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G35 questions

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Ronbars, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Ronbars

    Ronbars

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    I stopped by my LGS to pick up a new G34 I've been thinking about for some time and was also shown a used G35. The price on the 35 was too good to pass up so they both followed me home. I noticed some differences (other than the caliber, of course)...

    The new 34 has an adjustable rear sight and 4.5 lb. trigger as expected, but the used 35 has a plain old fixed rear sight and 5.5 lb. trigger (the label confirms this). The 35 is a blue label gun -- are these items missing because of that or did they make running changes between the test fire dates of 1/2010 for the 35 and 12/2010 for the 34?

    Also, the frame of the 35 has a half-moon cutout at the lower edge of the grip where your pinky would rest (pic 1). The 34 doesn't have this cutout. The cut is perfectly uniform and I it doesn't appear to have been made after the fact when I look into the gun from the mag well (pic 2). The new 34 doesn't have it and I don't recall any of my other Glocks having it either -- the only reason I even noticed it is because there's a couple of VERY tiny burrs at that edge that I felt with my pinky. I see some Glock stock photography shows various models with and without this cutout -- was that a running change as well?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. plouffedaddy

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    Blue label Glock 34/35 guns come with a standard connector unless you order them from Smyrna and request it that way.

    I'm sure more answers will be forthcoming :supergrin:
     

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    Some full size frames have the crescent cut-out on the front strap, others don't. I haven't seen any pattern to it. Perhaps the full size frames made in Smynra don't have the cut-out and the ones made in Austria do have it.
     
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    blue label 34/35 have standard connectors and fixed rear sights.

    The cutout seems like an aftermarket job.
     
  5. Ronbars

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    The 35's frame only says Smyrna, GA with no mention of Austria and no AT on the barrel -- the slide is roll marked Austria, however. The location may very well be the reason for the cutout.
     
  6. Ronbars

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    Thanks for the info, I suppose it makes sense that blue label guns come configured that way. As for the cutout, I was also leaning in the aftermarket direction but check this Glock stock photo out.
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    it's not aftermarket ...
     
  8. SARDG

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    I have the cutout on my OD 34 and 17 and it helps when ripping mags out of the gun in IDPA. "Drop-free" is often not fast enough.
     
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    Makes perfect sense, thanks for the clarification!