Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Ordered my new pistol today!

  1. #1
    Regular Member bluehighways's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    wisconsin
    Posts
    142

    Talking Ordered my new pistol today!

    Today (well, Friday actually) before work I stopped into my favorite LGS and ordered my new pistol: Glock 36. That's the subcompact slimline 'single stack six' in .45acp

    .45acp is my preferred round in a pistol and I decided that my G21 is just too damn big and heavy to use as a daily CC/OC carry piece. I gave some thought to the G30, with it's 10rd mag capacity, but the G36 has been calling out to me as the right choice for everyday, long term carry.

    The criteria I used in choosing this model were that it had to be slim, small, COMFORTABLE TO WEAR, and in .45acp. The G36 should fill the bill nicely. My guy at the LGS said he's never actually sold one before. It seems to be an oddball even among Glocks, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to love owning and carrying it.

    Also, I ordered the G36 with the regular Glock sights. I have Trijicon night sights on my G21, but I find they aren't ideal for daylight range shooting. I have an easier and quicker time lining up regular Glock sights.

    I'm going to be ordering Tritium gas 'Speedsights' for the G36, with green diamonds on the rear sight and an orange diamond on the front sight. At that point I'll transfer the stock Glock sights onto my G21, which is my daytime target shooter, and I'll be retiring the Trijicon night sights to my spare parts cache'. Hopefully my new pistol arrives before the end of next week. My guy said he gets them here pretty fast, so here's hoping!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	g36_6043.jpg 
Views:	122 
Size:	67.2 KB 
ID:	6756  
    Last edited by bluehighways; 08-27-2011 at 04:11 AM. Reason: added stock photo
    "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is often difficult to verify their authenticity." - Abraham Lincoln

  2. #2
    Campaign Veteran rcawdor57's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,643

    Thumbs up You Won't Be Disappointed With Your Glock 36

    Quote Originally Posted by bluehighways View Post
    Today (well, Friday actually) before work I stopped into my favorite LGS and ordered my new pistol: Glock 36. That's the subcompact slimline 'single stack six' in .45acp

    .45acp is my preferred round in a pistol and I decided that my G21 is just too damn big and heavy to use as a daily CC/OC carry piece. I gave some thought to the G30, with it's 10rd mag capacity, but the G36 has been calling out to me as the right choice for everyday, long term carry.

    The criteria I used in choosing this model were that it had to be slim, small, COMFORTABLE TO WEAR, and in .45acp. The G36 should fill the bill nicely. My guy at the LGS said he's never actually sold one before. It seems to be an oddball even among Glocks, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to love owning and carrying it.

    Also, I ordered the G36 with the regular Glock sights. I have Trijicon night sights on my G21, but I find they aren't ideal for daylight range shooting. I have an easier and quicker time lining up regular Glock sights.

    I'm going to be ordering Tritium gas 'Speedsights' for the G36, with green diamonds on the rear sight and an orange diamond on the front sight. At that point I'll transfer the stock Glock sights onto my G21, which is my daytime target shooter, and I'll be retiring the Trijicon night sights to my spare parts cache'. Hopefully my new pistol arrives before the end of next week. My guy said he gets them here pretty fast, so here's hoping!
    I've been carrying mine for about nine years now. I carried it concealed for many years in Florida and then here openly. I bought mine because of it's slim features, light weight and I wanted .45 ACP firepower. With a Pierce Grip Extender you will get another round in the magazine for a total of 7+1 capability. For concealed carry you may want a nice leather holster such as the Bianchi #5 made specifically for the Glock 36. It is a fantastic concealed carry holster with a thumb break. I've used the Bianchi #5 for mine, it is a much more comfortable holster than a retention holster and it hugs the gun against you.

    You are correct about it being the oddball Glock. I had to order mine when I bought it and getting aftermarket parts is not the easiest. Just last week I replaced the guide rod and spring assembly with a Wolff package and that took a while to find a distributor with the package in stock.

    All in all I love the Glock 36. I'm wearing it now. Good luck with yours!
    “The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the People of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” -- Samuel Adams

    “Today, we need a nation of Minutemen. Citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.”

    —John F. Kennedy

  3. #3
    Regular Member AaronS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,497
    I am not a big fan of Glock, but I do have to say that all of the compact, and subcompact Glocks I have held and shot do feel good in my hand. Your new gun should last a long time, just not a lot to break in a Glock...
    Just work on that draw, I hate to read about all of the ND's...

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Stoughton, WI
    Posts
    252
    I'd love to handle a G36 myself, being a .45 fan too. Don't see one in the local stores I can handle though.

  5. #5
    Regular Member Carcharodon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Neenah, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    189
    I got one earlirer this year, I think its great! I got a crossbreed holster as well, The pistol is so light and small you can almost forget its there. And, like you said, it's a .45.
    "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."
    Thomas Jefferson

  6. #6
    Campaign Veteran GLOCK21GB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    4,348
    LOVE MY G21 & My new Rossi 38 spec
    http://youtu.be/xWgVGu3OR4U AACFI, Wisconsin / Minnesota Carry Certified. Action Pistol & Advanced Action pistol concepts + Urban Carbine course. When the entitlement Zombies begin looting, pillaging, raping, burning & killing..remember HEAD SHOTS it's the only way to kill a Zombie. Stockpile food & water now.

    Please support your local,county, state & Federal Law enforcement agencies, right ???

  7. #7
    Regular Member Viper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Just outside Madistan
    Posts
    143
    Bluehighways,

    I have a Glock 36 and it is very comfortable on my hip in my Blackhawk Serpa holster and also in my IWB High Noon holster.

    It functions superbly at the range as well using stock sights.

    Good choice
    Rick
    "Don't draw fire, it irritates the people around you."

  8. #8
    Regular Member Trip20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Wausau Area
    Posts
    527
    Congrats on your purchase. Yes I am about to drink the Glock Koolaid myself...... I can resist no longer. Just have to decide on the model. I want .45acp but I'm tempted to get one in .40sw as I don't have any pistols in that caliber right now.
    Last edited by Trip20; 08-31-2011 at 10:01 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •