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Thinking Of Buying A G34

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Nick B, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Nick B

    Nick B

    May 8, 2005
    I posted a simular thread over at ARFCOM and got some good answers but I know this is the #1 Glock home .
    Anyway it's been about 7 years since I bought a Glock or kept up with them on the internet . Now I'm interested in a G34 . What can you owners tell me about them ?
    Do I want a Gen 3 or Gen 4 ? Any BTF problems with the G34 ?
    I have a 17,19,21,and a 30 now but there's always room for more right ?
    Thanks in advance .
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013
  2. davsco


    Feb 27, 2011
    g34 is the most used gun in production classes of idpa and uspsa, can't go wrong with that. that said, if you have a 17 there isn't night and day difference, but the longer sight radius does help. most of the g34's come with a lighter connector and extended slide release, but that is something you could switch out on your 17.

    the last two glocks i have bought have been gen 4. the backstrap doesn't matter to me, but the 4's are way grippier than the 3's. no issues with either of mine, just like i expected.

    i have warren/sevigny competition wide rear notch and fiber optic front sights on my glocks and they provide nice and fast target acquisition.

  3. west-cobb


    Aug 15, 2009
    I have a Gen 3 G34 I use in USPSA Production and it has been flawless. I also use the warren/sevigny competition sights....
  4. G19goesBang


    Mar 28, 2012
    I have one on layaway now. It will complete my 9mm collection
  5. LuckyG


    Sep 14, 2011
    Bought my first Glock last year. The one with the old "defective" ejector and RSA. Somebody forgot to tell my gun. No BTF, 100% reliable, nice pile of ejected cases at 3 o'clock. I did not bother "upgrading" to the new parts.

    I have about 2,500 rounds through it. Reloads, REM-UMC FMJ and Federal +P+. Eats everything. With smaller hands, I like the backstrap inserts. With the Gen4 RSA, the recoil is slightly less than the Gen3's. Trigger with the "dot" connector is very good. Only thing I have done is Warren Tacticals.

    All of my shooting is defensive, I don't shoot competition. Very easy gun to shoot well. Everything just works (for me). It is has joined my EDC Sigs and 1911's.
  6. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

    Dec 21, 1998
    cogan station, pa, usa
    I traded my G17 for a G34....never looked back. Same mags and better overall. I also have a G19 that is great to carry. I shot quite a bit of IDPA with it and it runs perfect for me clean or dirty.
  7. Mine runs like a Swiss Watch.

    Uber reliable, accurate, super soft shooting, and with a good set of sights and some minor polishing of the trigger components you get a pistol that'll work for even a dedicated 1911 shooter like me.
  8. BMiracletx


    Aug 3, 2012
    Abilene, TX
    Get the 34. Great gun and a sweet shooter. Ditch the cheesy adjustable rear sight and get a fixed sight for it.
  9. bigtimelarry


    Apr 22, 2012
    Once you shoot a Glock 34 you wont want to shoot your other guns.
  10. DocWills


    Mar 11, 2012
    aside from the sight no complaints here. :supergrin:
  11. h2oman1975


    Feb 2, 2012
    Thats good to read about. i just put a g34 gen 3 on lay a way. i keep a gun on lay a way. get one of put another on. the 34 will be help complete my 9mm collection. just need a 17L.
  12. ss30378


    Mar 14, 2012
    Until you shoot a 17L!!! :supergrin:
  13. bigtimelarry


    Apr 22, 2012
  14. Just do it! I bought a new Gen 4 G34 back in late December and I am in love! The more and more I work with it, the more I'm happy that I opted for the Gen4 version. While some of the differences are cosmetic, I do like the option of adjusting the grip size more than I thought I would. The extra grippy texture is a bonus and that bigger mag release button is icing on the cake.

    I haven't put a tremendous amount of rounds through it due to weather and a shortage of 9mm ammo on my part, but what I did do was take it from the box to the firing line at my local IDPA match with only a basic cleaning and lube. It ran flawlessly for me; only issue for me was not being used to the extended slide release and I'd ride my thumb over the top of it therefor keeping it from locking back on the last round of a mag. I earned a few procedural penalties for my errors but considering it was a completely fresh run, I'll take it!

    If you can find one, do it! Only regret you'll have is by waiting too long to buy one!
  15. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I have said before, if I had my G34 before my G17 I would have another G34 and no G17.
  16. threefeathers

    threefeathers Scouts Out

    Oct 23, 2008
    I'm in the same boat, I plan to pick up a really nice used one soon.
  17. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I plan on getting one myself at some point. :)
  18. I just bought a 34 gen3 and have swapped out the barrel only because I want to shoot lead and got tired of the never ending do don't dadadada. (KKM and have no regret)

    Trigger is funky and the sights funkier.

    Im replacing the sights with Heine Straight 8's then the trigger I'll figure out something, I'll try some hand work first.

    Grip is small for my hand and the LOP I' Im going to improve with some home made inserts, G4 would have eliminated that issue. No biggie

    It reacts very nicely with slight adjustment in powder and the jury is still out on the one I like best. The KKM slugs at .3550 and the Glock at .3570

    The guns a hoot. Get one.
  19. ss30378


    Mar 14, 2012
    If that day comes for me, that will be the day my wife see's a grown man cry...
  20. bigtimelarry


    Apr 22, 2012
    ....... +1