Gun Report

Glock G36 PI3650201FGR 45 6R FS 45 ACP, $561

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The Glock is reliable and accurate enough for any conceivable chore. The sights could be improved, however, which is why there are so many aftermarket Glock sights. The fat grip is manageable, but not ideal. We feel that the Smith & Wesson Shield is the better gun when you look at all the features.

Glock G36 PI3650201FGR 45 6R FS 45 ACP, $561

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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The Glock's rear sight offers good utility at short range. The sights appeared blockier and less well suited to precise shooting than the others, but the Glock turned out to be the most accurate pistol.
The Glock's finger-groove grip frame is liked by some, and others feel that the grip frame is simply too large. The grip shape does put the bore axis relatively low, which may have helped accuracy and a lessened perception of felt recoil.
The Bar-Sto conventionally rifled barrel was used when firing lead bullets. The Glock's polygonal rifling isn't suited to firing lead bullets, so the owner puts in the Bar-Sto for economical practice.

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