Glock 36 Reviews

Discussion in 'Pistols' started by mjs020294, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Rerun201

    Rerun201 Well-Known Member

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    @csdunbar



    I've tried some of the after market mag extensions (Pearce and some other brand I don't recall off hand) for my G36. Have to say I didn't care for them and switched back to the stock floor plate. I'd say I have average size hands (large glove size). They do add more space to grip the pistol, but for me it felt like it was actually looser and harder to control with these. My hand seems to fit very snuggly up to the rear of the trigger guard without the mag extension which makes things feel a bit more solid.



    Your experience may vary.
     
  2. Rerun201

    Rerun201 Well-Known Member

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    My review of the Glock 36.



    This pistol was purchased for me as a retirement gift by my family. I wanted this .45 as I have been familiar with Glock pistols for about 15-20 years when the department transitioned from S&W revolvers to Glock 9s, then 40s. Essentially, I'd carried a Glock everyday for the past 2 decades and felt that I didn't need to change.



    I went with the 36 as I no longer felt the need to have high capacity capability now that I am retired - I need what I need to protect me an mine, not the public. My son had one of the Glock double stack .45s and I do not care for the way they fit my hand. The single stack Glcok does me just fine. About the same size as a .38 snubby overall, and a round or two more in capacity.



    Recoil is a bit more than the 9s and 40s, but nothing that isn't manageable for a person my size (230 lbs).



    What I really like about this piece is the concealability of a pistol of this caliber. I have carried this in a Bianchi Shadow for a while, but now primarily carry it in a Tucker Texas Heritage IWB. This is comfortable and totally concealed with just a camp shirt. I also have an ankle holster (Bianchi Ranger Triad) for this pistol just in case I need to go with a tucked in shirt (The Texas Heritage is a tuckable holster and I use it that way when I'm not wearing a polo shirt).



    I would like it if Glock would produce a .45 in full 1911 size - 5 inch barrel, 7 0r 8 shot single stack magazine.
     

  3. GOANRA

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    I was looking fof a CC 45 & tried the G36, but found the grip to large for the concealment I wanted. I love Glocks, but they are not for pocket carry.

    I ended up with a taurus PT745, which has a much smaller grip than the G36. I just can't use the IWB carry comfortably and 7 rnds suits my 'comfort zone'.



    For me, its always the 'grip' that prints & gives me concealment problems.

    I've had many duty Glocks, including the G21, & really loved them, though. Lightweight reliability!! I still like the G36.
     
  4. mgibbons

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    This is a great CCW gun. Have shot 500 rounds without any problems what so ever. Would recommend this gun without hesitation. I carry this gun and at different times the Glock 23,27,30,33 all fine weapons.
     
  5. PaulGuy

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    Had the opportunity to put 50 rounds of 230 gr FMJ through one of these today and I just love it. Shoots well, easy to handle, the single stack grip fits my hands better than the 30. Concealable, light to carry, 45 acp. What more is there? Like it much better than my G23. Want one.

    Well what do you know? Got one! Great gun.
     
  6. chuckroast

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    I agree, great gun, and a lot of power in a gun that can be somewhat concealed. It is still way too big for some carry situations. I found some good reviews of some better options at:



    www..pocket-defense.com
     
  7. Rerun201

    Rerun201 Well-Known Member

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    I have no problems carrying the 36 in just about any circumstance. I've carried mine IWB, belt holster, ankle holster and in the pocket of my cargo shorts with no trouble at all. If you compare it to a snubby revolver, they are just about the same length, width and height - just different designs. The 36 is not what I'd call a "pocket" rocket, but it is certainly easily concealed.



    Anyone else here besides me want to see Glock make a full size single stack .45 ACP? I would buy one in a heartbeat!
     
  8. 1911ES

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    Yes, I'd like to see a Glock single-stack in a commander size .45 ... possibly with a 4" barrel. I'm still looking into the 36 in the meantime.

    Concealable powerhouse !
     
  9. GOANRA

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    I near got one, but went with a thinner model. The Glock trigger worried me some, but with a Fobus type paddle holster, just slip on over the belt, for easy on/off would tuck it in close & would make it a very safe carry.



    For me, the 36 just had too much grip for me to conceal. Maybe it was the square shape + the way I'm made. [??]

    I'd make sure I got a post-recall unit, though... or a serial # with a "1-xxxxxxx". The "1-" means it was fixed by Glock & zero problem for me.

    I had a G-31 recalled [Glock doesn't use the term recall] & it performed flawlessly with the new upper.



    You can do a search on 'Glock 36 recall', and the applicable ser nos are available.
     
