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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by gajones06, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. gajones06

    gajones06

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    Sold my 17 rtf2 about a month ago and have been missing a full size glock ever since...and the fish gill sections. So what do my fellow GTers prefer, the 34 or the 17? An why?

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  2. Bruce M

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    I like the G34 better; it seems slightly better balanced to me.
     

  3. B_RAD

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    I personally don't shoot either one better than the other. Some say they do.:dunno: The G34 has a little more cool factor to it, at least to me, but having owened a couple of both over the years I'd choose the G17. The G34 is more $. That extra money would go towards a set of after market sights. If for some reason they were the same price and it was going to be just for range/comp I'd choose the G34.


    Currently I own a G34(IDPA). No G17. For HD/SD I use G19 and others.
     
  4. jayhuh

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    I sold a Gen4 17 to fund a Gen4 34. Stupid me. I find that the 34 just doesn't handle as well as the 17. Just seems too long. I know I'll get flamed but it's just my opinion. I'm selling the 34.
     
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    I prefer the G34.
     
  6. ctfireman

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    I like the 34. Sure it's a little more money but it is "cooler" & how cound you not be more accurate with a longer barrel?
     
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    I love my G34 as an IDPA gun, and my 17 is a nightstand gun for me as I keep a TLR1 on it. If I had it to do over again, I would probobly just stick with the 17 as my competition gun. Most things are interchangeable except for the barrel, but I like the balance of the 17 "IN MY HANDS." Wont be getting rid of my 34 anytime soon though.
     
  8. M 7

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    I like the 17. It does equally well in HD and CC roles. The 34 is a nice gun, but finding leather that'll allow me to CC it makes it not an option.
     
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    34 for comp + HD. 17 for HD + carry.
     
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    17 without a doubt!!
     
  11. gajones06

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    Well I'm looking for comp but I am thinking 17 an get some nice sights but I think the longer barrel of the 34 would allow for better accuracy.
     
  12. 1eyedjack

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    G17 for me - Serves many roles with ease...
     
  13. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    I ran a G17 for almost 3 years in USPSA/IDPA, etc. Picked up a G34 last October and been running it ever since.

    The G17 was good, but I really prefer my G34. It did take a little practice with it to get used to the extra length, but minimal, maybe 1000 rounds and some dry fire practice.
     
  14. Tactical23

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    I was in the same situation a few weeks ago. Jump up to date, I'm about to go out and shoot my 17.

    At my LGS the 34 was $100 more. With the 34 you get a longer barrel, slide, reduced # trigger connector, and adjustable rear sight. I can get the connector for around $25. The longer slide and barrel are not important for what I will be using the gun for, and I'm going to upgrade the sights anyway. If those things are important to you, then the $100 is worth it.
     
  15. MP9

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    if you are more into the "game" idpa/uspsa/etc, then you could get the 34.. but dont expect any magic powers with the gun. it is more about the shooter.. when you get very proficient, the gun could help you a little more.

    are you going to use the gun for carry, home defense too? or just comp? in this case the 34, but the 17 is good for all around..

    I usually see people using the g34, 2.5 trigger pull job. FO sights.. and cant shoot it very well...and I with a g19 can shoot it way better than them...

    actually a friend sometimes shoot a PPS and he is better than most of the shooter in SSP MM.. it is not the pistol, is the shooter.
     
  16. todd river

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    I will be able to give an opinion after this weekend. My
    new glock 17 gen 3 w/night sights just arrived at my
    LGS today. I now have the g19/17 & 34 all gen3's.
     
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    I just ordered a new G34 the other day putting my GSSF coupon to good use LOL so my vote is 34 had thought of getting the 17 but wanted that little extra barrel length...

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    I basically agree. I can shoot some of the USPSA classifiers up to about 5% below where I am with the 34 using my 26, which has only an OE minus connector. You may find the additional length cumbersome initially, if you're used to a shorter pistol - even a 17. But the 34 is still the best 9 to get for a game gun, as long as you don't want to shoot Production IPSC.
     
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    17 all the way. better for all around use
     
  20. gajones06

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    Ya I'm looking for comp only. My nightstand gun is a 26 or a 1911. Whatever one is there the other fills the role of a carry gun.