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Posted: 11/20/2012 10:48:22 AM EST
I'm looking for a smaller striker fired 45acp. I just sold a G21 to a member here which I loved, but it was a little too big for my smallish hands. I have a G19 and a G17 that feel fine and that I shoot well. I'd considered a G21sf, but I'm not interested in a full sized pistol. I'm looking for something to potentially carry concealed. The G30 feels fat to me as well. I do not mind that the G36 is only 6+1, nor do I mind a little extra recoil.

Is it a good / reliable shooter?

Where is my thinking off? I welcome your experiences / input.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:57:27 AM EST
It is my daily carry gun and has been very reliable. Even though it is very close to the size of a 19 it seems to carry like a much smaller gun.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:45:50 AM EST
Not going to happen.

After getting rid of my G19, my G36 is my next on my "kicking myself" list. Very easy for me to shoot, carry, and I really liked it. I will have another at some point.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:57:13 AM EST
You may not be interested but have you looked at the Springfield XDS its a micro compact .45 a little smaller and thinner than the 36
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:15:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Stiles1410:
You may not be interested but have you looked at the Springfield XDS its a micro compact .45 a little smaller and thinner than the 36


I'm sure it's a fine pistol. Isn't that the one I've seen advertised as "actual size" in the gun rags? It's pure snobbery alone that prevents me from getting an XD. It may not be rational, but for this role, I feel that I need a Glock.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:26:03 PM EST
The G36 is a great gun!!!!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:17:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By charliehorse794:
The G36 is a great gun!!!!


+1.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:53:19 PM EST
How about a 30 sf or gen 4 30. I've heard they are better for smallish hands.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:48:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By AR_Tech:
How about a 30 sf or gen 4 30. I've heard they are better for smallish hands.


I like the 36 even though its like the red headed stepchild of Gaston Glock. The 30 is nice, but seems a touch thick for ccw. The 36 kind of disappears in a crossbreed supertuck. I prefer my 19 just to have more rounds, but if I was carrying slime 45 it would be the 36.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:04:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 4:05:51 PM EST by Mainsail]
I tried a friend's G36 but went with the XDs.

I like the G29 I already have for open and concealed, but for places I want to carry really concealed the XDs vanishes even OWB.





Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:40:02 PM EST
So, 6+1 45 r 15 + 1 9mm for me it is a no brainier.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:55:17 PM EST

The G36 is an awesome weapon
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:27:21 PM EST
Had a 36 for a while but the grip didn't quite feel right. It felt like it stuck out too far just above where the lanyard hole is. Sold it for a 30sf and have never looked back
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:55:33 AM EST
I tried one a few years back. I didn't like it. My finger kept getting pinched between the magazine and grip.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:51:49 AM EST
imo, what makes the G36 fit the hand is the reprofiled grip front. overall dimensions are pretty much the same as the G19/23 but its the rounder, less squared off grip that makes all the difference...
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