Glock 17L is a 6" barrel. The 34 is a 5.5" barrel. It balances better too. I've seen others on Glocktalk comment the same. And, at the last gunshow, I held both together. It is true. The Glock 17L is just a bit too topheavy. The 34 balances better.
Not sure if the 17L comes with the stock lighter trigger like the 34, but it probably does...
Well, I used to carry a G26 until I bought and shot the CZ PO1, so now the Glock will just be in the safe to be traded or sold. The CZ in my opinion is better for me especially in the grip angle and I shoot it much better. My next handgun will be the CZ SPO1.
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Originally Posted by Shipwreck
A friend of mine has a 17L that he got from his grandfather. I have never shot one so we were planning on goin up in a few weeks.
Well, if you don't know what "FMJ" is, your first step should be to enroll in an NRA Basic Pistol class, rather than picking a gun.
My household has Glocks and a CZ75B. The wife and I both carry Glocks.
My experience is:
1. The Glock is slightly more reliable than the CZ.
2. The CZ has a more comfortable grip.
3. Both have a nice, low bore axis, with a slight edge to the CZ.
4. Glock sights are way better.
5. The Glock holds a few more BBs.
6. Accessories (holsters, etc.) for Glock are FAR more numerous and easily available.
7. Glock magazines are less expensive.
8. Glock armorers are easy to find. Good CZ guys are few and far between.
9. The Glock is much lighter and easier to carry.
10. The CZ trigger reset is long, so split times aren't as short as on a Glock (not that this really matters to a new shooter).
In a range gun, there's probably little difference, unless you shoot in speed-oriented events. For serious carry, I think the Glock wins hands-down.
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Originally Posted by hummer69
As Mike said, you should take an NRA course to get some training before you buy a gun.
As for GLock vs. CZ, the main difference is in the trigger. Glocks are great guns (and I have a few), but I prefer a standard DA/SA (like the CZ) over the Glock safe-action trigger.
Go with CZ
I have lots of CZs and one Glock.
I have big hands but prefer the feel of even my tiny 2075 with the standard magazine over the feel of the Glock.
I took a shooting course from someone who offered people who didn't own guns to use his Glock 19. Let's just say that the Glock reputation for reliability is a little inflated. My CZs are at least as dependable.
The added benefit with a CZ is that if you have a primer that isn't quite struck right by the first shot you can pull the double action trigger for another go at it. Can't do that with a Glock or an XD. If your first strike doesn't set the round off you have to rack the slide.
Murphy will dictate that if you are ever going to have a bad primer you will probably have it when you need that round to go off the most. If you have a double action semi-auto then you will have another chance at striking that primer. You won't with a Glock or XD.
Is Academy a local place, or an on-line retailer? If the latter, what's their URL?
Originally Posted by Shipwreck
They are a sporting good chain in this area of the country. I don't know if they ship ammo from their website - I doubt it. U can check: http://www.academy.com/
Originally Posted by kansas_plainsman
I believe they are in some other states besides TX.
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