Glock 36 or Baby Glock for carry ?

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  1. "Cold Dead Hands" !

    "Cold Dead Hands" !

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    G36 or a Baby Glock, which is better for carry ?
    Pros and Cons ?

    Also, Holsters and carry position.
    Help me decide.
     
  2. cowboy1964

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    Depends mostly on which caliber you prefer I think. For me Glock = 9mm.

    IWB, MTAC or Blade-Tech Nano at 3-4 o'clock.
     
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    I dont think you can go wrong with either one! Since the G36 is even thinner than the baby glocks you cannot go wrong.
     
  4. ppcrusa

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    Baby Glocks are proven models. I've had a couple 26's and my shooting buddy has a 27. No issues at all. They go bang every time.
    Glock 36- Mixed reviews in the past. Myself included. I bought one this year AGAIN. I'm pleased with it. Shoots well and is one of my fav carry pieces now.
    G36 is slimmer but there is a potential there for finger pinch when shooting.
    It's a good piece nonetheless, if you can live with 6+1 in 45ACP.
     
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    I have a g27 with a milt sparks summer special, ordered from brownells for quick ship, and a A&G custom (quickship) leather belt.

    If i could do it all over again, I would make the same purchases again...but I would order the belt a little longer!
     
  6. nedfolks

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    I own both. I love both. The G36 is actually closer size to the G19/G23, but slim. The G27 is just as thick as the standard Glocks. The Glock 36 is the slimest Glock of them all.
     
  7. Melissa5

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    If you plan to appendix carry, the baby glocks are shorter in slide length and more comfortable. The G36 is just long enough to poke me in the leg when I sit down. I've got a 26, 36, and 39. Just got the 39 and it will probably replace the 26 as my EDC after I shoot it a little more.
     
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    I carry the 36 because I prefer the 45cal. Had mine since March of this year. Not a single issue with 500 rounds thru it. I carry at 4:00 position with a Don Hume PCCH IWB and an Alabama High and Tight OWB. The 36 is a winner as far as I am concerned.
     
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    I agree. I frequently ulilize "appendix" carry and the slide length of a 26/27 is the most I'll tolerate.

    They are also easier to conceal due to the shorter grip.

    I have a preference for the 45 bullet; however, out of the 27 the 40 produces respectable power (average for 5 shots)
    Winchester Ranger T 165 gr. @ 1,116 fps
    Speer Gold Dot 155 gr. @ 1,134 fps
    Winchester Silvertip 155 gr. @ 1,090 fps
    All of those loads produced over 400# KE out of the model 27's short barrel.
     
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    I carry a 26 in a DeSantis Mini-Slide owb holster. Works great for me. I also have a 21sf that I carry now and then.
     
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    doneroman SheepDogs-R-Us

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    36 IWB @ about 4 oclock.
    "Theis" sells the best most affordable IWB holsters around: fast, custom, and did I mention REALLY affordable! Here in the GT Classys.
     
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    I use to own a 26 and now I have the 36. They both carry and conceal very well. Unlike some folks the 36 is a little more easy to carry appendix for me, the thinner grip just seems to ride close and tight against my belly. I use a Alabama holster hooker about 12:30-1:00. I have tried many different pistol, holster and carry postions and this works best for me.
     
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    I have the G36 as well as the G26 and G27. I carry the G27 as I find it conceals
    better for me than the G36.
     
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    depends on your waist band size and how you dress. Width tends to matter more the more your waist begins to equal the circumference of your chest. The length of the grip is the only think that is difficult for me to conceal due to my body and clothing choices. the 36 is the only one you won't be ably to run a flush mag with. May not be any problem for you, and usually this can be hidden better strong side and FBI cant. YMMV so just weigh your options and choose the best for you.
     
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    I have both, G36 and G26 and for CCW I prefer the G36. Like the .45 round better and in the appendix carry at 1:00 it's more comfortable for me. Both great guns; boils down to your preferences. Try to shoot both for comparison,
     
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    Just depends on your own personal preferences and perceived needs.

    I came close to buying a G36 a while back. I didn't carry through on it because I realized the G36 was very similar in overall size to the 4513TSW I already own and the M&P 45c I'm planning to buy. My 4513TSW is an original one so it has the same 6+1 capacity as the G36, but the M&P 45c has 8+1 capacity and better ergonomics from my perspective.

    I did, however, buy a second G26 (an OD model), and for a very good price (LE/promotion pricing). The G26/27 I own are pretty decently sized for my needs, although my CS9 & CS45 are pretty decently sized for small pistols, too. ;)

    Just choose whatever suits you and your needs & desires best ... and then practice, practice, practice.
     
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    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    Shoot all three, pick the one you like. Sound advice for any gun purchase.
     
  18. Sonnytoo

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    Try 'em both. I have both; my preference is the 36, slightly larger.
    So the 26 then will conceal slightly easier.
    Height, slide width, grip width below thumb scoop:
    G26 3.92", 1.005", 1.165"
    G36 4.51", 1.003", 1.110"
    G19 4.81", 1.002", 1.175"

    The height (top of slide to bottom of mag) is the most important measurement IMHO. That's where the printing comes in. Barrel length is not important unless you get 5" or more.
    As you see above, the G36 is a bit taller than the 26, but has a slimmer grip; hence the name GLOCK SLIMLINE. Of course, the 36 is 6+1 rounds of .45 ACP, and I prefer that round in general for SD.
    Of course, all these models are great.

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    I wear all my holsters on my right side, about 3:30, just behind the hipbone.
    I like Don Hume holsters, model H715, No. 36-1, on the right. This is an IWB clip holster; I've used it for years. It does a good job. It's priced cheap, about $30, and the 26 or 36 fits interchangeably. I do tend to modify these holsters a bit, so that the gun sits much lower in the waist-line and allows a forward cant.
    In general, I like the rear sight to be about one inch above the top of the belt. It still gives me a combat draw and the gun disappears. The standard holster next to it is slightly larger size, and is used for the G29/30 guns.
    More expensive "molded" holsters ($130) will NOT fit both guns. The 36 plastic frame around trigger guard area is slightly wider (0.130" compared to 0.113") and will stretch the expensive holster if attempted. After that, the G26 or G19 will be a sloppy fit. The holster maker (Brommeland) definitely advises against trying to shove the G36 into the holster which is molded for the G19 and G26, both of which fit just perfectly.
    Sonnytoo
     
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  19. Glock39Pirate

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    how about a baby glock in a .45?:cool: smaller than the 36 and shoots the .45 GAP round.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have a 17 and a 26 that have been utterly flawless, but a now-departed 36, not so. It ran great on RNL reloads (I know, I know...), but was less than perfect with warshot hollowpoints.
    As an earlier poster noted, I associate the Glock with 9mm.
    Moon