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Posted: 1/11/2015 12:23:31 AM EST
I have been carrying a Sig 226 for 12 years, and have recently started looking at a 34. What do you Glock guys think? Should I stick with the Sig or buy the 34?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 12:30:03 AM EST
I have been shooting a Glock 34 in competition for 3 years and just bought a SIG 226. Both are fine pistols. I use the Glock 34 for IDPA, 3Gun, Steel Challenge, and other local matches. I have only had he SIG for a few weeks but I am impressed.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 12:33:17 AM EST
17 or 19 for carry
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 1:06:05 AM EST
I have looked at the 17 as well, but like the longer barrel and site radius of the 34. In the past on occasion I carried a full size 1911, and wondered how well the 34 would carry concealed.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 2:18:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By campbellwt:
I have looked at the 17 as well, but like the longer barrel and site radius of the 34. In the past on occasion I carried a full size 1911, and wondered how well the 34 would carry concealed.
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Like a 1911, they're the same size.

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Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:29:34 AM EST
True, but the 34 weighs considerably less than a full size steel framed 1911 and it has the added mag capacity over it as well. The 34 is not a great deal wider than a 1911. I am not sure what the weight difference would be between the two with full mags. Maybe I am just trying to talk myself into buying another handgun. You can never have too many.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 7:42:39 AM EST
Do it...The G34 Gen 4 is a fine shooter.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 8:01:51 AM EST
I carry my gen4 34 without problems, but I'm a big guy and can hide a long pistol easily. I carried a full size 1911 last summer, sometimes under a baggy t shirt, too. TN handgun carry laws make no distinction between concealed or open carry, so I don't care if the gun prints a little bit. Most people in Nashville don't care, anyway.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 8:10:49 AM EST
I carried a P220, P226 and/or P229 for 15+ years. Now I carry a G19/17 and compete with a G34. Still love my Sigs, but I just shoot more accurately with the Glocks. The 34 doesn't seem that big to me after lugging around the P226, but the 17/19 is easier for me to conceal.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 12:55:15 PM EST
So do you guys swap out the sights and put different triggers in your Glocks or keep them stock?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 1:21:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By campbellwt:
So do you guys swap out the sights and put different triggers in your Glocks or keep them stock?
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I put a tritium/fiber optic front sight on the 19
Trigger, fiber optic front sight on the 17
Trigger, warren sights, 11lb spring on the 34
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 1:34:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By campbellwt:
So do you guys swap out the sights and put different triggers in your Glocks or keep them stock?
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A good set of sights is really all you NEED. I prefer fiber optic front and plain black rear.

Everything else is, IMO, a luxury.

With that being said, both my longslides are gamed out to the gills.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 1:42:59 PM EST
34 is a good choice. I too go with the fiber optic front and plain black rear.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:55:13 PM EST
Best Glock made if your not looking to CC. I use Dawson Precision black/black sights on mine and a Glocktriggers.com 'Edge' in competition.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:08:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Clint-M:
Best Glock made if your not looking to CC. I use Dawson Precision black/black sights on mine and a Glocktriggers.com 'Edge' in competition.
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I have dawson all black sights on my 17 and they are great along with a glocktriggers.com guardian. I want to try the edge.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:32:51 PM EST
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The 34 really shines at competitions where the longer sight radius gives you some margin of error with your sight alignment. If this is to be a CCW I would truly suggest the 19 but to each their own.
ETA: The 19 IMHO maybe the best "do it all" 9mm ever made. If you don't have a Glock it really should be your first, especially for CCW.

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Link Posted: 1/11/2015 8:07:55 PM EST
My plans are for it to be a do it all. After handling all three, my thought were possibly buying the 19 for my wife. After carrying a Sig for so long, I am truly impressed with the feel of the Gen 4 frames. All of you guys have been a big help, thank you.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 1:54:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TeeRex:
34 is a good choice. I too go with the fiber optic front and plain black rear.
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This is what I have on mine (Dawson Precision) and I really like the sights.


