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Hey folks, I'm new to this sight and looking for some insight on a Glock 34. I'm interesting in buying one to compete with. Looking for help on getting a gen 3 or gen 4. What's the difference between the 2. Also heard they jam often so can anyone shed some light on that?
Thanks for your help and looking forward to making some new friends on this sight.

Bob from Kansas
 

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I loved my Gen4 G34 and wish I never sold it. I never had a jam with it and shot it in USPSA competition. If you can get one, get a Gen4.
 

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Gen 3 vs Gen 4 is the same as the other models, Back strap, guide rod and other minimal stuff, get which ever feels better. Who ever has one that jams a lot is using junk ammo or limp wristing it. Glocks are one the most reliable gun ever made.
 

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Thanks for all the helpful info ! I do have one more question, hopefully other Glock shooters can help. How well do Glocks do with reloads? I reload to compete with & I use 124gr FMJ, same powder an primers all the time. Will the different brass effect it any?

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Thanks for all the helpful info ! I do have one more question, hopefully other Glock shooters can help. How well do Glocks do with reloads? I reload to compete with & I use 124gr FMJ, same powder an primers all the time. Will the different brass effect it any?

Thanks again, Bob
If your shooting a low PF round the stock spring wont cycle reliable untill its well broken in, I use a 14lb in mine with a 127 pf load. 135 pf cycles fine with the stock spring.
 

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Also heard they jam often so can anyone shed some light on that?
They are not prone to jam. I have had only one FTE and it was with Tul Ammo. Most cases, you will find it was due to limp wristing or bad ammo.
 

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Thanks EvilD, I run my reloads with a 138 power factor so factory spring should be ok. I wouldn't mind getting a softer spring to keep on hand when I get a G34 though.
Do you get parts locally or any good place online?
 

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Thanks EvilD, I run my reloads with a 138 power factor so factory spring should be ok. I wouldn't mind getting a softer spring to keep on hand when I get a G34 though.
Do you get parts locally or any good place online?
I get them online, some aren't site advertisers so I don't' want to list them here. One caveat when you start getting into the tigers springs, if you use a stock striker with a light striker spring, you may end up with a lot of light hits. I did, thought it was my reloads with high primers but after double checking them all I still has the problem, put the stock spring back in and problem solved. If you go with a light weight striker, it shouldn't be a problem.
 
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