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H2O MAN
February 29, 2008, 10:26 AM
I like the look and feel of this pistol and I would like to hear from owners.
For those of you that own a G36 (http://www.glock.com/english/glock36_tech.htm) please share your thoughts and experiences.

http://www.glock.com/images/g36.jpgThank you ~

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Storm
February 29, 2008, 10:56 AM
I love mine. It is a fine shooter much thinner than any other Glock. The negative is the reduced magazine capacity. The gun is also unforgiving as to bad habits such as limp-wristing and a weak grip. I think much of the negative that you hear about this gun is due to shooter error with the caveat that the gun is sensitive to errors that other guns are not.

gbelleh
February 29, 2008, 11:01 AM
I haven't had good luck with the G36, one of mine broke it's recoil spring assembly during fire, damaging the frame and locking up the gun. The other I had wasn't always reliable. Just my experience, I'm sure most are good guns.

HKUSP45C
February 29, 2008, 11:46 AM
I love mine. No malfunctions after the first 1k rounds and minimal cleaning. Comfortable to carry and Glock simple. How could one go wrong?

I will second the opinion that the gun is sensitive to bad handling or at least mine is. If you limp wrist it, the pistol seems to "want" to stovepipe naturally, not sure what that's about. My better half is used to shooting 1911s and she stove piped the glock twice before firming up her grip, no issues after that.

Combat tupperware at it's finest.

MarcusWendt
February 29, 2008, 12:57 PM
Do yourself a huge favor, go rent an M&P .45 before you buy the Glock. At worst you'll you'll leave the range knowing the Glock is for you. at Best, you'll leave with a new M&P .45.

H2O MAN
February 29, 2008, 01:31 PM
MarcusWendt Do yourself a huge favor, go rent an M&P .45 before you buy the Glock.
Do you own a G36?

Why would I want an M&P when I can get a Glock?

MarcusWendt
February 29, 2008, 02:05 PM
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dasmi
February 29, 2008, 02:07 PM
I picked up a brand new G36 this week. Put about 50 rounds through it yesterday. Shoots like a dream. Recoil wasn't bad. For me, it's the most comfortable Glock to shoot. And surprisingly I can shoot it better than any other handgun I own.

MarcusWendt
February 29, 2008, 02:07 PM
Deleted, you only wanted to hear from owners, my error. Sorry.

conrad carter
February 29, 2008, 03:11 PM
I had several. Very accurate. I got cloverleafs at 15yds through both guns.

Bennett Prescott
February 29, 2008, 03:25 PM
H2O Man,

When I decided I was going to start carrying mid last year, I spent a lot of time shooting everything from J-Frame revolvers to tiny Kel-Tec and Karr pistols to mid and full frame autos from every major manufacturer. Finally I shot a G36 and was immediately sold. Small enough to carry every day, easily concealable, a pleasure to shoot, and I figure if I need more than 7 (6+1 in the chamber) in the gun and my backup mag in my pocket, today was my day to leave this earth anyway.

Mine has the factory night sights, I use Federal HST in it but practice with Winchester white box. I carry in a Milt Sparks "Versa Max II" on a Mitch Rosen belt and couldn't be more satisfied.

I've got about 700 rounds through the gun, only issue was stovepiping by friends with poor grip. It's never given me one problem, and I shoot it plenty well for any self defense situation.

H2O MAN
February 29, 2008, 03:56 PM
MarcusWendt Deleted, you only wanted to hear from owners, my error. Sorry. Thank you sir. No worries.




Thanks everybody! The G36 should make a nice addition to my G21s :)

TurboJeff
March 8, 2008, 02:40 AM
I bought one about 2 years ago. Very reliable. Never had any issues with it. The slimmer grip is good for folks with smaller hands. My wife could shoot it easily. Unfortunately, I ran into some money issues and had to sell it about 6 months ago. I wasn't crazy about the capacity, but it really isn't much of an issue.

I recently was able to start collecting again. The first gun I bought was a used, but it great condition G30. I like the idea of the extra rounds. I would have bought a G36 If I could have gotten as good a deal as I did on the 30.

I've still got the G36 on my wish list, but there are quite a few guns and accessories ahead of it. I highly recommend the G36. You should try to borrow or rent one before you buy.

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