Glock 42, possibly the best .380 ever made?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by molonlabexx, May 19, 2014.

  1. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    Glock 42, I had high expectations and boy were they exceeded. I had my first encounter with the small runner up today. I asked to see it and my first thoughts as I held it were "wow this thing is sick". Then I did a trigger test and wow you guys... This thing is smooth... The trigger has a VERY crisp reset and hardly any play. Most .380s (m&p bodyguard) have very tough trigger pulls, not the glock. Can't wait to get it to the range but first impressions are outstanding! Glock has once again marveled me.
     
  2. robocop10mm

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    Llama III. Locked breach 1911 look alike. Easier for weak hands to manipulate the slide.

    For those who prefer a DA/SA, the Browning BDA/Beretta 84. 13 + 1 capacity, slide mounted decocker.
     

  3. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    Have you seen the Bersa thunder .380? I haven't personally handled the firearm but I hear it is top notch, maybe even better than the PPK.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Never handled a Thunder. Evreryone raves about them though
     
  5. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Have a friend with the Thunder. I grabbed her one of the Ext. 10 rounders for it at the last gun show. I'd want the +, 15 rd. Mag,...


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  6. John_Deer

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    The thunder is about the same size as a G19 in OAL and height. I am already carrying a G19 in my pocket. Why would I want an oversize peashooter?

    Now you see the G19
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    Now you don't see the G19

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    Perfection!
     
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  7. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    What is this strange magic?!
     
  8. karateguy28

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    I personally like the Sig p238. Glad the Glock is working out for you! Range report soon please!
     
  9. molonlabexx

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    I was playing around with the trigger and boy she is so smooth! Even smoother than the XDS and any other compact I have handled. Although the XDS isn't a .380, it still falls in that category. I feel that Glock is everything a gun manufacturer should be.
     
  10. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Surely you jest.
    Colt Gov't. 380, Browning BDA, Sig P232 or P238, any number of 380s are equal to, or superior to the 42.

    I have nothing against Glocks, but put the kool ade pitcher down, seek out and fire some other quality 380s.
    You might be pleasantly surprised.
     
  11. Easy_CZ

    Easy_CZ Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The Glock 42 is a pretty sweet .380 CC piece, that's a fact. Best .380 ever? That's a bit of a stretch.




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  12. molonlabexx

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    Well compared to all of the .380 pistols I have handled and fired, which includes a lot, this has great potential. To be fair I haven't shot it yet but the trigger pull and reset is crisp like a fresh apple!
     
  13. DrFootball

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    "to be Fair, I haven't shot it yet" but it's the best 380 ever? Hmmm I think HK, Walther, Bersa, and Colt have something to say about that.


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  14. G30USMC

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    Don't knock it, till ya try it !! ;)
     
  15. DrFootball

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    The 42? Or Glocks in general? I have shot a 17/17L and a 19. Not for me, unless there is a change in grip shape , and a Safety lever. My brain needs something for my Thumb to do.


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  16. molonlabexx

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    Meh the grip felt awesome!
     
  17. DrFootball

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    Maybe for you Brother, but to me the most comfortable 2 Guns I ever shot were and still Are: My MkIV Series 70 Gold Cup with Pachmayr Grips, and My Taurus PT-92 Stainless Target, also with Rubber Grips. A Glock just feels like a toy to me. sorry if i'm old school.


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  18. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    Hey, if it works for you then rock on! I have never tinkered with those specific guns. Maybe in the future!
     
  19. John_Deer

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    You have to admit a 15 shot 9mm with a 4" barrel that one can easily pocket carry is tough to beat for SD. I don't see the point of the G42 since I got the G19. The G42 is a lot like the Bersa thunder. It is as big as a lot of 9mm pistols but it is a 380. I would buy a Beretta Nano before the G42. The 9mm Nano is only a few ounces heavier.

    Glock will sell a lot of G42's on reputation alone. The G42 will be popular with people who are recoil sensitive. I wouldn't feel out gunned with a G42, but I prefer a 9mm.
     
  20. purehavoc

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    I own a few glocks , Im just very confused with why they went .380 when they could have built a smaller 9mm . Other than just to have a .380 in their line up . Its still bigger than alot of current CCW 9mm's with the same capacity . Recoil is roughly the same between the 2 . Its not really small enough to be a bug . Im not a huge fan of the Diamondback DB 9mm but its screams Glock all over it with the way it breaks down / disassembles, and the way the trigger feels. To be quite honest I wouldnt be surprised if DB isnt paying royalties because of the design The grip is deeper than I like but its managable even with smaller hands . I know most Glock fans will swarm this one and give it lots of praise for its size and picking up another caliber . I just feel Glock failed on making what I would call a micro compact 9 when they went with the .380 instead of the 9mm

    Diamondback DB9 Specs

    Caliber: 9x19MM
    Length: 5.60”
    Height: 4.00”
    Width: 0.80”
    Barrel Length: 3.00”
    Distance Between Sights: 4.25”
    Weight (unloaded): 11 oz
    Trigger Pull: ≈5.5#
    Magazine Capacity: 6+1 Rds


    Glock 42 specs

    Length: 5.94 in.
    Height: 4.13 in.
    Width: 0.94 in.

    Barrel Length: 3.25 in.
    Length Between Sights: 4.92 in.


    Weights Unloaded: 13.76 oz.
    Trigger Pull: 5.5 lbs.
    Trigger Travel:0.49 in.

    Barrel Rifling:right hand, hexagonal
    Length of Twist: 9.84 in.

    Magazine Capacity 6+1
     
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