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difference in Glock 17L and 34?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mr.trooper, Feb 26, 2009.

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  1. mr.trooper

    mr.trooper Member

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    I like the glock platform, and am interested in a 9mm target pistol. I cant see much difference in the two. whats up?
     
  2. Eschaton

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    Just with a quick check to the Glock website the 34 has an extended barrel, greater slide dimensions and long distance between the sights.

    Apparently the 34 is supposed to be used for competition/target shooting, so that would probably be a good bet for you.
     
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    The 17L has a 6-inch barrel, instead of a 5 3/8-inch barrel; the longer sight radius makes it a bit easier to aim, but in some competitions, it can bump you into or out of certain classes.
     
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    I've owned both, prefer the 17L.

    It's only .8" longer, so there won't be any real difference in performance. If you have any ambitions of competition or carry, the 34 fits that bill much better.

    Sight radius is a non issue with those barrel lengths.
     
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    IIRC, the 34 was the replacement for the 17L. (I have a 35, btw)
     
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    here's a pic of my 17L (actually a G24 w/ 9mm KKM conversion barrel), G34, and G17. all have the same frame, just different slide/barrel lengths.

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    Thanks. i asked because the shop has both the 34 and the 17L, and both are new.
     
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