I'm thinking a G34 with a light and maybe a halo sight or something. Has anyone set up a longslide for this purpose?
Would love to see your pics!
In my opinion you can't go wrong with any of the longer than standard Glock "Practical/Tactical" pistol models; the G34 in 9mm, the G35 in 40S&W, or the G41 in 45ACP. Their longer
slide/barreled bretheren are the G17L in 9mm, G24 in 40S&W, or the G40 in 10mm.
I'm fond of the 5.31" barreled Practical/Tacticals, owning a Gen3 G35 in 40S&W/357SIG, and a Gen4 G41 in 45ACP. Both are the size of the 1911 and could easily fill your intended role.
G35 (w/Alpha Wolf 357SIG conversion barrel installed):
G41, totally OEM:
Both the above are a real pleasure to shoot.
I also liked the idea of an even longer
slide model, so I built a 6.02"/6.61" barreled 10mm Glock based off of a Gen3 G21SF frame, in essence mimicking a G40 using a Lone Wolf Distributor slide & barrel(s), with Meprolight greenies, and a Streamlight TLR-1s that I occasionally mount as seen below, to come up with this:
Thanks to it's longer slide and overall weight it feels like shooting your average 4"+ barreled all steel full size 9mm pistol, while being stupid accurate.
In regards to the G41, it's longer barrel/slide and reduced slide width when compared to the G21, and the fact that it weighs 2.84 oz less than the shorter length G21, helped make my decision easier between the two. Note the slide width differences between the two models shown in the image below: G21 on the left, G41 on the right:
Definately search out your options and go for it...I can't see how you could possibly be displeased with any of the "longer" slide Glock models