Glock 36 or 27


March 7, 2007, 12:35 PM
I'm going to do a trade this weekend, but I can not make up my mind on the one I want. I can have a Glock 27 in the .40S&W or I can have the Glock 36 in the .45ACP. I like the 27 due to it holds more rounds but I also like the 36 in the .45ACP round. I'm asking for help, both are good guns so I really don't care which one I get so, Please help decide.

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March 7, 2007, 12:45 PM
I voted 27.
I like both rounds, I have a 27, I have shot the 36, its ok.
I hear a lot of negatives about the 36.
I would sooner have more rounds of 40.

Base your purchase upon:
ammo calibers that you already have.

keep me posted.

March 7, 2007, 02:41 PM
9+1 is great for such a small little gidgy. I have a G27 and think it's the coolest thing since sliced bread.

March 7, 2007, 03:34 PM
I'd go with the Glock 27.

March 7, 2007, 04:44 PM

I have a G-26,27&36 I like the G-36 the best

March 7, 2007, 05:00 PM
hey sig lets see a pic of the family if u got any
i picked the 27... it holds more kinda fatter but i would like it because 2 other guns i have are .40

March 7, 2007, 07:34 PM
I don't have a family photo, i would have to post to many photos on here . But here is a list of what i have now.


March 7, 2007, 07:37 PM
ok i really really dont like you now :evil:

March 7, 2007, 07:54 PM
:neener: :D

March 7, 2007, 09:03 PM
I would vote 'C' - none of the above. I don't like the 40 S&W and somehow the 36 didn't fit me at all. If I were to get a sub, I'd go w/ the 26 & use G19 mags :D

March 7, 2007, 09:06 PM
Based purely on size, i'd get either the 27 or just step up and get the 23.

March 7, 2007, 11:04 PM
I have always prefered the G36!!!

March 8, 2007, 12:37 AM
I haven't shot the 36, but i own a 27 and a 30. There's alot of difference between the two. i would suggest you try to shoot both guns before you decide. The 27 is a lot snappier than the 30. The 30 has a slightly longer grip than the 27. I can rapid fire the 30, using +p's, alot easier than the 27. With the 27 i almost always end up re-adjusting my grip after about 3 shots during rapid fire.

Some people can handle rapid firing the 27 without any problems. If you happen to be one of those people, then the 27 would be a great choice.

March 8, 2007, 02:40 AM
magsnubby- stock flush baseplates on your 27 mags? Leaving your pinky floating does make a difference in grip security. I can shoot with a two finger grip ok, but I like that 30/36 mags come with a pinky landing, stock.

Size and shape of the 36 specifically work for me, being the only single stack slimline model. While longer, the 36 is actually a bit thinner than the 27 (moreso vs 30). Not dramatically, but enough so that together with the extra front to back length of the grip, it makes for a) remarkably different feel (i've heard it described as a "1x3" instead of a "2x4"... maybe a backhanded "block" compliment lol), and b) a FLATter package. As opposed to almost all other GLOCKS, whose frames flare out where they meet the slide, the 36 is flat and smooth all the way down the profile, aside from controls. I have a pm9, and the 36 is the most "kahr like" (in terms of shape) among all GLOCKS.

The 36 has the shortest possible height (4.76" including magazine) that still allows for three (of my) fingers on the grip (this of course can be "remedied" if needed with extensions on the 27), and obviously ymmv depending on finger thickness. Similarly, it's the only stock GLOCK providing a full grip while weighing in at under 27 ounces loaded (along with the 26 and 27 on the weight only).

It is my most accurate GLOCK. And having a slightly longer sight radius helps me line up a more honest sight picture at longer distances (= G19 sr). In my hands it gives nothing up to my 34 in rapid fire out to 15 yards, and has the "from rest" advantage beyond. Smooth handling, very controllable recoil (along with the 27 utilizes dual recoil spring assembly which really softens things up- remarkably mild for these little packages).

The 36 is arguably the most concealable GLOCK, is in fact the thinnest GLOCK, yet chambered in the fattest caliber- .45acp, and offering a full grip and 6" sight radius, weighing in at under 27 ounces loaded.

Choice was obvious for me, but as always will boil down to personal preferences. How comfortable you are with .40sw vs .45acp, balanced with how much YOU feel you are giving up with 6+1 vs 10+1, and most importantly how well the distinctly different grip shapes work for you. Even if you think of it as a toss-up, don't flip an internet poll coin to decide (btdt- people vote by what they "hear" on a given model = useless game of interweb telephone). One of these will fit/feel better than the others. At least pick up (better yet shoot) each first, along with a 30 (if it's not too fat for you, the 30 actually covers both of your trade-off concerns in 27 vs 36: capacity of the 27 you want, caliber of the 36 you prefer). But you ultimately can't go wrong with any of those three.

Essential 36 reading:

Also might want to look into the GAP model 38. 8+1, 19 sized (a little thicker slide and few oz heavier), as long as you are ok with sub +p acp pressure performance, and paying just a little more for ammo. different ccw class imo, and the 39 which is 27 sized, puts you back at 6 capacity, but worth checking out if you're going to the funshow anyways:

Have fun, good luck, and tell us what you decide!

March 8, 2007, 02:43 AM
I voted for the 36. I love Glocks but am not a fan of the .40 round

March 8, 2007, 11:54 AM
The only possible "liability" for the G36 I see is capacity--but that said it is only one round fewer than the 1911 (and you can use an extended +1 mag). All things considered, the G36 is a very shootable, reliable, lightweight .45. I have no trouble getting consistent headshots at seven yards shooting strong-handed. If the capacity issue bothers you carry extra mags and practice fast reloading.

March 8, 2007, 12:44 PM
Go with the 27.

If you were going for the .45...I'd suggest checking out a GAP...same grip shape as a 9mm.

March 9, 2007, 01:31 PM
My vote is for the 27, great gun. I have heard that the 36 is the black sheep of the family, Gastons little turd, It has it's share of problems. From the looks at the poll at the top it's going to be a close race, but we all know the 27 is going to win:evil:

March 9, 2007, 03:26 PM
I sure like my G36. Something about 6+1 of .45acp on tap just gives me the warm fuzzies. I would have gone for the G30 but I like to carry IWB and the 30 was just too brick like for me. If there is any way you could rent and shoot both, I would do that then decide.

Are you going to carry, or is it going to be strictly a range gun? That would make a huge difference for me, as well as the type of carry you'd plan to do with it.

March 9, 2007, 03:47 PM
Glock 36, just as concealable as the 26/27 and a lot more shootable.

March 10, 2007, 12:10 AM
I have the Pearce base plates on both my 26 and 27. That helped some but i think it's not so much that as it is the way the back of the grip doesn't fit my hand as well as the longer grip on the 23. The 27 is still a damn fine gun for ccw.

March 10, 2007, 01:12 AM
I would get the G36. That's the next gun On my "Wish List" any way. Plus, I love the .45 and hate the.40. But, it all comes down to what YOU want. Shoot both and then decide. I have shot both and think the .40 is a little too snappy recoil wise. While the .45 fits my hand and is easier to control. Either way, go Glock and you cant go wrong.

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