G34 Gen 5

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  1. ricklee4570

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    I was told by my local gun shop manager that the reason the new Gen 5 Glock 34 does not have a cut out in the slide like all the previous models is because Glock uses a different grade of steel in the G34's slide that is lighter, hence it does not need the cutout to ensure reliable operation. This sounds like bs to me.

    Anyone know why Glock no longer has the slide cut out. I know they did that in the previous models to lighten the slide for reliable operation.
     
  2. TBM

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    Read similar somewhere (probably here on the forum), & seems reasonable to me. Can't find where I saw that, but I bet you can search the forum here and see it.
     

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    This sounds like bs to me also.I will be waiting for the experts to reply.
     
  4. GRR

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    It's not lighter.
     
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  5. mick238

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    No expert here:
    A range/shop I indoor GSSF at said they removed the top hole because they were marketing the g34 as more of a duty weapon than a sport shooting weapon now. Not sure if it is true but seems more likely than a different steel being used.


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  6. Mike-M

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    Assuming Glock uses a different steel alloy in a Gen5 G34 slide than it uses in all other slides (a ridiculously bizarre fantasy), the mass-to-volume ratio of one type of steel compared to ANY other type of steel varies by about one percent or less. That's negligible.

    The Gen5 G34 is only 0.28-oz heavier than a Gen4 G34. Also negligible.

    If Glock wanted to alter slide mass, then altering the thickness of the slide's top or side panels is far more effective for reducing mass than using some other steel alloy. AFAIK nobody has invented any stories about Glock using some alloy that was not steel.
     
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  7. AdamRodgers

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    Only thing I have heard about it was a couple folks saying it wasn't necessary. I have no other idea and would like to find out 100% proof of why they did that myself. :dunno:
     
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    I see where it provides more cooling than anything.
     
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    You come up with that all on your own?
     
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    Originally a Glock rep told me they cut out the slide to reduce weight so they could use the standard recoil spring. If there was no relevant weight savings why would they cut it out to begin with?
     
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    I sure did! And it's way more than you have to offer.
     
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    So on the gen 5 34 there is a lot of material removed on the inside of the slide making it the same weight as a 34 gen 4. So there is no visible cutout, but if you look especially in the ejection port area, there is a slot that is not there on the 17 gen 5’s. There are a couple other areas that have extra material removed too. The hole from the gen 4’s is filled and in theory will give you a little more muzzle heavy pistol.
     
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    Holes in slides are for competition ppl IMHO. I view the 34 as a duty weapon more than anything. And I don't own any CZ's, but their pistols with the rails inverted to help keep out debris is a far better design I think. I can't believe CZ didn't do that on their striker fired pistols. Glocks are widely used as duty weapons, and should be made accordingly.
     
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    This

    Holes in slides on carry / duty guns are a no go for me.


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    Using Gold now for 34.5 slide. G34 Gen5 mos.jpg
     
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    I hate the cut out in the 34.4. It's not a gun you want to drop in soft sand and expect it to run like a 17 or 19 will.
     
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