Link Posted: 1/13/2015 2:55:08 PM EST
I have a G34.3 and I really want a G34.4 some day but I will wait till I shoot my .3 out or wait till I find a good deal on a used G34.4
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:47:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By campbellwt:
My plans are for it to be a do it all. After handling all three, my thought were possibly buying the 19 for my wife. After carrying a Sig for so long, I am truly impressed with the feel of the Gen 4 frames. All of you guys have been a big help, thank you.
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If you're close to Nashville, you can try mine out some weekend. PM me if this sounds like a good idea.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 10:01:40 PM EST
If you do get your wife a 19, carry it yourself a few times and run some drills with it, you'll be impressed with how capable and concealable it is.

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Link Posted: 1/13/2015 10:22:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sixnine:
If you do get your wife a 19, carry it yourself a few times and run some drills with it, you'll be impressed with how capable and concealable it is.

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Yep. Got the 19 for the wife but I kept it.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 10:10:13 AM EST
Ironhandjohn, thanks for the invite. I am in East TN, but make it that way on occasion. Buds guns opened their new store and range over here, I just might go try one of each there to see how each one feels and shoots before I buy.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 8:17:24 PM EST
I love you my Gen4 34. I have Warren Sevigny 3 dot tritiums on it. My is a blue label and came with a standard connector. I put a Glock (-) connector in and that's it. I don't CCW it, I have a 26 for that, but I like having it in the car or in my night stand.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 10:53:39 PM EST
Has anyone that has personally handled and shot both the Glock 17 and Glock 34 actually prefer the 17? The longer sight does seem more appealing as well as the slightly increased velocity I suppose. I really can't think of any negatives.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 4:53:52 AM EST
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Has anyone that has personally handled and shot both the Glock 17 and Glock 34 actually prefer the 17? The longer sight does seem more appealing as well as the slightly increased velocity I suppose. I really can't think of any negatives.
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Yes. There is more flex, maybe it is my TRL-1, in the 34 compared to the 17. I still prefer the 34 though.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 8:15:05 AM EST
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Has anyone that has personally handled and shot both the Glock 17 and Glock 34 actually prefer the 17? The longer sight does seem more appealing as well as the slightly increased velocity I suppose. I really can't think of any negatives.
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The only negative for me is a 34 is slightly harder to conceal than a 17, but its still doable. I have other guns I like to carry over either of those though so its not really an issue. Other than that my preference is the 34. Balance feels better for me and I'm slightly more accurate with it.

Ever since I got a 34 my 17 pretty much just sits in the safe.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:23:26 PM EST
My biggest obstacle is to decide which one to buy first. After reading these posts and talking to others, it still hard to decide. The 17 would be able to fit any role I need it to, then maybe the 19.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:44:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By campbellwt:
I have looked at the 17 as well, but like the longer barrel and site radius of the 34. In the past on occasion I carried a full size 1911, and wondered how well the 34 would carry concealed.
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I carry a full size 1911 and am purchasing a g34 gen 4 this weekend. I'll let you know how it works.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:06:36 PM EST
I would add go G34, one other thing to think about is, picture dropping them on concrete, which one would upset you more.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:50:43 PM EST
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Love my LWD 34... Not finished yet. But i know i am in love.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 2:16:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By campbellwt:
My biggest obstacle is to decide which one to buy first. After reading these posts and talking to others, it still hard to decide. The 17 would be able to fit any role I need it to, then maybe the 19.
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The 19 will fill any role you need better than the 17. There is nothing the 17 can do that 19 can't do in a smaller package. The 34 offers a distinct advantage over the 19 in certain roles with it's longer sight radius. The 17 has the larger harder to conceal grip size and the while the sight radius is longer than the 19 it isn't dramatically longer like the 34. Get the 19 and when you find a role where the 19 is inadequate get the 34.

