von BlackWolf » So 10. With the larger guns I will hit my intended target as they are my best shooters. The standard barrel length is 4.47 inches, which brings dimensions to overall length of 8.03 inches, standing 5.47 inches tall and 1.26 inches wide for the standard model. But why is the Glock 17 being marketed as a first-time buyer’s handgun while the Glock 34 isn’t? Ergonomically, there's not much difference though the 17 has an ever so slightly narrower frame (1.26 inches vs 1.3 inches) which on paper is basically negligible but might make a difference when you handle it. 2018 Alien Gear Holsters. Looking to get a nice 9mm for competition. If you want a big Glock 9mm, these are two of the models to have if you aren't after one of the Baby Glocks. barrel) G34 vs. a compact G17 and if these were the only handguns in my LGS I stand by my argument. For practice and competitive shooting, a lighter trigger pull will give someone the edge they need for when they have to meet or exceed a target time. The Glock 34 is a competition and target gun, through and through. If you want to learn more, you can check out an article I wrote recently where I compared it to the .357 SIG). If you haven’t owned or fired a gun before and you’re considering buying any of these two pistols, or if you’re just new to Glocks, the Glock 17 will also be a great option because of its slightly heavier trigger pull as compared to the Glock 34. Nutzungsbedingungen, Bitte beachten Sie die neuen Nutzungsbestimmungen auf. If you want a big striker-fired competition gun, this is about as good a starting point as it gets. Sorry for the confusion. 3. It's one of the best competition platforms out there, full stop. Granted the Glock 26 has seven less rounds in its mag compared to the Glock 17’s and the Glock 34’s 17-round mags, but 10 rounds of quality JHPs should be more than adequate for self defense, and there’s literally a ton of great self defense loads for the 9mm that we had to create a list of the best ones. von Capulus » So 10. or greater pull because of a hormone all of us are capable of producing when subjected to stress: adrenaline. von Capulus » So 10. He resides in the great Inland Northwest, with his wife and child. The sight options are the same, and weight comes down to 22.05 ounces without a magazine in the base model. As our membership continues to grow we look forward to reading your stories and learning from your experiences. A gun is a tool, and both of these tools are best suited to certain uses that the other may not be. A quick glance at each of the handguns’ specs doesn’t tell us any major difference between them. But bear a few caveats in mind when you look at these. The $$$ I can save by buying the Glock 17 can go to more practice ammo. That increases sight radius to about 7.5 inches, depending on what kind of sights you get. von BlackWolf » So 10. “Also the author mentions they carry a 1911. If you’re not too confident with this, then the Glock 34 — or any Glock for that matter — is not for you. So still comp guns, but just short enough to be allowed into IDPA. “Many many MANY reviews say Glock screwed up when the gen 4 came out because it has a worse trigger and that they prefer the 34 trigger gen 3 out of all Glocks which according to them is the perfect amount of pull.” – I’m aware of the horrible trigger on the first Gen4 productions, I even wrote an article on it. I shoot the 17L in GSSF matchs and the Q5 for all others. In highly stressful life-threatening situations, our body gets pumped up with it, which makes us physically stronger to the point that we can lift objects much heavier than we normally could. If ever needed performance is what counts. I can shoot 2" groups at 45ft with 19, 17, 34 or 17L. I enjoyed you article and it helped me decide which to buy between the Glock 17 and the Glock 34. Then there is the trigger. How that's measured, though, matters. Möchte jetzt auch ein bißchen ins Pistolen "Sportschießen" einsteigen um meine WBK endlich erweitern zu können. The G34 is more of a special purpose handgun, at least that’s how Glock markets it (for law enforcement, competitions and enthusiast which do not make up the majority of buyers). The G34/35 were developed partly to fit in the IDPA box. Do check out their website or talk to their sales guys if you’re in doubt. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Just a couple points I need to address: 1. Joined: Feb 2, 2013. Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TRP1, Nov 5, 2007. Regarding concealment, I don’t think Glock meant for these two pistols to be marketed for conceal-carry weapon (CCW) buyers. Many many MANY reviews say Glock screwed up when the gen 4 came out because it has a worse trigger and that they prefer the 34 trigger gen 3 out of all Glocks which according to them is the perfect amount of pull. I’m not of the opinion that smaller is always better though, just so you know where I stand. Shooting three to five rounds of 9mm center mass will be easier than if your gun had a trigger pull of ~100 lbs (okay, that was an exaggeration but you get the point). von trenck » So 10. Joined: Jun 17, 2007 Messages: 58. The answer to that question is very simple: smaller guns are easier to conceal carry. wenns unbedingt eine Glock sein soll zum Präzischießen... Sollte ich mir jetzt eine kaufen oder glaubst tut sich mit der Generation 5 in die Richtung 17L etwas? So really, just get the Glock 26. No doubt? The Glock 34 is a competition and target gun, through and through. No discernible difference in accuracy there either. Dez 2017, 11:06, Beitrag My only Glock is a recently acquired early Gen 1 G17L (with the ported barrel). Availability for upgrades won’t be an issue. In self defense situations, accuracy equates to better shot placement, which is way more important than your gun’s magazine capacity or the ballistic performance of the round you’re using. The only