012, 6:36 PM
If you're going to sell one, I'd get keep the G34. That said, I love my G17.

Quickdraw559
11-28-2012, 7:59 PM
Keep the 34, sell the 19, buy a 17. Honestly, I don't care for how the 19 shoots. Maybe it was just the one I shot at the range, but it felt like there just wasn't enough gun there for my preference.

tbhracing
11-28-2012, 8:17 PM
Keep the 19, a good all around pistol.

Squidward
11-28-2012, 8:32 PM
If you just need money, the G34 will probably sell for more money than the G19. If you don't like either the G34 or G19 then sell both. Otherwise, keep the one that you'll shoot the best and the most often.

uhlan1
11-28-2012, 9:09 PM
Are you mad, man!
Keep them both! You'll regret it the rest of your life.
Sell the wife and kids if you have to.

GM_77
11-28-2012, 9:44 PM
I need to free up some cash and also downsize my collection. I currently own a 34 and 19. I had purchased both with separate intentions, but I find myself not shooting either very often.

I purchased the 34 with the intention of doing pistol comps, but as of now, I haven't had time to make it out to one. I got the 19 as a practical gun and also if I decided to do IDPA.

My thoughts were to sell both and get a 17, or sell just one or the other. It's a difficult choice because I love the size of the 19, but I like how soft shooting the 34 is. I also already have plenty of mags for the 34 that would work in the 17.

Would getting a 17 and ditching the rest be a good compromise between the two guns, or should I just keep one of the ones I already have?

I first bought a Gen3 34 then got a Gen3 19 which I've definitely shot a lot. Then I bought a Gen4 17.

I haven't shot the 34 in a long time and even if I went to a competition I'd actually just shoot the 19 or 17. The 19 has been a work horse and I like its size but I'm getting the 17 to the spec that my 19 is at and will probably run that for a while.

My thought is you should sell the 34 and probably some magazines (since you'll get some when you purchase the 17). You won't use it unless you are really going to be serious about competition.

Kodachrome
11-28-2012, 10:11 PM
Do you need to sell both pistols?
Why not buy a new or used complete G17 upper for the 34 frame?
You can always sell the upper, no paperwork.Its the same frame as the G17.
I keep thinking about buying a new upper for my G21.
Happy Shooting.

enzo357
11-28-2012, 10:19 PM
Keep them both. Maybe in the future you will have the time to compete. My 17 does not get shot very much. Mostly shoot the 35. The 19 stays next to the bed.

Function
11-28-2012, 10:25 PM
Are you mad, man!
Keep them both! You'll regret it the rest of your life.
Sell the wife and kids if you have to.

^This.

Like others have said, selling two Glocks to buy one won't free up much cash. I say just find the money somewhere else.

cebuvfr
11-28-2012, 10:39 PM
If its for the range, I'd keep the 34. For ccw, the 19.

sfbay
11-28-2012, 10:51 PM
I opened up the thread expecting to see a wide assortment of Glocks, aka collection.

Iggy
11-28-2012, 10:56 PM
Thanks for the input guys! I'm still on the fence about it all. I was on the way to the range today, but didn't get a chance to shoot because they were closed due to a fire sprinkler.

I was hoping that would be the deciding factor since I have some 147 grain light loads for the 34, but after handling both I can't see myself without either. I may just do something stupid and buy the 17, shoot them all and then decide to sell one or two.

socalbowhunter
11-28-2012, 11:02 PM
Keep the Glocks, buy an M&P and then sell it to free up some money. With that money, buy another Glock. :)

Iggy
11-28-2012, 11:03 PM
Oh and by the way, this is my "collection" of sorts. I don't like to own guns I won't shoot. Every gun I have serves a purpose and I try to shoot them all often, it's part of the reason I have this dilemma. I'd rather have 1 gun i shoot a lot than 2 guns i don't shoot very often. However, both these guns have different purposes and each ones does it well.

DannyInSoCal
11-28-2012, 11:15 PM
Collection = 2

HAHAhAHahHAhAHAHahAHahahahHAh

Carry on...

Iggy
11-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Hey, you can laugh all you want but my very small collection of firearms rarely gets laughed at.

DannyInSoCal
11-28-2012, 11:27 PM
I have a collection of arms.

And 5 collections of toes.

Left and right.

HAHahAhahAhHHAhahHAhAH

sberley
11-28-2012, 11:42 PM
selling 2 and buying 1 won't liberate much cash...I'd keep the 19 since it's the most versatile. You can always work on the trigger to make it have the same feel as the 34 - and the shorter sight radius will force you to home your skills that much more.

FWIW

ZombieZoo
11-29-2012, 2:12 AM
unless you CCW I'd say keep the 34, or even actually plan on lots of exposed carry like behind LGS counter or armed guard who wants a minimal gun.

For any 1/2 arsed serious armed guarding etc I'd keep the 34 long range tack driver.

For SHTF, even hunting, etc I'd much rather have 34.

And for lost of time selling, buying,(yeah, I know that is kinda the fun part) and DROS and tax...better off getting fun holiday job for few hundred.

nrgcruizer
11-29-2012, 2:32 AM
Keep them both. Sell a kidney & get the rest of the line up. :D You just can't get enough of Glocks. I thought I was done. Now I'm thinkg G20SF & G22. I already have the G21SF, G17, G26.

Excelsior
11-29-2012, 2:37 AM
Keep the 34.

Going to be hard to acquire one later since it is made in smaller batches IMO

:confused:

The Glock 17L can be difficult to locate because it IS made in sporadic batches but that's not true of the G34. Nothing difficult about locating a G34 as opposed to a G19 or G17 which are all continuously produced and not in "batches."

IVth Horseman
11-29-2012, 6:27 AM
There's gotta be another way! Got any twinkles you could put on eBay? You know you can live with one kidney, right? Sperm bank?

jrara
11-29-2012, 10:58 AM
:confused:

The Glock 17L can be difficult to locate because it IS made in sporadic batches but that's not true of the G34. Nothing difficult about locating a G34 as opposed to a G19 or G17 which are all continuously produced and not in "batches."


I might be confused also but I see more 17s and 19s compared to the 34s in Shops.

paul0660
11-29-2012, 11:02 AM
If two guns is a "collection" I wonder what my safes' full would be called? Anyway, as far as Glocks go, I think one is more than enough. Now, "Which one is right for you?" is a question that only you can answer.

Without more info, I think you are between "hoard" and "arsenal".

And yes, one is more than enough.

sd_shooter
11-29-2012, 11:17 AM
Keep the Glocks, buy an M&P and then sell it to free up some money. With that money, buy another Glock. :)

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thomasanelson
11-29-2012, 11:31 AM
Keep the 19.

lt05deluxe
11-29-2012, 11:43 AM
Sell both and get the g17. Then buy a longer barrel like the g34.

Iggy
11-29-2012, 12:22 PM
The more I think about it, the more I'm leaning toward just keeping them. I have a spare Kreiger barrel that's not looking so useful.

As far as the M&P's go, I have a midsize 45. I would sell both Glocks before I even think about getting rid of it.