Originally Posted by marksman1941
Alright yall. Calm down. i dont want a flame fest on whether glocks or revolvers are better. I'm asking about a Glock 36. If you have viable input about other weapons I will listen, but please quit *****ing to each other about which gun is better.
It's good, but not as good as you think. I don't know of any gun stores in Oregon that have test ranges. Certainly ours doesnt. I can play with guns all I want, but shooting them is not possible.
Alright, I apologize. No more flaming (I prefer the term educating) revolver shooters.
For CCW, I do like the 36 because of its single stack and slimmer slide. I've shot them before and they are a lot of fun. Check the grip on it out though. My friend has bigger hands than I do and found it difficult to manage. One of the girls that were shooting with had smaller hands and had issues depressing the magazine release button on it, so make sure you are comfortable with that as well.
If you are not familiar with purchasing a semi auto handgun, here are a couple of tips.
If the store owner will let you, clear it and with it pointed in a safe direction slowly dry fire it. Pay attention to the feel of the trigger and how much pressure it takes to squeeze it.
Hold it squarely in your hand. If there is space between the grip and the inside of your knuckles or the palm of your hand, it's a little narrow for you.
Rack the slide to the rear and engage the slide release with the thumb of your strong hand. If you can't reach it or struggle to, the grip is a little wide for you (or the slide release is in a bad place for the shape of your hand)
You can over come those issues, but buying a gun that you are more comfortable shooting is easier. ;-)
If you want to do a lot of shooting with it, consider the Glock 26, .45 rounds are expensive to practice with and if they start restricting ammo sales they get hard to find. (Experienced that 4 years ago myself.) 9mm rounds are everywhere. They are cheap to shoot, and they weigh a lot less.
The issue some people have with 9mm is over penetration and that its terminal ballistics aren't as good as 40 or 45. So if you do get a 9mm you would want to get every day carry ammo comparable to Speer Gold Dots or Winchester Rangers which is a little more expensive but gives you better terminal ballistics and less of a chance that you'll shoot through someone and hit an innocent bystander.
My favorite ccw is actually the ruger lc9 because I'm a smaller guy so the lighter weight and smaller size make it easier to conceal for me.