Glock 17 G34 or G17 for IDPA?

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  1. Teufelhund

    Teufelhund

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    Folks have any opinions on the subject?

    I CC a G26 and don't see the point in running a 1911 in IDPA and then sticking a Glock in my pocket for daily carry. After all I shoot IDPA to keep my "gunfighting" skills sharp.

    Which ever I pick will do double duty as my "bedside/truck" pistol and get a QD light. I'm leaning towards the G34 with a GR trigger connector(like my G26) and Dawson adj. rear and fiber optic front(not like my G26).

    From a practical standpoint though, I'm about half concerned about the cut out slide. Does it have any effect of reliability?

    Teuf,
     
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    ...just run the 26 in IDPA.

    ...it's the "perfect gun"..

    The 34 is as reliable as anything Glock makes. The "cut out" slide, lightens the weight (..of the slide), which allows it to cycle faster..bringing the sight down quicker for the next shot(s). Or, at least, that's "my" understanding behind it.

    I used to shoot a 34 in IDPA. Have approximately 80,000 + rds thorugh mine. But, I've gone to a 27, as for me, it has more "potential"...as I can get it out of the holster faster, it cycles quicker, and is just as accurate as I need it to be...as "I think"..with it's short barrel, the bullet leaves the barrel "before" the gun starts it's recoil cycle..making it "more" accurate.

    Recommend you just stick w/the 26.

    Good shooting
     

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    Either will work but if you are buying just for IDPA I would go with the 34. You can use your 26 but if you are serious about competing use the bigger pistol.
     
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    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    I prefer the 34 for SSP and Pruduction. THe slide cuts are nothing to worry about.
     
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    What holster would you guys recommend for a 34/35 in IDPA?
     
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    Blade-Tech
     
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    The Blade-Tech web site lists an injected molded holster for $14.95. It is made for the 17/22 but will fit the 34/35. Pretty cheap for a holster. Most I've seen are in the $50 - $60 range.
     
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    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    www.comp-tac.com Locking Paddle. The fastest, cleanest and gameyest holster approved for IDPA
     
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    That is their cheap model, get the kydex straight drop belt holster
     
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    I shoot a 17 in SSP and a 35 with a 9mm barrel (basically a 34) in ESP. Sometimes I will shoot both guns in the same match SSP and ESP. Usually the 17 produces a better score than the 35. It is a quicker out and cycling pistol. The 35 is an advantage when the courses of fire are longer and involve hard cover and no shoots thus requiring more accuracy rather than just speed. If I was just going to shoot one pistol in IDPA I would choose the 17.

    I also use a Blade Tech holster, but like the cant and cut model.

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    For IDPA SSP get the 34 with a Comp-Tac locking paddle.

    I started out with the 27 for CC, but after becoming profficient with the 34 I seriously started to doubt the shootability of the 27. So I traded it for a 26 which matched the 9mm I was loading for the 34. Thought I would shoot the 26 more. Didn't though. So I ended up with my current setup. 34 for IDPA, and 19 for carry. With the right holster the 19 isn't really any harder to conceal, and it is a lot easier to handle and shoot fast.

    Hope this helps.

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    Excuse my ignorance, I seem to have a lot of it these days. I recall being told I couldn't shoot 9mm out of my G22 without changing out parts. A simple barrel change wouldn't do. So how do you shoot 9mm out of your 35?
     
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    that is very inexpensive. does anyone know if heinie front sight fits in the blade-tech holster? i have a fobus, and the heinie front is rubbing inside the holster.

    thanks
     
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    There is nothing wrong with the injection molded holster. Why throw your money away. The molded holster is one of the lowest riding holsters available. I have been using one for two years with no complaints. The sight channel will clear any front sight.
     
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    Go down to the thread "IDPA responses to ?" it is discussed and cussed there.

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    At this point it's going to be a G34. I'm ordering a Com-Tac locking paddle and mag holders and Dawson sight set today.

    I havn't seriously ran in the SSP class yet, I'm a CDP shooter and run a lightly tuned Colt 1991 in Blade kydex. It will be intresting to see what happens, I'm hoping I can keep my poop in one group and run both the SSP and CDP classes, without screwing myself up in both.

    I really like running a 1911 hard and fast and the thought of not running in the CDP class is bumming me out some. I have my salty Colt sitting here on my desk (good paper wieght) and feel like a "buddy f*cker", it did run me into the Master Class.

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    So why the Dawson sight set? I haven't seen those. Got a link?
     
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    The Dawson fiber front sight is the ticket for the Glock. No doubt about it.

    I use a Heinie for the rear and it works really well. You might try the CGR race cut Heinie for the rear.

    I think the fiber on the rear sight is a bit much and too distracting. Also from what I've seen the Dawson rear is cut too shallow and not wide enough.

    Howard
     
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    Thanks. Will that sight fit on a Glock without modifications?