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Hello, I am going to pick up a pistol and having hard time deciding.

I have been looking hard at the G34 but wondering if the G17 may not be a better choice.

I am getting this one for more or less fast target shooting, I will be replacing barrel, sights, maybe trigger.

I know with G17 I can buy longer barrel but sight radius will be shorter but how much of an affect does that have ?

What do you guys think ?

Any opinions
 

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I would vote for the 34 from your specifications. Longer sight radius is definitely a plus for target shooting.
 

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G34's are nice but to me not worth the extra $100,(at least in my area of shops) The G17 will serve you fine. It does for me in IDPA. The G17 can also double as a carry weapon. Use the extra $100 bucks for customizing.
 

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Handle both first. Some like the 34, but I'm kinda partial to the 17. It seems to point and handle better for me.
 

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Both are great, but holsters for the 34 are scarce.
I use the same Comp-Tac paddle slide for three different Glocks I shoot in competition, including a 34 and 35... so I never considered it a problem. Perhaps, it depends on some specific type of holster your thinking of?
 

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Just picked up my first G34, I'm liking it, alot.
 

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I have been waiting on my 34 for 2 months, I think I am just going to go in an buy a 22 or 35 and get a couple of conversion barrels.
 

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I am preparing to replace my 17 for a 34. I shot in a tournament for deputy sheriffs, recently. It was the same course we use through out the state for yearly qualifications. 12 of 50 shots are at 25 yards. I have had some in the 7 ring on a b27 target at this range with the 17. I recently borrowed a 34 and shot IDPA. I did much better with it on long shots.
 

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I have had a G34 im the past and like it but I got a G17 with a few mods (trigger, sights) and I like it just as much or more and to my the G17 is better balance but that is just me!
 

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Thanks for inputs,

I guess I need to go put my hands on each one and see how it feels before deciding. I guess in the long run I will end up with both anyway
 

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Based on what you're wanting to do, I'd go with the 34.
 

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for a range gun i would get the 34/35 models. i like the way they balance in my hand better. heck, i even carry my G35OD IWB about as much as my G19 and it pinches me less.
 

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Got my 34 about a month ago and I really like it. You will probably own both eventually so just pick one. I'm already looking at the 17 for my next purchase.
 
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