Question for 36 owners

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by cosmose, May 16, 2018.

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  1. cosmose

    cosmose

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    I've always liked the 36 but shied away from it because I've heard its the most problematic glock? so for those that own them have you had any issues?
     
  2. GRR

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    No problems with the one I owned. Still hated it.
     

  3. MinervaDoe

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    I like my Glock 36 a lot, but the gun definitely had some break in time.
    I finally got my Glock 36 to cycle 50 rounds of factory 230 grain hardball trouble free. I've probably put 400 rounds through it and cycled and dry fired it an additional 700 times. Up until now, I had a few failures to eject per session, and an occasional light primer strike. Now, the gun seems to have broken in and I expect that it will be reliable.

    I had similar issues with my Glock 29 and once the gun had been used a little, it has been flawless.

    The Glock 36 is a handful. For me, the recoil is a little painful. It is super accurate for an almost pocket pistol, but I could see how a novice could flinch and limp wrist their way to jam-o-matic heaven with a shotgun like pattern with that little gem.
    Here is a table of compact handgun specifications that I put together:
    http://chronosscifi.com/tableCompareCompacts.html

    Here is another comparison of compacts and subcompacts that I did:
    http://chronosscifi.com/compactGlockWGrid.html

    Check out this seven yard target I put up. I think the inherent accuracy of the gun makes it worth a little break in time to work through.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Mtnfolk75

    Mtnfolk75 A Grouchy Old Half-Blind Fat Guy who limps .....

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    A good Friend of many years has a G36 from about 2006 IIRC, he has had NO fTF's or FTE's with >500 fired. It is his EDC Pistol :cheers:
     
  5. trozau

    trozau troy ounce gold

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    Have had mine since 2001 with no problems.
     
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  6. Borg Warner

    Borg Warner

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    Why?
     
  7. Knellysford

    Knellysford CLM # 21 CLM

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    Bought two. Love them both. No more trouble than any other of several Glocks
    I own. Love at first sight and still going strong.
    Kelly
     
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    Glock Commander

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    I shot my friend's G36. I was not impressed with it. I like the G30 and even the G21 more.
     
  9. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

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    A G36 was my first GLOCK. I had issues with FTF and FTE and I sent it back to GLOCK. They said to use premium ammo. I bought some Lawman and it still had issues. Even when it worked, my finger would get pinched between the magazine and the grip. I wish they would redesign the G36 to eliminate the pinch and to make them more reliable.
     
  10. DaverZ

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    never a problem with mine
     
  11. GRR

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    Too big for the capacity. To thin in the grip for my tastes. No compatibility with other glocks. I'd rather carry a 19 or 23. Or 30s.
     
  12. mattallamerican

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    mine worked great went to a 30 it takes 21 mags and not much bigger
     
  13. Uncle Don

    Uncle Don Wood butcher

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    Love mine and have had it for 12 years. To me, it's a 19 that shoots 45 ACP. Yes, six in the mag and one in the tube - but 7 45s is good for me.
     
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  14. Seriously?

    Seriously? Ret. U.S.A.F. Historian

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    The G30 works for me.
     
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    No problems here.
     
  16. R*E

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    Mine works fine, although extended shooting sessions leaves me with the so-called Glock knuckle. I don't really care for it as a carry piece since the 19 carries just as easily and the 19 has more boolits on board (15 vs 6).
     
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    Mine was made in 2008. My best friend bought it new, and maybe fired 50 rounds through it. He had no trouble. I just got it a couple weeks ago, and have several hundred 230 gr Gold Dots, one hundred 185 gr +P Golden Sabers, and one hundred 230 gr Blazer Brass. It has run perfectly.
     
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    Purchased our G36 in 2001 and have carried it many years. Ours has been flawless. As we have observed in other posts on the subject, being "limited" to 6+1 rounds of .45ACP in our carry piece hardly keeps us up nights. Our main gripe against our G36 is a minor one: it bucks in the hand and is not pleasant to shoot. For us, the G36 attributes outweigh this flaw.

    We also own a G30S which we like a lot, but for us the G30S does not carry as comfortably as the G36. Our G36 remains our favorite.

    We trudge on.
     
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    I owned one for a couple of years, several years back. Traded for it. It never once gave me a hiccup. I really liked it. It shot well, and it carried slightly but noticeably better than a G19/23/32. Thinner and lighter is most definitely noticeable.

    I wish I still had it, but other Glocks serve my current particular needs a little better. If I had enough spare money, I might get another one again.
     
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    No problems with mine. The double stack 45's are just a hair too big for me to grip comfortably but the 36 works for me.
     
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