Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by FL-NC, Mar 2, 2019.
(or, a Sig P938 .9mm in a similar holster.)
Cool choice. The G36 seems to never get any worthwhile recognition. I have a 30 myself, but have often pondered on the 36. Heck, I don’t even see them at gun shows. I find that odd.
They have an obscure history.
- GLOCKestants - think the single-stack is sacrilege (although, in 9mm they seem to be myopic to it).
- The first run had a glitch - that GLOCK corrected - but the GLOCKestants never forgave (back when GLOCKs were "Perfection").
- The value of the longer 3.8" Bbl. was lost on the Micro-seeking .45 enthusiast (who generally went w/ the anemic 3.3").
- It's ~ 1/10" thicker than it needs to be, and a little long in the trigger pull for smaller that average hands.
- They initially came sans rail, another sacrilege (Who doesn't want a light... on a CCW, right?).
So the precise and reliable 6+1 .45 ACP, with its clean lines, effective Bbl. length, slab sides for comfortable carry, and light weight mags - is a black sheep.
I was lucky to not have gone through 8, 10 or more handguns before I settled on one. Early on I decided pocket carryover a J frame size revolver was for me. I did however go through several J frames before I stopped buying and stuck with the S&W M442. I bought a very lightly used M36 first but then decided the lighter M642 would be more to my liking. There was a M638 in there too but my son kept "borrowing it" so I just gave it to him. Then came the no lock M442 and I was in heaven. I'm still carrying the M442 and still have the M36 but the M642 got sold to help pay for the M442.
All in all not nearly as bad as some people lol. Like I said, I got lucky.
Has Glock ever totally discontinued a model? Not a generation, but a model. I really don't know. ??
Don't think so.
...But not holdin' my breath for a G36.4/5 either.
In the pocket LCP with ct.
1. Springfield XDE (love it, biggest I can conceal)
2. LCR 327 (use 32hr)
3. Kahr ct3-80 (very very thin. iwb under slim shirt even)
4. Keltec p32 (true pocket)
The J frame is little enough to carry in your front pocket, so was my Sig 238. All the rest were carried in pancake style OWB. Still have most of my carry pieces sep for the 26.
The above is what I came to post almost word for word....
Perfect...nope and I know it but its practical for my lifestyle right now. I do have a plethora of J Frames and assorted small to large Semi Autos waiting in the wings for a change of attitude.
I came to this realization a couple decades ago. And now I am back (almost, well sorta) to where I started in the early 70’s. I carried a S&W model 36 as a backup on duty and concealed while off duty. Other officers convinced me that the J frame was not enough gun for off duty carry, so I got one of the “new” compact 1911’s. Had some reliability problems ( the technology wasn’t that great back then) so I switched to the Browning Hi-Power. Too big and bulky. Back to the J frame!
I tried several different mini-nines in the 80’s and 90’s but they either didn’t have the reliability or just didn’t “feel right “. Finally got my “grail gun” that I had been wanting for a long time: a S&W model 60-10. This a J frame with 3” barrel and chambered in .357 mag and has adjustable sights. It looks like a 3/4 size model 686! It’s MY perfect carry gun! I’ve always been more comfortable with a revolver and this one was just what I wanted.
It’s been my companion for a couple decades now and I still like it. But if something better comes along I can still switch. It’s been a great journey but it is still continuing!
Fall/Winter: SR9c / Para P10 (.45) depending
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