There’s such a dizzying variety of black bricks, I can’t keep up. At 25 yards, several brands of ammunition shot all around the 2” mark. End Human Trafficking. GLOCKs have changed at a glacial pace since their original design. Still, sub-2” groups for every round I tried is better than average. This particular pistol came with the polymer sights that are standard on GLOCK pistols. I know folks who carry the gun OWB as their everyday carry pistol and with the Gen5 version, I think that number is going to get a lot higher. I often get failures like this, or if I’m in a similar position, but laying down. Both for tactical defensive shooters and competition shooters, making a modification which forces a specific technique to perform a function is a bad choice generally. It’s now become an industry standard where nitrides are starting to fall out of favor for multiple reasons. But still no G19 frame with 17 slide, unless you modify the frame of a 17 or buy a gen 5 G19 and G17 and put the 17 slide on top. It's also got a better disconnector angle, so the trigger pull isn't as "flexy" side to side or lengthy in the break. Talk me out of buying the rifle that goes with them. “You’ll also find that the G34’s grip doesn’t have the small moon cut in the front, unlike other Gen5 models.”. I realized that gen 4 dimple was a problem, and knew the gen 3 would work I changed to the lighter plunger spring, kept the rest stock, then got an email from Ghost about this new Angel connector. Is this while kneeling? Web Pro. The Gen 5 guns offer many of the features of the Gen 4 models, including four interchangeable backstraps, a larger magazine release and Glock's RTF (Rough Texture Finish), which consists of small raised squares that provide a surprisingly aggressive gripping surface. The GLOCK 34 Gen 5 absolutely hums along in fast fire. Glock has managed to do it again with their competition line, especially given the benefits of inclusion of a factory slide cut for a mountable optic. It is usually to your advantage to pick the largest gun that you can get away with due to the longer sight radius, reduced recoil and larger gripping surface available on a bigger gun. aaannd that makes twenty polymer framed striker fired pistol reviews from one manufacturer. I recruited two friends and a pile of various different factory Gen 4 and Gen 5 magazines as well as an assortment of Magpul GL-9 magazin… The GLOCK 34 Gen 5 absolutely hums along in fast fire. Yup, it’s big. Even though the gun itself weighs fairly little, the 8-inch plus nDLC finish slide helps to keep the muzzle down. I must be missing something here “One that often gets my Gen3 G19 GLOCKs to misfire is to stand bladed 90 degrees to the target, put my firing hand across my body with my forearm parallel to the ground and near my belt”. Personally, I HATED that cutout, and was extremely pleased when they got rid of it, as I had a gen 5 g34 MOS like this for awhile. But really, it’s no larger than the 1911 Governments I’ve carried every day for years. Is it mainly the longer sight radius? It now has only a single pin, and it is made beefier and has some minor angle finishing that differs from previous iterations. If the new GLOCK triggers were the ones they put on the previous generation’s models, there would never be the aftermarket GLOCK trigger market we see today. On Glock’s websitethere are only 14 compact/subcompact models in different calibers while there are only six “standard”-size pistols and only three “competition”-type long slides. I just don’t shoot enough, I have thousands of rounds of ammo, but don’t shoot since some old broad hit me, driving on the wrong side of a main road. The Glock 34 has been a successful pistol for Glock. With its extended barrel and extended line of sight, the GLOCK 34 allows accurate hit patterns even with rapid firing. The newest trigger indeed feels more like a double action trigger. GLOCK did this pretty well, and I had no issues with magazine hanging up while blindly inserting them into the flared magwell, something that did occasionally happen to me with previous models. And it’s a lot lighter. Regular 9mm ammo is on par with the 40 cal. Best looking glock I have ever seen….although that’s not saying much. For the speed it sends 9mm pills downrange, I’m willing to overlook that. That being said, Glock has also removed the locking block pin of the Gen 4, instead replacing it with the two pin system that was previous in the Gen 1, 2, and 3. I keep pushing it off because I know how bad the surgery and recoup times are. Basically have to keep plastic sights or get dawsons otherwise thell hang off the rear. Regarding the frame, only minor changes remain to discuss, namely the beveling of the front portion of the dustcover to match slide cut changes. Of course, tritium sights work well, just not as fast as the optic in low light. Caliber: 9X19mm Chambered in 9x19mm, the Glock 34 Gen 5 MOS pistol feeds through 17 rounds double-stack magazines. Glock 17 version also fits the Glock 34 Glock 19 version fits in Glock 19X & 45 Glock 26 uses the same as the Gen 3/4 found here. HK VP9 Review: Perfect for Concealed Carry. Standing straight up, elbow down at belt level, forearm 90 deg to rest of arm (Parallel to ground)… and there you go! Because of the specialized nature of the G34 pistol model, the generational changes become even more important an indicator of the long-term performance and viability of the model. 