close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Glock 42

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by GWG19, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. GWG19

    GWG19

    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    81
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Location:
    Huntsville Al
    I finally shot my glock 42 today. I had purchased a couple of months back and have not taken the time to take it to the range. I also had my Sig 238 with me so it was a brief side by side comparison. The 42 was soft shooting as is the 238. The 42 is bigger but lighter, stuff we all know. So I moved on to putting the 42 through some shooting.
    I was shooting steel at 7 yards I varied shoot timing from slow steady fire to fast magazine dump. Ran double taps, triple taps. 200 rounds of PMC Bronze 90 grain 380. Not a single failure to fire or failure to feed. Not one stove pipe or brass to the face. Nothing nada, no malfunctions of any kind. So I switched to Hornady XTP 90 grain hollow point. 50 rounds through the 42 same results. No malfunctions.
    All in all I think it is gong to be a good addition for a carry gun, as soon as find a decent left handed holster.
     
  2. Dghost

    Dghost

    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    307
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2015
    Good to hear all went well at the range. The G42 is a great carry gun. I carry mine every day.
     
    Aslan and sigman69 like this.

  3. WeeWilly

    WeeWilly

    Messages:
    8,044
    Likes Received:
    5,994
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Location:
    Idaho
    I had the same results, now well past 2K+, full speed ahead no stoppages of any kinds.
     
  4. sigman69

    sigman69

    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Location:
    Belton, Missouri, USA
    Never had any issues with mine either...great carry gun.
     
    Aslan and WeeWilly like this.
  5. John B

    John B

    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    62
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Fox holsters, And Bravo Concealment holsters.
     
  6. wruess

    wruess

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    75
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2015
    Location:
    Northern California
    I like Zorn holsters (their 'skinny rig' model for AIWB) (Also a lefty)
     
  7. venenoindy

    venenoindy

    Messages:
    1,347
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    My G42 hasn't miss a beat yet.
     
    Aslan likes this.
  8. Aslan

    Aslan Aslan

    Messages:
    1,195
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Location:
    Wild & Wonderful West Virginia
    Blade Tech Klipt AIWB. IMHO, one of the best holsters, and especially for the 42!
    There is an ambi version of this holster.

    Always nice to hear more love for the 42!!
     
    venenoindy and halfmoonclip like this.
  9. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

    Messages:
    5,400
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 1999
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    Nice!
    We have two at our house that work well too.
     
  10. wlkjr

    wlkjr

    Messages:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    1,266
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Good thing you got the left handed model. The right handers can't shoot the left handed model as they have all kinds of malfunctions. We have 3 that run like a sewing machine.
     
    gt joe, halfmoonclip and GWG19 like this.
  11. Paul7

    Paul7

    Messages:
    19,200
    Likes Received:
    5,453
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Location:
    East of Eden
    I like mine too. Had a couple malfunctions the first 150 rounds, probably grip related, none the next 150. Kind of cool getting almost a one ragged hole group at 21' from a pocket pistol.
     
    gt joe, deadhead and Aslan like this.
  12. GWG19

    GWG19

    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    81
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Location:
    Huntsville Al
    A buddy of mine was with me, he decided he wanted to try the little 380 girly gun. He didn't say a whole lot about it other than it was pleasant to shoot. His carry gun is a kimber 1911 in 45acp. Well I just talked to him, he stoped on his way home yesterday and bought the little 380 girly gun. To funny!
     
  13. edellson

    edellson

    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Looks like you got one of the good ones. Congrats
     
    Aslan likes this.
  14. GoetzTalon

    GoetzTalon

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2014
    Location:
    NW Ohio
    Same here with a couple hundred rounds with zero issues. IMG_20160821_144141684_HDR.jpg
     
    Aslan likes this.
  15. halfmoonclip

    halfmoonclip

    Messages:
    3,084
    Likes Received:
    755
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
    They shoot straight, and they are pleasant to shoot. It's my 'all the time' these days.
    BTW, if you like pocket carry, Alabama Holster makes a great kydex; no added bulk and smoothes the outline. You'll have to order, but they make left handed ones.
    Moon
     
    gt joe likes this.
  16. AP2020

    AP2020

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    215
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2017
    Location:
    Ohio
    Looking forward to getting my G42.
    My dilemma now...

    Black, FDE, Green, or Grey??
     
    Quade and Aslan like this.
  17. OBG17

    OBG17

    Messages:
    1,591
    Likes Received:
    1,133
    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Location:
    So. Fla
    GT's 100% Effective Dilemma Cure - buy all 3 of them. :supergrin:
     
  18. patw

    patw

    Messages:
    514
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2005
    The G42 is in excellent pistol. It is compact,light and recoil is pretty much nonexistent.
     
    Dghost and Aslan like this.
  19. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

    Messages:
    24,679
    Likes Received:
    12,031
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Location:
    Texas
    I bought two when they first came out.

    Had all the troubles the 42 has had.

    I don't count rounds shot but it's been about a thousand.

    Recently I bought a Crimson Trace Laser for the gun in hopes of (pocket) carrying it.

    Then I started getting light primer strikes.
    A 6 pound striker spring seems to have taken care of that but now I'm back to a excessively hard trigger pull.

    Still don't trust it enough to carry.

    It shoots OK when it is working but you never know when it's going to malfunction.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Fast firing, iron sights, 8 yards.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    .
     
    Deb W, DocPoison, Dghost and 2 others like this.
  20. tic-tok-GLOCK

    tic-tok-GLOCK

    Messages:
    2,163
    Likes Received:
    6,030
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2015
    Location:
    Novi,Mich.
    ^ this.
     
    Deb W likes this.