The Glock 34 Gen 5 MOS pistol is perfect for competition shooters or for a home defense pistol with easy attachment of any style optic you want. The barrel is 5.31″ with an overall length of 8.74″, so it’s going to be very difficult to use as a CCW. The Glock 19, 26, and 43 are all great Glock to use as your everyday carry pistol. The Glock 34 comes with the Glock Marksman Barrel (GMB) for improved accuracy due to the polygonal rifling and improved barrel crown. It’s built with an ambidextrous slide for use by left and right-handed shooters and has no finger grooves (like all Gen 5 Glocks). The incredibly long sightline (7.8″) on this pistol gives the shooter a better line of sight and the ability to line up the shot quicker and more accurately. 

Specs:

 
Overall Length 222 mm | 8.74 inch
Barrel Length 135 mm | 5.31 inch
Slide Length 207 mm | 8.15 inch
Width (Overall) 34 mm | 1.34 inch
Slide Width 25,5 mm | 1.0 inch
Height incl.Mag. 139 mm | 5.47 inch
Line of Sight (Polymer) 191 mm | 7.52 inch
Line of Sight (Steel) 190 mm | 7.48 inch
Line of Sight (GNS) 189 mm | 7.44 inch
Trigger Distance** 70 mm | 2.76 inch
Trigger Pull Weight 24N/ 5.40 lbs/force
Overall Weight/loaded Mag 980 g | 34.57 oz
Overall Weight/unloaded Mag 743 g | 26.21 oz
Overall Weight with no Mag 665 g | 23.46 oz
Magazine Capacity 17/19 / 24 / 31 / 33
Caliber 9x19mm
Safety Safe Action
MSRP $700.00

Pros:

  • Incredible competition shooter
  • Perfect for home defense because it’s incredibly accurate, lightweight, and is long enough to reduce the felt recoil, especially under extreme stress
  • The trigger reset is positive and short
  • The trigger pull weight is only 5.4 lbs
  • The nDLC finish makes all Gen 5’s stronger, more durable, and last longer than previous generations
  • Standard mag capacity is 17, but you can go all the way up to 33 rounds with an extended mag
  • At 2.1 lbs with a loaded mag, this pistol is still right enough for any skill level shooter to handle with ease
  • Many world shooting championships have been won with the Glock 34 

Cons:

  • Maintaining zero on your optic is harder because the adjustment plates can be moved by any kind of bump or drop. 

Why Should I Buy The Glock 34 Gen 5 MOS?

Many gun owners are led to believe that compact pistols are good for home defense because they’re so practical for your everyday carry. In my experience, this couldn’t be further from the truth. You want a bigger, longer barrel, a higher capacity pistol for home defense because it gives a better chance at hitting your target under extreme stress. I’ve been fortunate to gain the experience of a fire-fight in my 2nd Iraqi deployment and learned a lot. For example, the adrenaline rush you’ll feel if you’re life is in danger is unlike anything you’ll ever feel. This is one reason it’s so important to train with your weapons as often as possible to gain muscle memory. Having a pistol with a longer barrel and larger capacity will give you the best chance to overcome the jitters you’ll get in your hands and put bullets on target, quickly. 

Where Can I Buy The Glock 34 Gen 5 MOS?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker

 

Glock 34 MOS Gen 5 9mm Pistol with Front Serrations, Black - PA343S103M

 

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Leupold DeltaPoint Pro Reflex Sight

The Leupold DeltaPoint Pro Reflex Red Dot Sight features a scratch-proof lens with the DiamondCoat lens coating that prevents abrasions from drops, falls, trees, fabric, and even other guns or metal. It’s enhanced with the durability to withstand 5,000 impacts from the Leupold Punisher recoil simulation machine. This machine is designed to simulate the 3x the recoil of a .308 rifle. The entire optic is waterproof, shockproof, and fog proof so it can be used in any environmental condition without worrying about if it gets wet. It also uses the patented Twilight max Red Dot Sight System, which ensures that the color and image you see through the optic is always the exact color and image, regardless of the time of day. The Leupold DeltaPoint is made from lightweight aluminum that is designed to disperse recoil and shrouded in stainless steel to add an extra layer of protection. Finally, the Motion Sensor Technology (MST)  automatically deactivates illumination after 5 minutes of inactivity to ensure your battery life is extended. 

Specs:

Weight (oz) 1.95
Length (in) 1.82
Weight (g) 41.00
Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA) 60.00
Windage Adjustment Range (MOA) 60.00
Width (in) 1.30
Height (in) 1.30
MSRP $519.00

 

Leupold DeltaPoint Pro Reflex Sight

 

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Trijicon RMR Type 2 Adjustable LED Sight

The Trijicon RMR is the official ACOG sight for the USSOCOM career fields and one of the most popular red dot sights in the world. Whether you prefer the Leupold or the RMR, you can’t go wrong with the reliability, durability, and practicality of the sight. The RMR is designed to absorb the impact of your pistol while diverting the felt-recoil away from the lens to ensure the dot is always centered and accessible.  It features a multi-colored lens to cover as many colors on the spectrum that you’ll encounter from the very bright sun reflecting off the desert ground or twilight. The windage and elevation knob is easy to understand because each click changes exactly 1 MOA. The RMR has the best possible waterproof features that I’ve ever seen with the ability to submerge it up to 66ft of water without breaking the seal. 

