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Old March 25, 2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Colt Officers or Glock 36 for EDC?

I've narrowed my choice down to these two guns and would appreciate your opinion.

The Colt appeals to me because I'm a Colt guy, the gun is narrow, I like it's safeties and the one I'm looking at has been totally reliable when I fired it at the range. It is a used early 90's Officers enhanced (pictures below). It has a few nicks and bumps and is in need of a thorough clean but other than that it's in great condition. I think I can pick it up for about $700.00.

The Glock appeals to me for it's simplicity of use and reliability and that it is purely functional - a tool if you will, which is perhaps what an EDC should be.





I'm kind of leaning towards the Colt at this stage but the durability and reliability of Glock is hard to ignore.

I'd appreciate your thoughts especially if you've had experience with either gun.

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Old March 25, 2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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Colt Officers or Glock 36 for EDC?

If you ONLY want those 2. Then Glock 36
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Old March 25, 2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Picked up a Officers Model back in the 80's for $440.00 and I carried it in a Bianchi X15 shoulder holster.It was kinda heavy for everyday carry and limited to what your wearing.
Now I carry a LC9 in a Crossbreed holster.
I miss the Officers model though, it was a reliable handgun.
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Old March 25, 2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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Colt Officer's vs Glock 36 - no contest.....COLT WINS
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Old March 25, 2013, 07:38 PM   #5
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Colt Officers or Glock 36 for EDC?

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Colt Officer's vs Glock 36 - no contest.....COLT WINS
Lol! Well. Maybe from a collectors standpoint. But for SD, I'd definitely pick the Glock.
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Old March 25, 2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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rs, 3/26/13

I have a 1911 Officer's size 1911 (Springer) and a couple of Glocks (19 and 34). I also have a number of other carry pistols from HK, Sig, Beretta, CZ, etc. I haven't found the sub-4" 1911's to be reliable enough for carry. If you are looking at just those two guns for a carry pistol I'd go with the Glock. While I'm not a Glock fanboy they do make reliable, durable pistols.

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Old March 25, 2013, 07:51 PM   #7
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Dang boy--- you already know it IS the COLT, mine is totally dependable.
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Old March 25, 2013, 07:59 PM   #8
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Could you drop a 50lb steel weight from 6ft' on both of them and make it easy for me to pick the Colt?
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Old March 25, 2013, 08:03 PM   #9
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Could you drop a 50lb steel weight from 6ft' on both of them and make it easy for me to pick the Colt?
They'd both be inoperable.
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Old March 26, 2013, 07:38 AM   #10
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The G36 is the only Glock I've ever owned, I got rid of it years ago and won't own another. I carry Colts - Officer, Commander, and Gov't sizes - and see no reason to change.
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Old March 26, 2013, 08:47 AM   #11
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I think you should rethink, neither would be EDC for me. But as much as I hate glock between these it would get picked.
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Old March 26, 2013, 09:49 AM   #12
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Have you shot the Glock model you are looking at? All Glocks are not alike and the 36 is definitely different. I carry a Glock, but I LOVE my 1911 style guns.

If you get a Glock - and you are a Colt guy - you probably won't be happy. If you think you need the features of the GLock - the Colt will always be less than what you thought you needed.

It really isn't what we think, it is what works best for you. If it really is for carry - ya' gotta shoot it first man.
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Old March 26, 2013, 11:59 AM   #13
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My 2 bits...

Of the 2 choices, I'd lean towards the Glock 36. It's small lightweight offers a serious punch & can be toted many ways(pocket strong side cross-draw shoulder holster ankle).
Both are fine sidearms & well engineered but I'd carry the Glock 36.
I'd add 3 dot night sights to like the popular Trijicon HD line.

For ammunition, see the 230gr +P JHP short barrel Speer Gold Dot, Ranger T/T series 230gr JHP +P, the Hornady TAP or new Critical Duty 220gr, Corbon DPX or PowRball .45acp.

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Old March 26, 2013, 12:33 PM   #14
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How about the new Glock 30s?
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Old March 26, 2013, 01:15 PM   #15
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My local range only has a 30 and a 21, which I like but understand hey are a different experience to he 36.
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Old March 26, 2013, 01:16 PM   #16
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Pick which ever one you like/shoot thge best, both are easy to carry...I love 1911's the best, but I also have a Glock 30 (I added a thumb safety since that is what I am used to and it makes me feel better when reholstering a glock)...either gun is easy to carry in a supertuck style iwb holster...even a full size 1911 is doable...doing it right now!!
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Old March 27, 2013, 11:12 AM   #17
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I've owned both, still have the Glock.
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Old March 27, 2013, 02:18 PM   #18
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I carry both a Glock and a 3" 1911, the G up north and the 1911 while in the Detroit area. If I had my druthers, I'd carry the 1911 all the time, but the power of the G29 is comforting while in the wild. For me, 2-legged threats only, 1911 wins, especially from Colt. Both .45 ACP? Again, no brainer.
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Old March 27, 2013, 02:27 PM   #19
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I own both and the CCO was my carry for years, but the Glock-36 has replaced it for EDC. The weight difference is what gives the G-36 the edge. Almost the same size and both 6+1 for ammo. I find the G-36 to be very shootable with mild recoil for such a light 45 acp.

Either way you win. I keep my CCO's for show and tell and range fun and make the Glock do the EDC work.
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Old March 27, 2013, 02:54 PM   #20
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I'm going to go and shoot them again tomorrow. I'm leaning more towards the Colt at this stage even though I agree the the Gock is the clear choice from a practical point of view. Probably goes back to my love of all things Colt plus the Officers is still a viable alternative and not a complete relic

Will try and send a few more pics tomorrow on how they perform.
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Old March 27, 2013, 02:57 PM   #21
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hmmm...okay. Just train really hard under stress. On removing that safety. I have stories for days on that.

Let us know how it goes.
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Old March 27, 2013, 03:09 PM   #22
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These comparisons will go on forever.

If you like the Colt, use the Colt. If you like the Glock, carry the Glock.

I know they are ugly but 15 rounds of attitude adjustment in a G19 or 10+ in a G30 is something to consider.

Pure mathematics at work here people. Simple division. . . 15 or 10 goes into one more times than 8 goes into one.
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Old March 27, 2013, 03:15 PM   #23
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^ Yes sir!

Multiple attackers being the common as of late. I don't see a need to carry 5 round revolvers and 7-9 round 1911's. (any gun with that capacity not just those, but especially those)

Modern JHP's have closed the gap in those differences that used to exist.
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Old March 27, 2013, 04:13 PM   #24
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As between the Colt Officer's and a G36, I'd go with the Colt. If we were talking about a G30, with 4 additional rounds, then we might have a different story.
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Old March 27, 2013, 06:14 PM   #25
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guys.... I don't mean to rain on anybody's Colt parade but those Officer's ACP's were discontinued because they DID NOT WORK...

Of course we'll have the obligatory "mine does, 100 percent of the time" comments--but those will be the exception to the rule.

You cannot trust your life to that Colt Officer's model... they jam repeatedly, and they eject the brass here, there, and yonder...

Nice little collectors piece if it's mint and in the box... but for self defense, you'll want to consider something else.

1911's typically do not function well with shortened slides. I've owned two Colt Commanders over the years... a short Springfield V10 (I think it was)... and even a Kimber Pro Carry II. ALL of them proved unreliable.

But my full sized 1911's from WWII never miss a beat... perfectly 100 percent reliable...

Just sayin'...

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