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Nick B
01-20-2013, 16:04
I posted a simular thread over at ARFCOM and got some good answers but I know this is the #1 Glock home .
Anyway it's been about 7 years since I bought a Glock or kept up with them on the internet . Now I'm interested in a G34 . What can you owners tell me about them ?
Do I want a Gen 3 or Gen 4 ? Any BTF problems with the G34 ?
I have a 17,19,21,and a 30 now but there's always room for more right ?
Thanks in advance .

01-20-2013, 18:13
g34 is the most used gun in production classes of idpa and uspsa, can't go wrong with that. that said, if you have a 17 there isn't night and day difference, but the longer sight radius does help. most of the g34's come with a lighter connector and extended slide release, but that is something you could switch out on your 17.

the last two glocks i have bought have been gen 4. the backstrap doesn't matter to me, but the 4's are way grippier than the 3's. no issues with either of mine, just like i expected.

i have warren/sevigny competition wide rear notch and fiber optic front sights on my glocks and they provide nice and fast target acquisition.

01-20-2013, 19:28
I have a Gen 3 G34 I use in USPSA Production and it has been flawless. I also use the warren/sevigny competition sights....

01-23-2013, 08:22
I have one on layaway now. It will complete my 9mm collection

01-23-2013, 08:51
Bought my first Glock last year. The one with the old "defective" ejector and RSA. Somebody forgot to tell my gun. No BTF, 100% reliable, nice pile of ejected cases at 3 o'clock. I did not bother "upgrading" to the new parts.

I have about 2,500 rounds through it. Reloads, REM-UMC FMJ and Federal +P+. Eats everything. With smaller hands, I like the backstrap inserts. With the Gen4 RSA, the recoil is slightly less than the Gen3's. Trigger with the "dot" connector is very good. Only thing I have done is Warren Tacticals.

All of my shooting is defensive, I don't shoot competition. Very easy gun to shoot well. Everything just works (for me). It is has joined my EDC Sigs and 1911's.

01-23-2013, 09:51
I traded my G17 for a G34....never looked back. Same mags and better overall. I also have a G19 that is great to carry. I shot quite a bit of IDPA with it and it runs perfect for me clean or dirty.

Mad Ryan
01-23-2013, 10:31
Mine runs like a Swiss Watch.

Uber reliable, accurate, super soft shooting, and with a good set of sights and some minor polishing of the trigger components you get a pistol that'll work for even a dedicated 1911 shooter like me.

01-23-2013, 10:45
Get the 34. Great gun and a sweet shooter. Ditch the cheesy adjustable rear sight and get a fixed sight for it.

01-26-2013, 22:42
Once you shoot a Glock 34 you wont want to shoot your other guns.

01-27-2013, 11:44
aside from the sight no complaints here. :supergrin:

01-30-2013, 13:56
Thats good to read about. i just put a g34 gen 3 on lay a way. i keep a gun on lay a way. get one of put another on. the 34 will be help complete my 9mm collection. just need a 17L.

01-30-2013, 14:41
Once you shoot a Glock 34 you wont want to shoot your other guns.

Until you shoot a 17L!!! :supergrin:

01-30-2013, 14:42
I just sold my 17L

01-30-2013, 15:13
Just do it! I bought a new Gen 4 G34 back in late December and I am in love! The more and more I work with it, the more I'm happy that I opted for the Gen4 version. While some of the differences are cosmetic, I do like the option of adjusting the grip size more than I thought I would. The extra grippy texture is a bonus and that bigger mag release button is icing on the cake.

I haven't put a tremendous amount of rounds through it due to weather and a shortage of 9mm ammo on my part, but what I did do was take it from the box to the firing line at my local IDPA match with only a basic cleaning and lube. It ran flawlessly for me; only issue for me was not being used to the extended slide release and I'd ride my thumb over the top of it therefor keeping it from locking back on the last round of a mag. I earned a few procedural penalties for my errors but considering it was a completely fresh run, I'll take it!

If you can find one, do it! Only regret you'll have is by waiting too long to buy one!

Bruce M
01-30-2013, 16:20
I have said before, if I had my G34 before my G17 I would have another G34 and no G17.

01-30-2013, 16:59
I'm in the same boat, I plan to pick up a really nice used one soon.

01-30-2013, 20:33
I plan on getting one myself at some point. :)

Tom D
01-30-2013, 20:59
I just bought a 34 gen3 and have swapped out the barrel only because I want to shoot lead and got tired of the never ending do don't dadadada. (KKM and have no regret)

Trigger is funky and the sights funkier.

Im replacing the sights with Heine Straight 8's then the trigger I'll figure out something, I'll try some hand work first.

