I picked up the 35 yesterday for no other reason than I really liked the gun. No one's raised an "issue" I was simply curious as to whether I could shoot it in production class. I'm thinking this would be an excellent choice for this event do all you Glockmiesters agree or can you think of a better gun, Glock or otherwise for production class USPSA???? (Thanks Tom & lowtech!)
It’s not a club issue. It’s an IPSC vs. USPSA issue.
IPSC says 5.0 inches max barrel length. The 34/35 aren’t on the IPSC approved list.
USPSA adopted the box rule for production division. The 34/35 was specifically designed around the box, only to have IPSC snub them by not allowing the 34/35 in a division they were almost designed for.
I have shot a G-35 at a 130 pf with both 155'sand 180's. While soft, I thought it was sluggish. For me, I liked the 34 more. I like the snap of 9mm's. Which is why I like the Steyr so much. Harsh recoil, but very flat and fast.
In the US (USPSA) The Glock 34 or 35 are production division legal. All guns in production score minor. Many people would just shoot 9mm(since you are scoring minor anyway), which is generally softer and easier to shoot.
You can also shoot your Glock 35 in Limited 10 division...or get some hicaps and shoot it in Limited. The 40S&W can be scored as major in these divisions.
Use the 35 for Limited as it will score major..Use the the 34 or 35 for production and load down to minor power factor..too much of a disadvantage to shoot minor in a division with minor/major power factoring..course if you are just shooting to have fun... :smile:
Basically, to get 9x19 to major PF it requires unsafe pressure levels. For example, to get a PF of 165 from a 115 grn bullet would require 1434 fps. To get an extra 5 PF of insurance to ensure you don't get minored would require 1478 fps. While super, supercomp, and 9x23 can handle this (with supported chambers), 9x19 cannot. I shudder to think what a 170 PF 9x19 load would do to the case in an unsupported or "generously dimensioned" chamber like the Glock.