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Andy the Aussie
June 30, 2016, 00:00
...who has one and what do you like about it over a 17 ? I have owned a 17 continually since 1987 (not the same one) and the Photocopier Company ;) has loaned me several 22s/23s/27s in the same period. I just scored a 34 top end new and unused for less than 1/2 the value in component parts, bought totally on a whim, now I have to figure out what I am going to do with it...LOL :beer:

HighRatMaster
June 30, 2016, 00:19
Send it to me, I know exactly what to do with it.

https://gastatic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Polymer-80-8.jpg

http://www.polymer80.com/Polymer80-80-Pistol-Frame-V1-Black_p_1788.html


;)

VALMET
June 30, 2016, 00:20
They seem to be easier to shoot (at least for me) and keep on target largely due to the cut-out atop the slide. Also IIRC the trigger pull is 1.5-2lb lighter than the other models. I've always enjoyed the 34.

Andy the Aussie
June 30, 2016, 02:16
It would cost you more in postage to get it to the US than you would spend on the same parts I suspect ;).

I have only previously once handled a 34 and my take was that it did seem to point a little better than the 17. Mine already has a lightened trigger so this should be a natural. And an excuse for a day on the range ;)

broderick
July 08, 2016, 07:30
only advantage is the 34 comes with a lot of nice features you usually have to add. I feel mine points well too. I do very well with snap shooting steel without directly using the sights. but thats just subjective. the only real is the choice of features.

jcornss
July 08, 2016, 07:45
I have owned the same g17 since around 2004. It has a 3.5lb connector and Warren/Sevigney sights, black rear/FO front. It's used mainly for shooting games. Has had thousands and thousands of rounds through it. About a year ago I considered upgrading to a gen 4 g34 and went to a local range that offers rentals to try one out. Maybe it was because my g17 has better sights compared to the stock sights on the g34, but i could tell no appreciable difference in groups, speed of target acquisition, ect. Needless to say, the old gen 3 g17 remains my go to.

I did, however, try out a cz sp01 the same day. That thing is a friggin shooter. One of those with a single action only conversion........

Tat2
July 30, 2016, 00:43
The G34 is far better for competition shooting. It was made for it. It shoots softer and flatter than a G17. It also has a longer sight radius. Look at what most serious USPSA or IDPA shoots use and it's a G34 over a G17 2 to 1.

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TurnkeyNomo
August 01, 2016, 16:01
I have used a 34 in production for years and a 24 in limited. Honestly the best shooting Glock I ever used was a Glock 22 with a LWD 9mm conversion barrel. the barrel was nice and fat to make up the extra outside diameter. It didn't seem like it had less recoil but I always posted my fastest times with that gun. Sold that upper unit when I bought the 24 upper for limited.

MACV
August 01, 2016, 23:11
I don't shoot competition but I have a G-34. I don't have my chrony notes handy but I'm pretty sure it shot most loads 40-50 fps faster than my G-17. That's +P range. Also the longer sight radius makes it more accurate. It doesn't make for a good carry gun though due to the 5.3 inch barrel. I sometimes take it with me when I get out in the woods.

Andy the Aussie
September 16, 2016, 23:55
Finally got around to collecting it....

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/Andy_the_Aussie/Guns/Glock%2034%20Edit1_zpshqch8vo8.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/Andy_the_Aussie/media/Guns/Glock%2034%20Edit1_zpshqch8vo8.jpg.html)

kotengu
September 17, 2016, 05:47
Looks great!

rowjimmy
September 17, 2016, 09:39
Looks great!

Yes, much more stylish and attractive than a 1911. Like a sleek and sexy European model.

But Andy needs to remove the dovetail and thread protectors and get some sights on the damn thing.

Andy the Aussie
September 17, 2016, 17:21
Thanks... :D and yes, sights next, it will get a Glock factory steel fixed rear sight and tritium front, I just need to take the time to do it, the sight are here in my spares box already.

Andy the Aussie
September 17, 2016, 17:22
NIce overcast afternoon out in the yard yesteday for pics as well...

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/Andy_the_Aussie/Guns/G34%20Edit4_zps7ilg7l4n.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/Andy_the_Aussie/media/Guns/G34%20Edit4_zps7ilg7l4n.jpg.html)

Thorack
September 17, 2016, 18:04
Wow,

Just shot my friends 34 this afternoon. It was amazing anything under 25 yds was so easy it was ridiculous. Almost made me want one.

Put a stock adapter on it and it would shoot as well as a 9mm rifle.

Thorack