This is a discussion on Glock 36 vs. Officer's Model within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a Colt 1991A1 Compact Model for my EDC. I worry about my sweat damaging the gun. I am contemplating a Glock 36 and ...
I have a Colt 1991A1 Compact Model for my EDC. I worry about my sweat damaging the gun. I am contemplating a Glock 36 and would like some comparisons on thickness, weight, concealability. I have owned Glocks in the past and liked all of them.
Your opinions are appreciated!
The G36 will definitely be lighter, but a little bit thicker. Mine is easily concealed IWB at the 3:30 position.
IIRC, you've got the ability to carry eight in the mag and one in the chamber now; with the G36, you'll have six in the mag and one in the chamber. Are you OK with being down two rounds?
I regularly carry a G36 or Kimber Tactical Ultra II (3" barrel). The grip on the Kimber is larger diameter than the Glock but just a little bit. I tend to carry the G36 on hot days as it feels muy mucho better against skin than the ambidexterous safety on my Kimber. And like you, I don't worry one bit about sweat on a Glock. I carry two spare mags with both pistols so I don't have any worries about not having enough rounds with me either way. Weight isn't an issue with either of them as far as I'm concerned and both are very easy to conceal under a loose, print buttondown shirt like a Hawaian pattern.
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I have two EDC's...a Kimber Ultra CDP, and my Harley gun, a Glock-36.
Both are easily concealable, but the Glock-36 definitely leads the way for comfort and concealability.
Either of my daily sidearms are tucked IWB at about 5:00 with a palm out draw.
My Fist #41 holsters all have sweat guards, so moisture on the weapon is not a problem.
Stay armed...Glock-36 ...stay safe!
Last edited by RETSUPT99; June 29th, 2009 at 11:40 PM.
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If it runs like my G19 and G26 and throws 45ACP like my two Colt 1911's....HOW could you go wrong!! Think the G36 is going to be a little "blockier" as far as width goes,but the finish should more than make up for it in the sweat protection department. GOOD LUCK !!
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The Officer's Model will be more accurate than the Glock 36. Sorry... wrong Colt Officer's Model. Heh!
On a more serious note, you might adopt the advantages of a rag impregnated with a bit of RIG (Rust Inhibiting Grease)or similar preservative. The expenditure of a very few seconds wiping down one's carry handgun at the end of each day with such a rag protects from rust and corrosion, even on blued guns in Texas heat.
Here's a link to Brownell's rust preventative test. RIG was discontinued recently but I read on another forum that it has returned. It's one of those products that does it's job so well that it may not be cost effective to manufacture and sell. One jar lasts for many years.
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Something to be said about the beauty of the Colt though! :)
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