Glock 36 or Glock 39 for Concealed Carry???

Glock 36 or Glock 39 for Concealed Carry???

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    Glock 36 or Glock 39 for Concealed Carry???

    I am considering a Glock 36 or Glock 39 for concealed carry. I have researched and reviewed both guns, but I am leaning towards the 39 because of the short length and height. The capacity up to 10 is great, as well...

    I know the G36 is more popular, but the 39 is hard to find and seems better...

    What do you think?
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    With the super short grip length, I would try to shoot one before I bought it. I am not sure I would buy a .45 GAP weapon unless I reloaded as getting ammo locally can be difficult. It is nice that it can accept the mags from the full sized 37. It is worth noting that the 37 is 3 rounds short of the 21 in capacity. My belief is that the .45 GAP is an answer to an unasked question. Those are my thoughts.
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    The model 39 (45GAP) doesn't hold 10 shots.

    Nothing wrong with the 45 GAP; you get 45 acp ballistics, but fits into a 9/40 frame.
    The slide on the 39 is thicker than the 9/40 versions, it's like the 30.
    Model 39: 9mm/40 frame with regular Glock 45 slide width.

    Model 36: slim frame and slim slide in 45 acp, nearly the height & length of a 19/23 (about 1/4'' less each way)

    The 39 has a thicker slide, which may be a factor in IWB comfort; the 36 is about 3/4 inch taller which may be a factor in concealment.
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    There is a reason that the .45GAP ammo is cheaper and harder to find...

    Get the Glock-36 or the Glock-30...and call it a day. You won't be sorry with the .45ACP choice.
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    I appreciate you ALL for your responses. Now, I know I am going with the G36. My hand seemed to fit perfect around the grip and the magazine. It will be my first GLOCK. I was also considering the Kimber Ultra Carry 2....

    I will repost my decision when I get it next month.

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymn_V View Post
    I appreciate you ALL for your responses. Now, I know I am going with the G36. My hand seemed to fit perfect around the grip and the magazine. It will be my first GLOCK. I was also considering the Kimber Ultra Carry 2....

    I will repost my decision when I get it next month.

    Thank you,

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    Cool

    Welcome to the forum.

    You will not go wrong with your choice of the G-36.

    photo.jpg My G-36 with EXO finish...
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    My Glock 36 is very easy to conceal and 100% all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    My Glock 36 is very easy to conceal and 100% all the time.
    +1 I carry my G36 everyday. Conceals well and shoots great. I bet you will like it.
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    I carry a G36 and plan on using it in IDPA this fall! Didn't know about the reliability issues and it will be tested! I'm sure it will be fine...have about 150rds thru it with no issues!
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    For something in .45acp, you really should consider the G36. For something even smaller sized - G26 (9mm) which will accept Glock magazines up to and including 33 round.

    I am pleased with both.
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    Smile G36

    I've had both...I sold my three Kimbers, and now have 5 Glocks...RetSupt99

    I have two Kimbers - a SIS and an Ultra in 45 acp. Haven't carried either in years - the Ultra is going on the market to be replaced by a third Glock. I'll keep the SIS just because it's fun to shoot from time-to-time.

    Have also carried an XD compact in 45 acp - it, too, is going on the market.

    I've settled on a G36 in a Don Hume IWB for primary carry. It's easily concealable, comfortable and has adequate capability for most situations I could imagine being in. And I can practice with it just about anytime without breaking the bank or worrying about where my next box of ammo is coming from.

    45 acp is available everywhere. 45 GAP is available in very few places. Because of the rarity of 45 GAP in relation to 45 acp, 45 GAP is more expensive. If you want to practice enough to be reasonably proficient then you'll save $$$ and you'll save time (tracking down 45 GAP) if you go with the G36.
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    I don't think either is better,it's just the 45gap ammo is harder to come-by,but the most important is at least cci builds a gold dot for it.
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    WOWW I JUST FINISH SEEN YOUR PROFILE, VERY INTERESTING (SARCASM).
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    I read Raymn_V profile and did not find anything in it that would cause you to make the statement you made.

    He says he works two jobs, likes money, likes music, goes to school part time, has a CCW and trusts in God.

    That puts him ahead of the curve to my way of thinking.

    His RAP style is not to my taste but then I am not a RAP fan.

    Of course this is only my opinion and this is an internet forum.

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