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Old 08-31-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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Hello I'm new to the forum and have recently got a hold of the glock 42. Just trying to see if anyone has any info or issues with there's and also would like to discuss ammo for it as well. I have attached 2 photos of some ammo that was shot at an old Kevlar vest(vest was attached with a piece of wood behind it). I understand that the ammo will not perform as intended on a vest but we were testing some other rounds on the vest anyways so we figured we'd try it. Also out of 9 different ammos I had fte on every round of pmc ammo, but no problems on the rest, just curious if anyone has input. Thanks
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:35 AM   #2
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As of today I have no expirence with the 42 but I do have some .380 experience so I will chip in if I may, looks like you are on the right path to testing and looks like all the ammo performed as expected. My view on the .380 is it's better then nothing which is why I carry a ruger lcp. I am surprised you had problems with PMC as that is my generic go to ammo and I have never had a problem with it. The way I run most of my guns is in the summer I will carry hollow points and the winter I run a heavier grn ball ammo (people wear thicker clothes in the winter).

As with every round there is no magical .380 so it is entirely up to you to run a hot hollow point or reguler ball ammo, if you dump 7 rounds (for me) center mass I don't think you will here any complaint from a perp about the difference.

That is sad to hear about the PMC ammo though because it is one of my favorite brands.
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Found this about the malfunctions, hope it helps, maybe you can check your part numbers and I'll hold off on buying one a bit longer.


http://looserounds.com/2014/05/10/glock-appears-to-have-made-changes-to-the-g42/
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You have this crowd screaming over penetration of FMJ or ball ammo. Yet it is very obvious that the 380 lacks the energy to make any hollow point expand, even when the bullet is brought to a dead stop. It just amazes me at the number of people who fall for the snake oil salesmen pitches.

The 380 is no different than any other small cartridge all it has going for it it is penetration. If there is an exit wound the goblin will lose consciousness even faster. No one can claim the 380 has an energy dump (more snake oil). A 22mag fired from a rifle has half again as much energy as a 380 fired from a pocket pistol.
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I agree with the statement that it's better than nothing. I however, don't carry one. I carry 9mm daily. I feel if you can carry a 9 over a 380 then do it. If all you can possibly carry then it's better than no gun at all. I'd rather have a 22LR on my hip than a 50AE on my nightstand if the bad guys come knocking.
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The G42 has been completely reliable for me, at least 200 rounds out of the box. I also found it easy to shoot accurately, considering how most pocket handguns are.

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I'm pretty sure the problem with the pmc was the part the extractor grabs on the shell was to narrow and the 42 was having problems getting a hold of the shell
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Its still a glock and cool looking IMHO. Matches to other brothers in the G family. However, I have to agree its better than nothing. I carry a G21 just because. <>
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