John Wick Combat Master Package
If your a fan of John Wick 2, you’ll want this upgrade to your Glock
Glock 34 Gen 3 John Wick Combat Master Package Upgrade
by Mike Garman
I’m sure many off you saw John Wick: Chapter 2. The pistol used in the final shoot out by Keanu Reeves’ character is a custom G34 upgrade built by Taran Tactical Innovations, LLC.
Taran Butler, owner of Taran Tactical is a world class competitive shooter. He has trained a lot of Hollywood actors and YouTube is full of videos have actors shooting with Taran.
One of the many things they do, is build some of the best custom firearms in the country: shotguns, AR-15s, and of course Glocks. My intention when I got this Glock was to send it off to Taran Tactical for the full John Wick Combat Master Package Upgrade which includes:
– Combat Master Slide cut and Ionbond coating Tactical Matte Black.
– TTI Fiber Optic Sight Set with your choice of red or green fiber optic rod.
– Ultimate Grand Master Trigger (3-3.75 lbs).
– Stainless Steel Guide Rod with reduced weight recoil spring.
– Laser Engraved TTI logo.
– Full Wrap Right handed stipple with scallop cut and single undercut.
– 2 Base Pads of your choice.
All for the low, low price of $1350, which may seem like a lot but is pretty reasonable for the amount of gunsmithing work being done.
The Glock 34 review:
The basis for the John Wick upgrade is a Third Generation Glock 34 (Glock 34 Gen 3). This is the 34th model in the Glock lineup and the 34 is for the 34th patent filed by Glock.
This long slide 9mm version has a 5.31 inch barrel. The greater slide dimensions and extended barrel gives the pistol great accuracy while helping to tame the recoil.
The G34 is one of the few factory models with an adjustable trigger, which is set at 4.5 pounds from the factory. One of my pet peeves with Glock is the trigger. To me it has always seemed mushy. One of the first things I do to a Glock is change the trigger. Luckily, it is included in the upgrade package. The trigger is tuned and polished by Taran Tactical’s master gunsmith using their springs and connector, giving it a trigger pull of 3-3.75 lbs., which is in between their competition and carry trigger pulls. The trigger is light a crisp and the break is like glass shattering, with a pronounced reset, making it a joy to shoot.
The typical plastic Glock sights were right on target out of the box, but they are cheap plastic and for us old guys that make it hard to see the front sight.
I ran a couple of hundred rounds through the G34 of various types with only one failure to feed. I believe it was the round’s fault and not the G34. As with any Glock, any full size 9mm magazine will work in it, although it was happiest with the factory 17-round magazine. While the 33-round magazines used in the 9mm AR-15 pistol work, it makes the G34 a little too heavy and cumbersome to use.
The Glock 34 at a list price of $598 comes with two 17-round magazines, a loader, lock, cleaning rod all in the standard Glock hard case. It is an excellent weapon right out of the box, except it is a a little too big for every day carry. However, it would make a great field gun. Since it’s a Glock, it will be reliable, easy to find parts for, and will serve you well on the target range or during the Zombie Apocalypse.
The John Wick Combat Master Package:
So is spending $1350 worth more than just the cool factor? Absolutely! Bear in mind, though, this pistol is definitely not for every day carry.
The John Wick Combat Master Package custom work will make this otherwise fine firearm into a world class competitive pistol, but you’ll have to wait to get it back. As of this posting the Taran Tactical website states that the turnaround on this Glock John Wick Combat Master gunsmithing package is 20-24 weeks. Also be advised that if you wish a true John Wick Glock pistol, you’ll want to send in a Glock 34 Gen 3. According to Taran, “If a gen 4 pistol is sent in for the John Wick package, we will not be able to do the mag release scallop cut. Gen 4 pistols do not have enough material on the frame to do an effective scallop cut.”
Reeves is apparently using a Cherry Covert Ops Apparel Medina X Below-The-Waistband (BWB) Holster in John Wick Chapter 2. It was designed by Aaron Cohen, a former member of the Israeli Defense Force’s Duvdevan SOF unit. However, Cherry has discontinued the model, and that is a good thing. According to online reviews the extractor on some of the Glocks, especially the G43, kicked outward a bit when a round is chambered. Thus the holster does not accommodate a chambered gun. Not what you want when your life depends on the fastest shot possible.
Apparently Cherry took notice of the negative reviews and have now come up with a new GEN-3 holster called, Cherries Multi-Ride Deep Concealment Holster. So far the reviews have been mostly positive.
According to the Internet Movie Database, John Wick: Chapter 3 will be out in 2019, and ZEA can’t wait to see what new firearms the character will be using next.