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    Glock 34 anybody??

    anybody own a glock 34 and how does it shoot??? vs. the glock 19. And what purpose do you use it for? Why not the glock 35?? Competition or just plain old plincking?

    Oh yeah how much you get it for?

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    I've been checking 34's out. Best price 569 little local shop.....worst 596 Gander Mt. I've been looking for an IDPA freindly pistol.My shooting buddy has had one for 18 months and loves it. It shoots well but I'm not sold on the way it feels in hand.

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    I've had a Glock 34 for about a year now. I like it a lot. It is a range gun and a night stand gun. I didn't buy it to carry.

    I have prev owned a G17, G19 and G26. I am a decent shot, but no matter how much I practiced, I always suffered from shooting low and to the left with that Glock trigger. I never concurred that, although I also never shot a Glock exclusively, either. Many people suffer from this with a Glock - its quite common.

    I did not suffer from this with the G34. The gun comes with a stock lighter trigger. And, I guess that made the difference for me - not sure. I also like the longer slide for sight radius. The longer mag release is nice, and the slide stop can be used as a slide release. On the other models, ya tend to have to use the sling shot method to release the slide because the slide stop doesn't work very well as a slide release when holding the gun in a normal grip.

    Why not the G35 - I do not like 40 cal. I will never own one. Right now, I have all 9mm because of ammo costs. But in the past, I have had 45 ACP and 9mm. All I will own in a handgun.

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    I shot the .40 version the other day (35 I think). I'm strongly considering getting the 9mm version of getting a G17.

    The ONLY thing that I didn't like about it was that the extended mag catch cut into my hand. That is a very easy swap though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD-45 View Post
    I've been checking 34's out. Best price 569 little local shop.....worst 596 Gander Mt. I've been looking for an IDPA freindly pistol.My shooting buddy has had one for 18 months and loves it. It shoots well but I'm not sold on the way it feels in hand.

    I paid $599 last year. I have seen $570 or so at gun shows afterwards (I wish I could have gotten an OD green 1 at the time). The Gander Mountain in my area is $649!

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    I have a 34 that I bought new in June for $580. So far 2k trouble free rounds thru it, I was surprised at well it shoots, this was my first Glock. I did change the sights to a Dawson fiber optic front and fixed rear, also changed out the mag release for a stock one. Like SW, I have no use for a 40 caliber pistol.

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    I have owned a G 34 for two years now. I have put about 10,000 rds through it. I have had few problems with it. For awhile, it was jamming but I think this was due to using the wrong ammo and, possibly, not cleaning the gun properly. My G34 doesn't like Blazer Brass 9 mm ammo. When I have compared this round with Remington and Winchester, the cartridge is longer and that may be the reason it tends to jam. When I first cleaned the gun, I only field stripped it and I think I used too much cleaner and lubricant. AS a result, it got gummed up where I couldn't get to just field stripping the gun. Then, I had a gunsmith show me how to completely disassemble a glock, clean it and reassemble it. It is very easy to do this in comparison with other pistols. Since learning how, I have become something of a fanatic for having a clean gun so I now completely disassemble, clean and reassemble my Glocks every time I shoot them. Since I started doing this and using the ammo my Glock 34 likes, I have had no problems whatsoever. I should add that most Glock users do not completely clean the gun every time it is shot. I know some who only clean them once a year even though they put a lot of rounds through them. One note of caution, everyone I've talked to and the Glock manuals say do not use too much lubricant. Glocks do just fine with 4 or 5 drops of oil on the right parts.

    I have used the G34 and G35 in IPSC and IDPA competitions and they are my favorite guns to use. They shoot accurately and reliably. Glocks are very common among IDPA shooters and fairly common among IPSC shooters although IPSC guys use 1911's more than anything else. I come from Iowa and one thing I noticed in winter competitions (outdoors) is that the 1911 guns tend to jam quite a bit more often than the Glocks in very cold temperatures. At least, this is my experience. Perhaps this is because steel guns tend to be lubricated with a good deal more oil than p0lymer frame guns but it is a curious thing to see 3 and 4 thousand dollar custom and race guns jamming while the 500 dollar glocks just keep on spitting lead.

    I use the G 35 (.40 caliber) for IPSC since I shoot limited class most of the time and shooting 40 as opposed to 9 mm scores better on off center hits. In IDPA, 9mm and above are all treated the same unless you shoot in Custom Service Pistol class where .45 caliber is mandated.

    I am very happy with my Glocks and I think they are very good guns for the money. The best price I have seen is the $540 I paid for my new G 35 at a gun show.

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    I have encountered a lot of shooters who stick with 9mm and .45 and don't plan on ever buying a .40 cal. I think part of the reason is ammo costs (when comparing the .40 and 9mm) and part is the nature of the .40 S & W cartridge. It is a high pressure cartridge and it has more recoil than the 9.
    I have not started reloading yet but from what I have read and heard, one has to be very cautious when reloading the .40 - a little too much powder and the possibility for case rupture is very real. I know several people who have experienced their .40 handguns exploding in their hands. No serious injuries but it was a very scary occurrence not to mention destroying part of the gun. That being said, the .40 is a very common cartridge in IPSC and many if not most of those shooters are reloading. I haven't had any problems using factory ammo in my G 35 but it certainly has more recoil than my G 34. If it weren't for the scoring penalty, I would shoot a 9 all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martial_field View Post
    I have owned a G 34 for two years now. I have put about 10,000 rds through it. I have had few problems with it. For awhile, it was jamming but I think this was due to using the wrong ammo and, possibly, not cleaning the gun properly. My G34 doesn't like Blazer Brass 9 mm ammo. When I have compared this round with Remington and Winchester, the cartridge is longer and that may be the reason it tends to jam. When I first cleaned the gun, I only field stripped it and I think I used too much cleaner and lubricant. AS a result, it got gummed up where I couldn't get to just field stripping the gun. Then, I had a gunsmith show me how to completely disassemble a glock, clean it and reassemble it. It is very easy to do this in comparison with other pistols. Since learning how, I have become something of a fanatic for having a clean gun so I now completely disassemble, clean and reassemble my Glocks every time I shoot them. Since I started doing this and using the ammo my Glock 34 likes, I have had no problems whatsoever. I should add that most Glock users do not completely clean the gun every time it is shot. I know some who only clean them once a year even though they put a lot of rounds through them. One note of caution, everyone I've talked to and the Glock manuals say do not use too much lubricant. Glocks do just fine with 4 or 5 drops of oil on the right parts.