Grip is small for my hand and the LOP I' Im going to improve with some home made inserts, G4 would have eliminated that issue. No biggie

It reacts very nicely with slight adjustment in powder and the jury is still out on the one I like best. The KKM slugs at .3550 and the Glock at .3570

The guns a hoot. Get one.

01-30-2013, 22:12
I just sold my 17L

If that day comes for me, that will be the day my wife see's a grown man cry...

02-01-2013, 20:30
i have said before, if i had my g34 before my g17 i would have another g34 and no g17.

....... +1

02-01-2013, 21:09
i have owned my g34 for over 7 yrs now. It has never failed me!

mike g35
02-01-2013, 21:31
The Gen 4 G34 is my favorite handgun to shoot period. They're soft shooting, fast, reliable, accurate, and can be "tuned" to be amazing production division USPSA blasters!!! What more do you want out of life? :)

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02-03-2013, 06:40
I have a gen 3 34 for uspsa production class. Dawson sights, vogel trigger, and reduced recoil spring. Shot with atlanta arms and ammo 9mm loads it shoots like a dream. I also have a gen 3 17. Not a big fan of the gen 4 in 9mm. Have no issues with my gen 4 23 though.

02-04-2013, 01:43
Waiting to pick up my gen 3 34. Paid $645 its my first glock and first 9mm. Up to this point I have been shooting an sti in 45. I want to shoot more and reloading 9 instead of 45 seemed to be the way forward for me. Could have bought a Springfield or a Smith but when i saw the Glock 34 at my local gun store it was love at first sight. Can't wait to shoot it.

02-04-2013, 10:28
My Gen 3 G34 has a set of Warren Tactical sights (I paint the back face of the front sight with either Testors flourescent Neon Green or Pink); I run it with the OEM "-" connector and a NY1 spring. Out of all my Glocks, I consistantly post my best IDPA scores with it. I use a Blade-Tech Nano holster for IDPA and carry-it's actually an easy gun to regularly carry.

Best, Jon

02-04-2013, 13:43
Once you shoot a Glock 34 you wont want to shoot your other guns.

Exactly what he said. Get the 34 and be happy. jw38

02-06-2013, 19:26
I was at the LGS the other day and saw a g34 and thought it looked great. Have a 26 and 17 and think they are great. I don't do competition, just target practice for self defense. The 34 would be a bed side gun probably.

What is a good price for one with standard sights and what is the hole on the slide, near the muzzle, for?

02-06-2013, 19:36
I believe the hole is to lighten the slide so the gun functions properly. The slide weight would then approximate a model 17??

02-06-2013, 20:18
Definitely go with the G34 Gen4! Just be careful, because you may be lured into picking up its evil twin:

Or, you may be tempted to finish out your 9x19 lineup:

AR15 guy
02-06-2013, 21:15
Definitely go with the G34 Gen4! Just be careful, because you may be lured into picking up its evil twin:

Or, you may be tempted to finish out your 9x19 lineup:

I envy your gen 4 line only gen 4 is my 17. I have well used gen 3 19, and a new gen 3 34 as well. I had a gen 3 23 and sold it off today.

I had plans on picking up a gen 4 19 tomorrow...but decided I needed to pay off some bills first.

M&P Guy
02-06-2013, 21:58
10 years of exceptional service from mine. Ten's of thousands of rounds and utterly reliable. Wife's favorite shooter. It is always a pleasure to use.

02-06-2013, 23:41
Thinking Of Buying A G34

Think too long and they will be sold out.

02-06-2013, 23:49
Like i was just saying a couple days ago i payed $640 and i can only see them getting more expensive. Pick one up now if you can your not the only one looking at it.

02-07-2013, 05:52
If you paid 640 for one then I guess 600 is a good deal for the one I found. I think it is a gen 3 though, I didn't check the back strap.

Tom D
02-07-2013, 10:01
For what ever its worth, "I talked with three different people at Glock last week and all of them told me that Glock was working around the clock and running at full capacity. However, because the supply chain has been virtually depleted, I was told they were running 3-4 months behind for orders placed just by the distributors. The Glock food chain flows as follows….distributors first, stocking dealers buying directly from Glock second, non-stocking dealers last. Could be July/August before any amount of reasonable inventory is available.

Feel free to pass along." An email I received from my local Tics manager who received it from another FFL

02-07-2013, 16:34
I got Gen4 G34 and Gen 4 G35, too. G35 has been perfect out of the box, but subject to recall. Glock changed the slide and I had no problems before and after recall. My G34 is made in Nov 2012 and it throws empties all over my body and in the head... I had Gen 3 G34 for IDPA competition for years, never had a problem with it. Go figure.