4) Agency Arms Glock 17 Gen 4 Urban Combat Slide – DLC – Weight: 9.4 oz. This is actually one of very few complaints from the Glock purchasers, but it is fairly widespread, and they are vocal. Was gonna stick with the 34 Gen 4 mos but could only find the gen 5 in mos let me tell you when I say I’m ecstatic about the trigger, accuracy, quality of the polymer & finish of this pistol I popped on a Vortex Venom 3M dot & I’m shooting quarter sized groupings converging around a tennis ball-sized target center @ 20 yards no one comes close All the magazines now incorporate the carryover two slot catch on the body to ensure both right and left-handed shooters get drop free mags. The trigger on the Glock Gen 5 is vastly improved and incredibly different and hearkens back to a time when Glock promised to be more like a traditional double action trigger pull. Why this would have such an impact on the individual performance of the gun within its professional designation, should become clear as you recognize the changes on a point by point basis. MSRP on the Glock 19X is a hearty $749, the Glock 34 Gen 5 MOS carries an MSRP of $899, and the Glock 26 Gen 5 has an MSRP of $749 for … There are a few Glock pistols sitting in the safe a few feet away from me. It also means that, in comparison to a custom milled slide, the optic will sit slightly higher on the gun. Plastic, steel, and tritium. The barrel itself is actually 5.31”, about 1/3rd of an inch longer than a full-sized Colt 1911. The information provided on this site is for educational use only. While not as popular as the Glock 17 or Glock 19 the Glock 34 is a steady number with those that appreciate the performance of a long slide handgun. With the right holster and the right dress, everyday carry is completely doable. Trigger Distance:  2.76 inch Broke several disks and tore my rotor cuff detached 2 tendons. You retain the central kicker which gives you the safe-action trigger, but it now has a pre-release tension that feels like a double action trigger stacking before release. The Glock 34 Generation 5 in 9x19mm is the latest release in Glock’s line of “extended” slide pistols. Based on your optic and round of choice, your iron sights may co-witness, or they may not. Here are just 10 of my criteria and factors I use for evaluating any handgun, so I will use them for the G17 Gen 5. I don’t know how else to explain this. Reliability * * * * * To achieve this, the striker safety cup is lightened and geometrically changed to help lessen tension caused by incorrect disconnector contact. That's a no-brainer; why did it take Glock so long? They’re also oversized on the G34 as compared to other models, as is the reversible magazine release (which is only slightly larger). Required fields are marked *. Most obviously, the Gen5 G34 has ambidextrous slide stop controls. The new G34 is certainly not cheap, but GLOCK did great with the Gen5 guns in general, and particularly well with the G34 MOS. This is a little misleading. The G34 MOS is not otherwise modified, except for the slide machining and ability to mount an optical sight easily. Of you cant actually mprove something… just add more cupholders/backstraps. This means that if you are not inserting the magazine at the proper angle (even if you are off by a couple of degrees), you run the risk of causing FTF by unseating the top cartridge; or you impede a smooth transition because you have to readjust the angle you use for reloading. It has nothing to do with the fact that it’s just as homely as every other GLOCK. Risk Management. According to Glock, the Gen 5 was only meant to be in 9mm, so a 3rd pin was not necessary in the new guns. The G34 Gen5 MOS’s long sight radius (image JWT for TTAG). It’s finally ambidextrous. Maybe my search skills are weak. Watch a Glock 34 Gen 5 review from GunsAmerica. For competition shooters, this is a brutal design flaw. Glock 19 (Gen 4) Review – Why It’s One Of The Best Compact Pistols In The World! 3 – longer sight radius reduces user error. Interestingly, the best and most beloved changes in Gen 5 come on the frame as well: There is the carryover of the modular backstrap system which democratizes the grip frame build by giving shooters 4 pieces with which they can modify their grip size and shape to their liking. Parallel doesn’t mean near. Glock got this one wrong. The only thing I can find here is a review of the Century C308 CETME clone. While you might not see vast improvements in overall accuracy, you will likely be seeing some consistency improvements thanks to the barrel crown and the hexagonal rifling. