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Old 08-03-2014, 13:17   #1
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Jam o matic 42

Just back from the range with a 7/7 test fire date 42 150 rounds fired not one mag made it through without jamming

Sad day :(
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Old 08-03-2014, 13:20   #2
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Ugh, what ammo were you shooting? I'm like a month away from buying one, this really bothers me.
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Old 08-03-2014, 13:22   #3
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Win white box fmj
Fiochi fmj
Win silver tip jhp
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Old 08-03-2014, 13:26   #4
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Win white box fmj
Fiochi fmj
Win silver tip jhp
What was the grain?

For the 42 to have no ftf you need to fire 90 grain + ammo.

I sold my 42.

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Old 08-03-2014, 13:30   #5
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Sounds a bit disappointing. Consider calling Glock on Monday; hopefully they can make it right.
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Old 08-03-2014, 13:34   #6
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Grain

White box is 95
Silver tip 85
Don't know about the fiochi

Looks like mine is headed back to glock I don't need a gun that is picky
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Old 08-03-2014, 14:06   #7
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Wow sorry to hear about your troubles. My G42 has a June date and out of 225 rounds only had 1 failure to feed on the second round of the first mag. I think that was user error since I anticipated the first shot. Ammo I used was:

Winchester White box 95gr
PMC 90gr
HPR 100gr
Hornady critical defense 90gr
Winchester PDX1
Liberty Civil Defense 50gr 1500fps

The one round that didn't feed was Winchester PDX1.

I'm very surprised with your results since it's a July gun which I assume has all the upgraded parts (my June dated gun did).

Good luck getting it all straightened out.
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Old 08-03-2014, 14:10   #8
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So, not only did glock come out with the single stack in a caliber that no one wanted, they came out with a single stack that is a POS.
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Old 08-03-2014, 14:21   #9
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I'm very disappointed in glock I have been carrying glocks for work and pleasure for over 20 years and they have all been flawless until this turd. Looks like it's back to my dependable kahr as a backup
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Old 08-03-2014, 14:41   #10
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Just back from the range with a 7/7 test fire date 42 150 rounds fired not one mag made it through without jamming

Sad day :(
My first G42 was unreliable with all ammo, from my lightest reloads to different quality factory ammo.

The gun was reliable with slightly hot reloads. It was obvious the recoil springs were too stout.
It took about 200 rounds of hot reloads before the gun would function with most any ammo.
Now both my G42's will function with everything, including my lightest reloads.

That's OK for someone like me that has thousands of rounds of .380 to blow away trying to get the gun reliable but it's not acceptable for someone that has to pay big bucks for a lot of ammo to get the gun working.

Glock really screwed up this time.

But, I do like the gun..........after it began working like it should.


Just shot another seven magazines.
Did have one light primer strike but I know it's the primer and not the gun. I've had trouble with these primers before.

About the only thing I can complain about is the 9 plus pound trigger. I checked the pull on both G42's again today.


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Old 08-03-2014, 14:50   #11
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So, not only did glock come out with the single stack in a caliber that no one wanted, they came out with a single stack that is a POS.
I don't understand, how does a sample of one bad Glock make it a POS? Who said no one wanted it? Based on what information? I can counter this bad 42 with a good one, mine. Show us actual data on bad 42s....one actual reference data point. For every 100 made, how many defective 42s, what was defective, why, etc?
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Old 08-03-2014, 15:07   #12
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So, not only did glock come out with the single stack in a caliber that no one wanted, they came out with a single stack that is a POS.
Just because it's not a 9mm single stack doesn't mean no one wanted it. Sales have been brisk and still are. Lots of sour grapes because it wasn't a 9mm and people who never owned or shot a G42 commenting on how crappy they are.

Seems as if no one is commenting anymore about all the GEN 4 issues. They were reported as a POS also. Will be fun to see all the negative comments on the new Glock 9mm single stack ( if that comes out)...it will be too big for a 9mm single stack, will probably have teething issues, yada yada.

The wrinkles will be worked out, actually I think they have been. Just because a new production G42 (with all the upgrades) is reported to have issues doesn't mean it's the gun......could be but maybe not.

I have five GEN4s and two G42s (have now shot all of them) and they didn't have the issues reported on the forums but they had all the upgraded parts. I think there are a lot more who haven't had issues but the norm is for the negatives to be reported more than the positives.

My opinion only .... Still sorry that people have had issues with GEN4s and the G42. I know I was unhappy when I had to send NIB Colt, Sig, Springfield Armory, and an Infinity back for various issues, very disappointing when some of those were $2k-3k guns but just as disappointing for a Glock.
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Old 08-03-2014, 15:49   #13
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I'm very disappointed in glock I have been carrying glocks for work and pleasure for over 20 years and they have all been flawless until this turd. Looks like it's back to my dependable kahr as a backup
M2 Carbine is right....

The G42 does need some breaking in using 95-100 gr ammo. Mine was born on a Friday the 13th of December, and it's performed flawlessly. Go figure.

Before taking it to the range I did a detail field strip of the slide and frame, inspected, cleaned and lightly lubed (only the recommended areas). On inspection, I was surprised to find a very greasy and gritty striker (firing pin) channel and in the area between the connector and trigger bar. The slide itself lack the normal amount of copper lube you would expect to see for some reason.

I used nothing but Precision ONe 100gr remfg ammo for the first 250 rds. and it ran without a hiccup. Since, it's cycled
Atlanta Arms and Ammo (remgf),Win WB, MagTech, Fiocchi and a few others without any problems.

In June of this year I replaced the original Slide Stop and TMH with the modified ones and I've grown to depend on my G42.

Don't be in a rush to give up on your G42...

Stay Safe!
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Old 08-03-2014, 15:56   #14
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I saw 3x G42s walking around the show yesterday with nearly an identical story "only fired one box of ammo" "only had it a month" and "wife making me sell it after only 2 weeks, need money"
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Old 08-03-2014, 16:27   #15
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Sounds like a bunch of hooey to me. Especially the POS post. Did Mrsurfbnoard even state that he owns one?

Mine has been great and is not for sale, for any price.

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Old 08-03-2014, 18:32   #16
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I have another 150 rounds or so of mixed ammo all hot defense rounds for tomorrow so we shall see what happens
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Old 08-03-2014, 18:40   #17
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Sounds like a bunch of hooey to me. Especially the POS post. Did Mrsurfbnoard even state that he owns one?

Mine has been great and is not for sale, for any price.
I agree, have two and after several hundred rounds they've been flawless. It's amazing how many keyboard ninjas are experts on guns they don't own.
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Old 08-03-2014, 18:47   #18
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I've got over 350 rounds through mine and I haven't had any problems. I detail stripped mine and agree that the striker channel was gritty and filthy.

I did have some primer issues with my reloads when using S&B primers. When I tested some Federal primers, I didn't have any issues.
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Old 08-03-2014, 18:51   #19
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Just back from the range with a 7/7 test fire date 42 150 rounds fired not one mag made it through without jamming

Sad day :(
Same here. Test fire date 6/29, purchase date 8/02. SN:AAVM19x.

Updated frame 2, slide stop 1.

25 rounds of mixed ammo and consistent FTE. My G42 was very accurate at 21', but a single shot handgun.
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Old 08-03-2014, 19:12   #20
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I've got over 350 rounds through mine and I haven't had any problems. I detail stripped mine and agree that the striker channel was gritty and filthy.

I did have some primer issues with my reloads when using S&B primers. When I tested some Federal primers, I didn't have any issues.
Not good. Federal primers are super soft. The striker did not have enough energy to set off harder primers. Was the striker channel clean when you used S&B primers?
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