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Unread 12-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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G36 for concealed carry?

So, I'm finally in the position I can buy a pistol for concealed carry. I work at a gun store, so I can play with pistols all day long, and I keep going back to the glock 36 and drooling over it. Does anyone carry this pistol? I've shot one and loved it, but it is a touch big. I dont like the double stack compact glocks; I'm debating between the Glock 36 and the S&W Shield in 9mm. Two totally different animals, but I know the smith is easy to conceal. Not sure how the 36 is to carry. Any input is appreciated.

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Unread 12-19-2012, 12:47 PM   #2
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SP101 or similar. If it goes click just pull the trigger until it goes boom.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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SP101 or similar. If it goes click just pull the trigger until it goes boom.
the 101 is twice the weight of the g36 though.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:20 PM   #4
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the 101 is twice the weight of the g36 though.
That's why I said or similar.

Glocks are ultra reliable and I would trust it for concealed carry, but nothing beats a revolver for reliability, Not to mention the .357 is a great round. Even the CCW instructors laugh at the guys with brand new unfired Glocks that they use for carrying.

If you want to use a Glock, then put a couple hundred rounds through it before you start carrying to make sure you don't get any jamming issues or have any issues with the ammo you use. The time you need to use it isn't the time to realize something is wrong.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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That's why I said or similar.

Glocks are ultra reliable and I would trust it for concealed carry, but nothing beats a revolver for reliability, Not to mention the .357 is a great round. Even the CCW instructors laugh at the guys with brand new unfired Glocks that they use for carrying.

If you want to use a Glock, then put a couple hundred rounds through it before you start carrying to make sure you don't get any jamming issues or have any issues with the ammo you use. The time you need to use it isn't the time to realize something is wrong.
Oh definitely. I'll be shooting it a fair amount, just to get comfortable with it. I'm not that much of a newbie . But you're right about wheel guns. A ruger LCR is about the only one I'd buy for carry, but i'd get it in 38. A 357 in the LCR would hurt like hell.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:37 PM   #6
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I'd get the LCR in 357 actually. That way you can practice with .38's and carry full-on .357's. Catch what I mean?
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I'd get the LCR in 357 actually. That way you can practice with .38's and carry full-on .357's. Catch what I mean?
I do, but the 357 is noticeably heavier. And a 38 +P will do a helluva job on someone anyways. 356 just feels like too much for a gun with a 2 finger grip like that.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #8
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No experience with the G36 if you can find a Used S&W 3913 check one out they are one of the best carry guns S&W made.
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You need to consider the size and weight of the gun strapped to your belt for x amount of hours at a time. I carried a Ruger P85 in 9mm for years and it was always uncomfortable. And due to the size, very hard for me to conceal. A few years ago i bought a Walther PPS in .40 S&W and absolutely love it. It is small and only about an inch thick. I can carry in shorts and a tee shirt and you would never know it was there. The only drawback is that it is a single stack clip, so it hold 6+1. But considering the defensive need will be at less than 10 ft typically, if you cant handle the situation with 7 shots, you should not have the gun in the first place. There are also several safety features on the gun which make it nice, particularly if you have kids in the house. Just my .02
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Bad abbreviation is bad. I thought you were trying to figure out how to conceal a H&K G36.

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Bad abbreviation is bad. I thought you were trying to figure out how to conceal a H&K G36.
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Taurus 605 in 357 mag flavor. Im 17, 130 pounds soaking wet and i can go through a few boxes of ammo before it gets uncomfortable. Not bad at all. I love the gun.
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Bad abbreviation is bad. I thought you were trying to figure out how to conceal a H&K G36.

Haha, I didn't even consider that. I shall refrain from that in the future.

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You need to consider the size and weight of the gun strapped to your belt for x amount of hours at a time. I carried a Ruger P85 in 9mm for years and it was always uncomfortable. And due to the size, very hard for me to conceal. A few years ago i bought a Walther PPS in .40 S&W and absolutely love it. It is small and only about an inch thick. I can carry in shorts and a tee shirt and you would never know it was there. The only drawback is that it is a single stack clip, so it hold 6+1. But considering the defensive need will be at less than 10 ft typically, if you cant handle the situation with 7 shots, you should not have the gun in the first place. There are also several safety features on the gun which make it nice, particularly if you have kids in the house. Just my .02
Thats where I'm stuggling. I've never carried before, so I have no basis to draw off of. A fellow at work is a former LEO and SWAT member, and he says he loved carrying his Glock 36. But, now he carries a Ruger LCR in 38. So, there's gotta be something to that. I looked at a beautiful Kimber Pro Custom 4in 1911 today that got my mouth watering, but it's just too big to carry. And since I always wear a t shirt and no jacket unless it's very cold, I'd have trouble concealing a lot. I dont mind the low mag count; I'm of the same mindset, that if you can't do it with 7 you're doing something wrong. I have no kids nor anyone who would touch my guns, so I'm not worried about safeties.

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Taurus 605 in 357 mag flavor. Im 17, 130 pounds soaking wet and i can go through a few boxes of ammo before it gets uncomfortable. Not bad at all. I love the gun.
I'm not a big Taurus fan. After seeing all of the taurus guns come back to the store with complaints, I've been really turned off of them. They seem to make some guns that work incredible, but the majority have issues somewhere.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 12:22 AM   #14
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A word of caution on Glocks for conceal carry. While the are amazing guns and ultra durable and reliable, I find the slide is pretty thick and uncomfortable for IWB carry. I'm looking for something small and slim like the Ruger LCP or LC9. Lots of people carry glocks every day, but for me, my G19 is a little big.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 01:24 AM   #15
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have you ever held a 36? It's Glocks only single stack, and is much thinner than most. The slide isn't much thinner, but the grip is being single stack, which lends a much smaller overall profile to the gun. Although I honestly thought it was quite a bit thinner than the 19; the website is only showing a .08 difference in width.

http://us.glock.com/products/model/g36
vs the G19
http://us.glock.com/products/model/g19
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