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I’ve tried it time and time again, and I don’t shoot any more accurately or faster with a pistol optic than without. First I’ve ever heard of 1.7 inch groups at 25 yards being 3/5 stars for a production (or even a custom) gun. Parallel to the ground, near his belt…as in from the hip. Mostly aesthetic, but totally welcomed. The fact that the machining of the slide is happening at the factory means you are getting Glock factory finishing and a similar warranty, which is generally not accessible to aftermarket modification outfits. The position could be made standing, kneeling, or even laying down. The G34, long slide, is very popular with competitive shooters and the Gen5 features will be a welcome improvement. The G34 was very good to begin with, and if you can stomach the mag well issue you'll love the new Gen 5 (and let's face it, the chances you will have a problem loading magazines properly with all the training you'll be doing with the money you saved by buying a Glock for competition shooting are slim enough to justify the leniency). CA 36th Congressional District. almost (17; ar7 not a lever), those reviews represent eleven different calibers. Magazine Capacity : 17 / 19 / 24 / 31 / 33 For a pistol with an 8.15” slide and a 7.52” sight radius, I’d have liked to seen a little better. My G21SF doesn’t short cycle in this position, and neither did this G34. Yes, I had a slight fan-girl moment. The longer slide allows for greater sight radius and it’s easier to control recoil and have the gun “track” back on target. Glock originally featured this on the Glock Generation 4 for improved performance, and they have chosen to keep it on the Gen 5 as well. [Top 5 List] The Top 5 BEST Gun Safes! It’s easy to shoot, highly customizable, and fast as all get-out. I mean it literally says “near my belt” so. So, what you need at this time is the best sights for Glock 34 to help you aim the targets more easily with greater speed.. Don’t hesitate anymore! I thought I would be called out for 3.5 being generous for a competiton focused gun with a 5.3″ barrel. also 2.5 pound (I think) factory trigger. Here’s a free tip, if you want your gen 4 glock to shoot as good as one with a 200+ trigger job, just put in a gen 3 Trigger assembly and a connector from Ghost called “angel”. The overall system of the trigger, including the lockup block in front and above the trigger geographically is also changed. The following specifications show the excellent dimensions for this purpose: There are 7.52 inches of sight radius; a 5.31-inch barrel length (utilizing the new Marksman Barrel) and a 4.5 lb. GunandShooter is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, Glock 30 Review: Perfect Concealed Carry Gun. Two words apply here for maximum impact: front serrations. Both a feel and a visual check can easily be performed. This is one of those, as was the FNX Tactical 45. The cutaway is left with the internal surfaces at sharp angles and therefore forces the shooter get every part of the magazine reload process perfectly right. But that only counts for shooting in daylight. Marketing. In the current form, this is a flagship competition offering and it performs admirably. Still, Bill’s Custom Automatics 1911 is my standard at 3/4″ average 5 round groups at 25 yards using commerical ammo. But I have to sell something in order to justify buying what will end up being a 1500+ Project. Most of the changes for the Gen 5 experience are top quality and have been implemented well. The Glock 34 has become a stalwart in the competition arena because of Glock's legendary reliability and unheard-of durability, but also because of the reasonable cost of the firearm compared to substantially similar products that can accomplish the same tasks. Although originally created to win competitions, the full size 34 has rapidly and rightly become the sidearm of more than a few law enforcement agencies. I was really impressed by how well the muzzle stays down, and how easy it is to control, especially as a stock factory gun. Many of the organizations like IPSC or IDPA have a ‘box’ that a pistol has to fit into to be legal for whatever classification you are competing in. When Jake told me we had a Glock G34 Gen 5 MOS ($721.99, Brownells.com) on the way for review, I was not too excited. Barrel Length: 5.31 inch As for why Glock chose these dimensions for their pistol, it is as others have noted a competition oriented gun. Still popular for competition. The MOS designation stands for Modular Optical System which has its place in both a defensive and competition scenario. Gun Expert. It’s a differet gun now, I had tried different connectors and springs, and it still felt like crap. The only thing that kept this gun out of the five star category was the accuracy