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My Glock Model 36 jammed in the first 20 rounds fired through it. On average, it jammed one round in 30, often a stovepipe. The local dealer fired 30 rounds through and it didn’t jam and I once fired nearly 60 rounds through it without a jam. Sometimes it would jam every 5 rounds or so. I cleaned it thoroughly, tried no less than 10 different ammo combinations, and scoured the blogs for information. I once drove 70 miles for the help of a firearms instructor who said he could demonstrate that the problem was my “limp wrist.” It jammed on him, too.

After trying every reasonable sounding suggestion I could find online, I sent it back to Glock with parts marked and noted that they replaced springs and several small parts. It still jammed. I couldn’t in good conscious sell it, so I decided to trade it in on another model back to the dealer where I had bought it with a full explanation of the problem. The dealer agreed, but before that happened, I had the opportunity to swap barrels with a friend’s G36. It didn’t seem to jam. Based on that experience, I bought a new OEM Glock barrel and have been testing it since. So far it has cycled through just over 650 round of 5 different brands and loads of ammo without a jam. My back deck is littered with empty .45 cases.

I still haven’t decided how much is enough to be satisfied that the problem is gone, but it looks like the problem was the barrel. Just to be sure, I swapped the original barrel back in and it jammed on the second round of the second magazine. I’ll put a couple hundred more rounds through it this afternoon.

I am posting this in hopes it helps someone with a similar problem.
 

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Interesting situation. Perhaps if you spoke with Glock customer service, you could convince them to cover your costs...or at least the barrel cost.

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Hello Bill, welcome to Glock Talk.

Thanks for posting a very interesting troubleshooting report about your G36. It's a great first post!
I know how hard I looked for a fix and how much I appreciated the suggestions even if they didn't work for me. I hope this solves someone else's problem. I appreciate all the helpful people out here......
 

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I had one as well with the same issues. I rebuilt the entire slide to include the barrel. That fixed it but I never really knew what it was that did the trick.
 

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Interesting thread. Mine has worked flawlessly and know how lucky I am which is why I won't part with it, even after getting a Shield 45. Had never considered the barrel as a variable; you learn something every day. What caused you to think to switch bbls?
 

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Interesting thread. Mine has worked flawlessly and know how lucky I am which is why I won't part with it, even after getting a Shield 45. Had never considered the barrel as a variable; you learn something every day. What caused you to think to switch bbls?
I thought about the barrel because I had once bought ported stainless barrels for a couple of barettas. They tended to jam when hot and I guessed that the chambers were tight or rough or both. I polished them out and they improved, but I never trusted them. I had the opportunity to try the swap, so I did it, not actually anticipating success. I wasn't brilliant, it was just luck, but sometimes that's all you have.......
 

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Wow! I read this post this morning and this evening I'm a happier guy! My brother and I both have model 36 glocks. His flawless. Mine totally unreliable. I've tried all reasonable suggestions with no luck. After reading this post, I borrowed his 36, swapped barrels and shot 50 rounds without a problem. I came home and ordered a new barrel. My G36 has never fired even 20 rounds without a jam! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I signed up here just to say that!
 

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What kind of malfunctions were you having? If a barrel swap fixed the issues I'd say it was the feed ramp on the bad barrel .
Glad you have found the cure, Mine 36 has been 100% reliable
Rober Hansen (Post before mine) had the same issue and a new barrel fixed that as well, odd that it was the same exact problem requiring the same exact fix.
 

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I commend the OP for trying to figure out the problem instead of just selling it off to an unsuspecting buyer.

I guess I've been lucky that I've owned 4 Glock 36's (still have two) without a single hiccup.
This was my concern. Some guy spending hard earned money on a gun I knew didn't work right, even worse, have it fail at a critical time. That's why I spent the money on all new parts in the slide. Sidenote: I just did a trade with a guy for an AR pistol he swore was reliable. Yea, well, now I have a new hobby trying to get it to run. Thanks to all for doing the honorable thing.
 

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I have had two and could never get ether one to run. I really wanted a 36 but after trying two I just couldn't trust them.

P.S. I have never had a problem with any other Glock that I have owned.
+ A bazillion. The only Glock that WOULD NOT FUNCTION THROUGH A SINGLE MAGAZINE. (Yes, I'm yelling...). All my other Glocks are flawless. This one went back four times!! (not my dime, my dept sent it back for me... :innocent: )

Glock finally sent me a model 23 in lieu of this turkey. Sad, as I really wanted a compact .45 Glock.
 

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What kind of malfunctions were you having? If a barrel swap fixed the issues I'd say it was the feed ramp on the bad barrel .
Glad you have found the cure, Mine 36 has been 100% reliable
Rober Hansen (Post before mine) had the same issue and a new barrel fixed that as well, odd that it was the same exact problem requiring the same exact fix.

In my case, one of the things I had tried was polishing the ramp. It made no difference. Empty cartridges just didn't get out of the way, so what I saw was either a stovepipe or a cartridge stuck parallel to the barrel. I inspected and eventually replaced the extractor claw with no success.
 
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