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Posted: 11/17/2014 9:28:37 PM EDT
Is possible to put a 5" barrel and slide on the Glock 17 4" frame?
Link Posted: 11/17/2014 9:43:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2014 11:50:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AJE:
Yes.

You could put an aftermarket slide and barrel or a factory G34 (or 17L) upper.
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Would you possibly have a link to a pic of that set up?
Link Posted: 11/17/2014 11:51:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 1:09:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AJE:
Lone Wolf has a few slides and barrels.

http://www.lonewolfdist.com/

There are others, but I've bought from them in the past.

The Glock factory stuff will fit because the 17L and the 34 use the same frame as the 17, it's just a longer upper.
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Took a look and I saw that the 17L is 6".

Are there no 5" slide and barrel options for the 17 frame?
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 9:53:31 AM EDT
The 34 and 17 use the same frame. Putting a 34 "upper" onto a 17 frame would essentially make it a 34. The 34 has a 5.3" barrel.
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 3:22:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:
The 34 and 17 use the same frame. Putting a 34 "upper" onto a 17 frame would essentially make it a 34. The 34 has a 5.3" barrel.
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Thanx. I will be using the Glock 17 with a suppressor and thing that the 34 length of 5" will look better than the 17L long slide suppressed.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this or should I keep the 17 as is with a 4" slide?
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 4:33:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:


Thanx. I will be using the Glock 17 with a suppressor and thing that the 34 length of 5" will look better than the 17L long slide suppressed.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this or should I keep the 17 as is with a 4" slide?
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:
The 34 and 17 use the same frame. Putting a 34 "upper" onto a 17 frame would essentially make it a 34. The 34 has a 5.3" barrel.


Thanx. I will be using the Glock 17 with a suppressor and thing that the 34 length of 5" will look better than the 17L long slide suppressed.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this or should I keep the 17 as is with a 4" slide?

I don't understand what you are trying to do. If you want to suppress a G17, you just need a G17 threaded barrel (which will obviously be longer than the slide). If you want a suppressed G34, you will need a 34 slide and an even longer threaded barrel. Personally, I'd rather have a 17 for suppressor use; a suppressor adds a lot of length to the already long 34. I think a lot of people would even prefer the shorter 19.
Link Posted: 11/18/2014 4:48:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:

I don't understand what you are trying to do. If you want to suppress a G17, you just need a G17 threaded barrel (which will obviously be longer than the slide). If you want a suppressed G34, you will need a 34 slide and an even longer threaded barrel. Personally, I'd rather have a 17 for suppressor use; a suppressor adds a lot of length to the already long 34. I think a lot of people would even prefer the shorter 19.
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Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:
Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:
The 34 and 17 use the same frame. Putting a 34 "upper" onto a 17 frame would essentially make it a 34. The 34 has a 5.3" barrel.


Thanx. I will be using the Glock 17 with a suppressor and thing that the 34 length of 5" will look better than the 17L long slide suppressed.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this or should I keep the 17 as is with a 4" slide?

I don't understand what you are trying to do. If you want to suppress a G17, you just need a G17 threaded barrel (which will obviously be longer than the slide). If you want a suppressed G34, you will need a 34 slide and an even longer threaded barrel. Personally, I'd rather have a 17 for suppressor use; a suppressor adds a lot of length to the already long 34. I think a lot of people would even prefer the shorter 19.


I was really trying to ask if a suppressor would function any better on one or the other...that being a 4" vs. a 5" set up.
Link Posted: 11/19/2014 12:13:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:


I was really trying to ask if a suppressor would function any better on one or the other...that being a 4" vs. a 5" set up.
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:
Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:
The 34 and 17 use the same frame. Putting a 34 "upper" onto a 17 frame would essentially make it a 34. The 34 has a 5.3" barrel.


Thanx. I will be using the Glock 17 with a suppressor and thing that the 34 length of 5" will look better than the 17L long slide suppressed.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this or should I keep the 17 as is with a 4" slide?

I don't understand what you are trying to do. If you want to suppress a G17, you just need a G17 threaded barrel (which will obviously be longer than the slide). If you want a suppressed G34, you will need a 34 slide and an even longer threaded barrel. Personally, I'd rather have a 17 for suppressor use; a suppressor adds a lot of length to the already long 34. I think a lot of people would even prefer the shorter 19.


I was really trying to ask if a suppressor would function any better on one or the other...that being a 4" vs. a 5" set up.


Like, be quieter? I'm not sure you'll notice much of a difference.

The 17 will handle better than a 34 with a can on it though, because it's shorter.
Link Posted: 11/19/2014 2:10:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2014 2:42:43 PM EDT
Thanx gentlemen....I think I will stick with the original 17 4" configuration for now.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:53:20 AM EDT
I find a can (Ti-Rant) makes a 34 just a wee bit too long and nose heavy. Perfect (for me) on a G19 though. Function wise, they both for me have been 100%.

And yes, while it's been said already, a 34 slide and barrel assembly works on a 17 frame and vice-versa.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 2:03:20 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Thanx gentlemen....I think I will stick with the original 17 4" configuration for now.
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There are three ways to go about getting a threaded barrel, in order of preference IMO:

1 - buy a glock factory barrel, left hand threads
2 - get a 34 factory barrel threaded down to thread pitch of choice
3 - aftermarket barrels
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 9:03:40 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By thormx538:


Like, be quieter? I'm not sure you'll notice much of a difference.

The 17 will handle better than a 34 with a can on it though, because it's shorter.
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Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:
Originally Posted By ewetstone:
Originally Posted By frankiebagadonuts:
The 34 and 17 use the same frame. Putting a 34 "upper" onto a 17 frame would essentially make it a 34. The 34 has a 5.3" barrel.


Thanx. I will be using the Glock 17 with a suppressor and thing that the 34 length of 5" will look better than the 17L long slide suppressed.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this or should I keep the 17 as is with a 4" slide?

I don't understand what you are trying to do. If you want to suppress a G17, you just need a G17 threaded barrel (which will obviously be longer than the slide). If you want a suppressed G34, you will need a 34 slide and an even longer threaded barrel. Personally, I'd rather have a 17 for suppressor use; a suppressor adds a lot of length to the already long 34. I think a lot of people would even prefer the shorter 19.


I was really trying to ask if a suppressor would function any better on one or the other...that being a 4" vs. a 5" set up.


Like, be quieter? I'm not sure you'll notice much of a difference.

The 17 will handle better than a 34 with a can on it though, because it's shorter.



As someone who has both and has tried both with a suppressor, this is absolute truth. The 34 by itself is one of my favorite Glocks, but you hang a can off it and you might as well get an SBR.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:34:33 PM EDT
The 17 is actually just a hair under 4.5 inch barrel. The 19 has the four inch ( give or take a few mm's )
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