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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by eric2684, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. eric2684

    eric2684

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    I have been considering getting a G36 for a few weeks now. I went to the range yesterday and rented one. It appeared to be in great condition, and I purchased a box of name brand ammo, not relaods. After firing the second shot, the gun jammed!! I dropped the magazine, and the slide was no longer jammed. The gun had controllable recoil, and i was able to firs it as accurately as my G19. However, I would never buy a gun that jams, and only having six rounds was a little annoying. It is about the same size as a compact glock, so maybe a G26 or 27 would be better.
     
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    ok, good advise about buying guns. but i'll bet there isn't a model made that hasn't jammed somewhere in their history. i've got a glock 36 that i carry and shoot regularly, and i trust my life with it. its a great gun.
     

  3. Kwoodz

    Kwoodz ShutUpandShoot!

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    Maybe they have an older one at the range? I saw on a different forum that there was a bad run of these early on. When I'm not on mobile I will link. I personally trust the 26. I have ran some pretty rugged looking reloads through it, about 500 rounds of the stuff, and have not had one issue. I am one of those people convinced that 9mm is sufficient. If you're going with the 45 for "stopping power" I would check out tnoutdoors9 on YouTube and check out his ballistics vids. Sure the 45 makes a bigger hole, but the 9mm doesn't exactly leave a clean wound either. I'll take the 4 extra rounds.

    All this being said. I'm buying a g36 sometime soon. Something about a single stack glock is just too intriguing. :)
     
  4. TheGlockTalker

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    I sold my old 36 and am now hoping they'll come out with a gen 4 ASAP. But I've been waiting for that to happen for over a year.
    Any day now.............

    In the meantime if you want a slim 45 consider the 3" 1911's.
    The 3" Sig that I have has been flawless from about 20th round on.

    It carries very comfortably.
     
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    My G36 has been 100%.
     
  6. MikeG36

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    I sold my 27 but I still have my 36. So far no problems of any kind with my circa 2000 G36. But if the capacity or lack thereof bothers you, the 27 is an outstanding and very accurate pistol.
     
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    >>Maybe they have an older one at the range?<<

    And an extremely dirty one, as are most "rental" guns.
     
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    I've had mine for 6 years. No issues at all. I trust my life with it daily.

    If lack of rounds is an issue for you, go with the 26. I have one of those as well and it is also a great performer. It doesn't get as much carry time though as I have a thing for the 45.
     
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    I talked to Glock customer service last week and was told that a Gen 4 G36 was not on the production schedule for next year. I've been hoping for one also.
     
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    Not one problem with my G36.
     
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    If it was a nose dive jam it was probally from milking the base plate on the factory mag with your pinkey, the pearce +0 base plates will help with this seems to be a tighter fit than factory for me and less of a chance of this happening. Mine has been 100% :cool:
     
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    Mine has been a 100% as long as I to my part.


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    You are judging a gun's performance based on a beat-up range gun that probably hasn't been cleaned in at least 500 rounds?
     
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    Statistically speaking, 2 rounds is clearly a large enough univariate sample to conclude that all G36's jam. I would put it down and move on.:supergrin:
     
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    I trust my life to my G36 daily... I am buying a G19 shortly but only for a more economical shooting option.
     
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    My G36 does not "jam" when I shoot it. My friend who has a G19 "jams" my G36. I don't "jam" my G27; but, the same friend who "jams" my G36 also "jams" my G27. He does not have any problems with the 9mm Glocks.
     
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    About 3000 flawless rounds through mine.
     
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    My next gun will be a G36 . . . . .
     
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    I agree... Range guns are filthy gunked up crap and are of zero value (or less than zero) when it comes to determining reliability of anything..
     
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    My G36 is my favorite CCW. Only jammed with older magazine followers, which were problematic. Replaced those with new followers - works perfectly. Cheers.