Need help on Glock 34

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by gunlover66030, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. gunlover66030

    gunlover66030 New Member

    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
  2. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    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.

  3. EvilD

    EvilD New Member

    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.
  4. gunlover66030

    gunlover66030 New Member

    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
  5. EvilD

    EvilD New Member

    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.
  6. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Regular Guy

    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.
  7. gunlover66030

    gunlover66030 New Member

    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?
  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the Glock Forum gunlover66030 !!
  9. EvilD

    EvilD New Member

    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.