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Glock 36 Issues Continued....Report

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by SiGlockBoy, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. I do not place my "pinky" on the magazine but actually I place it under the base plate.
    Much more comfortable for my large hands.
    I too noticed that the magazine could be influenced by pulling on it with your little finger and I thought that it could cause feed problems.
    It would be interesting to see if there are any problems with this gun after altering how it is held.
  2. WinterWizard


    Jan 17, 2012
    I have a G36 with about 600 rounds so far, 10 different brands of ammo, zero malfunctions.

  3. dawgchamp


    Feb 20, 2012
    Ten different actual brands, or ten different brand/weights/bullet types?
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  4. mah77


    Dec 20, 2011
    Bought mine on Valentines Day (2-14-12), and it had a test fire date of 2-7-12. Ive shot Federal, Winchester, PMC, and Blazer, all with ZERO issues. Sorry to hear about your problems though.
  5. WinterWizard


    Jan 17, 2012
    Ten different brands. Federal (Champion and American Eagle), Cor-Bon (regular JHP and Pow'R Ball), Hornady, PMC, S&B, Fiocchi, Speer, Winchester, Magtech, Remington.

    And I have shot the Cor-Bon, Hornady and Speer in different weights as well.

    So, ten different brands, ranging from FMJ to hollow point to +P. Zero malfunctions.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  6. tuica


    Apr 28, 2009
    Next time I shoot the G36 will have to see how much I "pull back" on the mag extension. Think I have always used the Pearce +0, so no experience firing with the standard Glock extension. Pearce felt the best from the start. Cheers.
  7. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    My 2nd Glock is likely to be a G36. I hope that all of the problems are worked out by then . . . . .
  8. fastbolt


    Jun 9, 2002
    CA Central Coast
    I don't see or shoot many G36's. For whatever reason, it doesn't seem to be a "popular" off-duty weapon among the folks I see come through our range.

    The last couple of them I can remember shooting seemed to run just fine in my hands, using the duty hollowpoints of the time (which change among the major makers).

    The owner of the first one complained of frequent feeding problems. It worked just fine when I tried it, but he took it to a friend at another agency who was a Glock armorer. That armorer told him that while the gun could use some cleaning and wasn't sufficiently lubricated, that otherwise it was in good condition and working normally. Last I heard, that owner got rid of that G36 and bought a different make/caliber of gun.

    The last one I shot was very recently (although it was a gun made in the mid-2000's, I believe). Good feeding & functioning using duty hollowpoints (230gr Golden Sabre), shooting 1 & 2-handed, slow & rapid shot strings. Nothing out of the ordinary. No pinched finger. Good to go.

    The G36 is an interesting model. Same overall length as the G30 (with a longer barrel than my 3.25" CS45, being just barely longer than my 3.75" 4513TSW), but with more length between the sights than the G30.

    If I didn't already own a CS45 & an "original" 4513TSW, both of which also use 6-rd magazines, I'd buy a G36.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  9. WinterWizard


    Jan 17, 2012
    There are no problems to be worked out. The OP had a lemon gun from years ago. The G36s, by all accounts, have been running fine for about almost 10 years now in the hands of people who know how to shoot, not nancy limp-wristers who think they can manage a compact, lightweight .45 acp. :rofl:
  10. iambrb


    Jan 13, 2012
    I cannot help but wonder if the chamber was at the limit of acceptability, and if so, changing the barrel would do it. Just a thought
  11. Chipotle


    May 26, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    I'm the original owner of the G36 that led to a lawsuit against Glock.

    See the comments at the site to see that a new G36 was purchased last year with this exact issue.

    The design has a defect that Glock 1) will not acknowledge, and 2) shows in some of the G36s.

    Most G36s work fine.

    It is fun to throw out the "limp-wrist" label. It takes more effort to know the facts.

  12. WinterWizard


    Jan 17, 2012
    It says you bought the gun in June 2008. That is nearly 4 years ago. And your experience is your own and not typical of G36s. You got a bad gun with a weird problem. Deal with it. Stop whining. Just because you had a problem with your G36 does not mean it's indicative of EVERY G36.