real difference between the 17L and 34 is the barrel length, 6.02 vs. 5.43 inches. But if they’re not too different from each other, why are they priced differently? On the other hand, the Glock 34 Gen 3 with two 17-round mags is selling for $589, while the Gen 4 variant costs $648. Heck, a lighter trigger pull might even result in accidental discharges in life-threatening situations where we can lose fine motor control and fumble with a gun’s grips and trigger. But your mileage may vary. Here's the deal. ↳   News, Ankündigungen und Sonderaktionen, ↳   Sammlerwaffen, Raritäten und Ausgefallenes. But I’m almost certain that if I get in such a situation where I would have to draw my gun to stay alive, I wouldn’t have problems pulling the trigger even if it had a 15-lb. http://www.glock.com/english/index_pistols.htm, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. And with the huge assortment of aftermarket sights, it becomes even less of an issue. Glock and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Glock Ges.m.b.H. Messages: 10 Likes Received: 9. so, I try not to compromise performance for comfort. You're not penalized as much if you don't hit A's and hit B's and C's instead. All Rights Reserved. Well the 34 is the exact same dimensions.” – Nope. The Glock 34 is one of the best guns for when you don't give a darn about concealment. A lighter trigger pull means you don’t have to put too much force or effort to squeeze the trigger. Personally I see a lot of benefit in the longer slide. I am older now and steel guns are a burden for me to carry and shoot. But the Glock 34 is also $99 to $114 more expensive than the Glock 17 (depending on which Generation you’re looking to buy), which makes it a bit of a hard sell. A few outliers carry them on the daily...but most people won't. More ammo means more fun in the range. They are accurate enough for government work. I was hoping that you guys could give a bit more information about the differences. Besides their similarities, Glock is also marketing both for law enforcement, handgun enthusiasts and competitive shooting. von rupi » So 10. Messages: 2,292 Likes Received: 1,480. It is potentially an explosive situation. Ich würde mir wieder eine kaufen. von BlackWolf » So 10. the habit of holding your gun without sticking your index finger inside its trigger guard, as shown in the photo above), a lighter trigger pull might result in an accidental discharge — you might accidentally pull the trigger and fire a round, which might cost you your life or someone else’s. May 14, 2012 #1 . Free Shipping On Orders over $100 - 2 Day Air Upgrade $10, However, if you own the 34 all you need is a Glock 17 slide assembly to create a Glock 17. eject the empty case and feed a new round in the chamber. The Gen5 - with the Glock Marksman Barrel and wider slide - can also be had, of course. lighter trigger pull on it. Glock designed it really to go after the 1911 crowd. Maybe a strong, comfortable leather shoulder holster will do the trick. It just makes no sense! Then again, the Glock 19 or Glock 26 are much better for that. Alongside the standard version, the Gen4 variant adds Glock's modular backstraps. It would all boil down to individual preferences. Ive grown up shooting a Glock 19 and so Ive been told to get either a G34 or a G17L to send to Taran Tactical. Longer sight radius, longer barrel, more accurate gun. About Us | Write For Us | Advertise| Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer Policy And FTC Affiliate Disclosure |. So that is the catch. For example, if you have a Glock in .45 acp, you can convert it to .40 S&W (lateral) and to 9mm and .380 acp (downgrade). Less sway also means a more stable barrel, which results in tighter shot grouping. von BlackWolf » Mo 11. Dez 2017, 21:31, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited, Datenschutz Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Handle both, shoot both if possible. And today, ammo costs are a factor. Glock 17L vs 34. Some folks measure from the front of the rear sight and the rear of the front sight, some from the rear of the rear sight to the front of the front sight and some folks measure from the rear of the rear sight to the rear of the front sight. Both pistols will of course give higher muzzle velocities when compared to the 4.49 inch barrel of the standard Glock 17. Copyright © They use the same frame with the same measurements, and even the number of rounds each can fit in their respective magazines are the same: 17 rounds of 9mm for stock mags, and the same aftermarket 10-round and 33-round mags are also available for both. Glock Talk is the #1 site to discuss the world’s most popular pistol, chat about firearms, accessories and more. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Verwendungszweck ist statisch Schießen auf 25 m, kein IPSC in der Zukunft. If that's what you're looking to get, the Glock 34 vs 17 is your best bet. If you can carry a 17 you can carry a 34. Glock 17L vs. 34 Gen. 4 Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by AvianQuest, Aug 13, 2017. The G17 will be the more versatile model if only because of its smaller size (easier to conceal, good for beginners). Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by China boy, Apr 8, 2013. von famlac » So 10. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Any planet. Donald, I appreciate your time reading my article and I also appreciate your comment. As for the trigger pull issue, my own everyday carry (EDC) piece, a gunsmith-customized 4-inch Norc 1911, has a trigger pull of only 3.5-lb. Since 2001, we have provided the latest in gun rights news, tech reviews and product information. And the Glock 17 has a slightly shorter barrel compared to the Glock 34’s, about eight-tenths of an inch, which makes it about seven-tenths of an inch lighter with the mag empty.

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