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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2014, 02:17:46 PM »

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2014, 02:42:20 PM »
A complete write-up is available in the February issue of Guns & Ammo.  The pistols vital stats are:  6 + 1 capacity, 13.4 ounces, 5.5 pound trigger DAO, 3-dot sights, and an MSRP of $475.00 USD.  It appears to be roughly have the size of Glock's G17.  Which will allow for a good purchase on the weapon.  Previously, only the Glock Model 28 in .380 ACP was available for law enforcement to acquire.  Due to import point-restrictions resulting from the GCA of 1968.  This seems like a smart move from a marketing standpoint.  Since, Glock was missing-out on this very lucrative market.
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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2014, 02:55:20 PM »
The following videos are all from Glock USA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8C5Y4r5FDk first look

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEl-2RmeZhM close up & field strip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo-zBdJRluI at the range


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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2014, 05:49:30 PM »
.380, what a disappointment.  :'(

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2014, 09:25:00 PM »
And too large for a pocket gun. Losing...

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2014, 03:39:00 AM »
I find it interesting that Glock is using a dual RSA for a cartridge that is often used in blow back designs. Especially with a slide that size.

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2014, 04:41:38 AM »
The slide is substantially smaller than any other Glock since the G42 weighs 7 ounces less than a G26.

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2014, 04:46:41 AM »
The slide is substantially smaller than any other Glock since the G42 weighs 7 ounces less than a G26.

Yes I know. But it is bigger than most of the other .380 ultra compacts we see out there today, for example Ruger, Smith, and Colt. In other words, it won't be akin to firing an LCP.

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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2014, 06:11:26 AM »
The slide is substantially smaller than any other Glock since the G42 weighs 7 ounces less than a G26.

Yes I know. But it is bigger than most of the other .380 ultra compacts we see out there today, for example Ruger, Smith, and Colt. In other words, it won't be akin to firing an LCP.

And yet it is still bigger than some company's offerings in 9mm, which makes it a total loser.

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2014, 06:17:34 AM »
The slide is substantially smaller than any other Glock since the G42 weighs 7 ounces less than a G26.

Yes I know. But it is bigger than most of the other .380 ultra compacts we see out there today, for example Ruger, Smith, and Colt. In other words, it won't be akin to firing an LCP.

And yet it is still bigger than some company's offerings in 9mm, which makes it a total loser.

It might be. The point of my post being, with a larger slide and dual RSA, Glock may be thinking of a single stack 9mm for the future.

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2014, 09:30:46 AM »
I don't whether it uses a dual recoil spring is a good indication of whether Glock will introduce a 9mm on the same platform. I think that is more of a marketing or durability decision. I think what is more important is how narrow the slide is at .836 inches. That is less than the Kahr PM9 at .9 inches. The Kahr weighs more than 2 ounces more than the G42. Can a 9mm be built as small as the G42 and sill be durable/reliable and stand up to tens of thousands of rounds of ammo? I don't know. Are there other examples that have?

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2014, 09:35:23 AM »
Don't know.  My thought was that Glock made an awfully durable gun for a .380. They slimmed down the slide for the G36 and 30S also, and even the new Glock .45, so my thinking was perhaps they were planning a single stack 9mm of the same or similar size. I could be wrong though.

Time will tell..

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2014, 12:42:17 PM »
The slide is substantially smaller than any other Glock since the G42 weighs 7 ounces less than a G26.

Yes I know. But it is bigger than most of the other .380 ultra compacts we see out there today, for example Ruger, Smith, and Colt. In other words, it won't be akin to firing an LCP.

And yet it is still bigger than some company's offerings in 9mm, which makes it a total loser.

Bigger than some company's offerings in 9mm only in length & height. Only the Rohrbaugh R9 is narrower or lighter.  And, it is only .24 ounces lighter. They recommend standard pressure loads only, no +p or +p+ load. And, from what I've read they do not recommend extensive shooting thru their pistol as it is built so light.

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2014, 03:11:25 PM »
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Bigger than some company's offerings in 9mm only in length & height. Only the Rohrbaugh R9 is narrower or lighter.  And, it is only .24 ounces lighter. They recommend standard pressure loads only, no +p or +p+ load. And, from what I've read they do not recommend extensive shooting thru their pistol as it is built so light.


I carry a Diamondback DB9, which is actually 'the' smallest and lightest out there. .80" wide, 12.8 oz with empty mag, 6+1 no +P, 4.0" height, 5.6" length. 

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Re: Glock 42 to be unveiled in January 2014
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2014, 12:58:52 AM »
I missed the DB9 while trying to search to see if there was anything currently produced that was slimmer. Diamondback actually lists the weight as 11 ounces (perhaps w/o a mag). How is it to shoot at that light weight & small grips? I find my G20 more comfortable to shoot than my G26, particularly weak handed.