GLOCK 17 Gen5


Making the jump to competitive shooting sometimes necessitates an upgrade to guns and gear. On the hunt for pistols that meet the performance demands of competition? has you covered.

It’s worth mentioning, before we dive in, that most of the handguns we’ve gathered fall under the polymer striker-fired umbrella. Simply put, striker-fired pistols tend to be more cost-effective than their custom-built brethren. Though some pro shooters favor the double-stacked 2011 platform, like the STI Edge and Tactical, these race guns bring with them hefty price tags; so, for gunners looking to compete while keeping costs down, the following options prove best.

1. GLOCK 34