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Old 08-07-2012, 15:50   #1
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Glock 26 or Glock 36?

As a EDC weapon, I canít decide between a Glock 26 or the Glock 36. They are about the same size (give or take),but which would it be better to have 6+1 45( I like the stopping powder of the 45),or 10+1 9mm( the more shots the better).
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Old 08-07-2012, 16:19   #2
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Well, the first question I would have to ask is whether you want a 9mm or a .45?
Have you shot (or at least held) each. Although the may be of similar size, they do feel different.
I have owned both, and like them both. This is your personal choice.
Me personally, I would go with the 26 if I didn't own a 9mm for range time ($ for ammo). If I did already own a 9mm I would opt for the 36, just because I really like the .45 (see name).
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Old 08-07-2012, 16:22   #3
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As a EDC weapon, I canít decide between a Glock 26 or the Glock 36. They are about the same size (give or take),but which would it be better to have 6+1 45( I like the stopping powder of the 45),or 10+1 9mm( the more shots the better).
Take the better stopping power of the 45 for EDC, and 9mm for target practice and cheaper shooting at the range.
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Old 08-07-2012, 19:52   #4
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Take the better stopping power of the 45 for EDC, and 9mm for target practice and cheaper shooting at the range.
Wrong answer. Practice with what you carry. Any supposed advantage of the legendary .45 goes out the window if you're a good 9mm shooter but not a good .45 shooter.
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:09   #5
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Wrong answer. Practice with what you carry. Any supposed advantage of the legendary .45 goes out the window if you're a good 9mm shooter but not a good .45 shooter.
I agree. Plus 9mm SD ammo has come a LONG way over the past several years.
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Old 08-07-2012, 16:24   #6
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I would go for the 26. I had the 36, but decided the 26 was better for me.

A better comparison is the 36 & 19. The 36 is almost identical in size as the Glock 19 (just a tad slimmer) but the Glock 19 holds 15 +1. That's over twice as many rounds as the 36.

It's an easy choice if you ask me.
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Old 08-07-2012, 16:26   #7
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I currently have both. I carry the 26 and am looking to sell the 36 or trade for a 17 to go with my 26 and 19. YMMV
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Old 08-07-2012, 17:06   #8
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G26. And I own more .45ACP's than any other caliber of gun I own.
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Old 08-08-2012, 13:11   #9
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I currently have both. I carry the 26 and am looking to sell the 36 or trade for a 17 to go with my 26 and 19. YMMV
Wow, I wish I had waited to sell my 17 because I would have made that trade in a heartbeat!!!!

I have the 27, same size as the 26, and don't carry it as often as I thought I would. I bought a 30 but ended up selling it because it was way too "fat" for EDC. Looking back I wish I had gone with the 36 instead of the 30.....but hindsight is 20/20!


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Old 08-07-2012, 17:37   #10
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36 hands down fits my hands better, like the round better. the ONLY Glock id own(as of right now) is the Glock 36. Only reason i dont have a 36 is ive never found a used on at a REASONABLE price.

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Old 08-07-2012, 17:57   #11
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I own both, but the 26 leaves the house much more often than the 36. No real reason that I can come up with, just habit I guess. In fact, the 36 is down right neglected through no fault of its own. I just picked up a Kahr K9, so we'll see if that changes my feelings on the 26 as well.
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Old 08-07-2012, 18:02   #12
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my g36 is my favorite carry, but i have a Kahr CM9 for lighter dress.
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Old 08-07-2012, 18:10   #13
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I prefer 9mm
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Old 08-07-2012, 18:27   #14
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I'm not a big glock fan to start with, but I will admit I do like the G26 more than I used to. I first bought it because I got it from a friend at a great price and it was practically new. I think for a gun of it's size the 9mm round for me anyway is perfect for follow up shots should I need them. I like my 45 cal. pistols to be full size and made of steel. As in 1911's.
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Old 08-07-2012, 19:28   #15
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I have both. I like them both. I carry either of them. I feel comfortable, round wise, with either of them. The G26 is easier for me to conceal. Bottom line is whether you are comfortable with a 6 round magazine of .45 or a 10 round magazine of 9mm.
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:12   #16
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If the question is which to acquire, Glock 26 (3rd gen) all the way.

The 36 has a reputation for not living up to typical Glock reliability. Same with the 30SF. I think that reputation is there for a reason.
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:36   #17
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If you don't mind the price of ammo go for the G36. 6+1 should be plenty in most instances. If not carry a couple extra mags.
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:56   #18
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If the question is which to acquire, Glock 26 (3rd gen) all the way.

The 36 has a reputation for not living up to typical Glock reliability. Same with the 30SF. I think that reputation is there for a reason.
My 26 is the gen 4 and has been perfect. Don't shy away if you can't get a gen 3.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:18   #19
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If the question is which to acquire, Glock 26 (3rd gen) all the way.

The 36 has a reputation for not living up to typical Glock reliability. Same with the 30SF. I think that reputation is there for a reason.

I do not know how true any of this is as I'm not a glock guy, but I will say that my Gen 3 G26 has been as reliable as any pistol I've ever owned. Plus that I shoot it pretty well.
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I do not know how true any of this is as I'm not a glock guy, but I will say that my Gen 3 G26 has been as reliable as any pistol I've ever owned. Plus that I shoot it pretty well.
The two that seem to have always had the reputation are the 36 and the 30SF. A lot of people will try to convince you that it really isn't an issue. I stupidly listened to them last year and bought a 30SF. It was a POS that didn't work right even after going back to Glock. I'll be avoiding the known problem children from now on, the apologists be damned.
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