 

Specs:

Weight (oz) 1.2 
Length (in) 1.77
Weight (oz) 1.2 
Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA) 150
Windage Adjustment Range (MOA) 150
Width (in) 1.2
Height (in) 1
MSRP $577.00

Trijicon RMR Type 2 Adjustable LED Sight, 3.25 MOA Red Dot

 

 

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Vortex Viper Red Dot Sight

The Vortex Viper is one of my favorite optics to use because it’s comparable to the previous 2 optics, but will save about $200-$300. Obviously, Trijicon and Leupold are incredible companies with an unapproachable reputation, but if you’re looking for a great optic without spending the exuberant amount of cash it takes to own one, this Vortex Viper is for you. It features a 6 MOA red dot that is protected by multiple coats of anti-reflecting coating that enhances your sight picture without getting blinded by the glare of the sun. It has an unlimited eye relief, which means you don’t have to close 1 eye while you aim. This along with the multi-coating on the lens makes this optic parallax-free without straining your eyes. The most impressive feature on the Viper is the battery, which lasts up to 150 hours at the highest setting and up to 30,000 hours on the lowest setting. 

Specs:

Weight (oz) 1.03
Length (in) 1.8
Weight (oz) 1.2 
Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA) 120
Windage Adjustment Range (MOA) 120
Width (in) 1.06
Height (in) 1.02
MSRP $349.99

Vortex Viper Red Dot, 6 MOA Dot - VRD-6

 

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Talon Grip For Glock 34

Many people might disagree with me, but regardless I don’t think Glock has a great grip even for the improved Gen 5 models. I think the S&W M&P Shield 2.0 has a much better grip out of the box. With that being said if you add a Talon grip to your Glock 34, it will instantly make a huge difference in your comfort, control, and accuracy. It comes in either rubber or granulated models, but I’d go with the granulated for a tighter grip. For the Gen 5 models, the Talon grip will cover from the trigger to the mag well in any of the backstrap sizes. 

 

Glock 34 VS. Glock 17

The Glock 34 and the Glock 17 are very similar guns and often get compared with each other because of their similarities rather than their differences. Starting with the frame of the gun, they’re both exactly the same, so the grip, height, width, and capacity of the guns are the same. The biggest difference between these 2 pistols is the slide length and overall length, which impacts the line of sight. To figure out which pistol you’d like to own, you’ll need to figure out what the purpose of buying the gun is for. For example, if you’re a competitive shooter that competes in the 3- Gun competition or you’d like a longer slide for a better line of sight, the Glock 34 is a better option. However, if you’re looking for a CCW a Glock 17 is going to be the better option because it’s almost 1″ shorter overall. 

Specs:

Glock 17   Glock 34  
Overall Length  202mm | 7.95 inch Overall Length 222 mm | 8.74 inch
Barrel Length 114 mm | 4.49 inch Barrel Length 135 mm | 5.31 inch
Slide Length 186 mm | 7.32 inch Slide Length 207 mm | 8.15 inch
Width (Overall) 34 mm | 1.34 inch Width (Overall) 34 mm | 1.34 inch
Slide Width 25,5 mm | 1.00 inch Slide Width 25,5 mm | 1.0 inch
Height incl.Mag. 139 mm | 5.47 inch Height incl.Mag. 139 mm | 5.47 inch
Line of Sight (Polymer) 169 mm | 6.65 inch Line of Sight (Polymer) 191 mm | 7.52 inch
Line of Sight (Steel) 168 mm | 6.61 inch Line of Sight (Steel) 190 mm | 7.48 inch
Line of Sight (GNS) 167 mm | 6.57 inch Line of Sight (GNS) 189 mm | 7.44 inch
Trigger Distance** 70 mm | 2.76 inch Trigger Distance** 70 mm | 2.76 inch
Trigger Pull Weight 26N/ 5.85 lbs/force Trigger Pull Weight 24N/ 5.40 lbs/force
Overall Weight/loaded Mag 945 g | 33.33 oz Overall Weight/loaded Mag 980 g | 34.57 oz
Overall Weight/unloaded Mag 705 g | 24.87 oz Overall Weight/unloaded Mag 743 g | 26.21 oz
Overall Weight with no Mag 625 g | 22.05 oz Overall Weight with no Mag 665 g | 23.46 oz
Magazine Capacity 17/19 / 24 / 31 / 33 Magazine Capacity 17/19 / 24 / 31 / 33
Caliber 9x19mm Caliber 9x19mm
Safety Safe Action Safety Safe Action
MSRP $539.00 MSRP $700.00

Glock 17 Gen5 9mm Pistol

 

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