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I already own a Gen 4 G23 that I'm going to use for EDC, so I'm looking to get a 9mm that I can really customize for fun.

I've narrowed it down to the G17 or G34.

I'm planning on doing the following mods:

3.5 lb connector
Lone wolf (or otherwise) threaded barrel
Jäger products Compensator
Beavertail grip
Tungsten guide rod

Is the 34 worth the extra money for the extended barrel?
 

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G34! I have both and the G34 is so much more fun to shoot. So fun when guys bring their girls in, shoot at 4 yards and are all over the place, and I bring back the target from 10 yards with a tight grouping lol. Nothing wrong with the G17 at all, but the G34 comes with fun toys, the only thing I think G17XJ_BS missed was the adjustable sights.
 

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Digoxin on the 34. I have both and the 34 is my go to for range and GSSF match's.
 

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DrumsnGuns said:
How much more is the 34 price-wise than the 17? I've heard it's a few hundred.
No way! I got mine here in GA for $568 OTD after discount. You might expect to pay $600 plus tax & fees. They are more, but not a few hundred more.
 

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the_mule said:
No way! I got mine here in GA for $568 OTD after discount. You might expect to pay $600 plus tax & fees. They are more, but not a few hundred more.
Thanks for the info! That's actually not too much more than the 17.
 

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Not all 34s come with a windage & elevation adjustable rear sight. My Blue label 34 came with fixed sights.
My blue label did too and no extended mag release and the 5.5lb trigger. But I was more speaking to just the normal red label most people would pick up.
 

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DrumsnGuns said:
Is it overkill to put a compensator on the 34?
My opinion, & that's all it is, is yes it's overkill. Especially the ones that thread on to the end of the barrel. Since there is already a weight reduction hole in the top of the slide, why not just magna port the barrel instead of adding the monstrous muzzle brake/break? Threaded comps may look cool to some, but not me. The added weight at the front of the gun might be just what the doctor ordered for some. I'm sticking with overkill.
 

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I have both a 17 and 34. In my opinion you should go with the 34. It is a much better gun. I don't think you need to get a compensator on it. I shot mine yesterday and at 15 yards I was able to cut out the center red ring completely on my target. The recoil is pretty light already, but each person is different. Remember if you are going to shoot IDPA, you cannot have a compensator.

As for YOUR gun. Every person needs to make the pistol their own. Another option is a Glock 34C. They came with a ported barrel already, so you might find one used. However, make it your own, and be proud of it.
 

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Try a Lone Wolf Distributors Ported Barrel for your 34

I have both a 17 and 34. In my opinion you should go with the 34. It is a much better gun. I don't think you need to get a compensator on it. I shot mine yesterday and at 15 yards I was able to cut out the center red ring completely on my target. The recoil is pretty light already, but each person is different. Remember if you are going to shoot IDPA, you cannot have a compensator.

As for YOUR gun. Every person needs to make the pistol their own. Another option is a Glock 34C. They came with a ported barrel already, so you might find one used. However, make it your own, and be proud of it.
Alternatively, if you go the route of the 34, you may want to pick up a LWD ported barrel....best of both worlds, barrel wise.
 

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I love my 34, but I would never want to carry it. Since you already have a 23 for EDC, then I would go with the 34 and shoot your heart out! It is worth a few extra bucks, but I bet if you search around you can find one used for about the same price as a 17.
 

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The 17 is a great pistol and I carry it on occasion. However when I am out for fun, trying to improve accuracy or shooting IDPA I always take the 34. If you are looking for a gun that can also double as a carry weapon, then the 17 hands down. If you are looking for a range gun, then the 34 hands down.
 

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45sAndHighFives said:
Because apples are better like the Glock 34
But 34s are oranges and 17s apples besides I like apples this is how you write so nobody can understand you no punctuation marks anywhere
 
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