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Old 12-17-2009, 19:05   #1
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Folks are buying the G36...

..and I'm one of them! Picked mine up from the gunshop yesterday here in Columbia, and I'm really taken with how good it feels in the hand! It doesn't seem to need anything to fit my needs - 'course, mine came with factory night sights. I'm happy to join the "Thin to Win, G36" crowd!
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Old 12-17-2009, 19:20   #2
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Yea, you done good. Now someone with a G30 will be along any minute now to tell you that you screwed up.
They are SO threatened by the G36
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Old 12-17-2009, 21:22   #3
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i dont get the G36 hate in the glock community.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:20   #4
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I got one from Shooters a few weeks ago for my wife. You'll love it!


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..and I'm one of them! Picked mine up from the gunshop yesterday here in Columbia, and I'm really taken with how good it feels in the hand! It doesn't seem to need anything to fit my needs - 'course, mine came with factory night sights. I'm happy to join the "Thin to Win, G36" crowd!
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Old 12-18-2009, 17:05   #5
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Can't all of us Glock owners just get along? I really like my G36, but the G23 was my first, and still exhibits the best balance and handling of any of my pistols - including a 1911. Cheers....
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Old 12-18-2009, 18:10   #6
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Thanks folks! It's been a couple years, but a Glock that I did trade off was a G30. It was really a nice pistol - but I just didn't "fall in love" with it. But this G36 is a whole different story!! Wow!
BTW, I used one of the Glock certificates available to buy at LE prices - and the whole process went super smooth! I was really impressed!
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Old 12-18-2009, 21:03   #7
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Nukem,

I reside in the Upcountry. At what Columbia area store did you make your purchase? Am always on the lookout for new-to-me fun-shops.
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Old 12-18-2009, 21:09   #8
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Lawmens on Broadriver
It was the first time I've been there - its the Glock 'approved' shop for using the certificate they offer to GSSF members.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:18   #9
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Ok guys, I want a few amens here! Amen! Another has joined the flock! Amen! _____
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Old 12-19-2009, 20:23   #10
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Amen, Brother Nukem!

I visit Lawmen's every half year or so. They are not open on Saturdays, and I have to work these M to F job, you see........

Palmetto Guns down Broad River Road from Lawmen's is interesting, as is Lexington Pawn and Gun on Rte. 1. The large shop in West Columbia -- do not know the name -- is one I would like to visit. Bear Creek Firearms up in Prosperity is not too far a drive for you.

Anyway, I hope that you will continue to enjoy your G36 as much as I do mine.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:51   #11
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Thank you - very kind! is the other shop Shooter's Choice?
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Old 12-21-2009, 00:51   #12
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I've always really liked the G36 concept. Flat as a pancake;7 shots of 45 ACP; lightweight.

I like the G30's, also. However, if someone knows they're not going to carry the extra girth and weight or they live someplace where the mag capacity is limited anyway, seven reliable rounds of 45 ACP ammunition is a great plan.

I have a SWAT team friend, who owns and has access to all sorts of pistols. The Glock 36 is the one he carries on his side, on duty (of his regular duties) and off. On SWAT rolls, I think he takes a different pistol that's full sized, but he carries an M-4 on SWAT, too.

Keep us posted on your progress with the G36! (range reports and what you like about it.) THANKS
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Old 01-07-2010, 16:36   #13
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I just bought mine on 12-30-09 brand new test fired by Glock on 10-02-09
Waiting for my holster & a trip to the range.

Which are the best night sights for the 36? I hear reports of certain ones having clearance problems with the front sight & the barrel?
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Old 01-07-2010, 21:00   #14
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...Which are the best night sights for the 36? I hear reports of certain ones having clearance problems with the front sight & the barrel?
As far as I know they all do.
The problem is the hex head of the screw that secures the sight to the slide.
There's very little clearance between the top surface of the barrel and the inside surface of the top portion of the slide.

Mine has Trijicon sights and the head of the screw was ground down a tad to reduce the height (of the screw-head). That sight was mounted on my pistol when I bought it (new) so I don't know who installed it.
It has functioned 100% since the first day (in 2002).
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:16   #15
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As far as I know they all do.
The problem is the hex head of the screw that secures the sight to the slide.
There's very little clearance between the top surface of the barrel and the inside surface of the top portion of the slide.

Mine has Trijicon sights and the head of the screw was ground down a tad to reduce the height (of the screw-head). That sight was mounted on my pistol when I bought it (new) so I don't know who installed it.
It has functioned 100% since the first day (in 2002).
Thanks for the reply.
I am looking for which brand will fit without any grinding. I know this is some but I don't know which.

I have Trijicons on my 21 & 30 with no issues.
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Old 01-08-2010, 16:27   #16
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Thanks for the reply.
I am looking for which brand will fit without any grinding. I know this is some but I don't know which.

I have Trijicons on my 21 & 30 with no issues.

If you like the Trijicons you're in luck, as they have a set that is specific to the G36 (see bottom of table below). I installed a set of GL12's on my 36 and the front hex screw clears with no modifications.

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Old 01-08-2010, 19:46   #17
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If you like the Trijicons you're in luck, as they have a set that is specific to the G36 (see bottom of table below). I installed a set of GL12's on my 36 and the front hex screw clears with no modifications.
THIS is what I wanted to hear!..............thanx so much
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Old 01-10-2010, 16:30   #18
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picked up my brand new od green G36 yesterday. I was already a Glock fan (and owner of several others), but the G36 is my new favorite by far. I don't understand why Glock hasn't come out with a slimline single stack 9mm and .40s&w, they would sell like hotcakes. I love the G36 so far.
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Old 02-05-2010, 19:34   #19
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As far as I know they all do.
The problem is the hex head of the screw that secures the sight to the slide.
There's very little clearance between the top surface of the barrel and the inside surface of the top portion of the slide.

Mine has Trijicon sights and the head of the screw was ground down a tad to reduce the height (of the screw-head). That sight was mounted on my pistol when I bought it (new) so I don't know who installed it.
It has functioned 100% since the first day (in 2002).
Same here. I bought my G36 and before the first range visit had the gun at a top notch Certified Glock Armorer putting on the Trijicon sights. Needless to say, as a newbee back then to this whole Glock thing I about 'sh-t' when I saw him test fit, fail, never loose a beat and start grinding, fitting, grinding, fitting and "bang" he was done. I was skeptical and in shock. (total shock)

Since then, I've matured, shock over. Gun is a champ! Sights work great. What the heck, I'm even an Armorer myself now. (I don't do sight work. Still have my gun worked on by the same guy. He's better than me and I watch him to validate my opinions and techniques.)
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:37   #20
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Just bought a new G36 over the weekend, too. So, Trijicon GL12's are the way to go, eh? Like others, I really don't want to modify my Glocks, but if there's a trouble-free, built-directly-for-36 night sight option, I'm very interested.
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