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Old 08-08-2012, 06:18   #26
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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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Old 08-08-2012, 06:25   #27
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Between those two, the 26.

Now 26 or 39 might be a tough call.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:31   #28
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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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Old 08-08-2012, 12:50   #29
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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.
Thanks I did not know that. I'll pass this info onto a friend who is thinking of buying a 36.
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Old 08-08-2012, 13:11   #30
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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 08-08-2012, 13:12   #31
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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).
They are actually quite different in size & weight.
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Old 08-08-2012, 16:45   #32
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G26 one of the most reliable CCW's......G36 good gun with a shaky track record....

I say G26 ALL DAY LONG!! But don't count out the G30SF, its not that much bigger than the G36 and is 10+1 or 9+1 with a Pearce G29 baseplate if you need a full grip.
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Old 08-08-2012, 17:26   #33
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G26 one of the most reliable CCW's......G36 good gun with a shaky track record....

I say G26 ALL DAY LONG!! But don't count out the G30SF, its not that much bigger than the G36 and is 10+1 or 9+1 with a Pearce G29 baseplate if you need a full grip.
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G26 would be my suggestion
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Old 08-08-2012, 18:23   #35
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I really can't say to much about the G36 as I've never shot one. The G26 I've owned about a year now and feel that the gun is very well balanced and the weight is good for IWB carry or winter jacket pocket carry. I'd rather carry and extra mag then to large of a round capacity that makes the gun an uncomfortable carry. With the Pearce extended grip is has a real nice feel to it and comes back on target very quickly. The only thing I did not care for is the finger rest on the front of the trigger guard. I removed the point with a trim saw a file and few different grits of sandpaper. You'd never know it was ever there if you didn't know it was supposed to be there. I have shot the 17 and the 19 also and there very good guns for sure but there is just something about the g26 that I really like.
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Old 08-08-2012, 18:25   #36
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But I think there is a concensous that the G36 has been waaaaay more of a problem child than the G30SF. Mine doesn't have the -1- trigger bar and has had 0% issues EVER!
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Old 08-08-2012, 19:49   #37
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But I think there is a concensous that the G36 has been waaaaay more of a problem child than the G30SF. Mine doesn't have the -1- trigger bar and has had 0% issues EVER!
People with reports like yours are why I finally tried a 30SF. And it was a POS. I know there are plenty out there without problems...but the rate of lemons seems to be far greater than the rest of the models.
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Old 08-08-2012, 19:52   #38
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If ammo is not a problem buy mine... It is both G26/36 in one. =)

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Old 08-08-2012, 20:21   #39
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I've shot the 26, and I love it. The perfect size of concealability and firepower. Many also believe that the subcompacts are more accurate than thier larger cousins.

I've often thought about selling my G22 for a G26 or 27, but I'm too afraid.
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Old 08-08-2012, 21:53   #40
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Why not the middle ground of G27?

Other wise, my vote is on G26.
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Old 08-09-2012, 19:46   #41
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Why not the middle ground of G27?
Actually I agree. I believe for CC the 27 (for those that can't, or choose not to, handle the 29/30) is perfect. A lot of people will tell you that it doesn't hold as many rounds as the 9mm and doesn't have the power of the .45. However I turn it around and say that it holds more rounds than the 36 and has more power than the 9mm.
It's kind of like the V6 engine. Four-cylinders usually get better fuel economy, V8's usually have more power. The V6 (in the right package) is the best of both worlds, and can handle most jobs people would need it for and still gets pretty good gas milage.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:22   #42
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Since my post, I have tried both the 26 and the 36. I went with the 36.The 36 just carry so much better than the 26, the 26 is just too fat for my EDC. To date I have fired around 1000 rounds thru it and it went bang each time I pulled the trigger.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:54   #43
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Tough call. I like both calibers and both guns. The G26 and G36 are currently the only Glocks I own. Get both!
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:38   #44
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Since my post, I have tried both the 26 and the 36. I went with the 36.The 36 just carry so much better than the 26, the 26 is just too fat for my EDC. To date I have fired around 1000 rounds thru it and it went bang each time I pulled the trigger.
Just to clarify, you have had zero malfunctions with it?
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No problems with my 36. I, too, found the 26 to be too fat.
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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.
you been reading your 1990's magazines again?
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Old 10-05-2012, 14:51   #47
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I remember the saying, "In cold weather, the .45 is king." I think there is a lot of truth to that as far as the bullet defeating heavy clothing. I have a Shield in 9mm, but I'm looking at buying a M&P 45C for these cold-assed Iowa winters.
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OP, from the fact that you ask this question, I would take that you are a novice or intermediate shooter. Nothing wrong with being a novice of course, we all had to start somewhere.

In that case I would strongly suspect the the G26 will be slightly easier to learn to master than the G36.
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Since my post, I have tried both the 26 and the 36. I went with the 36.The 36 just carry so much better than the 26, the 26 is just too fat for my EDC. To date I have fired around 1000 rounds thru it and it went bang each time I pulled the trigger.
Guys, y'all need to actually read the posts, he got the 36.
OP, congrats. I actually like the 36. If the Gen 4 36 comes out I'll look at it hard.
P.S. I'm STILL waiting for the 36SF...
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Yes-zero malfunctions
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