score. Besides the fact that I enjoy your reviews I’d be interested to know why you picked the PTR. To make matters worse, Glock also decided to cut away the forward-facing portion of the bottom of the mag well into some awkward, non-beveled crescent shaped piece that makes it almost impossible to get 100% reliability in magazine reloading. Glock has been milking the niches for so long, they’re having to find niches within the niches at this point. Some polish work in the form of beveling helps holstering/de-holstering. Heck we’ve got 18 lever action rifles reviews from just one manufacturer. Now you don’t have to see your sights and the target in the light, just the target. If you want more info on conceal-carrying and what your best options are, check out this post. Running a live-fire verification is a good practice on any handgun that will be used in a defensive capacity. and thank you for them. Both are excellent choices in 9mm, one (G34) being the big daddy long-slide competitor and the other (G26) being the stubby concealed carry or backup gun. 5) Agency Arms Glock 19 Gen 3 Urban COMBAT Stripped Slide – DLC – Weight: 9.3 oz. For a similarly capable 1911, you might be approaching a 2500-3500 price tag, where the Glock is significantly under $700 generally. Reproduction of any portion of this website only at the permission of GunandShooter. Either you get lucky and it works, or it doesn’t. They usually make a difference for me. 3 is average. What sets the GLOCK 34 Gen5 MOS apart is how well all of that comes together in a fairly lightweight, but long-barreled version of a competition/duty gun. I know what you’re thinking. The slide stop lever on both sides of the frame on the GLOCK 34 is slightly larger and wider than on a typical service model such as the 17 or 19. The backstraps are a good step away from “one size fits all” GLOCKs, and the inclusion of optics mounting plates catches the GLOCKs up with the competition. Fortunately, there are steel and low-light options available from the factory as well. This is why you will see a large portion of this article addressing the overall platform changes and how the G34 interacts with those modifications, and not on the individual merits of the gun, as those are already widely established in the market. This texturing pattern is leaps and bounds better than previous generations even if some people don’t like it from an aesthetics perspective. Unless you’ll be using the G34 MOS purely a race gun, the pistol’s trigger is great as it is. Additionally, there are changes to the steel coating which becomes a DLC (diamond like coating) in a deep black that is different than previous finishes from factory. “It’s just like the new GLOCK 17 MOS, only longer.” And in fact, it’s just like the new GLOCK 17 MOS, only longer. This is a little misleading. Some pistols more than others. “It’s just like the new GLOCK 17 MOS, only longer.”. I think I like the Gen 4 better. The magazine well is also slightly funneled, with a small amount of flare. In late August I covered the introduction of two new Glocks from the Gen5 line, the G17 and G19. Which is kinda like everything else Century builds. The 34 is promoted as having over and inch more distance between the sights than the GLOCK 17, and an inch and a half over the GLOCK 19. 2) Agency Arms Glock 19 Gen 4 Urban Combat Stripped Slide – DLC – Weight: 9.3 oz. Finally, a new extractor design functions as a legitimate loaded chamber indicator for the Gen 5 pistols. The Glock 34 Gen 5 is a long slide 9mm that is equally capable on the battlefield or at a competition. In this article you will find an overview of the changes to the Generation 5 platform (from Generation 4) as well as a basic overview of the pistol individually from the platform (Gen 5). It’s already been reviewed and I don’t think I have anything particularly valuable to add. The Glock Gen 3 series features a single recoil spring, as opposed to the double spring of the Gen 4 and Gen 5 series. I find it *highly* useful. The package also includes a handy “punch” and pin to complete the swap out. I wish somebody would show chrono results with the longer barrel. Slide Width:  1.0 inch The other major point (not a carryover) that comes via the frame is the removal of the previous generation's finger grooves, in favor of a return to a very Gen-2-like grip frame, which means of course, that Glock has not removed the Glock "bump" as well. Glock started the Gen 5 rollouts a while back with the G34 and G26. Breaking at 5 lbs, but with little grit and creep compared to earlier models, there’s no reason to swap out this trigger with an aftermarket brand. Streamlined in design and built for long distance shooting, the Glock 34 Gen 5 for sale makes the ideal competition or duty pistol. I had a gen2 g23 some time ago that had the same cut out, and it ripped my finger up under recoil. The lack of finger grooves has been a resounding win in the marketplace of opinions for