Originally Posted by hideit
i'd rather have a g36 than any of the 3" 1911 45s
I agree that compact 1911's just don't do well for me. Around the first of the year, I traded my Sig compact SAS Custom shop 1911 GSR, for a new Glock 36 and $200.
Got home with my new G36, and then read all the horror stories about this model. So, I called Glock on the Monday morning after the gun show and talked to a real nice rep. He shared with me that he liked Sigs and 1911s and had a number of them.
I shared my concerns with him about what I have read on the various forums about the G-36 and he asked for my serial number. He then said I should be OK and just enjoy it.
I shot it briefly when it was new. It seemed very accurate and fed and shot 3 different types of HP ammo as well as FMJ/ball ammo.
I then bought a Pearce mag extension (+1) and installed it. I shot about 50 rounds through it (a combination of JHP and FMJ/Ball ammo) and it was flawless (even with the Pearce extension which in my opinion could lower the stock spring tension a little).
This gun is very mild to shoot and very accurate.
Talked to a local gun shop/indoor range owner and he agreed with me on my opinion of the G-36. He said they have a 2 year old G-36 that is used as a range gun and they have had zero problems with it.
This is a great forum and I really appreciate all the info that is posted.