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G17L or G34?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Pat S, Mar 30, 2004.

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    Pat S Millennium Member

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    I'm debating which of these to buy to use primarily in the AM Competition class in GSSF events. Perhaps an occasional USPSA shoot also. Any comments as to which one would be the best?

    Thanks, Pat S
     
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    Either are fine. If you like the longer barrels generally, then go for the 17L. Does Glock still sell the 17L?
     

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    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    I still prefer a 17C for comp class over any of the long slides.
     
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    Ditto on what Matt said, the 17C rules...........
     
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    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    Or a 17 with the right load. If you want a C model I'm real partial to my 24C, it's a dream to shoot. I like my Ls too. :) But for USPSA you might like something else.
     
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    You are talking 2 different animals between USPSA and GSSF. I believe there is a barrel length issue in USPSA events vs the Comp class in GSSF.
    For GSSF I'd take, in fact did choose, the 17L all the way. It worked well for me for a long time.
    If I were going to shoot USPSA I'd consider the 35 so that major scoring could be reached. If you are set on a 9MM then use the 34.

    I'm not so sure the 17C rules in GSSF.;)
     
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    Indeed the 17L will not fit in the box dimensions outlined for USPSA. I was going to buy a 24C specifically to shoot a major load in USPSA but it is like a eighth too big too. I am very new to USPSA and was going to start in the stock class so there may be a more advanced class that allows the 17L or 24.

    As for the 17C ruling in Comp class at GSSF, It would be interesting to see the stats on 17Cs shooting loads that acutally allow the compensator to work vs. a 17 or 17L with the lighter loads that so many guys are using. I have yet to see a 17C but I see lots of 17Ls.
     
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    I am with Matt on this one, I much prefer the 17C over my 34 for Competition class...
     
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    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    leeber. The box rule is only used for USPSA production. You can use a 17L or 24 in open or limited or L10
     
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    Problem being with the 17L in USPSA is that it will be scored 'minor' which will severely handicap you. You want a 24 to make 'major' power factor.
     
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    Hmmm I am new to USPSA but I thought that Limited and Limited 10 had to fit in the box. In any case I just got the .40 KKM barrel for my G20 so I will be trying this combination in USPSA to make Major. I will alternate between my Combat Commander and G20 with the 40 bbl for major and then shoot the G34 for minor. The 17L is one of the first imported to the US so it will join the collectors section....
     
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    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    "The Box" is only used for the following:
    All IDPA Divisions
    USPSA Production
    IPSC Standard
    IPSC Modified

    IDPA and USPSA/IPSC use different size boxes. USPSA Prod uses different rules than IPSC Prod. USPSA Limited not the same as IPSC Standard although they are similar.
     
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    Ok guys. I just thoght I would put in my 2 cents worth. When I got thrown into the deep end of the pool of GSSF. I was looking at the 17L for shooting unlimited. At the time they were getting scarce, so I dicided to scope my G34. And I have to say(now Im not braggin)Its done me proud since Ive been shootin with the big boys in GSSF. Now for IPSC or USPSA Im with yall I would use a G35 and shoot major.
    Just my 2 cents worth. By the way the G17L is a fine shooter too, Ive seen Tom shoot his!!!
     
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    At my last USPSA shoot (it was also my first one) I was speaking to one of the guys who was trying to get major out of 9mm (9x19). He said that there are some folks making 9mm Major guns, STI I think. He went on to say that one of the limiting factors in producing a 9x19 major load is the volume in the case and that there are some new powders available that have a texture closer to baby powder that produce good results. Anyone know of a major 9mm load and what you can or can't shoot it in?
     
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    9mm major is only legal in USPSA open class. Normally comp and dot guns.

    Major 9 is not that difficult. IPSC shooters have been doing it for years.

    Check some USPSA threads. Jeff Maas? has a good one with some load data.
     
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    "My Tweedy" G-17L with Tasco PDP5CMP on top of a Carver Mount.
     
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    does the 17L have a cutout on top of the slide (like the 34 and 35)?
     
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    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    Yep, and so does the 24.