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Is the Glock 36 reliable?

This is a discussion on Is the Glock 36 reliable? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by searcher 45 Question for those who EDC G36, what IWB holster works best for you? The best IWB holster I have (and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    Question for those who EDC G36, what IWB holster works best for you?
    The best IWB holster I have (and I do have several) is PJ Holster kydex. It's so thin and light it's like sticking the gun in your belt without anything! PJ Holster LLC | Simple, Practical, Affordable Holsters.


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    Good experience with G36 reliability

    I've had a G36 for about 6 months, bought it used, and have put about 500 rounds through it. I already had two other Glocks and had a good opinion of the brand's reliability. The G36 has functioned perfectly for me, and I trust it for carry. I use the Kramer belt scabbard holster shown below:



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    I've had a Glock 36 for a couple of years...I've put a couple hundred rounds through it and never carry it. Never take it to the range anymore either. I need to trade it in on another 1911 or something. It is a good shooter, no issues, I just prefer my XD40sc.
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    Come on now, its a Glock and a .45........whats not to like. Like all Glocks its a very reliable handgun and potent firepower.

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    I would actually trade it in on a Glock 19 or 23. I'd likely carry and use either one of those more than I do the 36. The 36 is indeed a nice gun...it just doesn't offer anything over my other similar sized carry gun, XD40sc.
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    Even though this thread's pretty old, I'll bite.

    I EDC the 36 and shoot it in IDPA as well. My guess would be around 1-2k rounds without a single issue. It has been very accurate and I'm very happy with it. I carry it in a Comp-Tac Infidel.

    This is one of 3 pistols that I've shot that I've actually liked the trigger right out of the box. The other 2 being the XDs and my TRP. Everything else I have has had the trigger worked through.

    Oh, and like all factory Glocks, the sights suck. I went with the TruGlo TFOs.

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    As jonny4523 noted this is an old thread but since it was created, I purchased a 36 that I was as an EDC. It has been totally reliable (over 500 rounds). No regret with my purchase.
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    I have a 1st-year-production G36 and it's my EDC gun.
    It always feeds and goes BANG! every, single time or I wouldn't stake my life on it.
    Two points I've noticed over the years:
    1) Proper grip is very important. I've shot thousands of rounds thru it without any jams but it's not unusual when I hand it to a less experienced shooter to see it jam almost immediately. I cannot explain it ... I can only report what I've seen repeatedly.
    2) The G36 does not like wimp loads. I reload and always load full-house loads in it.
    I'm in the process of probably buying an M&P Shield 9mm, an absolutely terrific single-stack carry pistol that I have fallen in love with.
    But I'm keeping my G36 ... forever.
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    I e put over 3000 rounds through mine and have t yet experienced a failure. It is reliable.
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    The 36 is less forgiving of limp wristing compared to other Glocks. IMO the 36 isn't much easier or more comfortable to conceal compared to Glocks 19, 22 or 30S. All these Glocks have a lot more capacity. The G36 does benefit from a slimmer grip which can really make a difference for some people.


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    Mine has been over the years...feeds everything but LSWC....but I have a Ruger P97 that will handle them..

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    My agency acquired G36's 5 years ago for some of our plain clothes folks. About 10 of them were assigned to my unit. 2.5 years ago I was promoted and commanded all the people who carried them; about 25 total. About a year ago, they all suddenly started to experience failures to feed and extract; round count was in the neighborhood of 1500 rounds. We were very happy with them up to that point. They were very comfortable to shoot and carry, and they were very accurate and reliable. It was like a switch had been flipped. Glock came out and assisted with trying to find the problem. Being an armorer, I worked with them closely. We tried everything to remedy them problem; changed every part in the firearm one at a time as well as the mags. Nothing helped until we changed the barrel. I looked at the barrel and slide in comparison and it appeared that the slide and barrel had created some abnormal wear between the two. Inevitably, Glock took back every sidearm and mag and replaced them free of charge with G30 SF's at our request. We probably got a bad lot; all were successive serial numbers since we purchased them in bulk as an agency. Glock treated us respectfully and properly. Still, it was rather frustrating.

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    the problems that i have seen with the g36 has been limp wristing and hp ammo. more on the limp wristing, some on hp ammo. when 230 gr fmj ball ammo used no problems. but the bigest problem is the limp wristing.
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    I've never had a problem with mine but I'd stay away from the pierce add on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankmako View Post
    the problems that i have seen with the g36 has been limp wristing and hp ammo.
    I've only had my 36 for about a year but I've had no problems with JHP ammo. It eats anything I've put in it to date.

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