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Picking up a G36

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jtsteiert, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. jtsteiert

    jtsteiert

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    I am trading for a Glock 36 made in June of 07.
    I feel confident that I am going to like this pistol but would like to hear and negative or postive comments the experts are willing to offer.
    My wife has a G26 and I enjoy shooting it, she swears by Glock and wont own anything else... She is slowly converting me:whistling:
     
  2. s64woody

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    My G36 conceals a bit better than my G30. I think the G30 shoots a bit "softer", if that makes sense. No high capacity mags are available for the G36, but for the intended purpose it is not an issue for me. I like it over the G30, shoot it well and use it for EDC.
     

  3. Atlas

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    My all-time favorite handgun.
    I own two.
     
  4. Redstate

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    G36 is great. However, it does feel different than any other Glock. In comparison to your wife's G26, the dimension from backstrap to frontstrap is going to be more. If your wife's G26 is a Gen4, then it would be the same dimension as with the larger backstrap. However, it is significantly thinner.
    The percieved recoil is significantly greater than that of the G26; however, for me it is easily managed. Since you say that it would be a trade, maybe the other party will let you try it first. Hopefully, you are not trading the wife's G26.
     
  5. prez1967

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    My EDC with a crossbreed supertuck... Your gonna love it!
     
  6. Javelin377

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    The Pearce +0 grip extensions are a must
     
  7. jtsteiert

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    No I wouldnt trade her 26 for it...She would kill me!
    Trading another pistol I have that I dont like to much and wont shoot. So might as well find one I like better.
     
  8. jtsteiert

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    Why the +0 over the +1 that give you a extra round?
    Just curious...
     
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    I'm wearing mine right now and I love it. That thinner grip really makes a huge difference. It shoots like a dream and is one of my most accurate pistols. It's on my keepers list. :thumbsup:

    Mike
     
  11. HenryinFlorida

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    The +0 conceals the same, gives you something for your finger to hang on to without sticking out lower or to the rear. The +1 makes the mag longer.
     
  12. Jim S.

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    I carry my 36 when I am wearing dress clothes and the 21 is not hidable. (is that a word?)
    I have learned to tuck my little finger under the magazine baseplate and it is fine once you get used to it.
    I didn't want any extensions because the small grip is perfect for easy concealment.
    I found that with the little finger on the grip it not only pinched it between the grip and the magazine but it also has a possibility of pulling the magazine back which causes the round to enter the feed ramp at a lower than normal angle.
    Anyway the 36 is a good small 45 and I lost count somewhere around 14,000 rounds through it.
    I practice one handed shooting with it at around 20 or so feet.
    It is pretty accurate for a short barrelled 45.
    Good luck with yours and I hope you like it.
     
  13. bac1023

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    Congrats on the G36.
     
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    As I've stated here before, I had grip work done on my 36. The work accomplished two things:
    • Made the gun pretty much an extension of my hand and extremely comfortable to shoot.
    • Decreased the resale value so that I will not/cannot be tempted to sell it. I've sold off a few in the past and deeply regretted doing so. Not going to happen with this gun.
    IMO the 36 is the perfect large caliber carry gun.
     
  15. MikeG36

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    Can you describe the alterations you made?
     
  17. rGlock36

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    Took the wife shooting today with my G36, she loved it & is wanting one for herself. Great EDC Big Bore!!

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  18. jtsteiert

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    Well I picked up the 36 this afternoon, the guy I traded with is an ex Marine so I know he took care of it, it looks in pretty shape overall and he said he had a smith work on the trigger to smooth it out some. The trigger is pretty smooth during dry fire but I cant wait to run a few mags thru her.....
    I will get some pics up but just finished cutting grass after a week of 100+ weather followed by 3 days of rain I probably could of, and probably should of baled hay instead of cut grass.
    I will try to get a few shots tonight and post them up. I do have to say that it fits my mitts pretty good with just the factory mags and base plates. It also has XS Big Dot sights on it.... So far IM liking them!
    Need to get to the range though and try it out.
     
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    Congrats, you're gonna love it! I have 2.:supergrin:
     
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