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do glock 34 have a better stock trigger than 17

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JBrady555, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. JBrady555

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    Seems like I remember reading that the 34's have upgraded triggers from the factory over the 17. Is this true or am I mistaken? If true what is better about them? I researched this but couldn't find a definitive answer. thanks
     
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    If I remember correctly, the Glock 34 and 35 are supposed to come with the 3.5 lb connector, as opposed to the stock 17/19 (5 lb?) connector. That, plus an extended slide stop, extended mag release, adjustable sights, and a slightly longer barrel/slide (with the same balance as the 17). I've had both and liked both. Have other Glocks right now.
     
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    The 34 does indeed come with a lighter connector than the 17. You can easily buy the 3.5lb factory connector from the Glock 34 though and install it in the Glock 17. The part is $20 or less and takes only a few minutes to install.

    As an advantage over the Ghost trigger bars (or any other aftermarket part) is that if you want to shoot the gun in GSSF competitions the gun remains legal in all divisions it originally was.
     
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    This is the only difference in the trigger. And it's not necessarily better. Actually, it creates a longer lag between where the trigger breaks and where the striker releases. I don't care for the 3.5 disconnector, myself.

    If you want to try it, just buy the part. You can drop it into a G17 in about 10 minutes if you don't know what you're doing. About 30 seconds, if you do.
     
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    I don't like any of the factory Glock connectors. They're all too mushy for me. I use aftermarket 3.5# (and one 2#) connectors in all my Glocks, including my daily carry G26. I don't take my legal advice from ignorant, uneducated, self-promoting gunrag-writers/seminar-givers, so I have no fear of prosecution by the mysterious "overzealous prosecutor" who dwells between the ears of the aforementioned gunrag-writer/seminar-giver. ;)

    I do polish all mating surfaces of the firing mechanisms, using a Dremel, soft polishing wheel and Simichrome polish.
     
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    The 34 also comes with a trigger that lacks the vertical lines of the 17. I recall reading somewhere that this was the original Glock trigger and was changed to meet import restrictions. Not sure of the source on that.

    I personally prefer the smoother trigger, but it's not something that's all that noticeable.
     
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    The 17 never had vertical grooves. It's the compact and subcompact that need the extra import points of the "serrated target" trigger.
     
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    Some 34s and 35s can come with the standard connector, too. Usually LEO guns, but when a shop orders them they have to specify which connector they want.

    I got a G35 with the standard 5.5 lb connector. I put in a Lone Wolf 3.5 lb. connector and while lighter, the trigger just doesn't feel that good. I put that same connector in my Glock 19, and it's one of the nicest Glock triggers I've felt. Crisp break, not mushy like the G35. Weird.
     
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    to those who have shot both the 34 and 17, how much recoil difference is there? I have a 17C but have never shot a 17. In theory with the extra forward weight shouldn't the 34 have a little less recoil?
     
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    The weight difference isn't likely to be all that noticeable, as Glock tried to keep the BEHAVIOR of the guns about the same -- that's why they have "lightening" slots on the slide. The two guns "balance" and point very similarly...

    You need a much heavier gun (with a metal frame, preferrably steel) to help you better manage/tolerate recoil.

    Are there any ranges in your area that RENT handguns? If so, you can handle a bunch, and then shoot some of the heaviest ones, to see how they feel. It'll be a little expensive if you rent too many, but that's a small price to pay if it help you find the right gun.
     
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    Ah, thank you. I don't personally own a 17, and assumed the same trigger on my 19 and 26 would be on it.
     
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    glock 34s and glock 17s have the same trigger. I've shot them side by side and could tell no difference at all.
     
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    This is a fact, Jack!:D
     
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    You probably shot a 34 with the standard connector then.
     
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    I haven't shot a 34/17 back to back, but I've shot a 35/22 back to back (same size difference, only in .40 S&W) and there is a noticeable difference in muzzle flip and shot to shot recovery times. In a snappy, high slide velocity cartridge like the .40, it makes a difference. Probably not that much difference with the 9mm, though. Although, look at all the competitors in the shooting games, and they prefer the longer gun over the standard, so clearly they feel there is a performance advantage when speed and precision is paramount.
     
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    The longer barrel of the 34 allows the round to develop another 30 to 50 fps. So that could result in more recoil if you are talking about full power loads. If you are hand loading to make minor power factor of 125 a round could be made to take advantage of the extra fps with less powder and therefore less recoil.
     
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