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Glock 42

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by MarkCO, Jan 14, 2014.

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  1. Woodman90

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    I haven't had those problems, but unfortunately not trouble free. My 42 had a greater than 8 lb trigger according to my gauge. Called Glock and they said "don't expect a 5.5 lb trigger". I said why is the case and all literature saying that then. Long story short I noticed the trigger bar was running outside (and on top) of the connector. After bending the connector a little bit at a time the trigger bar is now being held in place and trigger pull measuring 7 lb on my gauge.
     
  2. HiCap1

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    My blue label is coming Tuesday. In order to get some practice ammunition I went to a friend of mine who reloads for me and asked him to make some for me. The choice he gave me was JHP of lead bullets. I have heard that lead is not to be used in Glocks, and I have never used them before in the Glocks I've owned, 17, 19, 30, 23 and 35. Has anyone experience for the 42 I have coming?

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  3. PVQ

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    I fired 100 rounds of blazer aluminum and 25 rounds of critical defense and haven't noticed this. What type of ammo were you using?
     
  4. AZ Husker

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    You should never have to repair a new model yourself, no matter who makes it.
     
  5. ArizonaGlock23

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    Just picked up our G42 yesterday, and took it to the range this morning. I really like this one. My wife wanted it, but agreed to let me carry it when we're together. I didn't think I would like it much, Im not much of a pocket pistol guy, but this one, its a Glock! Looks like a Glock, feels like a Glock, shoots like a Glock. A perfect replacement for my wife's G26, which was a little snappy for her, and bulky to carry, the G42 was the answer. My one and only issue is the recoil spring is really stiff. You can hardly release the slide. Im going to try to hit the range again next weekend and put a couple hundred more rounds through it, hopefully the spring will relax a little. Anyone have this experience?
     
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  6. jadmt

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    it will loosen up or at least mine did.
     
  7. rothwells

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    After about 150 rounds through it, my G42 stopped having malfunctions with certain ammo.
     
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  8. Cruiser1

    Cruiser1 Still Alive

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    Answer: yes, but not in the last 600 rounds.
     
  9. F-111 John

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    Shame on you! She should be carrying it at all times, no matter if she's with you or not. Give the nice lady her G42 back, and you can carry her G26 until you find another G42 of your own.


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  10. JackDRipper

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    Just got this +1 Magazine Extension for Glock 42 from Galloway Precision. It loads up 7 rounds in the magazine. Haven't shot it yet to test function. It will work for a spare mag for carry or 1 extra round when shooting at the range.
    Wish I could get a couple more 42 magazines. You shoot up 6 rounds pretty quick.
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    http://gallowayprecision.com/glock/g42/plus-1-magazine-extension-for-glock-42/
     
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  11. Cruiser1

    Cruiser1 Still Alive

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    Opinion, it is chunky and too large for only one extra round. I will wait for a couple of OEM Glock 42 magazines.
     
  12. Patchman

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    I also think it's a bit much for just one additional round.
     
  13. HEXE9

    HEXE9 Shootin' Fool

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    Agreed.
     
  14. JackDRipper

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    Loaded up the magazine again and got 8 rounds in. Still need to see how it functions with 7 or 8 rounds. It feels better in your hand than it looks like in the picture.

    Why does any g42 post get dumped into this one sticky G42 gigantic 113 page thread?
    Lots of people post about the 42 now like any new Glock model when it comes out. I don't recall a year ago when the 30S was the new hot topic, with tons of posts, all being lumped into one massive 30s thread.
    I don't see any posts no matter how stupid or trivial about any other Glocks getting lumped into a massive model number thread.
    It's like having all g17 posts gathered into one massive G17 thread, doesn't make sense to me.
    You post a 42 range report, have a malfunction, question about availability, price, mags, ammo, anything about a 42 and it ends up here. Why?
    Very hard to find (search) any specific the G42 information when you're looking in a 113 page thread.
    I don't get why G42 posts can't remain under their original thread in General Glocking like every other Glock question?
    JR
     
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  15. Benfiltness

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    Not sure if this has been posted yet, i looked around, didnt see it, so decided to register ans post it.

    Pearce Grips has pinky extensions available now, mine will be here tomorrow.

    http://www.pearcegrip.com
     
  16. JackDRipper

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    Why does any g42 post get lumped into one sticky G42 gigantic 113 page thread?
    Lots of people post about the 42 now like any new Glock model when it first comes out. I don't recall a year ago when the 30S was the new hot topic, with tons of posts, all being lumped into one massive 30s thread.
    It's like having all G17 posts gathered into one massive G17 thread, doesn't make sense to me.
    I was hoping to get info on which brands of ammo function best when I first got my 42 but getting specific G42 information when you're looking in a 113 page thread is difficult.
    You post a 42 range report, have a malfunction, question about availability, price, mags, ammo, anything about a 42 and it ends up fairly quickly in the G42 sticky thread.

    Not trying to ruffle any feathers or cause any controversy just wondering why G42 posts can't remain under their original thread in General Glocking like every other Glock question?
    JR
     
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  17. ArizonaGlock23

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    You know, you're absolutely right, and she will have total possession. Ill keep the G19, and the G23, the G26 is gone. Ill get her out this weekend so she can work with her new baby Glock as she calls it. Thanks for setting me straight. Thanks for all the input
     
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  18. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    Lordy - the G42 sticky thread is over 100 pages long!
     
  19. MarkCO

    MarkCO Millennium Member CLM

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    Because there are SO MANY re-posts and off-topics that I decided if you all are too lazy to search or post in the right forum, why should GG be all gobbled up with 47 threads on the same topic. Heck, why should I waste my time moving them all over the place?

    Ammo goes in caliber corner, holsters in carry issues, sights in well sights. I guess I can just lock them all too if one searchable thread is too tough to navigate.

    If you have a question, send me a PM, don't be posting it in GG nor back in this thread!
     
  20. Riderboy

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    I bought one two weeks ago after looking for a small, reliable and accurate subcompact carry gun . This is it. I've put maybe 200 rnds downrange with various ammo and had no problems of any kind . I'm not really a "Glock guy" but I really like this little pistol.