Glock® G36 Subcompact Slimline™ Pistol
My favorite carry weapon
My Glock 36 is by far my favorite carry weapon. Super slim and the 45 ACP stopping power is hard to beat. This weapon, with an inside the waistband holster, all but disappears when worn.
6 plus 1 capacity of 45 is all I need for a small carry weapon. 10mm is my all time favorite caliber. I just wish they would make a slim line 10mm and my world would be complete.
I would not suggest using this as an IDPA competition gun or a gun to fire 50-100 rounds a range trip through. Even with light loads, it has a major bite to it. However, its made to fire only when needed, not to shoot leisurely.
I am only giving this 4 stars due to the recoil of this gun. If you want a 45 ACP shooter with a compact gun, I would suggest using the Glock 30. Also this is the only model of Glock that magazines will not interchange. Being able to use full size magazines from your duty gun to a back up or carry weapon, in active shooter scenario is key. You will not be able to do this with the Glock 36.
If your looking for a powerful carry weapon only, this is your ticket. Light weight, packs a punch and all but disappears when concealed, are major points for this Glock.
September 9, 2012
First Glock, and love it
I bought the G36 for CCW, I fitted it to my hand before purchase. I have shot several .45's over the years, and for a small/slim frame this gun shoots very well. At the range the 6 o'clock site is dead on at the 20 ft. mark. Felt recoil is not bad for the smaller gun, I do highly recommend a Pierce +0 or +1 grip extension, either are very comfortable, and do help shooting precision. Of course, the +1 gives you 7 rnds. in the mag vs. 6. I did read that the G36 had some FTE problems, after 50 rnds. of reloaded ammo I experienced no failures at all. Gun worked flawless. I am looking into getting the extended slide release.
January 31, 2012
This will be my third M36. Theyre easy to work on yourself, parts are a snap. With the rite holster you can carry this all day and get to it fast and easy. They all function without a hitch for me and in 45ACP the first one puts em down- so you dont need 13 more!
May 13, 2013
Bought this for my first CC handgun. It is very concealable & has ran flawlessly so far & I have little doubt that will change. Kudos to Bass Pro Shop (Charlotte NC) for ordering this handgun for me being they had none in stock, Great handgun plus Great Service!!
June 17, 2012