Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Balrog, Jul 17, 2021.
Um ... Glock 36?
I agree. The 36 is not really on par with the 43 or 48, its about as thick as a G19.
I’m not sure Glock cares much about the 45ACP. But they did just release the 5th gen 40S&W so anything could happen.
.45 ACP and 10mm aren't common in contracted production, it's a civilian market, which gets short shrift as it is with Glock. They waited years to bring out a single stack, it was talked about in the internet but a back burner project considering their sense of urgency getting it to market. Much like Colt in the day - who now sees the error of their ways. "We're Colt, but we can change, and make Anacondas again, we guess."
Be polite but firm as to your needs.
But I'm willing to be surprised.
A ten round single stack .45 or 10mm would be bigger than the current micro carry craze, yet too small to serve the duty capacity that most Glocks seem to be geared towards.
Throw into the case that 10mm and .45 are niche calibers, especially for small carry guns, and recoil and durability get harder as the gun gets smaller, there's a small market, increased engineering needs and a dubious return on investment. Unless things change significantly in the market, I'm just not seeing it in a crowded gun market.
I would really like to see a handgun a bit thinner than a G17 and half way between a G17 and G19. I think with poly mags, we’d be looking at a 10 round 10MM and 8 round .45 (flush fit).
then, Shield Arms can immediately design metal mage that increase capacity by 3-5 rounds
ETA: and it should be a MOS slide
Edit to add, the mags for the G36 are already a staggered "single stack".
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That pretty much applies to all Glocks.
Absolutely agree. For me the Gen 4 17 with medium beavertail and Gen 4 21 with no backstraps fit my hands like they were molded for me.
Same goes with the Gen 5 19 and medium beavertail.
Very few guns fit my hands better.
In fact, one of my favorite parts of my HK45C is it feels a lot like my Glock 19s in width and length.
Practice your grip, trigger control and you should be able to shoot most modern not micro semis and older ones like the 1911 decently.
As long as I gave myself a few practice draws I was able to post similar times and almost identical accuracy on any given drill, splits were obviously a bit different between the 9mm and .45 but first shot on target between Glock, 1911 and DA/SA were right at my normal and accuracy for all was solid.
I'm no pro, not a speed shooter and don't compete, just like to try to improve at the range, but it reinforced my growing realization that given time and effort I can shoot about anything to my skill limit.
That and dry fire is really, really, helpful. I wish I would have accepted that years ago.
It's interesting how finger grooves fit different people. I usually detest them. I cut them off my Bersa's grips and the compact Hogues for my S&W 66 were apparently not designed for my hands either. But the relatively subtle finger grooves on my G36 seem just right.
Confession is good for conversation, I suppose.
I griped about the Glock grip except the G20, which I shot extremely well. It's also the only Glock I had shot at that point in time (cut me some slack, this was years ago when I knew everything).
Many years down the road of wisdom and after shooting numerous Glocks, it's on my short list for next handgun purchase.
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