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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by bansheex, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. bansheex

    bansheex

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    I need you guys input on what Glock to buy. I will be using it for GSSF, Steel Challenge, and target shooting. I currently own a G31 in 357sig. I want to sell that, and get a ? I'm interested in the G34 or a G17 LS ?

    What do you all think?

    Don
     
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  2. 9mmdude

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    For regular GSSF and the other gun games you mention a G17 or G19 would be your best choice. The G34 and 17L will put exclude you from certain GSSF categories that the G17 or 19 won't. Being that you had a G31 I would opt for the G17.

    From GSSF:

    Firearms Used in the Civilian, Guardian
    and Master-Stock divisions Adult (>18)
    competitors may use stock noncompensated
    G17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33,
    37, 38 and 39 GLOCK firearms. If G38 or G39
    firearms are used, it is recommended that G37
    magazines be used. If a competitor possesses a
    compensated model of one of the above (G17C,
    19C, 20C, 21C, 22C, 23C, 31C or 32C) and a
    GLOCK-produced non-compensated barrel for
    that firearm model, the competitor may use their
    “C” model firearm combined with the GLOCKproduced
    non-compensated barrel to shoot
    their Civilian, Guardian or Master-Stock entries.
    Junior (<18) competitors may also use &#8220;C&#8221; and
    &#8220;long-slide&#8221; models (G-17C, 17L, 19C, 20C, 21C,
    22C, 23C, 24, 24C, 31C, 32C, 34, 35) to shoot in the
    Civilian or Master-Stock divisions.
     
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  3. bansheex

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    OK thanks, I should have looked at the aspect of being in a different class with the 34.

    So am I reading this correctly?

    competitors may also use &#8220;C&#8221; and
    &#8220;long-slide&#8221; models (G-17C, 17L, 19C, 20C, 21C,
    22C, 23C, 24, 24C, 31C, 32C, 34, 35) to shoot in the
    Civilian or Master-Stock divisions.

    Would it be OK to shoot the Civilian class with the 34 or the 17L?
     
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  4. Tbone17

    Tbone17 "Shootin Steel"

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    I would consider the G17, cannot go wrong with the 17. I shoot mine in GSSF, uspsa, steel challenge, good all around gun.
    You can only shoot the long slides and "C" models in Am and Master Competition and Unlimited in GSSF(I think that is right). The G17 can be shot in all except Heavy Metal and Sub Comp.
     
  5. triggerjerker

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    If you are under 18.
     
  6. bansheex

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    OK guess I should have looked a little closer. I have a Coupon on the way, do you know where I can use it? I don't think my local sporting goods dealer will accept it.
     
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    e-mail GSSF for a dealer in your area.
     
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    And also you will not go wrong with a G17. :supergrin:
     
  9. bansheex

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    Thanks guys, you have been a great help!
     
  10. 9mmdude

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    Spot on!
     
  11. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Yeah, the 17 is really your best choice. You can shoot with it in Am Civ and Competition.
     
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    rpgman SCGLOCK

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    agree...if I didn't have a G34 also, I would use the G17 for Comp too along with Am Civ..

    Hey Ron, missed ya in Charleston, SC....I know you didn't go, but I was hoping you would have changed ur mind.

    Greg
     
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    Great question!

    I have a G35 as years ago I got a great deal on a Sig P-229 in .40 S&W. This made me think only in .40 which is fine. Others may disagree but that's not the point here.

    A couple of weeks ago, I shot at the Lexington GSSF which was my first GSSF and darn near everybody shot a 9mm of some form. Sure there were a few heavy metals in .45 ACP BUT it was 90%+ 9mm. Ease of recoil, availability of rounds, weight of rounds in your bag etc etc.

    If I had it to do all again, I still would have sold the Sig BUT I would have started with a G17 and then added a G34.

    I also have to Juniors (under 18) and they can shoot amateur civilian with a G34 or G35....

    My next guns will be a G17 and a G34.

    Nice thing if you stay in the main calibers, 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP, you'll be able to find ammo at just about any Wal-Mart, etc no matter where you go in the country.

    Rob
     
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    I put the G31 in the For Sale section tonight.
     
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    I asked my local store and he will do the coupon, so now I just have to sell what I have.
     
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    G17, I own a BUNCH of other Glocks, even a bunch of glock raceguns but what am I trying to get my hands on? Another G17. Best choice by far.
     
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    OK ponder this if you will. Would the 17 be better for my girlfriend to shoot than the 34? It's mostly for her to shoot, but I will shoot it to.

    She would be shooting it for Steel Challenge. I'm just trying to cover all the bases.
     
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  20. Butch

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    In a perfect world, she'd shoot them both on both a speed course and a bullseye (groups) to see which she actually shoots best and then let her decide which one she likes best.