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Glock G36 opinions - .45acp carry choice

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by stogiegila, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    I've owned a G36 for several years. It is as reliable as the Sig P220 it replaced as my carry piece.

    The reason the G36 replaced the P220 is that the Glock is so much more "carryable" if that's a word. It is SO light, and SO small that I can wear it everywhere and not even feel it. I started wearing it around the house...sitting on the couch I can't tell it's there.

    It's small enough that the grip doesn't push up agains the seat in the truck when I sit there. It doesn't print. It's extremely light.

    It's not the gun I shoot 200 rounds through at the range when I go but I shoot it often and well. I can't say enough about it...mostly I love it because it's so convenient that I actually carry it...the P220 got left home a lot because it was so bulky.

    In short...great gun.
  2. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Did I miss something??? You state in the same post that its picky about ammo yet you go on to state no problems as a fact.
  3. stogiegila

    stogiegila Well-Known Member

    Well, even with the mixed reviews here, that is enough to disuade me on the 36 and to search out the 30SF once again. I wish I never got rid of the one I had :banghead:

    I'm actually shocked that there are actually any negative comments for a Glock :what: that is something new to me.
  4. rvanpelt

    rvanpelt Well-Known Member

    My G36 is over 10 yrs old with Hogue sleeve for the grip and shoots anything you feed it. Never an issue..6+1 is enough rounds. If not buy another mag.. I love it along with my G26 gen 3.
    Rod van Pelt
  5. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Well-Known Member

    I went through the same thought process a year ago. The deciding factor for me was that I could rent a G30, but not a 36. I really liked shooting the 30, so I bought one. It's my primary carry. I kept an eye out and got a used 36 for about 2/3 of new price, so I have both.

    The G30 is an outstanding shooter, and my favorite to shoot. The 36 is a bit thinner, so it's a bit easier to carry, but of my five Glocks it is my least favorite to shoot. Life is full of trade-offs....
  6. leadchucker

    leadchucker Well-Known Member

    The 36 is one of the few Glocks that can be limp-wristed fairly easily.
  7. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    I have had my G36 for a couple of years and is my carry for summer months. I honestly don't think the recoil was bad. I found the Kel Tec PF9 more painful to shoot. I cannot go through 3 magazines with the PF9 but can go through many magazines with the G36 with no pain at all. Oh, and the recoil also depends on the weight of your bullet. I only use 160gr bullets on my practice and self defense ammo.
  8. XD 45acp

    XD 45acp Well-Known Member

    I had a 36, and had a bad limp wristing problem with it. It wasn't the pistol's fault, it was that it didn't fit me well. I went to an XDS and have been happy ever since.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  9. wild cat mccane

    wild cat mccane Well-Known Member

    Not a Glock, but as a reference, I *believe* a Taurus PT145 is a double stack 45 and is slimmer than the G36.
  10. tackleberry45

    tackleberry45 Well-Known Member

    No issues here with my G36. It is my EDC
  11. NYGlock

    NYGlock Active Member

    Looks like the PT145 is 1.25", Glock 30 is 1.27" and the Glock 36 is 1.1" - per the manufacturers sites. I have owned a 9mm PT111 and currently own a Glock 30SF. Both are pretty chunky - the Glock mainly due to the boxiness of the slide. I had a lot of FTF problems with my Taurus - YMMV. Glock has been flawless.
  12. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    svelte and Glock are not exactly synonymous terms, even in a single stack form... Not sure if its applicable to even compare them to other manufacturers. No one buys them because they are thin and pretty...They work and thats the end of it...
  13. tc54

    tc54 Well-Known Member

    i bought a nib g36 a few weeks ago. recoil hasn't bothered me, but i only shoot a couple full mags at a time. no problems with function/cycling. i carry mine in a blackhawk serpa. i am well satisfied.
  14. rskent

    rskent Well-Known Member

    A Glock 36 in a super tuck holster is a very hard combination to beat.
  15. Soldiernurse

    Soldiernurse Well-Known Member

    ... manned up, that's the end of it.., some of these comments I find very arrogant. Reminds me of Steve Smith v Skip Bayless (hey, it's SB Sunday). Just the facts, subjective as they may be.

    Nonetheless, I've been interested in a .45ACP, more for bedside table than EDC. Love my G4 G19 for CCW. I like the fact it will "eat anything". I consider Glocks to be Clydesdales... beautiful/huge & strong/durable but not a typical Showhorse. When I read post about a certain #Glock susceptible to limp wristing or finicky w/hollow points makes me hesitate & search elsewhere for a .45ACP handgun.
  16. BossHogg

    BossHogg Well-Known Member

    The G-36 is my main EDC gun. The G-30 is ok I just don't like double stacked 45 acp as the grips are to thick for my liking. My G-36 has been great so far and I have no intent to change it's role. I think it's the best Glock out there.
  17. carbuncle

    carbuncle Well-Known Member

    I like the G36, but my plans for buying one have been put on hold until I test an XDs. I had a PPS, and I can tell you the slimnes of that gun, which is duplicated by the XDs, makes it very easy to carry. I've shot the G36 a few times with a variety of ammo and like it, kicks a bit but it's not like you wouldn't expect that from a small-ish plastic-framed gun and defense loads.
  18. dastardly-D

    dastardly-D Well-Known Member

    ''Most believe the stuff they read with no question but have never owned one.'' That's the way I see it.I've had my G36 for years and hardly notice it's there.I never thought too much about it's recoil being a problem,it shoots softer than my Colt 1911,1991.It's thin,light,accurate,and reliable as can be. I would say from my own experience that the same handgun fit's different people different ways in their grip. I have a small hand,no problem at all.Give the G36 a try,reliability counts a whole lot !
  19. Soldiernurse

    Soldiernurse Well-Known Member

    I never believe what I read w/o question :cuss:
  20. saltydog452

    saltydog452 Well-Known Member

    What brought on the 'manned up' comment?

    The 36 seems to be a handy size big bore, warts and all. Not perfect, but not awful, and pretty-dang-good.

    I like mine. Won't normally carry it IWB cocked and un-locked though.

    Its not a 1911 pattern, so it starts out behind the curve and is playing catch-up against more established choices.


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