Bought my first Glock today...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by cracker 60, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. cracker 60

    cracker 60

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    ..a G 36. :cool: Then I hear that some people were having problems with them. I know I shouldn't believe everything I see on the net, but what's the story(if any) on the 36? My particular 36 was made in Oct '09.
     
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    Congrats on the G36.
     

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    I'm lucky enough to have range buddies w/a nice variety of pistols to shoot. Get some 185s, 200s and 230s. I ran some 185gr FMJs made with vv320 and Wolf Large Pistol primers, was awesome. I didn't like the 230gr FMJs with TiteGroup on the G36.
     
  4. j-glock22

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    I owned a 36 some years back, never a hiccup. I think you'll be fine. If you shoot quality ammo and maintain a proper grip on it, it should treat you well.
     
  5. Steel Head

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    My thoughts on the G36
    Every negative is offset by MANY THOUSANDS of positives
    Congrats:wavey:
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats!
     
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  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    And welcome to GT:wavey:I didn't notice it was your first post.
     
  8. Tommy Kelly

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    WELCOME glocks are basically trouble free guns. The only problem is once you shoot it some it gets lonely and needs more glocks for company. Also the little suckers will cost you a pile of money because they always need more ammo and they begg so pitiful to go out and play every time you leave the house they want to go. Just ask me I stayed away from them for years I thought they were just too ugly to shoot. Then about a month ago I bought a used one and shot it a little now I have 3 and will buy more I'm sure.
     
  9. voyager4520

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    For each story you've read/heard about of people having problems there are many more people who haven't had problems.

    Congratulations on your new Glock!

    I'm wondering if someone can shed light on this, and it may be nothing more than a rumor, but I'd heard that the G36 frames were redesigned at some point. Anyone know if this is true?
     
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    Congrats on the G36. Don't worry about other peoples issues. Take it out and shoot the heck out of it. If yours works that is all that matters. Don't let anybody get you down with horror stories. Welcome to GT.
     
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    Thanks all. I'm not terribly worried about it. The only thing on my mind now is possible modifications/accessories and maybe Maga-Porting :supergrin: Any suggestions?
     
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    Congrats on your Glock and welcome to GlockTalk.
     
  13. Flipz

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    Id recommend keeping it stock for the first 1000 rounds. This way if you have any problems, which I dought you will, they will be easier to diagnose.

    Also, remember that any frame modifications will void your warranty and could cause malfunctions. Dont try and change perfection. Many people get so caught up in modifications that they end up with a frankenstein gun that suffers from multiple malfunctions.
     
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    Stock is the way to go. If you're not worried about uber reliability or ccw, in other words, if it's just a recreational gun, there are plenty of aftermarket toys and trinkets available, usually at reasonable prices. 36's are fine. I have one, and I can't for the life of me decide whether I like the 36 or 27 better for off duty carry.
     
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    cracker 60

    The G36 is my EDC....IWB with a Crossbreed Super Tuck....
    I've carried the 36 for nearly a year now; before that, it was a G26 (believe it or not....until last year, I had NEVER shot a .45 of ANY kind!!!:wow:)
    As others have stated....you're bound to find the naysayers ANYWHERE - for ANY THING - on the Internet!!! Trust those of us who own one....and bet our very LIVES on it.....the G36 WILL NOT let you down!!
    Mine feeds FMJ, JHP, Short Barrel, +P.....all without a problem!!
    Good Luck....and Happy Shootin'!!
     
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    Congrats to you on getting your "First" Glock. Trust me, it will not be your last. Enjoy!
     
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    Congrats on the G36 !
     
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    Welcome to GT. It's one of the best communities online.
     
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    Nicko GTDS FOR LIFE

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    Congrats on the G36.
     
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    My spent casing is 11-2009 that came with my gun. I just bought the gun but have already put 300 rounds through her. 230 RN and 200 GDHP. You know what happened? It was 100% reliable. Thats with handloads and factory ammo. Actually, I find it just as reliable as my 19 or 23, if that tells you anything.
     
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