Glock users. Departing from the traditional Tinifer finish, Glock has opted for a new nDLC finish. The Glock 34 with a shorter 5.3 inch barrel was introduced. It is necessary to investigate the changes in the system that delivers the Generation 5 pistols, because it legitimately represents the largest compilation of changes in the history of the generational modifications by the Glock factory. They can be separated into the following 5 segments, and this methodology makes the most sense for the reader because the Gen 5 changes cover the entire makeup of the guns included in the Gen 5 set. Constitutional Conservative. What’s the logic in not having that cutout? You recently mentioned that you use one as a truck gun and noted in your review of the M&P10 that it is a favorite of yours. Length (Overall): 8.74 inch Glock 34 Gen5 MOS — Bred for Competition. I mean different people have different size hands and proper finger placement on the trigger helps accuracy so I’m all for them. But these long slides are a lot of fun to shoot. 3 is not bad. Reduces recoil and muzzle flip! I fired mostly 115gr and 147gr Armscor FMJ rounds from the pistol, as well as a few magazines of home rolled HPs and Speer’s 124gr HP Lawman ammunition. The GLOCK 34 Gen 5 absolutely hums along in fast fire. Review with shooting segments (including POV) of the 9mm Glock 34; Gen3 model. Your email address will not be published. For the 34 these changes are minor, but they improve the gun. New Gen 3 + Gen 4 G34 for Sale. Glock 34 Gen 4 Review (Top 5 Reasons It’s One Of The Best Long Slide Pistols Out There) M1 Garand Review (One Of The Best Milsurp Rifles You Can Get!) Both the Gen 4 and Gen 5 G19 continue to uphold Glock’s commitment to quality and reliability. I also think they are more appealing now that newer versions have a welded on optics rail and a paddle mag release. The GLOCK 34 MOS Gen5 FS. Improves Accuracy and Speed! The trigger is vastly improved. It is still a 15-shot 9mm with a 4.02-inch barrel. I dont like how the mos moves the rear sight back. Height incl. I don’t understand how you guys are missing that. Gen 5 essentially meant the guns all shared some common traits. Glock 34 Gen 4 Review Posted on January 23, 2017 by NelsonFirearmsTraining As i mentioned in my Glock post earlier, one of the firearms I use in my training courses is a Generation 4 Glock 34. During Active Shooter Interdiction I ran the GLOCK out to 50 yards on steel doing shoot-and-move drills and also did team drills with my friend Paul Lathrop, the host of the Polite Society Podcast. But having a compact and lightweight handgun is not enough, particularly at night. And it doesn’t just help off the bench. Slide Length:  8.15 inch These modifications make it easier for mainstream shooters to get a pistol they are happy with, and encourages the use of aftermarket additions, which can help the overall industry. The Glock 34 is famous for shooting competitions and tactical operations.. Width (Overall):  1.34 inch They made it a more rigid style flare with a lot of body to the modification and that presupposes that shooters would never want to use a side to side pinching method to remove magazines from the Grip frame/mag well. The barrel itself is actually 5.31”, about 1/3rd of an inch longer than a full-sized Colt 1911. Those finger grooves are gone, too. Limited sight options. For competition this is a great implementation, but also for day-to day tasks, for the majority of users. The magazine release retains the ability to be reversed but is not ambidextrous in a full-time state. I realize they’re there to help with forceful mag removal, but they really should have put coutouts/divots on the SIDES of the grip for that, like most other companies that do them. JWT this is off topic, but I’m wondering when we are going to see your review of the PTR-91? Glock 34 MOS Gen 5 FS (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). GLOCK 34 Gen 3 Pistol Review And Range Report. More on these new components further down in this article. Averaging four shot strings of five rounds each from 25 yards off a rest, the GLOCK 34MOS Gen5 shot the dirt cheap Armscor 115gr FMJ at 1.7”. I’ve got 10 like new G3 magazines I couldn’t pass up for $4 each. The recoil was very soft, which was to be expected in a 5.34″ barreled handgun; very little muzzle rise; and the … The sights are adjusted to compensate for poor alignment in previous generations from an elevation perspective. They certainly seem well built and are reliable, but the size, weight, and generally poor trigger work against them compared to say a M&P10 Sport. The Glock 34 MOS is a 17 round competition specific firearm that offers a long sight radius and a full-sized frame for discerning shooters who want the best performance and capabilities in competition but do not want to spend more than a thousand dollars for the privilege. It looks like a GLOCK. 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