Glock 36 Pistol Review

Glock 36 Pistol Review

So I picked up this Glock 36, a sub-compact from their “Slimline” series, a series in which it is one of one, however, about as wide as a 1911. I wanted to try a Glock, wanted a smaller conceal carry piece and wanted a good price.

Glock Model: 36
Calibers: .45 ACP

I recently wrote a article about how I feel and felt about Glock before I wrote this review, I wanted that off my chest. Now that it is out in the open, let’s dive right into brass tacks. I didn’t want to like this weapon… I wanted it to be an dumb experiment where I tried it out just so I could say I tried it and be “well-Informed” and unbiased while still retaining my core values and beliefs on what a gun should be. Well that’s not at all what happened.

So I picked up this Glock 36, a sub-compact from their “Slimline” series, a series in which it is one of one, however, about as wide as a 1911. I wanted to try a Glock, wanted a smaller conceal carry piece and wanted a good price. This fit the bill nicely so we bought a used Glock 36. Dirty little bugger, which was good, I get to clean it. Now, I am not a professional, nor gunsmith, but let me tell you, I have NEVER seen a gun so thoroughly cleaned so fast. I had to double check Field Strip and Clean resources online to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Color me a little impressed already. Let’s go shoot this thing.

I have always been told (slanderously) and believed Glock to be a highly inaccurate weapon, and with this sub-compact I was not expecting what happened next. I got 4 out of 6 rounds in a 2” grouping at 25 meters. Really?! Ask Monkey, I am a horrible shot, this is not right. Tried some more, and you know what…I think I am starting to like this weapon. Continued to put more rounds through it and got great results. So lets sum this whole experience up in a paragraph so I don’t ramble on forever.

Glock 36 is small and light, but make no mistake, there is steel on your hip. Wears comfortably and draws easy from the IWB holster I got for it. One of my favorite things about the Glock is they all seem to have a longer trigger guard that really lets me wrap my supporting hand index finger right around it. Being a .45 ACP she kicks like a mule, but does not fly out of my hands. Sight picture is great with Glock’s U and Dot sight (I don’t know if there is a name they call it) that looks like a stick figure torso with his hands up. Reacquiring target is pretty easy with that setup, I just wish it was tritium. I would have liked a small mag extension option similar to other brands sub-compact models, but that just wouldn’t really be Glock. There are a few extras I would have liked in a Glock, however for what they charge for them NEW, it is understandable why they were left out.

To wrap it all up, I am not selling it, and am oddly enjoying it. It’s so square, and lays flat with almost no raised surfaces, but rounded on all the spots you need it to be… It’s the prettiest ugly gun I have ever seen and owned and holding it and shooting it, you feel like it means business.

This doesn’t make me a fan boy, I just respect Glock a lot more now than I used to.

Pros:

  • Easy to use and clean
  • Great Conceal Carry Weapon
  • Sight picture
  • Life expectancy
  • Price

Cons:

  • Magazine pinch meaty palms
  • Sight visibility low/no light
  • I actually liked it