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Glock Model 36 45 ACP, $550 (Grade B, July 2011)

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Not the most attractive pistol, the Glock 36 was fairly good, we thought, as a fighting tool. Repeat shots were quick, but it took big hands to grip this one, and some of our shooters had major problems with grip comfort. We had a safety problem that all Glock owners need to understand. See the text for details.

Glock Model 36 45 ACP, $550 (Grade B, July 2011)

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
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Sight Radius
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Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
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Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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In test-firing the Glock, there was nothing unexpected. A caution concerning the Glock is that the chamber of the Glock is largely unsupported. This means that +P loads should not be used, and handloads with well-worked brass are not a wise idea. We are not likely to use +Ps in such light handguns.
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The compact 45 is squarely between larger revolvers, such as the 44 Magnum, top, and the 4-inch 1911, bottom. This is a good place to be.

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