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Glock G34 Gen 4 9mm, $679

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We'll take the consistency of the Gen 4 "Dot-Disconnector" trigger over the lighter Gen 3 action and its shorter-reach frame.

Glock G34 Gen 4 9mm, $679

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Many competitors choose to replace the Gen3 recoil assembly (top) with components they can tune to their ammunition. There is no alternative to the Gen4 system, and the two are not interchangeable. But we couldn't argue with the consistency of the Gen4's recoil control.
We thought the Gen4 trigger was more consistent and controllable than the one we tested on our G34 Gen3 pistol. Glock told us this could be attributed to the "dot disconnector." Note the dimple on the disconnector tab on the Gen4 (right). This indentation resulted in a dimple on the opposite side of the tab. Note the smooth surface on the tab of the Gen3 component (left).
Left arrow: The Gen3 magazine release button may have been easier to engage but the Gen4 release button, right arrow, could be moved to the other side of the frame. The latest Glock magazines can be used in either Gen3 or Gen4 pistols. But Gen3 single-notch magazines will not provide ambidextrous service.

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