Glock 36 or better. Your thoughts?

Glock 36 or better. Your thoughts?

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    Glock 36 or better. Your thoughts?

    I have always been a big fan of my Glock 19, but recently have been considering moving to the .45 caliber for a few reasons. Recently I talked to a police officer who told me that the majority of gun fights end up with between 2-3 shots before completion. Also, I am liking the additional knockdown power of the .45.

    Because of this, I am considering the Glock 36 as a CCW. Even though it has only 6 rounds, it should be all I need to get out of a situation (my opinion), plus the additional knockdown power of the .45. I have tried other pitols, but the weight of them is extremely heavy. I like the lightweight feel of the Glock pistol, and as I have always carried one, I wonder if I might be partial simply due to that.

    Fpr those of you that have tried out the 36, what are your thoughts? I have gripped one, but not found one to shoot yet. As I must shoot one before purchase, I will wait until that happens, but am looking for some advise on the potential decision, and/or if there are other alternatives you might suggest...
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    Don't own a 36, but I have been considering one as an option (my standard carry is a 5 inch 1911).

    But one thing regarding the LEO's info. To my understanding, that would be the average gunfight where 2-3 rounds are expended, not the majority. Subtle and maybe pointless difference, but that's my understanding.

    Spare mags are great either way, they do malfunction and having a spare provides redundancy for that as well as extra ammo.

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    It's on my Christmas list. I think I might just get it. If not for Christmas, very soon after.

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    I'm loving my G36. I think it handles the recoil very well, and I shoot it very well. The magazine capacity doesn't bother me. I feel confident with 6+1 rounds (or you can get an extension for 7+1). It's a great firearm, and it feels amazing in my hands.



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    I have the Glock-36. It's my Harley gun, and it is the first Glock that didn't feel like a brick in my hand.
    It has been completely reliable, and it is a great CCW gun...hardly know it's there.
    I know of at least six other individuals who have this weapon and are also very satisified with it.

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    I own both a Glock-19 and Glock 36s. If you like your 19, you'll love your 36 because it is thinner, slightly shorter slide, and the grip is slightly shorter as well; making it easier to carry. It will also fit perfectly in your G-19 holsters. Actually the 36 will hold 7 rounds, 6 in the mag and one in the chute. The 36 is my main carry.



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    Curtis - Do you already have .40 cal in the arsenal? If not you could consider the 22 or 23 with much more capacity. I wanted to try the 36 this past weekend but someone was hogging it at the range

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    Well, I thought about a .40 cal, but I figured that if I were to leave the 9mm range, I might as well go with max stopping power. I am not normally in areas that I might need 15 round capacity, and the last time I noticed anyone actually needing high cap mags was in the movies. This is why the 6+1, or with the extention 7+1 sounded good to me, as I would worry about weight more than others might...

    Therefore I have not shot a .40 cal, just trying to find the most "manly" caliber...haha...
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    I have a 36 & I like it. It's extremely compact. Functioning has been flawless and it's accurate.
    Capacity is not really an for me. I call it: "Carrying An Extra Magazine."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis27 View Post

    Therefore I have not shot a .40 cal, just trying to find the most "manly" caliber...haha...
    Hey I hear ya! Bigger is better right!?

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    Ditto the kudos on the 36. Love shooting it and other then my Kel-Tec P3AT far more concealable/comfortable to carry then my 1911A1 or S&W 5906.

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    I like my 36 quite a bit. In an IWB holster, it's incredibly comfortable, and packs plenty o' punch.
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    I just purchased the 36 a couple of weeks ago, and love it. I have fired the 21SF, 23 and 27. I haven't had the opportunity to fire any of the Glock 9mm's though. I really didn't care for my buddy's 23, although it wasn't bad, I liked my S&W 5906 better. After swearing that I would never buy a Glock, I tried the 21SF this summer at a local range, I loved it. I put up some nice groups with the first ten shots at 25-30'. So I thought about the 30SF or 36, but no one rents these locally. So I decided to try the 27, which I knew would be heavier in the recoil factor of muzzle flip. After firing a box of 50 rounds, I was ready to take it back to the counter and leave it there. It had way too much flip for my liking. I decided to attempt the 36 after several reviews concerning it "pushing" more than being "snappy". The reviews were right, it is very manageable and comfortable to shoot. I easily ran almost 200 rounds through it before leaving the range. As far as it holding 6+1, I have always carried either a Mustang .380 (same capacity) or a .357 revolver that was a six shot. This will be my primary weapon after breaking it in a little more.

    I never thought that I would agree with the "masses" concerning Glock ownership, but I really enjoy the 36.

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    Looked at it, went for the G30. Larger capacity.

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