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    Question about Glock 36

    How do you recognize if a Glock 36 is first, second or third generation? I am not a Glock guy at all, so please try to keep it simple
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    Here's a description of the generations from glocktalk:
    1st Generation has the smooth, rounded “pebble-grip”.
    - 2nd Generation has the “Grenade-style” checkering with NO fingergrooves.
    - 3rd Generation has BOTH fingergrooves AND accessory rail on the front dustcover.
    - If you have a subcompact (G-26, -27, -28, -29, -30, -33, -36) OR a “transition model” when Glock was putting fingergrooves but no accessory rail, then you have a 2.5 Generation. There is even a slight variation here, as some of the earliest G-26 & G-27s had smooth fingergrooves, without checkering in-between the grooves. Some people do not count the sub-compacts as 2.5 Gen since they came out after the 3rd Gen frames were already being made.
    Note: newer -29, -30 are now coming with rails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Here's a description of the generations from glocktalk:
    1st Generation has the smooth, rounded “pebble-grip”.
    - 2nd Generation has the “Grenade-style” checkering with NO fingergrooves.
    - 3rd Generation has BOTH fingergrooves AND accessory rail on the front dustcover.
    - If you have a subcompact (G-26, -27, -28, -29, -30, -33, -36) OR a “transition model” when Glock was putting fingergrooves but no accessory rail, then you have a 2.5 Generation. There is even a slight variation here, as some of the earliest G-26 & G-27s had smooth fingergrooves, without checkering in-between the grooves. Some people do not count the sub-compacts as 2.5 Gen since they came out after the 3rd Gen frames were already being made.
    Note: newer -29, -30 are now coming with rails.
    That should imply that the G36 showed in the Glock website, http://www.glock.com/english/index_pistols.htm, is a 2.5 generation; am I right?
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    I'm going to search, but here is the entire page...lots of info...

    Glock Serial Number Research Project (New) - Glock Talk

    Near the bottom of a looooooong page, I found it to be a 2.5 generation.
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    The Glock 36 has no accessory rail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I'm going to search, but here is the entire page...lots of info...

    Glock Serial Number Research Project (New) - Glock Talk

    Near the bottom of a looooooong page, I found it to be a 2.5 generation.
    Thanks so much for your time! I will start to read that page. It looks like many of the guns that are for sale for a reasonable price are 2.5 generation. That might explain why some of them cost about $500 + taxes while other cost way over $600 + taxes.
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    But it does have narrower grips for a glock...glocks NORMALLY dont fit my hand well the 36 does.

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    The Glock-36 is my EDC, and I love the gun.
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    Does anyone know where to find a NIB G36 third generation at a reasonable price?
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    Buds Gun Shop:

    https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...ducts_id/73560

    $537 delivered. That is a cash discount price. I think they charge 3% more for credit card purchases.

    BTW, I don't think there are "generations" when it comes to the 36.

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    I call the Glock U.S Headquarters - GLOCK, Inc., 6000 Highlands Parkway, Smyrna, GA 30082, USA, Tel.: 770 - 432 1202, Fax.: 770 - 433 8719 – and asked about how to identify the G36´s generations. The answer was that they do not classify their weapons by generations, and that it is something used only on the Internet. However, if using that classification all guns manufactured after 1998 are third generation. Fingergrooves and accessory rail were added to some models manufactured in 1998, but not to all of them. The G36 came out January 1999 and does not have accessory rail.
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