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Old 05-27-2014, 18:09   #1
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Owners of the 26/27/33 and 36

Have you cc'd all these models and was the 36's slightly bigger size an issue for you? Yes I know the 36 irks a lot of people here :-P

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Old 05-27-2014, 18:16   #2
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No, but, the G36 is closer to a G19 in "size."(with the magazine inserted)

The 26, 27, and 33 conceal better, depending on your carry method.
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Old 05-27-2014, 18:24   #3
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I have used the 26, 27 and the 36. I much prefer the 36 and find it in fact easier to conceal than the 26 or 27 was because of width. plus the narrow design feels much better in my hand than the thicker 26 or 27. not too mention I will take a 45 over the other two anytime. I am a firm believer in shot placement but I also want to put as big of a slug in the target as possible.
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Old 05-27-2014, 18:35   #4
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I have owned the G27, and now own the G26 and G36. The G36 is slightly thinner than the G26 in the grip. Normally, because of the increased number of rounds I can carry, I choose the G26. In fact, I carried mine all day today, with a G19 magazine off-side, just in case. I use the Glock +2 magazine inside the pistol, giving me thirteen shots right from the start, and the additional fifteen rounds are comforting.
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Old 05-27-2014, 19:38   #5
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Carried a 26 then a 19 then a 36 now a 30S
I really have no issues with a 36 nice carry gun if you are ok with the round count
The 36 is way lighter than the 30S
If I did not travel and if my travels didnt take me into some seedy areas so much id still be with a 36
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Old 05-27-2014, 20:04   #6
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Among other things, I do carry a 26 or 27 from time to time. I'm not irked by the 36, the grip just doesn't feel right to me.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:55   #7
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Not irked by the 36 by any means. Honestly if it had a flush mag i would own one but I have my 30S with flush mag so it's balanced out for me. As far as my edc I go back & forth from my 30S to my 33. 33 (26/27) will conceal better. Love the 357sig round. Don't knock it till u try it. There's a reason why it's the most reliable cartridge out there & it's been proven along with ballistics that back up the round. The bite is just as big as its bark…and it definitely has a big bark.

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Old 05-28-2014, 14:44   #8
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I have owned the G27, and now own the G26 and G36. The G36 is slightly thinner than the G26 in the grip. Normally, because of the increased number of rounds I can carry, I choose the G26. In fact, I carried mine all day today, with a G19 magazine off-side, just in case. I use the Glock +2 magazine inside the pistol, giving me thirteen shots right from the start, and the additional fifteen rounds are comforting.
If you like the +2 extension, give the g19 mag a try with the xgrip grip extension. I find it conceals a little better than the 26 mag with the +2, plus ads three more rounds. Best of all it feels GREAT in the hand.
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Old 05-28-2014, 16:56   #9
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My only complaint on a G36 is the stupid magazine platform(pinch master). It will actually carry IWB better than any other glock, it's thinner and the longer barrel stabilizes the gun IWB.
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Old 05-29-2014, 14:33   #10
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While the 36 is reliable, it's larger than the 27/27/33 but has lower capacity. Notably lower. The 26/27/33 all accept larger mags from larger models of the same caliber. Not so with the 36.
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Have you cc'd all these models and was the 36's slightly bigger size an issue for you? Yes I know the 36 irks a lot of people here :-P
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Old 05-29-2014, 15:23   #11
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I like my 36 very much. I know round count is an issue with some folks, which is fine if that makes you more at ease. But, I kinda think that if I haven't resolved the issue after 10 or twelve rounds (assuming a spare mag) or managed to flee the scene, then I'm likely screwed anyway. I use the Pearce +0 extension for my pinky, and have never been pinched. I appreciate the slimmer frame as I have smaller hands so it fits me well. I have a 19 too that I also like. But to me, the 36 is one of Glock's best pistols. Just my 2 cents of course.

I just purchased a 42 yesterday, mainly cause I wanted to see what the fuss is about and that thing is quite small. And it's cute too. A little baby Glock. Heading to the range tomorrow with an assortment of ammo for it so I can tell if it's fussy.
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Old 05-29-2014, 15:35   #12
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The grip is always what sticks out and prints for me. Thus I'll just dealer with the basically same length but fatter grip of my 32 vs the 36 due to the much greater capacity of the 32.

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Old 05-29-2014, 15:45   #13
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While the 36 is reliable, it's larger than the 27/27/33 but has lower capacity. Notably lower. The 26/27/33 all accept larger mags from larger models of the same caliber. Not so with the 36.


Very true point. Probably the deciding reason I went 27 over 36.



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Old 05-29-2014, 18:24   #14
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Have you cc'd all these models and was the 36's slightly bigger size an issue for you? Yes I know the 36 irks a lot of people here :-P
I never warmed up the the baby Glocks because I like to have all my fingers on the grip instead of having to curl it underneath the magazine.

I was sorely tempted to buy a G-36 but with finances tight and already having two excellent self-defense calibers I passed due to not being able to justify bringing a third caliber on board.

I could get all my fingers wrapped around the G-36 grip and it felt like it would be a very serious CCW pistol, not that the other three are lacking.
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Old 05-29-2014, 18:53   #15
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I started out with a G-36 and then switched to a G-26 as I found I could shoot it better. Plus, I liked the increased magazine capacity. I used the same holster for both......
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Old 05-29-2014, 21:13   #16
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I will take a 45 over the other two anytime. I am a firm believer in shot placement but I also want to put as big of a slug in the target as possible.
In the world of guns and ammo size isn't everything.
Velocity is extremely important and participates greatly in dumping a lot of energy into a target.
Remember velocity is squared.
That means velocity actually matters more than weight when it comes to these things.
Increasing the weight of a bullet by 10% vs. velocity by 10% is a huge difference.

To the op I have owned all these guns at one point or another now only have the 26.
Love everything about it.
In my opinion the best carry weapon out there.
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Old 05-29-2014, 21:34   #17
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7 rounds in the 36 is not near enough ammo for me. Get a 30s or a 26, cant go wrong.

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Old 05-30-2014, 10:45   #18
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The 36 carry's better due to the thinner frame. I've carried every size Glock extensively besides the 41 and 42. The 36 wins.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:56   #19
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G26 EDC for me. If I had to go .45 ACP then the 30s makes more sense. The 36 while nothing to irked about just doesn't have enough capacity IMHO.

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Old 05-30-2014, 12:46   #20
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7 rounds in the 36 is not near enough ammo for me.
That must be because of all those many examples of actual citizen self-defense with a firearm in the USA where more than seven rounds were required to resolve the issue...what?

Wait a moment! I've never heard of any such case...but I've only been carrying concealed for 30 years. Doubtless such frequent occurrences escaped my attention during that time.

I'm more than adequately armed with my G27...I'd feel the same about a G36, if a G36 otherwise met my requirements. I select a handgun for its handling characteristics, including concealment requirements. Magazine capacity should be the maximum that fits into that envelope, and nothing else. Choosing a handgun using magazine capacity as the most important characteristic is nonsense except for range-time play, IMHO.

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