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      New Glock .380 Model 42

      I just read an article on the new USA .380. While being late to the .380 game, the slim magazine/grip might beat the rest.

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      Another blog poster I read made the point that it will be far more comfortable (and probably, effective) to shoot than the micro-size pocket .380s, so maybe it will earn the title "The .380 for people who actually like to SHOOT their .380s".

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      Question? Is this Glock Model 42 really new, or is it just now available in the U.S., second, why not in 9mm, 6+1 of .380 doesn't make me feel warm and fuzzy. I'm sure it will be popular, but in 9mm much more so, but what do I know?

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      The 42 is brand new model which is manufactured Georgia. Which is why it can be sold to the public unlike the two other glock .380 models. The point system used on imported handguns doesn't apply to those manufactured in USA. Why not a single stack 9mm? My speculation would be they didn't want to make a USA made gun that would compete with the Austrian made G26.

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      Quote Originally Posted by rustygun View Post
      The 42 is brand new model which is manufactured Georgia. Which is why it can be sold to the public unlike the two other glock .380 models. The point system used on imported handguns doesn't apply to those manufactured in USA. Why not a single stack 9mm? My speculation would be they didn't want to make a USA made gun that would compete with the Austrian made G26.
      I think you're right on the money with your assessment. I also think many shooters like myself will go after the G42 as a personal defense BUG. In close quarter combat, a concealed, single stack .380 can be formidable.

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      Too late I already have a Ruger.

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      Just read about it, and the MSRP is around 450! I know it will be forever until they become a common item on the gun shelves, but I need to get my hands on this one!

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      Does anyone know when they will start shipping to the stores? I will admit I am very excited about getting one but I do wish they would put out a single stack nine that would be easily concealable.

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      Quote Originally Posted by CPAwithaGun View Post
      Does anyone know when they will start shipping to the stores? I will admit I am very excited about getting one but I do wish they would put out a single stack nine that would be easily concealable.
      All ready are out and available.

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      I read that Jan 20 was the date they were accepting orders from dealers. According to Glock the reason for 380 instead of 9 mm is that 9 mm can not be sold in certain countries because it is considered a military round. This is all second hand info I don't no how much water it will hold.

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      I got on a waiting list as soon as I heard about these. Happily my dealer called me today that my 42 just arrived, so it will be in hand in a couple of hours. If this pistol sells well and I believe it will I'm sure Glock will follow it up with a 9mm version, we'll see.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mag318 View Post
      I got on a waiting list as soon as I heard about these. Happily my dealer called me today that my 42 just arrived, so it will be in hand in a couple of hours. If this pistol sells well and I believe it will I'm sure Glock will follow it up with a 9mm version, we'll see.
      I think your right. Enjoy your new pistol!

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      As a fan of compact auto pistols, I don't see any purpose for the Model 42 .380 the G26 .9mm and G27 .40 are a much better choice and are probably not too much larger, where it would make that much of a difference for every day carry. For pocket carry there are plenty of "nines" available that are probably the same size as the Model 42 and as some have mentioned a single stack Glock .40 or .9mm might have been a better idea for those who don't like the extra bulk of the double stack G26 or G27. My Kahr MK40 is about as small as you can get for a pocket pistol in a serious caliber, and it's all stainless construction helps tame the recoil. I just bought a Springfield XDs .45 it's only drawback is it's five round magazine capacity or seven round if desired, but adds considerable length to the grip at least for me. It is however one helluva small .45, and for this reason I love it, and it sure beats a five round J-Frame. Nothing against J-Frames, I have four of them.

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      Walked into my local range today and there sitting on counter was the brand new G41 and G42. The Glock rep was there letting the range owner and employees give them a try. Got to hold each one. I was really surprised how thin the G42 was. Being able to hold the 42 and see it in person was far better than just looking at the dimensions on paper. It seems small enough to conceal EASILY yet not so small that it would be hard to shoot. I liked it, wish I could have shot it.

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      I finally got to handle a G42 today, and I agree with you; small enough to hide well, but large enough to shoot well, too. Probably too big for most pocket carry (coat/jacket pocket, no problem; jeans, probably not).

      The store where I found it had received two; they sold one immediately, and are keeping the second one on the shelf as a display model, then taking special orders on a first-ordered, first-delivered basis. At this point, I don't think they are asking for any money down to order one; they probably figure they'll sell as many as they can get in the short-term, even if a few folks walk away for some reason.

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      here in Washington state everyone has had a few shipments in but all gone now and there is a waiting list just like when springfield and smith and Wesson had there new 9mm xds and shields come out....give it a month or 2 and everyone will have them in stock ......just watch.....and also they sell here for $450

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      You guys outside of California are very lucky.

      We can not buy them here.
      Not on the roster for sale to non-LEO here.

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      Got to shoot the 42 today. My local range has one to rent. I thought the recoil was very light. It could be easily shot with one hand almost feels like your left hand is just in the way. Best description of it I can give is its a Glock if you like them you will like the G42 if you hate glocks you will hate it for all same reasons. 6 shots goes very quick though. This is the first .380 I ever shot so can't really compare to other .380s. I had my g30 with me and it seemed extremely large compared to the G42.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DJ Niner View Post
      ...so maybe it will earn the title "The .380 for people who actually like to SHOOT their .380s".
      I like to shoot ALL of my .380's. But I don't like Glocks, so they probably won't sell me one.

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      Something to consider. I believe the market for this gun is those who wish to carry easily, but may for whatever reason be recoil sensitive. As such, it shoots easy and is probably a win.

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