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Old 02-15-2013, 18:32   #26
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Size and firepower is why I choose the 36. As far as discontinuing the G36.......I doubt that. Why would they make such a decision and let all the sales of a slim design pistol go towards Springfield's xds?
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Old 02-15-2013, 19:08   #27
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The G36 was my first Glock back in 2002.
It has performed 100% with any and all ammo.

I chose the G36 mostly because I have unusually small hands.
It works so well for me that I purchased a 2nd G36 to ensure that I'll always have at least one.

If I come across a good deal in a private sale I'll buy a third G36 also.
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Old 02-15-2013, 19:26   #28
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...... It is a little lacking in number of rounds, but I also carry 2 spare magazines and will be adding a +1 extension on each.
Factory mags shouldn't ever be an issue, but make sure you get some Wolff heavier springs for the mags you decide to alter with the +1 mag extension.

The extension will slightly weaken the upward pressure of the factory spring on the rounds in the mag and cause failures.

With the heavier springs, the mag is returned to factory reliability and might even possibly add to the life of the spring.
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Old 02-15-2013, 19:42   #29
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All i gotta say is the club wont last long since i heard they will be discontinuing making the G36 with low sales and lots of issues and the G30s will take its place...
what, since when. no trouble with mine, i'd put it up against anything else, anytime.
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Old 02-15-2013, 19:44   #30
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Sorry but until I hear this from a reputable source, it's internet BS.
G36 will be around for a long time.
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Old 02-15-2013, 23:15   #31
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Sorry but until I hear this from a reputable source, it's internet BS.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:27   #32
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I bought mine from a friend a month or so ago. Price is the main reason I bought it , but I am also sort of collecting Glocks . I have been carrying it ever since I got it . Just ordered a 3rd magazine from Midway. I have a crossbreed IWB type holster that I use when going to town and a Fobus paddle for around home.

I have a 30 but the 36 does fit my hand better . I still like my 30 but I go fewer places now That I no longer work , so I gave up the extra rounds and just carry another mag. The comfort of the 36 is hard to beat .
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:57   #33
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Factory mags shouldn't ever be an issue, but make sure you get some Wolff heavier springs for the mags you decide to alter with the +1 mag extension.

The extension will slightly weaken the upward pressure of the factory spring on the rounds in the mag and cause failures.

With the heavier springs, the mag is returned to factory reliability and might even possibly add to the life of the spring.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:48   #34
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The 36 is a fine pistol. It holds only one less round than a compact 1911, is nice and thin making IWB comfortable, and has Glock reliability.

I have a rather rare Glock 36 - video documented to be certified to the 80 yard gong! It won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

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Old 02-16-2013, 13:02   #35
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The 36 is a fine pistol. It holds only one less round than a compact 1911, is nice and thin making IWB comfortable, and has Glock reliability.

I have a rather rare Glock 36 - video documented to be certified to the 80 yard gong! It won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

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Old 02-16-2013, 13:04   #36
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Old 02-16-2013, 13:49   #37
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Here you go:

Glock 36 - YouTube
Awesome video, thanks for putting it up. I wish I could shoot as well as you. (-:


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Old 02-16-2013, 13:55   #38
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Awesome video, thanks for putting it up. I wish I could shoot as well as you. (-:


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Of course, you realize this isn't me shooting in the video. It is the great Hickok45 and I am just the guy who loaned the pistol to him.
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Old 02-16-2013, 14:09   #39
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Of course, you realize this isn't me shooting in the video. It is the great Hickok45 and I am just the guy who loaned the pistol to him.

Ill give you 10,000 for the pistol shot by Hickok!!! Pleaseeeeeeeeeee =)
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Old 02-16-2013, 14:33   #40
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All i gotta say is the club wont last long since i heard they will be discontinuing making the G36 with low sales and lots of issues and the G30s will take its place...
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Do you have any facts to support this claim?
Cricket...cricket...

Yup BS...until proven
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Old 02-16-2013, 14:40   #41
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The 36 is a fine pistol. It holds only one less round than a compact 1911, is nice and thin making IWB comfortable, and has Glock reliability.