    I have used the G34 and G35 in IPSC and IDPA competitions and they are my favorite guns to use. They shoot accurately and reliably. Glocks are very common among IDPA shooters and fairly common among IPSC shooters although IPSC guys use 1911's more than anything else. I come from Iowa and one thing I noticed in winter competitions (outdoors) is that the 1911 guns tend to jam quite a bit more often than the Glocks in very cold temperatures. At least, this is my experience. Perhaps this is because steel guns tend to be lubricated with a good deal more oil than p0lymer frame guns but it is a curious thing to see 3 and 4 thousand dollar custom and race guns jamming while the 500 dollar glocks just keep on spitting lead.

    I use the G 35 (.40 caliber) for IPSC since I shoot limited class most of the time and shooting 40 as opposed to 9 mm scores better on off center hits. In IDPA, 9mm and above are all treated the same unless you shoot in Custom Service Pistol class where .45 caliber is mandated.

    I am very happy with my Glocks and I think they are very good guns for the money. The best price I have seen is the $540 I paid for my new G 35 at a gun show.

    Martial_Field
    If you can see the lube on your gun you have too much lube on it. A slight drop on the connector is all that is needed along with taking a patch with a small amount of lube and wiping the slide rails and maybe a little on top of the barrel is more than enough.

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    I like my G34 a lot. I believe it is the best 9mm I have ever owned. No jams or problems at all - but I only have a couple thousand rounds through it.

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    Love my G34! I got it to shoot pins but now use it for IDPA. I paid $450 for mine, used, with 4 mags and a Fobus holster two years ago. Some guy got it for concealed carry, put a box of ammo through it, and decided it was to big to carry. I've shot about 5,000 rounds thrugh it with no problems.

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    You got a great price on a fine gun. I wonder why anyone would purchase a gun with a 5.32 inch barrel for carry? Does anyone out there carry such a large piece as a concealed weapon?

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    Super 34

    Quote Originally Posted by martial_field View Post
    You got a great price on a fine gun. I wonder why anyone would purchase a gun with a 5.32 inch barrel for carry? Does anyone out there carry such a large piece as a concealed weapon?

    The G34 is no harder to conceal than a 1911 when you use a good holster

    UNLESS IT IS SET UP LIKE THIS



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    Its hard to choose my 19 is my summer gun and my 34 my winter gun.

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    When did you get into Bullseye Ron? That's a good looking set up you got.

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    Baldy,

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    When did you get into Bullseye Ron? That's a good looking set up you got.
    I build that with the thought of joining the local gun club that hold competitions but guess I should have talked to their big wigs first. Seems they do not allow anyone to join "their" club if "they" think the person can not compete in "their" shoots--and since "they" do not allow wheelchair shooter to compete--then the wheelchair shooter can not join "their" club because "they" are afraid the person just wants to use the range and can be no use to the club. During the summer our fish and game club holds a once a week informal plate shoot--more a get together than real cut throat.. After I build the 34 and then found out I was not good enough to do anything but want to use the gun clubs range--it went in the safe-then last summer we got to go to one shoot and mom got sick and passed away-the way it is set up shoots are may till Nov and you have to attend 10 to qualify for any awards possible 45 points for shoot with the 10 best counting.. anyway the one shoot I took it to got me the 45 out of 45. I really like to use the plates as an excuse to bang the Redhawk with 44spl loads. or the Blackhawk in ACP. So the 34 is up for grabs and open to trade. Sorry if I sound a little hurt over the gun club--In the early and mid 70's,,I was one of the Police range officer's that got that kind of course set up in our area. So no can move and shoot--no can bulls-eye in "their" club

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    Sorry U are having so much trouble with that club. That's crappy. U could probably sue, but then even if U got your way, no one would get along...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Sorry U are having so much trouble with that club. That's crappy. U could probably sue, but then even if U got your way, no one would get along...
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    One of the fellows that is on the board (or was), I think put it best to them on my part--he told them "we sure could have used somebody with a bunch of gun tools and the brains to use a computer--run matches and and !!!" one of them said sure could--Joe told him--"you just voted to not even let him apply---and by the way,,the last 2 matches I won,,he build the guns."" To sue,,never entered my mind--nothing to gain but hard feelings--

    So even if I am wrong, I like to think it was their loss guess I can day dream.

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    One other thing

    I like about this 34 is that it has a set of night sights on it and you can drop the C-More off and have a carry gun in 2 min's

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    I wouldn't want to belong with a bunch of squibs like them anyway. Our range bends over backwards for people in chairs. They even give pointers on shooting and everything. Suing would gain nothing as you said. Your the better man in that deal. Good luck and keep shooting.

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