Glock 34 Gen 5
The striker-fired Glock 34 Gen 5 9×19 mm semi-automatic embodies all that people love about Glocks in a long-slide, long-sight radius and 5.31” length barrel competition pistol that’s even more accurate than its less imposing siblings. The 34 is very popular for IPSC competitions and for SWAT police. It has as its foundation the Glock G17, but pairs the G17 frame to a longer slide.
Glock developed the Glock 34 Gen 5 around double-stack magazines. Standard capacity is 17+1 thanks to its 17-round double-stack mag, but it can also handle 19, 24, 31 and the rather staggering 33-round magazines. All have counting holes.
This lengthy semi-auto has ambidextrous slide stop levers and a single-slot Picatinny rail under the muzzle. It also has squared magazine releases instead of the circular ones common to many other guns.
The Glock 34 Gen 5 uses a Safe Action trigger system with 6.3 pounds of factory-set trigger pull. The Safe Action system utilizes a trigger safety that blocks the trigger from moving back until you pull the trigger. There is also a firing pin bar safety, drop safety and loaded chamber indicator. The trigger distance from the back of the grip to the trigger face is 2.83”.
The trigger guard has a vertical front face that curves forward a tad at the bottom. Within the guard perimeter is plenty of room for a gloved finger.
The Glock 34 Gen 5 series and Gen 4 are almost identical but has minor improvements/changes. The Glock 34 Gen 5 pistol grip is straight, deliberately lacking any finger grooves. Both the front and back of the slide feature grip serrations. Perhaps most importantly, it has the Glock Marksman Barrel (GMB). The barrel has extra internal grooving, which improves accuracy compared to the Gen4 barrels. The gun has a stronger nDLC (diamond-like coating) for improved ruggedness and durability.
Glock 34 Gen 5