Just picked up my Glock 36

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by wolfshead, May 9, 2009.

  1. wolfshead

    wolfshead New Member

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    Ok guys, I finally have the Glock 36 neatly placed on my study table.

    I need to learn how to field strip a glock, I need to shop for a decent IWB holster, some shooting glasses and ear protection. And probably a light jacket for summer...

    Not sure about the laser sights, but I am looking at the Laserlyte.
    Laser Gun Sight : LaserLyte : Laser Bore Sighter : Sub-Compact Laser : Universal Rail Mount : Quick Detachable Laser : Universal Rifle & Shotgun : Gun Sight Accessories : Universal Lasersight
     
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  2. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats on the new .45 ! I just got done polishing the barrel on mine ten minutes ago.The 36,either you love it or you hate it,I just happen to love mine. Not a big fan of lasers,all things with batteries fail. Get used to both,the sites and the laser,you never know.I prefer the nite sites.
    Holsters,get a good leather one.
    Field stripping,I don't know of any hand-gun easier than a Glock.
    1-Drop the magazine
    2-rack the slide (locked back)
    3-Look into the chamber to see that there is no round in the gun.
    Be absolutely sure there are no rounds in the weapon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4-Release the slide.
    5-Point the gun in a safe direction "the ground" !
    6-Pull the trigger.
    7-Pull the slide back 1/8 of an inch while pushing down on slide lock tabs
    and pull slide off.
    It is very easy and all in the manual.
    Good luck and be safe and a big welcome to the forum!;)
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  3. wolfshead

    wolfshead New Member

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    Thanks for the info sir!
     
  4. RevDerb

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    Congratulations on your 36! It's my primary EDC in a Don Hume 715M IWB with straps. Approx. 4:30. Very comfortable for my roly poly body.
     
  5. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just wondering,have you had time to shoot that 36 yet?It does have respectable recoil but not bad at all. Be safe and enjoy it.Give us a range report when you have a chance to shoot it.:)
     
  6. wolfshead

    wolfshead New Member

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    The grip on the Glock 36 is perfect for my delicate "artistic" hands...so anyone who has big workman hands may not feel the Glock 36 to be a good match.

    The recoil does take you by surprise, it is more of a push towards you than an upward push like the 9mm Glocks which I trained with.

    One definitely needs strong forearms to keep the hand steady. The Glock 36 is surprisingly more accurate than the Glock 17 I tried earlier. The trigger pull is comfortable at 5lbs. It definitely did more damage to the target than the other guys were doing with their .40s and 9mms.

    I like the weight of the 36. It is way lighter than any other handgun in its category and in its price range.

    I am still waiting for my CPL so I haven't seen how well the Glock 36 gets concealed. I went to most dealers in my area and NO ONE had a holster for the 36.
     
  7. Gentech1211

    Gentech1211 New Member

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    Congrats on the new G36!

    I have had mine for a few months and I love it. I currently use a Desantis Tuck this II IWB holster for a G26 (the 36 fits perfectly with a combat grip). I like it cuz its cheap, comfortable and adjustable.

    It's already hot as hell here in Florida so I wear it @ the 4:30 position with just shorts and a T-shirt. I am a short guy with a medium frame and have no problems concealing it. Just a suggestion.
     
  8. wolfshead

    wolfshead New Member

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    I ordered the Comp-Tac Minotaur IWB and the DeSantis single mag kydex holster. I'm 6'2" 180lbs and I can't carry at work. It does get warm here in the summer time so I still have to see how it looks in summer wear. I probably will wear it at 4:30 as well from the pics I have seen. I should get my holster in 10 days. My CPL hopefully should come in 7 days if they promise it by their 30 day wait. I am thinking of investing in an ultrasonic cleaner. Not sure if there are places in Washington we can get our guns cleaned for a fee.
     
  9. Gentech1211

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    30 days for your CPL! That's awesome, it took almost 4 months to get mine here in Fl. Are you not allowed to clean your gun or something? why would you pay to have your gun cleaned? just curious.
     
  10. wolfshead

    wolfshead New Member

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    4 months! That would drive me insane. Oh I don't mind field stripping and cleaning my gun, its just that I know I may miss cleaning a lot of parts if I clean it manually. Ultrasonic cleaning, from what I have read is way better. I know the cops use the large tray like ultrasonic cleaners. I just have an OCD about cleaning. You should see my car!
     
  11. RevDerb

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    Congratulations on the new G-36! Field stripping a Glock is almost as easy as field stripping a Sig. First time through is a little bit challenging but after that most people can do it with their eyes closed. I suspect that if one has heavy callouses on his hands it is somewhat easier to release the slide release than it is for us callous challenged individuals who have to rely on finger nails to depress it. I'm sure that you will enjoy your new Glock.
     
  12. Gentech1211

    Gentech1211 New Member

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    I hear ya, you are preaching to choir about OCD cleanliness. I have never seen an ultra sonic gun cleaner, I will have to check that out. I give it a good cleaning every time it goes to the range but every once in a while I will detail strip it and clean the crap out of it. My wife has her bubble baths, I light some candles put on some Enya and clean my gun...... just kidding about the Enya and candles though.

    Detail stripping is really easy, there are a few good videos on you tube that show you how if you are comfortable with it. Just make sure you put the slide lock back with the spring in the proper place or the slide will lock back after every round fired. Found that out at the range and had to use a pen and paper clip to strip the gun and fix it.....fun!
     
  13. Baldpaul

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    Nice choice of Guns.. I bought my G36 about a month ago myself. I have to tell you that I was somewhat skeptical about it at first.. Took it to the range, couldn't hit the broad side of that ol' barn at all. Got discouraged big time. Talked to some pro's here on this sight, along with as many people as would entertain me questions. Got a lot of tips and went back again this past week to the range. What a difference. Mulitple shots center mass with decent groups. I only have about 200 rounds thru it, but improvement is there. Recoil is very mangeable. Ammo is pretty expensive, and you need alot to get good, thats for sure.. Paul