A couple months ago, I tried the glock compacts in .40 and 45. Wasn't too fond of either. Really not fond. Then, researching for a cheap way to get into IDPA, the G17 seemed the best choice: cheap, plentiful, and at least $100 cash monies less than the G34. Found one in OD green about 1:15 away from me, $425 and it's brand new. G34 mag release, slide stop, "competition" trigger spring, and LWD 3.5# Connector were on their way to me before I'd even picked up the gun. Once I got it, I was blown away how simple it was to put the new parts in. In dry firing practice, though, the new connector really didn't seem all that different. Until yesterday, first chance i had to shoot it. I'm a little embarrassed to say, the thing shoots as accurately as my k-frame. Let me rephrase: I shoot it about as accurately was my wheelgun (my capabilities don't exceed that of the gun). I warmed up with some basic target shooting at about 20 yards. It was very easy to keep 2" 3-round groups, or 3" 6-round groups . And to my amazement, I didn't have any of the "lower left glock syndrome". Most of the groups were just barely left and high of center, if not directly around it. The gripwork I'd done in anticipation of LLGS even fixed x some of the problems I'd been having with my revolver. Then I started some modified drills, basically "Vice Presidente", but without the reload (don't have the mag carriers yet). Here's where the 3.5 connector really shined. 3 targets, about 5' apart each, at about 10 yards. Double tap each, left to right, then again, right to left, or vice versa. I still have a lot of work to do with target acquisition, and both-eyes-open, but even so: I could run that drill without thinking. The first few times there were fliers, but after a half-dozen runs, both double-taps were inside the 8" center ring, with 2" groups (each, not all together). It took almost no effort nor awareness to get/keep the front sight on target, it went so quickly i barely saw it. There were a few times I was sure I'd missed the paper entirely, but it was always there, and always down zero. Now all I need are a set of 9mm dies and a timer feel free to PM me if anyone sees a good deal on either. cliffs: hated glocks. got a 17. couldn't be happier.