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Bluehighways
September 7, 2011, 03:36 AM
I ordered a brand spankin' new Glock 36 a week and a half ago. Still waiting for it to show up at the LGS.....

I really hope it gets here soon so I can jump through the hoops, do the paperwork and start that pesky 48 hour waiting period. I've already paid in full, now the darn gun just has to show up.

Allegedly it shipped out last Monday. I paid $539 for the gun, and after tax, $13 background check fee and whatnot, it set me back a total of $582.00

Did I get ripped off? Also, does anyone own a G36? I purchased it with the intention of it being my new CC piece. I wanted slim, lightweight, ultra reliable, and in .45acp -- This pistol should meet all of those requirements.

So if anyone reading this thread owns and shoots a G36, please tell me what you think about it. Also, I'd like to know if I paid the right price for a new gun, or if it was a bit high. Thanks in advance...

new_scopeshooter
September 7, 2011, 05:53 AM
I too just bought a g36! So far so good! I have about 200 round through it. Only one malfunction. It was a ftf. Ended up being a weak mag spring. Put a wolf spring in an problem gone! I did a little better then you on price. I gave$400.00 for mine. But I found a real good deal on one that was only 2weeks used. Guy didn't like it.... I have seen them sell for 579.00 plus tax here in ohio. Enjoy ur new pistol!!

darkgael
September 7, 2011, 06:20 AM
I have had a G36 for a few years now. Nice gun. Accurate, reliable. I have shot it a lot - almost all the ammo was Wolf steel cased 230 grain ball. Don't have a shot count but there's a lot of rounds through that gun.
The gun has never - never - FTF'd.
Pete

Opinated
September 7, 2011, 06:28 AM
I know a police officer in a small department who carries a Glock 36 as his duty weapon. That department lets officers choose to use their own sidearm in lieu of the one issued by the department.

bossman
September 7, 2011, 07:20 AM
You have a very good gun coming your way. My G-36 is my EDC and I love it. A light weight CCO sized 45 is hard to beat. A pleasure to shoot, very mild recoil for small light 45acp. Enjoy and let us know what you think of it.

Jeff OTMG
September 7, 2011, 10:12 AM
I have one and love the idea of a lightweight .45 that small. I am considering going to it as my new ankle gun. I found it a bit large for a pocket, but have not tried it in the 511's I now wear for work.

Good gun, has always gone bang when it is suppose to. I like the G30 better, but the G30 is much bigger and, as a result, has less felt recoil. The G36 is not a G17 so don't expect it to go 20,000 rounds.

45Gunner
September 7, 2011, 04:42 PM
Bought one of the first G36 available. It has a lot of use as a BUG. Gets shot ever once in awhile at the range but wouldn't want to use it to shoot a lot of ammo as I find the gun gets very hot.

Accurate, reliable, indestructible. Just what one wants from a carry gun.

paddling_man
September 7, 2011, 05:10 PM
I carry one often in a TTGunleather Mike's Special IWB. I traded my way into mine used a few months ago that had a nice stippling job already done... I just need to add night sights in a bad way.

The conventional wisdom is the way I went with +0 extensions on each mag. You will see a lot of internet folks say this is the most problematic Glock with the most reports of FTF/FTE. I suppose I can see that possibility... I've yet to have a failure in mine when I'm shooting it, but a novice female shooter I was helping did manage to get a failure-to-feed by limpwristing the gun.

I think you'll enjoy it. I depend on and trust mine though, as I said, it wants night sights like a fat kid wants donuts.