I posted another thread regarding recent failure to feed issues with my Glock 36. This morning, I put on my reading glasses and gave the Glock a closer inspection. I found issue with the standard connector shown here
As you can see, the connector machining appears rough, there is an obvious excess of material on one side of the part, and the other side (not shown) has a serious indention.
While this may or may not be related to the feed issue, I am sucking it up and ordering a new part tomorrow to replace this one. Clearly, this should not have made it out of the factory. Also, I should have noticed this long before now as I have had this Glock for many months.