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Curious... G36 or G38

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by CarRamRod, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod Liter of Cola

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    Hope this isn't a repost but after reading a lot of negative comments about the Glock 36 and the GAP I have become curious to know if you could only pick one which would it be and why? G36 vs G38, what do you think?
     
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    36...

    45acp; proven and widely available.
     

  3. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    G36

    Reason: Inventory, and not needing to acquire ammunition for another caliber.
     
  4. SagKC

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    Yep :upeyes:, another vote for a proven caliber. The G36 issues are spotty, along with the proven and available .45 ACP.
     
  5. Captainns10

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    ditto everything above
     
  6. dreis454

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    36,I just bought one yesterday to go with my 21 & 30.
     
  7. Captain38

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    SOME BODY'S got to vote for the G38 --- ME! If size is a major facor, go for the G39 instead!

    You won't be sorry!
     
  8. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I would vote for the G38, as it is my all time favorite Glock. Better grip, greater mag capacity and 100% reliable.
     
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    Another vote for the GAP here!
     
  10. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod Liter of Cola

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    I used the 38 as the example for the GAP because of the size "similarities" with the 36 for comparison.
     
  11. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    I love my G36, but the recoil is a beast to tame.
     
  12. Quiet

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    I vote Glock 38.
    More accurate and less felt recoil than the Glock 36.

    During the 08-09 Ammo rush, .45GAP ammo was more readily available in the local stores than .45ACP ammo.
     
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    I'd take a G39 over either for true concealed carry. Viva la 45 GAP.
     
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    Sorry, but as much as I like the .45 ACP, I think the GAP round is an excellent idea and I plan on getting a G38 as the next addition to my stable of Glocks. It will fit my G32 holsters and is the same size as far as carry goes. I loved my G21, but it was just too big.
     
  15. Front Sight

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    I don't have either but the G38 should have less muzzle flip, it will fit your hand better and holds 2 more rounds. From all I read you will not be disappointed. If I didn't have so many .45 ACP brass and a G30 I would have one.
     
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    I have medium size hands. My G36, with pinky rest mag, fits my hand perfectly. The .45ACP has moderate recoil, but quite manageable, even by senior citizens' hands. :cool:

    All factors being equal (ammo cost, availability, concealability, etc.), you will like either of the two Glocks. Both very well designed and constructed.
     
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    I have a 36, it works great I like it.
     
  19. MrGlock45

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    I have always been a major proponent of the 45ACP. With that being said, I now have 3 of the G30SF's (I do have small hands,) and they fit them perfectly. I also had a G21SF and even in the SF version, it was still a bit too big for me, so I traded it on a G38. Love it, in fact I loved it so much, it is just plain a perfect fit for my hands, that in less than a week, I went and bought a 2nd one.
    I'm in a quandry now though, and maybe one of you can help me here? When I get my GSSF certificate, would I be better served picking up a new G37 or should I just get a 3rd G38?
    Decisions...decisions, I really don't know which would be the better move?
    Just so there is no confusion, I absolutely will not trade or get rid of any of my 3 G30SF's, they are out of the box the best ACP's I've ever owned! As for GAP ammo, I already have a bit over a case of Speer GD200 JHP. That's what the PA State Police use, so it's plentiful here, since we have a barracks here in our town. :supergrin:
    Ok, so let me know, Danny or anyone else weigh in on another G38 or should I get a G37?
    Good luck and always stay safe. :cool:
     
  20. Front Sight

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    If it were me I would stop at two and buy more ammo or reloading components.