Originally Posted by heliteiv
Ok so I was looking at getting into idpa and my question is should I get a glock 34 or just stay with my carry gun to compete? Is there really that much of a advantage with a glock 34?
You didn't say what you carry, so the ability to campare is nil.
As a preference though and as a IDPA Safety Officer (SO) I have to say for now, stick with what you carry. If it shoots straight, runs reliabilty, and you handle it well, stick with it.
I shoot the 34 in the Competition catagory at GSSF and it is a fine pistol, but that is a lot of barrel to drag out of a holster for us short people (5'7"!
Myself, I would never use the 34 for SD or EDC. It is hard enough for me to conceal a 23 in the winter or a 27 in the summer months.
Now the wife has gone from competing with a 19 to the 26 and she really has improved her scores so it kind of goes with the shooters ability I think.