Glock Forum - GlockTalk banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Big Daddy
Joined
·
129 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Whats the deal with the G36? I've heard some horror stories about it and not alot of good reveiws, so to all my G36 owners, chime in gimme the skinny.I have a G30 and its my everyday carry buddy, but i'm curious about the G36 so to all that know gimme the good the bad, the not ugly totally ******ing gorgeous looking weapon that it is.:dunno:
 

·
transmogrifier
Joined
·
12,512 Posts
This question comes up every other day now. Seriously, about 3 times per week lately.
Using the SEARCH function, searching "G36" in the title yields:

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1058562&highlight=G36

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1001285&highlight=G36

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1052107&highlight=G36

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1048177&highlight=G36

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024060&highlight=G36


My G36 was purchased new in early '02.
It has been 100% reliable since day one, using any and all ammo including HP, +P, etc.
It's my favorite handgun, period, the last one I would ever part with.
I recently bought a 2nd G36 in fact.

If you buy a g36, then try the Pearce +0 magazine extension.
It adds no capacity but it adds about 1/2 inch to the grip length.
I've also had good luck with the Pearce +1 extensions, which add one round, giving me a 7-round mag.
It's very accurate, shoots better than I do.

It's interesting that you say it's gorgeous...
It appeals to my eye also, especially with the +0 extension.
I just think it has neat proportions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
242 Posts
I was one who read the mixed opinions on here until my eyes bled and finally picked one up. Only a Taurus .357 I had years ago was less reliable than that pistol; I quickly got rid of it. I know that many here swear by them, but I wouldn't even chance it unless $600 doesn't mean much to you. Pretty much every other Glock seems to have a better track record.

One thing I also realized in hindsight that would have prevented me from ever buying one was a certain trend I noticed. It wasn't the types of problems reported, but the timing of them. Do a search and you find that a number of people only started experiencing problems after a significant number of rounds. I remember several posts when the shooter had put 500/1000/1500 or however many flawless rounds through their pistol before it started stovepiping/double-feeding/catching-hollowpoints-on-the-feed-ramp. I find this pretty frightening that these problems often seem to lurk and then appear after the shooter has become confident in the gun. That's certainly not acceptable if the gun is ever going to be seriously used for any defensive purposes, IMHO.

And before anyone says it... yes, any mechanical device can fail at any time, no matter how simple it is. But the 36 seems to be the only pistol posted on here that stops working suddenly after performing flawlessly at first, and leaves the owner scratching their head as to why.
 

·
transmogrifier
Joined
·
12,512 Posts
....
One thing I also realized in hindsight that would have prevented me from ever buying one was a certain trend I noticed. It wasn't the types of problems reported, but the timing of them. Do a search and you find that a number of people only started experiencing problems after a significant number of rounds. I remember several posts when the shooter had put 500/1000/1500 or however many flawless rounds through their pistol before it started stovepiping/double-feeding/catching-hollowpoints-on-the-feed-ramp. ....
Many here at GT have posted at times that their G36 has been reliable through several thousand rounds. I have 4000 or so thru mine at this point.

???
 

·
Glock On
Joined
·
18 Posts
The 36 is my favorite carry weapon, I have around 525 rounds on my mine and it just begs for more. Best carry gun for me and I have six glocks.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top