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G36 Problems???

Discussion in 'Thin to Win - G36 Club' started by tuica, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. tuica


    Apr 28, 2009
    I have just returned from firing my new/but slightly used (June 2009 man. date) G36 for the very first time. Happy to report all functioning went fine. MilSpec WW 230 gr HB.... Hornady 185 gr XTP.... and the often maligned 230 gr. Speer Gold Dot cycled without any problems. And that recoil? Not as bad as some would have you believe. This included one-handed firing. It is - after all - a lightweight, large caliber weapon. My G23 seems to give me more punishment. So if you have been holding back on purchasing a 36, based on a few bad comments, I hope my report will ease your decision.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009



    Feb 9, 2009
    S W Virginia
    I fired my used G36 (Nov. '07) for the first time Saturday and it did well too. I shot 50 rounds of WWB 230 gr. and it is more snappy than my G30SF, but not bad.
  3. 1drt

    1drt Senior Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    Piedmont, North Carolina
    It's always good to hear that one is happy with their selected piece.

    Congratulations. :supergrin: Happiness reigns.
  4. dreis454


    Jul 11, 2009
    I've never heard anything bad about 230gr Gold Dots,please explain?:dunno:
  5. tuica


    Apr 28, 2009
    I have heard of some G30 & G36 owners having problems feeding the Gold Dots because of very large diameter hollow point openings. In my comparison with two other brands of .45 ACP HP's, the Gold Dot is larger.
  6. I didn't think the Gold Dot cavity was large.
    Not compared to the older Corbons.
    Love my 36, so far over 7000 rounds trouble free.
    It's gonna scare me when it finally does have a malfunction.
    It shoots everything I put into it.
  7. Just for some helpful info;
    I shot just about every name brand self defense round out of my 36 as an experiment to find the one that shoots the tightest groups and the closest to point of aim.
    I believe that every gun has a round that it shoots better than the others.
    The Corbon 185g +P DPX shoots the best out of my 36.
    The one that surprised me was my 21SF, it shoots the Gold Dot 230g +P's better than all the other rounds.
  8. None, which I find very comforting for a gun that seems to have some issues.
    I've tried just about every name brand and some not so name brand rounds in my Glocks (36 & 21SF) and have yet to find one that doesn't work in them.
    They are both slightly over the 7000 round count and have not had a single failure. That still worries me though, as I'm used to 1911's and mine occassionally have a failure of some kind.
    These are the guns I carry and when I have a failure in one of them, which is bound to happen eventually, I will be surprised by it to say the least.
    I don't know if it matters or not but I clean my guns completely every time I shoot them. A detail strip and inspection along with cleaning them gives me the secure feeling that any problems will be caught ahead of time and a failure will not be due to maintenance issues.
  9. tuica


    Apr 28, 2009
    I also clean after every firing session. It has to help. Thanks for the report.
  10. Chevy327


    Jun 9, 2009
    Jim...7000 rounds, WOW:wow:!!!

    That's a good report, too, And high praise for the G36, I'd say.
  11. G36_Me


    Aug 4, 2009
    good report; my experiences are similar to yours
  12. tkdkracker007


    Mar 12, 2009
    Sycamore, IL

    ^Awesomeness! Glad I decided to keep my G36. I had a 2 week period where I was dead-set to sell it. I shot it some more, played with it a bit and now it's one of my favorites! 500 rounds and counting. Glad to hear that I can abuse it more and not feel bad. I'm an obsessive cleaner too.
  13. O1SalsaX


    Nov 4, 2008
    Just found this range report and it's very reassuring.
    I just traded for my Glock 36.
    Can't wait to take it to the range.
    It looks to be in mint condition like it wasn't fired much at all.

  14. 12c27


    May 6, 2007
    recoil? what stinkin recoil is that? I'm 5'6" and carry my 36 in my pocket...take it to the range 2 hand, one hand, weak hand...what recoil? freekin genius designed family of weapons (especially the g-36). Only improvement would be to install a smooth trigger for my softy skinned finger! c.w.
  15. Take the trigger out and use 400g sand paper. Finish with 800 or 1000g and no more rough trigger.
  16. 12c27


    May 6, 2007