  10. Rerun201

    Rerun201 Well-Known Member

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    @goanra



    Not sure what concerns you about the Glock trigger, but having carried one for longer than I can imagine, I can assure you there is nothing to be concerned about. I've fired a few thousand rounds through 9mm, .40 cal and .45 call versions. It won't go boom until you pull it. Never saw the trigger snag on a holster as long as the holster was made for the piece.



    I know I prefer other triggers to the Glock's (SW M99 or Beretta PX4), but the Glock design works well.



    BTW, I'm originally from Wichita/Derby. Derby and Mulvane still in the same hs athletic conference?
     
  11. chuckroast

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    Triggers are no concern...I agree. The only bad thing about the G36 is I keep wanting to carry it because it is dependable and BIG power. But it's a bit too heavy for my pocket. great gun Tho.



    Great gun reviews at: www.pocket-defense.com
     
  12. Ranger98

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    I just purchased a 36 a few days ago and have shot 200 rounds of Federal 230 gr. FMJ through it.The pistol has preformed flawlessly.The only complaint I have with it concerns the trigger itself,after 100 rounds it becomes noticeably uncomfortable.Having been spoiled by the comfort level of my S&W M&P pistols,this is something that I will have to learn to live with.I was particularly attracted to the 36 due to it's size and ease of concealment.I am using a pocket holster that was originally purchased for another pistol,however due to the narrow design of the 36,it fits quiet nicely.Very well satisfied with this purchase so far
     
  13. Ratsass

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    I purchased a 36 a year ago and traded it for a model 30 in short order. I really liked the way the 36 felt, functioned and carried. However, there was one glaring flaw in this weapon that I have not seen mentioned on any of the boards I have looked at.

    The problem with this model of Glock, ( And seems to be limited to this model only.) is with the magazine. For some unknown reason, the bullet does not line up properly to clear the magazine before hitting the feed ramp of the gun. I've owned just about every glock there is and this is the only model with this problem.

    The bullet is actually rubbing along the front of the magazine before chambering! I had no realiably issues with the gun but it was disturbing to me at least. I could see potential problems using certain ammo and chambering problems occuring with magazine wear.

    Has anyone else noticed this problem? Or am I just being paranoid?
     
  14. M162

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    I recently Purchased a G36 and love it.



    I have been carrying and using the .40 caliber Glocks (G22/G23/G27 and G35) for many years, and find the .45 acp Glock 36 such a nice change of pace. It's slimmer than the 9mm/.40 glocks, and isn't blocky like the G21 & G30 models. After doing a lot of reaserch on the model 36, I was a little apprehensive due to a few comments about problems with the G36. I have not had even one hicup with my new G36.



    I changed out the OEM magazine baseplate, with a pearce plus zero extension, and insatalled night sights.



    My opinion is that the Glock 36 with 7 rounds of .45 ACP is good to go as a CCW pistol.
     
  15. Beemo35

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    I just bought one. My first gun I've shot but I had about 8 jams out of 250 rounds fired. My brother said it;s definitely me limp wristing but I'm worried because I've read a lot online about problems with this jun.
     
  16. Ranger98

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    Just an update to my last post concerning the Glock 36.I was also beginning to experience some occasional failures to feed with this pistol.I changed the magazine springs with the ones from Wolf and that eliminated the feeding problems.Still a good carry weapon in my opinion ..btw ...the,the pocket holster I use is a rear pocket carry holster made by Pocketholsters.com.It was originally ordered for the Walther PPS,however the Glock 36 will fit quiet nicely..
     
  17. puzzlewood

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    For some reason I have had a comfort problem with most IWB holsters. I tried the Kholster for my 36 and have been amazed by how well it hides and how comfortible it is.
     
  18. puzzlewood

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    By the way. I'm an old 1911 fan-But the 36 is better for concealed carry and is very reliable. It is growing on me.
     
  19. smith6906

    smith6906 Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE my glock 36. Glock making a single stack .45 is probably the best thing they have done since making well.....glock. i usually carry a 19 or 23. but i noticed in summer heat they are kind of bulky even in a crossbreed holster for under-tee wear. i tried out a 36 at my local range, found even with my mamouth hand size it was comfortable , easily aimed and well as glock does well, reliable as the sun.



    Bought mine 3 months ago for around 650 with night sights. have since put in a drop in ghost trigger, recoil guide laser system. houge wrap around grip and even got a flashlight attatchment. it is now my 6 month conceal gun for hot weather and will probably stay my CC gun for winter too. :) LOVE THIS PISTOL. :)
     
  20. puzzlewood

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    Where did you find a Hogue wrap around grip for the 36? I notice they make grips for the other finger-groove grip Glocks but I haven't found one for the 36.