Glock 36 Reviews

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

  1. gunpoor

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    Has anyone tried the Saf T Blok trigger safety? It snaps in behind the trigger you push it out with your finger before you fire it.
     
  2. Secret2Be

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    Avoided them for years...always thought they were just plain ugly. Made the mistake (haha) of shooting a friends Glock and now own this G36. Have to say I am so impressed with its ease of shooting...so much so that it's now my conceal of choice. Best part to me is the ease of cleaning as well. Wish all the 1911's where as easy to dis/re-assemble as these are.

    Lastly ~ using any kind of ammo is just fine so far. It eats what ever you put in it. Have had it for about a week now and have 1100 through it...all differ types/brands...not one single problem.
     

  3. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    Just remember that shooting lead ammunition of any type is asking for serious problems in any Glock. Bad, bad, bad!! If you have to, be sure you're using an aftermarket barrel, like a Lone Wolf or similar.



    @Gunpoor: As far as the Saf T Block safety, I wouldn't waste my money. It may work fine but if you want to put a safety on a Glock, maybe you should've bought something else. The whole point of a Glock is the simplicity and ultra safe action of them. If you don't want it to fire, keep your finger off the trigger! Don't ever carry a Glock unholstered for that specific reason.
     
  4. John_Doe

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    Have to agree with tigwelder56 on the Saf T Block safety. It is defeating the purpose of the glock design. If holstered properly there is no need for trigger blocks.
     
  5. marcos1977

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    also agree. the saf t block seems to defeat the purpose of the glocks safety system.. if one wants it to be totally safe.. do not chamber a round, but that sort of takes the reason out of having this weapon.. keep it holstered and out of the way of anyone than oneself.



    as far as unjacketed ammo.. can only say that I had bad results using wad cutters.. gummed the ramp and resulted in dangerous jams about every three rounds.. the same wad cutters worked without a problem with my hk 45..
     
  6. Secret2Be

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    Thanks for the advice Tig...always appreciated !
     
  7. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    @marcos1977: You mentioned using wadcutters in your Glock. Were they jacketed or lead as we were discussing? I've shot thousands of rounds out of mine and have had the pistol since 1996, a second generation model 23. I have never, ever had a failure to feed, fire or eject! I've allowed it to get dirty, shot it in the filthiest environments, wet, you name it and it just kept chuggin forward. The one thing I have always adhered to is the no lead rule. Those that don't always experience problems.
     
  8. marcos1977

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    tig.

    non-jacketed, 200g wadcutters by vance. use the wad cutters for the indoor urban tactical house and work pretty much all the time with my hk but fail totally with the glock 36.



    the petro/wax coating of the wadcutters gums the ramp of the glock.



    fyi.. most commercial ranges will not allow the use of unjacketed ammo due to lead dust
     
  9. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    I've handloaded plenty of lead SWC 230 grain loads for my Colt 1911 but why a 200gr. WC for use in a Glock? If it's a true WC (flush with the case) the wax lube shouldn't be a loading ramp problem. Wax or not, if you're shooting a lead slug through a stock Glock barrel, you've found your problem. You mentioned that you're using them in an indoor tac range that won't allow lead, which isn't uncommon these days. If your WC's aren't lead, what are they? Seems like a little confusion here, please explain when you have an opportunity! Thanks and welcome to the forum!!



    Tig
     
  10. marcos1977

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    tig, please go over my posts again. first, who said the tac range was a public facility?. second, I have posted several times that the the wad cutters are unjacketed. third, glock basically does not recommend using any reloads.

    of course I know the problem is caused by using unjacketed ammo in the glock due to the internal design geometry of the 36.
     
  11. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    I read your posts adequately, and I wanted some confirmation on your terminology. Sorry if that upset you. Why do you ask why you're having trouble with your Glock when you're doing the two things they warn you against? Clean it up and use the proper ammo and your problems will go away. I assumed it was a public facility because you didn't say otherwise. You didn't say it was private either. You also said that indoor ranges don't allow lead ammo due to the dust, yet you said that's what you were using (unjacketed) at that same range. You didn't say it was an outdoor range either. I didn't see you mention Vance WC's more than once, hardly several times. You haven't posted enough to have mentioned anything several times. At least not on this thread. You mentioned unjacketed ammo, but your description of it's use was pretty vague at best. I think you should perhaps read your own posts again and I hope you see the why I asked the questions I did. I didn't come here to start a pissing match, so keep your comments friendly not sarcastic. I've been around long enough to determine when a post needs explaining, that's what a forum is all about. Congrats, you're the first of the New Year!!
     
  12. marcos1977

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    tig, sorry for the misunderstanding. currently having no problems with my 36 due to learning from past experience with non jacketed wad cutters which I wanted to share with this group.



    do we have some sort of problem or what?
     
  13. GOANRA

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    I went to the local shop to pick up a G-36 when I first made my consolidation of calibers to .45acp. I've been issued several Glocks during my career and how not to love Glock reliability, durability, accuracy, and ease of maintenance due to having the fewest parts of any semi??

    Got to the shop, tried for near 2 hours to make the thing conceal on me. I'm 6'1" & 255 lbs, but the grip always showed/printed.
    Great sidearm... maybe I just have odd shape. Can't conceal the long grip of a Kahr, either?

    Happy endings with other brands, though.
     
  14. Will_Carry

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    I traded my Glock 36 for a Glock 19 gen 4. They are so close in size that the holsters are interchangeable. I was never really happy with the Glock 36. It was accurate, reliable (if you didn't limp wrist it) and all but I could never get over the fact that it pinched a blood blister on my pinky every time I shot it. I fixed the problem with a +1 magazine extension but once I shot the Glock 19, I knew I was doing the right thing. I am wondering how the new Springfield single stack 45 shoots and how it compares the the Glock 36.