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Glock 19, 17, or 34

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Infidel4life11, Nov 12, 2012.

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What Glock?

Poll closed Dec 12, 2012.
  1. Glock 19

    35.3%
  2. Glock 17

    21.6%
  3. Glock 34

    49.0%
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  1. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 Member

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    In the market for an other glock. Purpose will be to take it to shooting courses, steel competition, any other pistol competition I can get into, and very little carry. I've had 19s and 17s before and I loved them, they were sold to fund other projects. The grip will be reduced and stippled, sights will be added and the slide may be modified also. I'm only interested in glock 9mm's so if you don't prefer the choices please feel free not to comment
     
  2. FMF Doc

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    34 hands down. It was designed for exactly what it sounds like you want to do.
     
  3. wlewisiii

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    Any of the three will work, the 19 will CC better if you ever want to.
     
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    From the requirements you list, I'd go with the 34.

    If you were looking for a pure CCW piece, the 19 would be the best choice for size and capacity, but the 34 can be carried with a little adjustment when needed for CC.
     
  5. psyopspec

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    I own a 19 and a 34. For all the purposes you describe, my 34 would be the one I would reach for. The only advantage of the G19 is size, which isn't a concern if it doesn't need to be concealed. And even then, a 34 is comparable in relative size to a 1911, and not all that hard to conceal.
     
  6. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Member

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    The 34 was designed for exactly what you intend to use the gun for.
     
  7. allaroundhunter

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    Yep, the G34 is exactly what you are looking for...
     
  8. coolluke01

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    I voted 34 as well. I would try the Gen 4 before you do a grip reduction and or stippling. The backstraps are changeable and the texture is plenty aggressive for competition. I've shot mine in the rain and heat. It was never slippery with sweat or rain. The new texture is sharp enough to provide great traction.

    You'll love the 34!
     
  9. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 Member

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    Thanks to all.
     
  10. jogar80

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    Definitely the 34... besides being built just for your purposes, I really think it's also the best looking Glock there is.
     
  11. Girodin

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    For a competition gun, I'd get the 34. That's what it was made for. For a carry gun or an all arounder I'd get a 19. It sounds like with you situation, very little carry, and mostly competition shooting the 34 is an easy choice.
     
  12. CZ57

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    For what you describe, if you gotta go Glock, go G34. ;)
     
  13. 2zulu1

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    Given your criteria for competition and not carry, G34. :)
     
  14. Inebriated

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    34 just for the sight radius.
     
  15. dogtown tom

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    Go long or go home...........17L.
    Chicks dig long barrels.:D

    (and yes I know "it doesn't fit in the IDPA box")
     
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    19.
    Sight radius is over rated.
    Loved the 17L when I owned one, but the 19 is a far better fit in my hand.
    I did some great shooting with the 17L, but I really needed a lot of practice to maintain proficiency. The 19 is a natural shooter for me and I can go weeks without shooting it without loosing much speed or accuracy.
     
  17. 777TRUTH

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    Another for the G34
     
  18. Infidel4life11

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    BAHAHAHAHA AMAZING. Thank you guys for the thoughts. My pistol mentor who is a grandmaster and tactical instructor says glock 17 "middle of the road" type deal. I'm suprise no one has commented about a 17. But I've been with you guys about the 34 I haven't had one and I've been thinking a lot about it lately.
     
  19. coolluke01

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    I had the 17 for most of a summer. I traded it and bought a 34. I would never go back.
     
  20. FMF Doc

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    What...?

    As for the part in red: not if you like hitting your target. Can you learn to shoot a G26 well...sure, but you can learn to shoot a G34 better!

    As for the part in blue: I am totally onboard with that. If it fits and you shoot it better, then that is a good reason.
     
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    Is the G34 really worth $100 more?

    I've shot very similar groups with baby glocks, compact glocks and full size glocks. All great shooters out to 17 to 20 yards. Maybe shooting a competition with the G34 will add to peace of mind :D Or maybe purchasing a G17, then an aftermarket barrel, or even OEM barrel, could same you some $$ for a few more rounds.
     
  22. Rexster

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    As already indicated by others, the G34 is purpose-built for your main intended use. There is no reason that a G34 cannot be carried concealed; plenty of folks conceal like-sized pistols daily.
     
  23. el Godfather

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    Since it is multiple choice poll. I voted 34 and 17. 34 for exactly your stated purpose and 16 as well since the modifications you listed will make 17 suitable for your desired purpose.
     
  24. Jed Carter

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    My G34 is my favorite Glock, it was my first as well, I use it in USPSA matches, it makes me look good. If I owned only one Glock it would be the G34, for more than a year it was. Get the G34 and take it to a USPSA / IDPA match, shoot Steel Challenge, or a GSSF match.
     
  25. Teachu2

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    This is like posting "I need a vehicle to tow my big 5th wheel toy hauler, and it has to be a Chevy" and getting replies about how great a Corvette drives or the gas mileage of a Equinox....

    The G34 is purpose-built for shooting competitions - and fits in the box so you can use it in IDPA. You CAN use all the others (except the 17L), but look what the winners shoot....
     
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