Glock 34 gen 5 mos

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  1. ethanhunter34

    ethanhunter34

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    So I’m really thinking of getting a G34 gen 5 mos for home defense and range since it’s in stock. At first I was set on a G19 gen5 or G17 gen 5 which is also in stock but the mos is not. Where I live we cannot conceal carry so it will probably be better to go with the G34. Both the 19 and 17 feels good in my hand but I also heard good thing about the G34. If you could not conceal carry which would you choose?
     
  2. quasii

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    The G19 is more compact, easier to maneuver around corners and also has rail for a weapon mounted light. For home defense, you don't need the longer sight radius of the G17 or G34, especially if you're placing a mini-red dot on top... Wait for a G19 MOS to appear and snag it over the bulkier models.
     

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    I had a 34 MOS on layaway and decided to switch to the 17 MOS after my experience shooting my Gen 4 41 that I picked up in April. I am not doing well with the longer/heavier slide which I thought would be great for reducing recoil. It may be subjective but the 17 balanced better for me than the front heavy 34.

    My suggestion/opinion, buy the 17 and spend the money saved on ammo, mags or sights. At my local store there is almost a $100 price difference between the 34 MOS and 17 MOS, comparing a 34 MOS to a regular 17 there is probably almost a $200 price difference. I am not into mounted optics although I guess it will be nice to have that option but if the shop had a regular Gen 5 17 I would have went with that instead of the 17 MOS.
     
  4. ethanhunter34

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    The blue label G34 gen 5 mos is $592 and the 19 gen is $530 and I’m guessing the G17 gen 5 is around the same. with tax here their is only around a $62 difference
     
  5. Chowser

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    Must be regional differences?

    This was a quote I got from my blue label guy in 2017 and I know prices have not gone up.

    The 35 and 34 should cost the same.

    35Gen 4 $480.00+tax In Stock

    35Gen 4 MOS $558.00+tax In Stock
     
  6. ethanhunter34

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    I’m in Hawaii so that’s probably the reason why it’s more
     
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    I have. G5 34 and it has become my contest gun. Very accurate and easy to shoot.
     
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    From a scenery point of view - I'm envious.

    From a concealed carry point of view - I feel for you, brother.

    I have always wondered why a concentrated effort by the NRA, local gun organizations etc. have not been able to enhance concealed carry opportunities in Hawaii?

    EDIT: to address your question - IMHO, whatever feels best in your hand like you already mention in your first post. The G17 is a pretty good "all around" choice. Can't go wrong with the G34 gen 5 mos either. Some good choices...….
     
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  9. ethanhunter34

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    Yeah... Hopefully one day we could conceal carry but it seems unlikely. I decided to go with the G34 since it will be for HD and range. If I could conceal 19 would have been my first choice but also this will be my first pistol
     
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  10. IAhunter

    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    If I wanted a 9mm for a house gun, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a G34. Although I have A G27, a G26, and a G19.5 MOS my house gun is a G22. I prefer a full size gun with a bigger hole in the barrel than my G19 possesses. I may switch to my G20, as it is my favorite.

    YMMV
     
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    I would go with the 34. I’ve had 19s and 17s. In your situation where it’s range and HD, the 34 can do what they do and do it better.
    I had a Glock 34 Gen4 that I sold a year ago. I really miss it but I’m looking for the Gen5 upgrade. You’ll be pleased with 34 and won’t regret it, I guarantee it.
     
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  12. ethanhunter34

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    Thanks for your reply..I was pretty set on a 19 or even a 17 but the 34 is not much bigger then a 17 when I compared it. It seems that it’s not that popular vs they 19 or the 17 since it’s a bigger and more for competition.