Glock in .380

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Jagermeister, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Looks like Glock USA's new pistol is going to finally introduce their .380 to civilians. Would you buy a .380 Glock? Why or why not? Will this item actually sell in the USA market?
     
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  2. WillWork4Ammo

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    Glock obviously wants a piece of the rising popularity of the concealed carry handgun market with the likes of Kel-Tec P3AT,S&W Bodyguard,Kahr,Ruger LCP,etc.I was also hoping for a 9mm myself,but I would buy the 42 if the price is right.
     
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  3. mountainman13

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    I'd stick with a 27 unless I were a serious collector.

    better judged by twelve than carried by six.
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

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    I've got a few Glocks. I'd have to put my hands on it before I decided. I've got an LCP that I'd like to replace with something that was close to as easy to conceal, but with a better trigger and sights. Thinking Sig 238 though.
     
  5. TrooperJoe

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  6. JW357

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    The only Glock I might ever buy is a single stack 9mm, but only if they changed the grip angle and made it less blocky on the slide.

    So would I buy the Glock 42? No. And I'm not upset about that. :)
     
  7. texaswoodworker

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    If I got a GLOCK, it would be a GLOCK 20 in 10mm. That's basically the only gun they have that I want. If I want a small (but not pocket sized) CC gun, I'd buy one of Remington's R51s in 9mm (which I plan to).

    A slightly over sized micro .380 that will probably be overpriced is not what I'd want.
     
  8. Jagermeister

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    If I wanted to get a .380 pistol, it would not be a Glock. I would opt for a Walther PPK. Always wanted one. Yep, I am a 007 fan.
     
  9. sputnik1988

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    I'm not at all a fan of the 380 but even if I was it looks like the 42 is about the size of an XDS or M&P Shield which can be had in 9mm, 40 S&W and 45acp.

    If they ever make one in 9mm I'll be interested, but I just can't see the appeal of something that large in 380.
     
  10. AR10

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    This smells of air bags In automobiles rather than the marketplace offering what the public wants.

    Look at the 380 Glocks in the world already, what niche do they fill?

    I am smart enough to see what is going on, and I would hope others can see it also.
     
  11. JW357

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    Their niche is that in some countries the civilian populace can not own "military calibers."

    The .380 ACP (sometimes the .38 Super) is often the biggest caliber civilians can own.
     
  12. MoHawk

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    Galloway Precision
     
  13. lbrown

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    I would probably trade ny bersa thunder for one if I could get a fair deal.

    I pocket carry so the 380 platform offers good options.

    As far as the power concern goes, its all about shot placement and i can put 3 rounds of hollow point between the eyes very quickly and consistently in 380. No one is going to walk away from that.
     
  14. tlech29

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    .380 ammo is so hard to find here in Ky. I would opt for a compact 9mm or .40
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i am kind of the same way on the Glocks. the two i would be interested in are the 10mm or the 357 Sig chamberings.

    a small Glock in 380 just doesn't interest me in the least. a Glock in single stack 9mm would interest me more.
     
  16. JW357

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    I would buy an M&P in .357 Sig before I ever bought a Glock in that caliber.
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i was not aware the M&P was offered in 357 Sig. thanks for the info JW. :D
     
  18. JW357

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    No problem. They sure do. Just not a compact size (yet).
     
  19. John_Deer

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    After reading the article the Glock is about the same size as a Kel Tec PF9. The PF9 is very pocketable. For people that love Glocks and there are a lot of them they would jump all over the 42 as a pocket pistol.

    Personally, there are to many 9mm pocket pistols on the market to buy a Glock 380. Especially when the LCP and the P 3AT are a lot smaller. But I am not a Glock fanboy either.
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i believe if i got one it would be a full size anyways. i'll check them out and see what the specs are on them.