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Traded G21sf for G36 for EDC

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by awq134, May 14, 2011.

  1. awq134

    awq134

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    Just purchased a G36 to replace my G21sf for my every day carry and all i can say is wow. The difference is night and day. Seems to be about the same weight, but the size difference is amazing.

    For those out there with G36's, is there anything i need to look out for?
    ie: space between the grip and the mag as a pinch point? Will be going to the range either tomorrow or next weekend to try her out.
     

  2. awq134

    awq134

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    I was a little hesitant at first because of the limited capacity but that was over ruled by the very noticeable difference in the width of the gun, and besides, that's what they make extra mag's for!
     
  3. Mister_Beefy

    Mister_Beefy Legal & Proper

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    the G36 is awesome.

    if you didn't pinch yourself with a G21, you won't with the 36.
     
  4. dreis454

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    tagged for range report. If you get pinched,a Pearce +0 mag floorplate will alleviate that.
     
  5. According to Glock's data, the difference in loaded weight is 11.29 ounces. This is a very significant and easily noticeable amount of weight, especially in terms of all day carry. Of course, 7 ozs of this is the difference in capacity (45acp cartridges weigh ~1oz). There is no question that the 36 is a much smaller, lighter gun and will therefore be easier to carry. Only you can decide what capacity is adequate for your skill level and circumstances. For me, the answer is 10+1, so I carry either the G30 or G26. And I typically choose the 26 for weight reasons. YMMV.
     
  6. awq134

    awq134

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    Just got back from the range with both the 21sf and the new 36. I was expecting the 36 to have significantly more recoil due to the smaller size, but it isn't much more than the 21. I was only shooting at 10 yds, but seems just as accurate as the 21. I am very happy with the results.
     
  7. What do you think of the significant difference in grip size? Which grip do you prefer?
     
  8. awq134

    awq134

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    I'm still trying to figure that out to be honest. The 21 feels right at home because i am used to shooting it, but the 36, while noticeably smaller still feels pretty darn comfortable in my hands.