Glock 17 or Glock 34?

Discussion in 'What Glock Should I Get' started by law, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. law

    law New Member

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    Is the 5.32 the longest barrel for the 34???
     
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  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the Glock Forum law...!!

    To answer your question, the G17 is the original with a barrel length of 4.49 inches as compared to the G34 which is marketed as the "competition" model with a barrel length of 5.32 inches and a longer sight radius...so for target shooting on the range the nod would go to the G34, IMO. Both have a standard mag capacity of 17 rounds, with non-standard mags holding more.
     
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  3. Well only you can answer this question so who knows.
     
  4. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Regular Guy

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    Ditto on what Shooter said. If it is strictly for range use and competition, G-34 all day long. I have a 34 and that is all I use it for.
     
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  5. law

    law New Member

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    Whats the length of 17 and 34
     
  6. It's amazing what soup.....er I mean Google, can do!

    :D

    http://glock-handguns.com/

    17: 4.49in
    34: 5.32in
     
  7. KeenansGarage

    KeenansGarage Hiding in plain sight....

    I love my 34 for range duty. I would even use it for self defense duty or tactical use, but wouldn't recommend trying to carry one concealed.
     
  8. msandoval858

    msandoval858 New Member

    I love my 34. The only thing I will eventually change is the sights on it, not fond of the the adjustables from the factory. Aside from that, the 34 is a solid performer right out of the box.

    I used it as my CCW for a week while I was having a minor repair done on my 5" 1911. Although it's not ideal for it, I was actually able to conceal it very comfortably. I guess being a bigger guy makes it a little easier to conceal a bigger gun.
     
  9. PJDonuts

    PJDonuts Well-Known Member

    Being a big guy definitely makes CCW easier... I carried my duty weapon (G21) as my off duty weapon for many years. The grip blended nice with my love handles. My G19 is virtually invisible now! :)
     
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