G42 Ammo

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  1. 1RoundEye

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    At 1,000fps, it is plenty hot and very reliable. I broke my G42 in using it.
     

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    That's pretty much all I've shot in my G42 and it works great. It's pretty hot, actually. Almost always knocks down the plates as well as the poppers, even though it isn't necessary for the Pocket Pistol class. Buy it and shoot it. For reference, I have shot my G42 in two matches with Fiocchi and placed 3rd and 1st (Amateur).

    Rob
     
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    Off topic, but this interests me. If you shoot a G43 is it still ring and paint (you don't have to knock the plates over)? I asked Justin once and he said no because it's 9mm. Anyone else hear different?
     
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    It is necessary to knock down the plates with the 43 and ring and paint for the 42.
     
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    Since all you need is for ring and paint, I would probably look for something a bit milder. This should give you a faster recovery time between shots. I'm trying to go from a G20C to G21 for the same reason. It's hard to compete with the 45ACPs when you are shooting 10mm.. Plus I think the rangemasters would appreciate not flinching after every shot of the 10mm and its ported barrel..
     
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    I used pretty mild HP38 loads and they knocked down 30 plates in a row (had to try them once on the practice rack).

    I suppose that's very dependent on the plate rack, though.
     
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    Since you don't shoot any pairs in Pocket (or Major Sub), only transitions, then recoil level would be secondary consideration to reliability and accuracy.
     
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    I don't know about that. When you are trying to run 3 second (or quicker) plate strings recoil can make a big difference. :)

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    Didn't say recoil didn't matter, just that it was secondary.
    FWIW, I won a pistol in Master Pocket shooting factory ammo. No, it wasn't the hottest stuff out there....
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    I wish we could get that many Master shooters shooting PG in Cali. Out here Amatuers typically don't have enough for a gun. :(
     
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    One of the reasons, I left SASS was the change over the years from its original inception. When it first started, it was a chance to shoot your six guns and lever actions. Then people started slicking up the actions of their rifles and pistols. Not a biggie. Then the mouse loads started so they could shoot faster without the recoil. After a teenage lifetime of following Elmer Keith, I decided what they were doing was a caricature of cowboy shooting and a costume party. Too much concern for how authentic you looked in spite of the fact that any cowboy shooter that went out with the loads they were shooting might be able to stop a bull mouse.

    If you ever have a chance, read 'Hell, I was There!' by Elmer Keith. It makes a good read.
     
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    I live in CA and if you mean PG for the G42, I have one. A real pain to get one. It could only be bought using the SSE exemption. The gun was fitted with a 10" 25ACP barrel and the magazine well was blocked off. It was sold as a 25acp single shot and this loop hole was closed 12/31/14. Now only LEO can purchase one new.

    I shoot PPU and Winchester FMJ in mine.
     
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    You just missed the match in Richmond unless you were there of course. The next one in Piru on 10/31-11/01. You and your G42 should come shoot it. The more he merrier.
     
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    At Fulton this year I had 5 Masters place ahead of me in Pocket Glock, but I ended up the top Amateur with a 115. Go Figure!
     
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    Did some testing today... figured I'd bump this to share.

    Put some .380's on paper at 32 yards to test.

    Red Dot appears to be the winner of the day. It was as much if not more accurate, and softer shooting than the Bullseye loads.

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    I couldn't get anything less than 3.1 grains of Bulleye or 3.0 grains of Titegroup to function with a 100 grain plated bullet, either Berry or Xtreme.
     
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    The 2.8gr load of Bullseye didn't lock the slide open, but otherwise ran okay.

    They hit high enough I wouldn't use that load anyway. I have probably close to 1,000 rounds through the gun at this point, that might have helped wear the recoil spring down a little bit.