The G36 is my favorite Glock, even ahead of my G19. Having owned some other compact .45s such as the Colt Officers Model, I think the 36 recoils less than them. I reckon I've got about 1,000 rounds thru mine and it's never had any problems whatsoever *knock on wood*. It's my chief carry gun, previously in a Don Hume JIT beltslide, now in a new Crossbreed Supertuck (just got it and am really impressed!). Granted, I don't put more than 100 rounds thru it in one session but then I usually am shooting my 1911 or G19 too. With a spare mag, I figure 13 rounds is more than I'd ever need. It fits my hand perfectly, is controllable, concealable, fun to shoot and always works.