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    Hello from Fl - my first question

    Great forum - glad that I found it! I'm planning on taking the class for my CCP very soon and I'd like to hear your thoughts and advice on my CCW but first a brief history: although I own several weapons I have not fired a single one of them in 15 years. I'm partial to the .45 auto's; having a H&K P9s and a Colt Govt.

    Recently a friend of mine that is a police officer suggested I get my CCP and a Glock 36. So here is my question(s):

    Your thoughts on the Glock 36 (the capacity doesn't concern me): I haven't located one to hold in my hands yet. How about the kick (I've read conflicting reviews).

    Is there another caliber & pistol you'd suggest with comparable stopping power?

    I think the lighter weight is important since I've never carried on before.

    Do you advise adding a laser? Which one?

    Thanks in advance,

    Kwesi

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    Hello from NE KS. I think the G36 is a fine weapon. No laser for me, I might burn my eyes out.
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    Welcome. Nothing wrong with Glock pistols. If you are used to 1911 pistols the glock grip angle might not fit right for you. Check out HK's, XD's or even light weight 1911's.
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    Welcome to the forum...
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    As far as the laser is concerned for a GLOCK, I'd recommend a Lasermax.....
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    Welcome to the forum.

    I have no experience with a G36 specifically, but Glocks in general are good guns. As for the weight, you will get used to whatever you carry, I personally don't have a problem with weight and I carry a heavy gun. Have limited experience with lasers, so no opinion there.
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    Welcome -
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    Welcome! from Virginia

    The Glock 36 is a lot of power in a nice little package. I suggest that you resist the temptation to get the +1 mag extensions. They are more trouble than they are worth.

    As for the laser. They are nice gadgets, and some folks swear by them, but I find the only thing I ever used them for was for target practice, to help me identify bad trigger habits. You may find a good set of Night Sights more useful.

    I am not sure, but I think the only laser available for the Glock 36 at this time is the Lasermax (MSRP $339). Crimson Trace makes LaserGrips for most Glocks, but don't have any for the Glock 36 yet, and the Glock 36 doesn't have a rail to mount an external light or laser.

    All that said, I do not currently own one. I have owned two on separate occasions, but found my current ride more appealing.

    Best regards.
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    oooo....you got an HK P9S .45 ACP....nice! Target or Combat? I have a 9mm Combat.

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    glocks are good guns and lots of people won't shoot anything else. Me personally I'll keep my 1911's
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    By the way welcome to the forum
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    Welcome from Texas
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    Welcome from Middle Tennessee!

    I have no personal experience with Glocks, but I think my next (eventual) acquisition will be a Model 30 or 36. If you get one, be sure to post your impressions!

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    Welcome from Alabama. Glocks are fine pistols, but as for owning one people either love them or hate them. My brother-in-law sold me his S&W model 439 because his son had convinced him to buy a Glock as his duty weapon. Both are deputies in Dallas Co., AL. He kept it for about 6 months took a beating in selling it and bought a S&W model 639.

    The complaint of most people who are in the "hate them" camp like my brother-in-law is the grip. Most describe it the same way - It's like gripping a 2X4. The trigger is the other complaint. That said, I don't fall in either group. I have not fired a Glock, in fact I have never even held a Glock. I don't particularly like the looks and so I've never bothered to even look closely at them.

    The suggestion that works best is to try out some Glocks. The 36 if you can, but even if you can't try that one try several others. See how they feel to you. I you like the feel and the firing go for it. If you don't look elsewhere. There are a number of great pistols out there. You will probably get a number of suggestions and so I'll give you mine. SIG - great pistols in all sizes. I have 2 and am looking for one for my wife. Although I do not own one CZ is getting a great reception and good reviews from both the gun press and real users. And to keep with tradition, I still feel like a M1911 is an extension of my arm. There is just something about it that fits. I don't own one at this moment, but that is subject to change shortly.

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