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Link Posted: 1/15/2015 7:49:32 PM EST
Shot a G34 today with a 3.5 pound trigger... liked it so much I went and bought one today at lunch time. Blue Label G34 Gen 3 with 3 magazines... $540 OTD.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 7:58:34 PM EST
Glock 34 is a great 9mm.Having said that I CCW either the G34 or a kimber tactical custom
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 7:40:05 AM EST
I am eligible for the blue lable pricing as well, $540 otd is a great deal. All the more reason to buy the 17 or 19 in addition to the 34. Seeing Magpul producing glock mags is great news also.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:45:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By campbellwt:
I am eligible for the blue lable pricing as well, $540 otd is a great deal. All the more reason to buy the 17 or 19 in addition to the 34. Seeing Magpul producing glock mags is great news also.
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I hope your happy, all this talk about new Glocks made me go buy a blue label G19 w/night sights to go with my 24 y/o gen 2 19.

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Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:57:15 PM EST
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It's good to know that I am able to provide some good influence Sixnine. What was the price on the 19?
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:24:06 PM EST
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$455 w/night sights, $398 w/o.
ETA: Cabelas did not go out of their way to be helpful with the transfer. The first guy treated me like I was stupid when I told him I needed him to fax a copy of my credentials along with their FFL info and basically wasn't going to do it for me. Fortunately the blue dealer accepted a photograph I emailed him that I took of my credentials on top of a garbage can at Cabelas. The second guy sent the information to the dealer over an hour after I left. I might complain to a manager and see if I can get something knocked off the transfer fee.

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Link Posted: 1/16/2015 4:57:17 PM EST
Fortunately I have a blue label dealer and LE distributor here. Great price though.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 5:26:22 PM EST
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Fortunately I have a blue label dealer and LE distributor here. Great price though.
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There is another dealer about an hour away, but they add some kind of charges onto their blue labels. So after I drive an hour to get there my 35 went from $480 to $545 OTD. Both options are still cheaper than the red labels though and I shouldn't really complain about getting a price break.
ETA: Looks like S&H, tax, and transfer are going to push it to $552 OTD, still cheaper than going red.

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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 3:10:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bags533:


This is what I have on mine (Dawson Precision) and I really like the sights.


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Originally Posted By TeeRex:
34 is a good choice. I too go with the fiber optic front and plain black rear.


This is what I have on mine (Dawson Precision) and I really like the sights.




Same here I have the adjustable black rear with fiber front.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 3:13:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By campbellwt:
My biggest obstacle is to decide which one to buy first. After reading these posts and talking to others, it still hard to decide. The 17 would be able to fit any role I need it to, then maybe the 19.
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I started with a gen4 34 then picked up a 41 and just tonight bought a gen 4 19 to replace a Sig p6. To me the 19 and 34 combo for 9s is perfect with those two I don't see a need for a 17.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:05:24 AM EST
This makes a lot of sense. I was thinking about the 34/19 combo might be the way I go.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:27:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By campbellwt:
This makes a lot of sense. I was thinking about the 34/19 combo might be the way I go.
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In hindsight, this is the way the go. My 17 doesn't see much use these days.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:52:53 PM EST
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This makes a lot of sense. I was thinking about the 34/19 combo might be the way I go.
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That's what I meant about getting the 19 first then buying the 34. The 19 can do it all but there are some things that are stretch for it and that's where the 34 comes in. The 17 lies in between without the advantages of either of them.

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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:48:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 1:33:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By iNuhBaDNayburhood:
Sig is a carry gun. G34 is a competition gun.
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I don't compete with my 34, I carry it.


Link Posted: 1/18/2015 6:23:23 PM EST
I don't plan on entering any competitions either. The weight difference between the 226 and the G34 is fairy significant. In my rather limited opinion, the 34 wins because of the mag capacity, sight radius, and weight.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:23:13 PM EST
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I don't compete with my 34, I carry it.
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Originally Posted By Ironhandjohn:
Originally Posted By iNuhBaDNayburhood:
Sig is a carry gun. G34 is a competition gun.



I don't compete with my 34, I carry it.

Easy boys, it can do both.


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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:48:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:22:14 PM EST
I would replace the sites asap with the Trijicon HD's, possibly. You answered a question I had about the cutout on the slide.
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