I have been waiting a long time (ok, a couple of months) to get a Glock 34. I needed to get a hold of one at the right price (GSSF rate) and also decided to wait until I was ready to trim my collection by one and trade in my S&W 22A-1 as part of the process. The stars finally aligned Tuesday and I made a 3 hour round trip drive to the closest dealer that takes the GSSF coupon... Today I took the G34 to the range and put 200 rounds of 115g down range. First off the gun operated flawlessly of course. The only thing I did to it was field strip it and verify everything was in place and functioning. I didn't clean or lube the gun because it was in ready-to-fire condition. Based on my experience with my Gen 4 G19 I have the following observations: 1. I was surprised the felt recoil and muzzle flip was not really better than with my 19. I expected that there would be a noticeable decrease. 2. Since Glock stopped using the 3.5 lbs connected the trigger pull weight feels identical between the two (which it should be since it is using the same connected and spring). The smooth trigger is definitely nicer than the grooved in my opinion. 3. The sight picture is obviously longer and I have to get used to it. At 25' I am more accurate with my 19 right now. The stock Glock sights which I like just fine on my 19 don't seem all that great on the 34 so I will probably be in the market soon to change them. I bought one of the Ghost Ultimate 3.5 lbs connectors the other day so I am going to try that out to see if the difference in pull works for me (I would have preferred getting one from Glock but they don't sell them to non-LEOs anymore). Otherwise I would really prefer to keep the gun as close to stock and not mess around with polishing or tinkering with the OEM parts. So at this stage its a good gun in search of a better trigger pull and better sights.