    By the way, the three brands of ammo listed on the blog (Remington, Winchester and Blazer) are all notorious for being weak. Standard velocity out of a 5" barrel for .45 acp is about 830-850 fps. I would gander those three brands are probably in the 750-800 range. I try to avoid them if at all possible. And I don't care what the box or their website says. Read the fine print. All cheap ammo will say somewhere, "Subject to change" or "Subject to variances." This is their get out of jail free card to manufacture weak ammo and save on powder, in turn maximizing profit. You can't blame a gun that won't run on ammo that is not even SAAMI spec. Try American Eagle, Speer Lawman, Sellier & Bellot or Fiocchi. Stay away from Winchester, Remington, Blazer, PMC and I am sure many more off brands that I won't even bother to gamble on.

    Not saying ammo is the problem with the G36 in question, but it certainly isn't helping if the problem can't be duplicated with Corbon +P ammo.

    A lot of American ammo is weak. Corporate greed rules the day. Glock made the mistake of redesigning their gen4's for real ammo and it has backfired. Most American range ammo is weak and a lot of new shooters buy Glocks. It's no wonder between the weak ammo and poor grip that a lot of guns are not generating enough energy to positively extract and eject consistently.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  13. Lockback

    Lockback Polymerlicious!

    Nov 23, 2009
    I have the older non-LCI version and have never had any issues whatsoever.
  14. bunk22


    May 25, 2009
    I bought a problematic/defective Glock 36 back in 2010. It is still the worst gun I've purchased, a lemon no doubt. I know a few guys with G36's who have had no issues at all but you and I were not so lucky.
  15. rich n

    rich n

    Jan 9, 2010
    Stay away from Winchester, Remington, Blazer, PMC and I am sure many more off brands

    No problems with any of this ammo with my G30 but my 30sf wouldn't cycle my duty ranger+p 230 grain reliably or cheaper stuff. Why is it so hard to believe that Glock can make a bad massed produced gun once in a while?

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  16. WinterWizard


    Jan 17, 2012
    A handful of bad G36s over years and years (and conveniently only with certain ammo and often people new to .45s and certainly people new to compact, lightweight .45s), perhaps, but there is nothing wrong with the G36 in general.

    Now the new gen4 G17 and G19, that is another story. When hundreds of people are having issues in a short time period, there is a problem.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  17. BIGBOY61


    Apr 23, 2011
    Chantilly, Va.
    It is amazing that after the documented history of the problems of your G36 that Glock wouldn't just replace it with a new pistol and keep the customer happy!

    I think it would be cheaper to replace the entire pistol than to send their attorney goons into court at $500 an hour to be represented.

    We are not talking about a Wilson Combat Supergrade that sells for $5000. Geez, a $500 retail gun that costs Glock about $150 to do the math!!!

    Sad story. Greed over a $500 pistol? Replace the damn thing.

    I own a G36 and have not had an issue with it so far. I reload my own .45 ammo and keep it just around 900fps. I use a Lone Wolf barrel because I reload.
  18. tinstar78


    Sep 8, 2012
    Just came back from the range with my new Glock 36. Fired 200 rds . FMJ JHP 230 gr. Winchester white box. Not one problem! Dead on at 15 yards. Checked with Glock when it came in last week,my gun was made in May,2012. I guess they got it right. Slim ,love it. 7 rds its ok,what i had in the service.33 yrs law enforcement always worked on that first shot! I will take the slim G36 in .45 cal. Love it!
  19. fastbolt


    Jun 9, 2002
    CA Central Coast
    Maybe some folks might not care, but I know of a couple of Glock employees who carry G36's. Doubt they'd do so if they felt there was an inherent problem.
  20. RichardB

    RichardB Silver Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    If a gun sold in the USA won't reliably fire American made range ammunition, then it is junk.

    The G36 problems were discussed long and hard on this and other bulletin boards well before your time. It was not the Glock Red Herring called limp wristing that caused the problems. As a result I waited and waited until Oct 2010 to get mine. No issues so far, don't keep meticulous records about how many rounds downrange.