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Old January 12th, 2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Glock 36

Hello all and thanks in advance!

Does anyone own one or possibly shot one, could you share your thoughts on iy.

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Old January 12th, 2013, 09:00 AM   #2
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Everyone called the Glock 36 the red-headed step child of The Glock family but I have one and I like it a lot. As a matter of fact, I haven't heard too many complaints from those who own them. The grip is a little wider than most single stack .45s but not uncomfortable. If you have remarkably small hands you might not like it. If I didn't just pick up a Springfield XDs single stack 45, I may have considered another Glock 36 or Glock 30sf.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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I've put thousands of rounds through my 36 and it has yet to fail. You can hide it anywhere which makes it a perfect CCW. If you like Glocks, you’ll love the 36 and if you don’t like Glocks, well maybe you should buy a nice 1911!


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Old January 12th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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I have a Glock 36; it's my first Glock and first .45 ACP. After spending about 6 months of research looking for a high quality .45 suitable for carry, everything pointed to the Glock 36, so I bought a new one about 2 years ago and never regretted it. It's a pleasure to shoot, extremely accurate, easy to maintain and has been fail-proof. I got some extra mags and added the Pearce extenders-eliminates pinky pinch and adds some extra rounds without losing concealability. Overall, a great CC gun.


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Old January 12th, 2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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I have a Glock 36; it's my first Glock and first .45 ACP. After spending about 6 months of research looking for a high quality .45 suitable for carry, everything pointed to the Glock 36, so I bought a new one about 2 years ago and never regretted it. It's a pleasure to shoot, extremely accurate, easy to maintain and has been fail-proof. I got some extra mags and added the Pearce extenders-eliminates pinky pinch and adds some extra rounds without losing concealability. Overall, a great CC gun.
How's the pierce +1 working for you? I use the +0 because the last round with the +1 fails to feed with the stock spring.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #6
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I had one for years. Shot it a bit, not too much. Sold it. After about a year of not having one I had to get another.

I'm very happy I did. It's a wonderful little gun. Sure it's snappy, but less than a G27. It's very accurate, and in ccw friendly states it serves a practical purpose.

I'll never be without one again.


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Old January 13th, 2013, 06:16 AM   #7
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What TSS said. if you are able to carry. GO GET ONE!!!
Otherwise, you'll want to shoot your full sized .45


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I find my Glock 36 a bit too large for summertime pocket carry but as soon as the weather gets cooler it is good to go:

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Old January 13th, 2013, 08:26 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies, looks like I'm going to see if I can find one!
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Old January 13th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies, looks like I'm going to see if I can find one!
The Gun Shop in Essex had one on Friday.


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Old January 14th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #11
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Personally, I'm not a fan. It's essentially the same size as a Glock 19, and I would rather have 15 rounds of 9mm than 6 rounds of .45ACP. It's much larger than a G26, and I would still rather have 10/12/+ rounds of 9mm than 6 .45ACP. YMMV.

I'm not saying it's not a nice shooter or reliable handgun... it just wouldn't be my first carry choice.


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I have one and love it. Recoil isn't too bad and is very accurate. But do get the Pierce extensions, I use both +0 and +1 to have the extra round and they're great.


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Might want to wait for the new Glock G30S.

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Old January 14th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #14
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How's the pierce +1 working for you? I use the +0 because the last round with the +1 fails to feed with the stock spring.
No FTF with any of my my extenders. The +1 impacts the concealability just a little.


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Old January 14th, 2013, 06:59 PM   #15
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Personally, I'm not a fan. It's essentially the same size as a Glock 19, and I would rather have 15 rounds of 9mm than 6 rounds of .45ACP. It's much larger than a G26, and I would still rather have 10/12/+ rounds of 9mm than 6 .45ACP. YMMV.

I'm not saying it's not a nice shooter or reliable handgun... it just wouldn't be my first carry choice.
I have both and they are not the same size. 36 is lower profile and single stack IE much easier to conceal.


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Old January 14th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #16
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Check out the new G30S announced today. G36 slide on a G30 SF frame.

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Old January 15th, 2013, 06:48 AM   #17
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I have both and they are not the same size. 36 is lower profile and single stack IE much easier to conceal.
That's why I said "essentially." The width is very similar (1.10 vs 1.18), as is the height (4.76 vs 4.99). The G36 is smaller but not by much. Definitely not enough to justify losing nearly 10 rounds of ammunition. At least in my opinion. But other people don't have to choose their carry piece based on my opinion. That's the beauty of it.


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That's why I said "essentially." The width is very similar (1.10 vs 1.18), as is the height (4.76 vs 4.99). The G36 is smaller but not by much. Definitely not enough to justify losing nearly 10 rounds of ammunition. At least in my opinion. But other people don't have to choose their carry piece based on my opinion. That's the beauty of it.
Agree. Something to also consider is the weight. The 36 is probably close to 4oz lighter, which can make a big difference. We can debate the merits of .45 vs 9mm but like you said, it boils down to personal choice. When I bought the 36, 6+1 seemed like plenty to get me out of most scenarios, but the threat is changing. If I were present for a mass shooting, I might want those extra rounds available w/o having to re-load.

If you use the 36 for high stress drills, you really learn to make your shots count and re-load quickly. I went through the FBI course with mine and had to tactical re-load several times just to make it through the scenario, which added stress and lowered my score. Good discussion.


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I find my Glock 36 a bit too large for summertime pocket carry but as soon as the weather gets cooler it is good to go:

How do you like using the MIC? I have one, but haven't trained with it much.


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Agree. Something to also consider is the weight. The 36 is probably close to 4oz lighter, which can make a big difference. We can debate the merits of .45 vs 9mm but like you said, it boils down to personal choice. When I bought the 36, 6+1 seemed like plenty to get me out of most scenarios, but the threat is changing. If I were present for a mass shooting, I might want those extra rounds available w/o having to re-load.

If you use the 36 for high stress drills, you really learn to make your shots count and re-load quickly. I went through the FBI course with mine and had to tactical re-load several times just to make it through the scenario, which added stress and lowered my score. Good discussion.
Good points. Weight is definitely a factor. Also, I believe the G36 began being manufactured in 2000, when there weren't very many smaller single stack .45ACP carry guns on the market. Today, we have more comparable firearms, like the Springfield XDS. So you have to keep the timeframe in mind. Today, if I was going to carry a single stack .45 I would go with the XDS hands down, because that is something that I know I would carry more often than my G19. But 10 years ago? The G36 would have had a LOT of appeal.

All in all, it comes down to preference. A firearm carried is a lot better than a firearm left at home. So if someone wants to carry a G36 and they'll do it frequently, then that's justification enough for me.


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