Glock 36 Review
Glock 36- The Glock 36 is one of the more popular Glock pistols. In this Best Pistols article we will explain to you what the Glock 36 is and some technical information on the Glock 36. Keep reading this Glock 36 review for that information. Glock 36!
The Glock 36 is a pistol in the .45 Auto line produced by Glock Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, more commonly known as Glock. Read on to find an overview of the Glock 36, a slimline subcompact .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol, sometimes called Auto).
Glock 36, a Member of the Glock Pistols Collection
The Glock 36 can be seen fitting into the Glock pistol line in two ways. On the one hand, it is one of the three .45 Auto pistols, a group that also includes the standard-sized Glock 21, and the subcompact Glock 30. There is no compact model made of this caliber by Glock. Glock makes other pistols for automatic ammunition, including its lines for 10 mm Auto and .380 Auto.
On the other hand, the Glock 36 is a member of Glock’s collection of subcompacts, but unlike the others; the Glock 26, Glock 27, Glock 28, Glock 29, Glock 33, and Glcok 39, the Glock 36 is the only slimline subcompact that Glock offers. For this reason, it stands in stark contrast to the regular subcompact, which is the only pistol the Glock manufactures for every caliber of ammunition it supports. In particular, the Glock 36 is the subcompact slimline version of the Glock 21, which has no compact version.
Focus on the Glock 36
Features that characterize all of Glock’s pistols apply, of course, to the Glock 36. It is a “safe action” pistol, having three safeties that disengage as the trigger is pulled and automatically reactivate upon release of the trigger, which is the single operative element in the gun. Other features worth noting are Tenifer, Glock’s proprietary surface protector, which add hardness, prevents corrosion, and offers an anti-reflective finish. The pistols are also made corrosion resistant by using polymer instead of steel, and as an added benefit, they are 86% lighter than they would be if made of steel.
The Glock 36 is the same as the Glock 30: 6.77 in (172 mm) long, which is about 3/4 in shorter than the Glock 21. It also has the same height as the Glock 30, 4.76 in (121mm), which is slightly over 3/4 in shorter than the Glock 21. The barrel height of 1.26 in (32 mm) is identical to both the Glock 21 and Glock 30, as is the barrel length, at 3.78 in (96 mm). However, the width of the Glock 36, 1.13 in (28.5 mm), is .14 in (4 mm) less than the Glock 21 and 30, and the line of sight at 6.18 in (157 mm) is actually longer than that of the Glock 30 ( 5.95 in/145 mm), though shorter than the Glock 21 (6.77 in/172 mm).
The weight of the Glock 36 is 20.11 oz (570 g) by itself (just over 6 oz less than the Glock 21) and 26.99 oz (765 g) loaded, so nearly 11.25 oz less than the Glock 21. This is partly due to fewer cartridges in the magazine: The Glock 36 takes a standard 6-cartridge glock 36 Magazine, compared to 13 for the Glock 21. Like other Glock pistols, the trigger pull is 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg), the twist length is 15.75 in (400 mm), and right-hand, octagonal barrel rifling is used.
GLOCK 36 Parts & Accessories
Where the Glock 36 grip plan is concerned, the GLOCK is excellent for a subcompact. The middle finger & ring finger implement into the two finger recesses. For a medium-sized hand, the amount of location left before the end of the magazine is quite for the little finger to grip on tightly as well.
The surface texture of the grip, however, does not reflect those of the Gen4 models & feels much smoother. It could surely be a little rougher (–2 points).
In the review category cycling/safety, we were incapable to find fault with anything (–0 points). The firearm operates safely & is malfunction-free at all times. The buttons are located at the usual sites for GLOCK. Here, too, points were subtracted for the disassembly lever, which was not exactly comfortable to pull on (–1 point) & the stiff slide holds open gear (–1 point).
Although the somewhat pre-tensioned trigger on the gun breaks at a price that is quite low for a subcompact pistol, the scratchy sense up & the objectable follow into less than impressive (–3 points).
We also had no objections with the sights (–0 points). The windage movable rear sight outlined in white is an ideal match for the pyramid front sight with a white dot. The artistry on the tested pistol was almost flawless. There are no machining marks at all, neither on the polymer frame nor the breechblock nor the internal components.
Also, the surface finishing on the glock 36 Slide is cleanly performed. The thresholds are very low for a polymer pistol – there is simply minimal play between the frame & the slide. For this, full marks were awarded in this category (–0 points).
In the accuracy test, the svelte GLOCK achieved the soundest pattern diameter of 58 millimeters. This gave it 44 marks (–6 points) in this review category – a decent result, considering the gun is a subcompact pistol with a comparatively short barrel. The GLOCK definitely can battle with five-inch guns where accuracy is concerned.
Designed specifically for performance in Glock 36 pistols, the LMS-1181 replaces Glock’s factory spring guide parts with a high-intensity red laser sighting system for advanced target acquisition. Easily user installed without the need for gunsmithing or special tools, the Guide Rod Laser is constructed with rugged, precision elements including aircraft-grade aluminum and natural Wolff springs.
- Guaranteed alignment ensures center of mass shots
- Pulses for superior visibility and faster identification
- Distinct ambidextrous ON/OFF switch strengthens safe firearm handling
- Internal design does not restrict grip or holster selection
- Proximity to the bore provides best POA/POI accuracy
The price of the Glock 36 is about $500.00 to $575.00 depending on the Glock accessories you choose with it.