G42: has it become anyone's EDC?

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  1. Bomber Nav

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    Not a G42, but a G43. Yes, it pocket carries just fine.

    Personally, I think friends don't let friends carry a .380.
     
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    42X in black, please.
     
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    42X, eh? Now, what would THAT look like? Longer grip? Longer barrel? It would seem that making it larger makes it more like my Sig P365 or a G43. Once you get into that size range I might as well be pumping out 9mm lead instead of .380.
     
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    I have an LCP II and had a G42. Although the Glock had much better sights (Ameriglo Agents), I shoot them about the same.
     
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    I carry a 43 most of the time. But I like the 42 when I just want something lighter and slightly smaller. Very accurate and easy recoil.
    I hate pocket and IWB carry.
    I use a Mitch Rosen UPL-EXP for all my guns.
     
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    There is no such thing as a 42X.
     
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    Of course not.

    But Glock reads these forums, so it was my request to them.
     
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    If they read these forums, where is my G25? LMAO!
     
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    In that case, probably a G43 for me, rather a P365, even though my G43 only holds 7+1 in a flush-fit magazine (with MagGuts+1). ;)
     
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    380 as a primary? Nope. Not for me.
    380 does not have the same ASAP incapacitation potential as 9mm/40/45
    Untucked shirt conceals larger pistol IWB (Its not "sloppy" and nobody cares) ;)

    If you had to defend yourself would you prefer a Glock 19 or 42 in hand? Carry accordingly.
     
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    Didn’t you forget the purple font? :rolleyes:

    In real world documented cases [as it relates to incapacitating two legged adversaries], .380 ACP is just as effective as 9mm.

    But don’t let actual facts and statistics get in the way of your opinion.

    Why stop at 9mm?

    Wouldn’t the .500 S&W or .44 Magnum give you better odds at an ASAP incapacitation?

    Carry accordingly.
     
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    That begs the question why .380 isn't more common with LE and military worldwide.
     
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    In real world cases 380 is "just as effective as 9mm" - please post links other than "An alternate look at stopping power" with the documentation to support that.

    A (the) video where a surgeon talks for ~30 min. is another I've already seen. :rolleyes: <--- Appropriate spot to insert purple emoji. ;)

    Fact (not my opinion)... In the USA vast majority of police departments issue 9mm/40 or maybe 45 acp to uniform officers, not 380. Wonder why? I don't.

    Of the concealable handguns I own, Glock 23 is a good compromise of capacity and ease of carry. I could carry my Glock 20 or 21SF and theoretically have better ASAP potential, but those pistols are not as easily concealed under summer attire as the 23. I could carry my Glock 19 and have a couple more rounds, but prefer the slightly larger 40.

    Glock 19/23 or similar size pistol is easily concealed as long as one doesn't have to wear a tucked in shirt (work attire) which I don't anymore.

    As far as a 500 or 44 mag, I'd take a Glock 20 or 21 SF over either of those for SD.

    If one is limited by work attire and a Glock 42 in pocket is the best they can do, sure carry the 380 its better than nothing. However "better than nothing" is not a criteria I prefer use to select the pistol I'll carry.
     
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    I carry a G43 with 2 spare mags.
     
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    In his 10 year study, Mr. Ellifritz collected, organized, analyzed and published the resulting outcomes of 1800+ actual real world [non-military] shootings. And please note the absence of the word theorizing, as Greg was not skewing or withholding data in an attempt to prove a theory.

    His published results have actually been cataloged and referenced by the FBI’s FTU. That in itself speaks of the relevancy of his study.

    https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/alternate-look-handgun-stopping-power

    If you know of any other published studies that are equally objective and complete, please post it here so we can all gain more knowledge on the subject.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Claude Werner is a very respected trainer, and this video is a worthwhile watch.

     
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    My ex-partner ( LEO) EDC his 42, stoked with the excellent Buffalo Bore 100 gr hard-cast, non +P...functions very well with that load...very controllable...he has confidence in the combo
     
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    I'm going to start carrying a .32 ACP. It's the top dog and nipping at the rifle's heels.

    What is Greg's primary carry?
     
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    I purchased a G42 for my wife. I really am unsure about it as I had a lot of jams with it during the first hundred rounds or so. I was using fmj ammo for practice. I changed to a different fmj ammo and it ran fine. I think it is picky over what ammo is run in it. I also ran a good bit of Hornaday Critical Defense through it with no problems. Being that it was for my wife I have trust issues with it. I checked and it had all the updates done so that wasn’t the problem. Long story short, I just didn’t trust it and my wife now has a new S&W MP Shield EZ 9mm which she really likes and has been problem free.

    I guess at some point I’ll revisit the G42 and see how it does now. Funny thing is that when testing the 42 I was also shooting my Ruger LCP which runs fine on whatever ammo you feed it. I really wanted to like the G42 but it just didn’t happen.
     
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    SIG Elite 100 FMJ was the only ammo that was ever 100% reliable in my G42. I replaced it with an LCP II which had 7 FTEs in its first 200 rounds. Since then, it has been 100% for over 600 rounds with several different brands of ammo. I also really wanted to like the 42, but I like the Ruger a lot more. Especially since it's much smaller.
     
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