Glock 42 underrated?

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  1. HEXE9

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    The 42 and 43 are completely different animals and are not at all close in size.

    But thanks for the laugh.
     
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  2. shadowlands

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    And don't forget... that bullet technology that's made the 9mm more advanced that I hear so much about? Well, it also made the .380, .40, .45 & .357 Sig more advanced as well.
     

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    Had a G43 for a few months. Never liked it as much as I did my M&P Shield so off it went.

    Had a G42 that I got in a multiple firearm acquisition. Never really wanted one.

    Now I have two.
     
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    The 43 is bigger. In Europe you cannot sell to the civil market a military caliber, 9 MM is a Military caliber, 380 is a police caliber. They don't make a civil 43 in Europe.

    LAX has new ammo 124 grain 9 MM 500 rounds in plastic can for $100 and new 100 grain 380 in a 500 round plastic can for $105, so $1 per 100 difference, no big savings.
     
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    I like that LAX ammo. Shot quite a bit of it and have a fair amount set aside. Its fairly spirited stuff unlike much of the econo range ammo often seen on sale.
     
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    I'm going to check out a 42. I've never seen one. What's a good deal NIB?
     
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    Exactly. Even for light clothing days (shorts without a belt, gym clothes) the G42 can be carried IWB without issue. The G43 (or, in my case, the Sig P365) is just heavy enough that it is unworkable.
     
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    I got mine by lurking on gunbroker and then pouncing on a low opening bid G42 in FDE that hadn't gotten any attention. If you are persistent and patient, you should be able to find a decent deal. Yes, you'll have to pay shipping, but you will save on the other end by not paying local sales tax.
     
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    They shoot very differently, too. I'm not recoil adverse (shot a G27 for years), but the G43 not only has more recoil, but also significant muzzle flip. Both of those factors change the equation for getting multiple hits on target in rapid succession.
     
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    Yeah, it is almost 20 oz unloaded. I like everything about the gun but the weight...which, for me, is a deal breaker for the purposes intended.
     
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    I walked around Academy with the 42 in my pocket, then the 43 in my pocket.

    There was a vast difference between the two weights and sizes (in pocket). Cost was $400 even for the 42 and $469 for the 43.

    I took the 42 home and never looked back.

    For me, the ideal backup gun.
     
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    That is how I decided on the G42 as well.
     
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    The sales guy didn’t bat an eye at my request, though the trigger lock kinda poked out...
     
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    FWIW,
    Here is a comparison photo of the two baby Glocks - G42 and G43.
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    The G42 is noticeably smaller than the G43 on the right.... Holding the two fully loaded, yep, you will definitely notice the difference in weight. I do not consider my G43 as a “pocket pistol” because it is just too big for me for that purpose, whereas I still consider my G42 as a “pocketable pistol.” Both are really nice Glock pistols.
     
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    Thanks for the helpful reply. Since the APX carry is a repackaged Nano, Size should be the same, I'll have to check the weight. Heard the trigger blows though. I have a P238 I carried all day and didn't feel too nekid so the cartridge is second to what will work best, especially for me where 9mm is really a step down in power anyway.
     
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    I bought my G42 in March of 2018 and it has a born on date of 05/13/14 and came with the older mags (33249). I've shot it with no problems and it is my EDC pistol at work. I've been reading of the older models having issues and some shooters sending their G42's back to Glock for upgrades including the mags. I'm wondering if that would be a good thing even though I haven't experienced problems other that my daughter limp writing it and having some FTE. I haven't put a great number of rounds through it so am just wondering what others have done with an older G42? Send it back or no?

    I've used a few different holsters but my work recently required a Level 2 holster so I found a IWB/OWB from DeSantis that has been working well for me and I carry an extra mag in my pocket.

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    I would send it to Glock and have with all 3 of mine. They will replace parts with updated parts for better reliability, inspect and test fire the pistol. My G42s all came back with a better trigger. Nice to have new parts. Only cost is to send it to them. Almost a new pistol when you get it back with better reliability potential. The turnaround was only a week in my experiences.