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Old July 21st, 2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Glock 36 Any Cons?

I need something lighter than what I have.

What I have is a Officers ACP that has been totally re worked by King's Gun Works. No problems there except for King's not being around.

The situation is that I've had surgeries and belts are kinda out for the immediate future.

What I've done is simply attach the Sparks SS to the left hand suspender 'strap'. Not fast, but not noticed either. The ostomy 'appliance' draws the eye and no one notices the pistol just above.

But, that Colt is heavy on the shoulder! It uses standard mags so the round count is the same and I'm not fond of double stack mags. Not large hands and bad *arthur* to boot, so the single stack appeals to me.

So, I was just wondering if there were any cons to the 36 other than personal preferences?

Thanks for any information.

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Old July 21st, 2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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Have you ever considered a J frame S&W? I've carried a model 640 in .357 magnum for years. It's small, not that heavy, stainless so no rust when you sweat. I know it's not what you asked about but may be a good option for you.

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Old July 21st, 2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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Have you ever considered a J frame S&W? I've carried a model 640 in .357 magnum for years. It's small, not that heavy, stainless so no rust when you sweat. I know it's not what you asked about but may be a good option for you.
This and you can get a Airweight .38 Special +P rated in it if you don't want a .357mag.

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Old July 21st, 2012, 06:57 PM   #4
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I love older S&W's, but the prices ........... Could probably snag a NIB Glock cheaper than a 80's-90's era J frame.

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Old July 21st, 2012, 07:15 PM   #5
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G36 is my daily carry. It fits in the same holsters as the G19,23, &32. I own several different Glocks.

The single stack makes it light and easy to hide. It also has a pretty comfortable chamfer on the front of the slide. Since it is lightweight, it is a little snappy with 185gr +p but very comfortable with 230gr. I use the Gold Dot 230gr short barrel load. It is 1.2mm thinner than the above hi cap compact models. Those are also good options.

I shot IDPA with the G36 for about a year before I bought my G35. Never had a single hiccup.

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Old July 21st, 2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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Only drawbacks I know are that it isn't cheap, and it packs a kick with full power 230gr. ammo. I went with the G30 instead; it's a bit heavier, but not that much larger in size, and has more magazine capacity. The G30 will also take the 13-round G21 magazines, if you want.

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Old July 22nd, 2012, 01:18 AM   #7
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g36 is on with every day.. great gun, pinkie gets bit a little when firing.. my mags won't go n flush with mag well. other than that, no complaints.

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Old July 22nd, 2012, 08:09 AM   #8
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I love older S&W's, but the prices ........... Could probably snag a NIB Glock cheaper than a 80's-90's era J frame.

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Wetdog, check out the used guns at Bud's Gunshop. Their volume is so large they've got a good flow of used guns. New prices are good also. I've used them several times. Here's the link:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php

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Old July 22nd, 2012, 04:18 PM   #9
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G36 is my daily carry. It fits in the same holsters as the G19,23, &32. I own several different Glocks.

The single stack makes it light and easy to hide. It also has a pretty comfortable chamfer on the front of the slide. Since it is lightweight, it is a little snappy with 185gr +p but very comfortable with 230gr. I use the Gold Dot 230gr short barrel load. It is 1.2mm thinner than the above hi cap compact models. Those are also good options.

I shot IDPA with the G36 for about a year before I bought my G35. Never had a single hiccup.
Thanks, that was just the info I was looking for, that it works well.

Nothing is set in stone since I've never even held one. Never could get used to the grip on my G17 and it got gone pretty quick. My S&W M39 got gone even quicker, within 5 rounds fired.

Never even considered another S&W CF auto, yet the M41 is probably my favorite pistol to shoot, a real pleasure.

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As others mentioned, carried the 36 for quite a while and lot of power in compact handgun, but wanted more capacity and ended up with the 26/9mm. Prefer the 45 over the 9, but sacrificed for more capacity. Host of high cap mags available for the 26 including the 33round one(which I have kept in reserve) and neither the 36 or 26 ever gave me any feeding problems or any kind of problems. Front sight and press the trigger and it does it's job time after time. Glocks are not meant to be pretty or graceful, but kind of like a shovel or ax, just do their job when asked to do so.

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Just remembered, the G36 feed ramp doesn't take well to swc bullets. Never had a prob with Gold Dot, HST, or Golden Sabers. Just thought I'd pass it on. For IDPA I load 230gr plated round nose at close to max. I know most IDPA guys load bunny farts because there is no power factor, but I like to practice with realistic recoil.

I picked up some Hornady 230 or 220 gr tc profile but never got around to loading them after buying the G35.

The octo rifling and poly rifling of the Glocks and HKs will lead up fast if you don't do your homework on size and hardness. If you want more info on shooting lead out of a Glock barrel, search the Glockpost forum for answers. Most of us just buy a Lone Wolf barrel they are button rifled and take lead well.

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