I have a rather rare Glock 36 - video documented to be certified to the 80 yard gong! It won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

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You're right, the G36 is a great pistol, and it is NOT going anywhere soon. It is still the slimmest pistol Glock makes. It's over all width is 1.10 in. The new G30S does have a 1.10 slide (the G36 slide) but it's mounted to the G30 SF slide which is still 1.27 wide. When you're trying to conceal a gun the width of the frame (lower) and the width of the grip is just as important as the width of the slide. And that is where the width of the G36 shines.
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Old 02-16-2013, 17:22   #42
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The width of the slide on a G36 and G30S is 1.004” 0.002” The width dimension Glock, Inc. provides in their pistol specs is measured on the grip at the widest point (about 1/4" below the mag release button near as can be determined by careful measurements of several pistol models and checked against Glock specs). The diagrams on the Glock website appear to show a slide width but it has been shown that is not the case. The width of the G30/30SF slide is 1.126” 0.002”. See the work of GT member Sonnytoo and others on this topic.
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Old 02-16-2013, 18:01   #43
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Old 02-16-2013, 18:22   #44
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Ill give you 10,000 for the pistol shot by Hickok!!! Pleaseeeeeeeeeee =)
Haaa, no I didn't know that. I'm pretty new around these parts.

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Old 02-16-2013, 18:23   #45
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I chose the G-36 because it was a .45acp pistol in a very concealable package. The single stack thin grip fits my hand nicely.

The previous owner had factory adjustable rear sights installed and he also installed a Bar-Sto barrel as well. I have put a couple of hundred rounds through mine without a hitch.

I carry mine in a G-Code kydex paddle holster with an extra mag carried in a Blackhawk kydex mag pouch....

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Old 02-16-2013, 19:48   #46
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I carry a G36 daily,its one of my favorite Glocks.
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Old 02-16-2013, 20:27   #47
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*Slim
*Easy to carry
*Great cartridge
*Glock dependability

If Glock made a full size (8 round) single stack .45 I would by it tomorrow!

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Old 02-16-2013, 21:18   #48
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I love Hickok45 videos! Especially the one where he shot a gong with G27 at over 230 yards, factory sights! He's my hero...lol.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:27   #49
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The G36 is my first and only Glock, BUT

I have to say I am very disappointed. I purchased the gun for all the reasons stated previously. I have smaller size hands so the slow single stack was a factor, .45 caliber stopping power - I have mostly 1911's so plenty of .45 caliber ammo and for Glocks (so I thought) legendary reliability.

My problem with the gun is it is a jammer. At the range yesterday it was jamming every two to three times with every 24 rounds (I have 4 factory magazines). The occasional stove pipe and several times the spent shell was not ejected and actually stuck between the slide and the barrel. Not at all what you want for a carry gun.

I need to research the problem on this fine forum, if not I will post a separate thread on it. By background I have a third generation, purchased new, and shooting only boxed ammo (no reloads). I have about 500 rounds through the gun so far.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:28   #50
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Willy, I tend to believe that about 50% of the G36's out there that people hate and claim to be defective are simply suffering from the grip/wrist effect on the cycling of the gun.

Not accusing you of Limpwristing, I have no data about you but what you posted.

BUT, since it's your only Glock among mostly 1911's, there's a fair chance that you're very accustomed to the solid, heavier frame of the 1911's which are very forgiving when it comes to this. Glock's polymer frame does absorb some of the recoil, but also causes the gun to be more sensitive to grip/wrist issues.

The 36 has a bit of recoil due to its reduced size and weight. It does take a good, firm grip and locked wrist--certainly moreso than a 1911.

For those of us with 36's that haven't been a problem, the negative press for them is baffling. I'd say the easiest way to root out the issue would be to use a good, solid gun vice of some sort and see if the problem persists.

Has anyone else fired it with the same issues?

I hate to believe that there are outright defective 36's out there, but it seems there have been a few, unfortunately.
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