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Old 12-08-2012, 08:48   #1
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G36 reliability

I posted something similar to this in another forum. Has anyone experienced reliability issues with the g36? It fits my hand better than the 30 and I'm trying to pick between those two. Any thoughts or stories?
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:54   #2
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I have a G36 that I acquired new in 2011. I have shot 600+ rounds through it without any issues whatsoever. It is also one of my favorite EDC pieces. If I were you, I would not hesitate to purchase one.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:01   #3
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Keep flipping through these forums. I bought a 36 on impulse last weekend. I've had 14 FTEs in 250 rounds. 3 different brands of ammo and 2 different shooters. I haven't heard of any other Glock models that seem to have these issues. I've got 3 weeks to figure it out or it's going back on a 30-day return policy. I would just take it back, but 1) i really like the gun and 2) it's got to be something fixable, right?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:13   #4
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Keep flipping through these forums. I bought a 36 on impulse last weekend. I've had 14 FTEs in 250 rounds. 3 different brands of ammo and 2 different shooters. I haven't heard of any other Glock models that seem to have these issues. I've got 3 weeks to figure it out or it's going back on a 30-day return policy. I would just take it back, but 1) i really like the gun and 2) it's got to be something fixable, right?
Get it to a local Glock armour first. Could be easy fix.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:26   #5
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I just sold a 36 that I could not get to run reliably.


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Old 12-08-2012, 09:31   #6
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Over the years, they have been one of Glocks most problematic models for whatever reason.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:48   #7
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They either work or don't.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:14   #8
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Is the 30 sf a lot bigger or what I want a 45 but I like how the 36 fits. Is there any issues with the 30 sf?
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:43   #9
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There are a few reported troubles with 30's. I have had two that we were 100% reliable but they are fat hogs. I have always wanted a G36 but I couldn't find them at blue label pricing so I held off. The majority of G36 produced now have been relatively trouble free.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:48   #10
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I am a huge Glock fan but I think the M&P 45c is the True winner of the compact 45's. Actually the XD45 compact has some appeal as well, as does the XDS.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:30   #11
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I'd suggest waiting a bit for the G30S.

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:49   #12
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I have been carrying and shooting a G36 since Feb.2002 very reliable no problems.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:53   #13
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Urrgh! Yet another one of these threads about the G36!
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:09   #14
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I'd suggest waiting a bit for the G30S.

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I live in CA. I don't think it will be available here. Word is they are making it for a PD here in Cali but no ok for civilians.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:17   #15
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I have between 700 and 800 rounds through my G36. I have only 3 failures, and all three I right off to limp wristing. Zero problems in the last 500 rounds using two different brands of ammo and some hand loads.
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Old 12-08-2012, 13:30   #16
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I have a G36, and never had a problem with it!
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Old 12-08-2012, 13:41   #17
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As Bac says, they are the most probelematic of Glocks. There is a hugely loyal fan base for the G36 who will believe no ill of it and smany of them claim that because their's works flawlessly any problems that others have are to do with the shooter and not the gun.

The probably truth is that the great majority work well and a small majority don't. The certain truth is that Glock have never managed to fix any of the bad ones but have given unhappy owners a very long run around.

This just comes from collecting information on GT and I have no dog in this fight as I do not have and have never wanted a G36.

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Old 12-08-2012, 13:56   #18
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Im sitting here with one 3 weeks old that I have shot 100 times and getting fte's every other mag . Wish I had never bought it . Don't sound like sending it back to Glock is going to help much . IMHO I would'nt tell anyone to buy one . To many other quality pistols on the market to take a chance on a getting a bad 36 . Love to keep it but I cant see it happening !
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Old 12-08-2012, 14:12   #19
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I heard plenty of horror stories but decided to take a chance and buy one. I have not put many rounds through it, probably fewer than 100, but it has been 100% so far.

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Old 12-08-2012, 14:20   #20
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Not to start a caliber war, but the truth be known a 19/26/23/27/32/33/38/39 probably has more usefulness with relative capacity to firepower than a G36. It's for those that just, well, require 45acp in a concealable package.
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Old 12-08-2012, 14:22   #21
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I have 3000 + rounds through my G36. No problems.
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Old 12-08-2012, 14:34   #22
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With a Lone Wolf barrel and light SWC handloads or Federal 230 grain Champion, Iíve had problems with my 36. With the factory barrel and Speer 230 gr. Blazers and Gold Dots, I have never had a malfunction, and that includes attempting to induce malfunctions by limp wristing and holding the gun with 2 fingers.
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Old 12-08-2012, 14:52   #23
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I carry a Glock 36 daily (2012 date code). I have put about 700 rounds of various ammo FMJ and JHP without a malfunction of any kind.

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Old 12-08-2012, 14:53   #24
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Sorry to hear about these problems with the G36. I am considering getting one.
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Old 12-08-2012, 15:32   #25
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I think I may get the 30 sf. I really want a 45 and I like the smaller one. Any chance glock stops selling it (the 30sf) when it's safe roster exemption expires in April of 2013?
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