I know there have been more than several individual takes on this particular model Glock: Mostly negative in the early stages, but giving way to more positive 'tude later on. I will save you the poor experience of reading-on and suffice to say that the 36 is a badass little gun. So, If some unlucky soul has ventured down to this second paragraph I'll not shy away from detail. I recently took an OD Glock 36 on trade. It'd be a lie should I deny having any reservations about doing so, even considering selling the gun without giving it a shot (literally). I opened the case and grabbed the little booger the moment It was removed from the cardboard box. Having owned a model 30 previously, I was amazed at how thin it was. All four mags the came in the box had pierce "plus zero" base plates, save for one with a "plus one" addition. These plates fit my hand better than the factory Glock units. The gun also came equipped with TruGlo TFO's installed (though I had to modify the front sight screw a bit to ensure a proper fit). I grabbed the gun and a mag, went to our testing area, then ran about 12 rounds through the pistol. Holy *****, this thing is a sweetheart! I can control the 36 as effectively - if not more so - than any of my 9mm's. Having owned MANY 9mm Glocks and both 21's and 30's, I am comfortable in stating that the 36 is my favorite sidearm to shoot. I understand the dynamics of recoil and the different impulses between the different calibers, which further strengthens my opinion. I've since put about 350rs through the 36 and have begun to carry it. The gun fits great in my Galco King Tuk (made for 9mm/40/357 models) I have not experienced a single failure. I've used the cheap Wally World special to Corbon DPX 185gr +P (HOT ammo - 1075fps hot!) all without so much as a crappy ejection. Sure, I'm limited to 7rds...but this is simply a carry piece. My Kimbers only carry 9 and the 36 is slimmer. To be blunt, the 36 is my EDC. It sits in either the King Tuk or a Desantis pocket holster. To anyone looking for a slim, reliable, and FUN carry piece, check out the Glock 36. Thanks for reading the long-winded post. Hope it helps someone.