Skip to comments.GLOCK 42 vs The World [video only]
Posted on 02/24/2014 8:43:52 AM PST by servo1969
Even if you are not shopping for a Glock 42, this is still an excellent comparison of many single stack pistols on the market.
There are almost an overwhelming number of options for a .380 or 9mm concealed carry weapon.
Hopefully this video helped you glean some information.
I’ve heard multiple people swear by the M&P Shield. I haven’t fired one yet but plan on rectifying that soon.
Remington R51 looks like a better fit for me.
Why would someone prefer this to a Ruger LCP in .380? I love Glocks and have never had any problems with them but what would make me want to replace the Ruger? Just curious.
I had a S&W Bodyguard 380 until I replaced with a Sig P290 recently. Even the 9mm Sig is smaller than the G42. When they make that gun in 9mm, I’ll buy one. But if I want a 380 I’ll stick with the Bodyguard.
I like the little sig 380.
The plastic 380s just dont shoot well for me.
Crap. Shows a Diamondback but nowhere is an HnK. Glock 42 is a nic3 handgun, comparing it to a Diamondback is an insult.
I guess he left HnK out either out of ignorance, or price as I think he was trying to stay below $500 and HnK’s are more expensive (worth it, IMO. Never had any of my HnK’s jam or fail to eject a cartridge properly. But then, you get what you pay for and it pays to inspect your ammo.)
These are the coolest people in the world. I recognize the ammo layout in the back, and the mounted guns on the wall.
Should be in 9mm. Kinda big for a .380
At this point in history, I think most any of the modern striker-fired polymer-framed pistols from the leading manufacturers are serviceable, accurate and reliable — either right out of the box or can be made so without too much work or fuss.
Personally, I prefer double-stack Glocks for mag & holster interchangeability, but opinions do vary for different (quite valid) needs and uses.
Do you like the p290? I am getting one myself soon.
I thought about going with the 938, but for the money, the p290 seemed like a better value.
Why would someone prefer this to a Ruger LCP in .380?I opined earlier that modern pistol tech is getting to the point where most any of them will do, just pick a caliber. I think a lot of it comes down to how it feels in your hand and what you can comfortably conceal on your body, presuming someone is shopping for concealment.
Personally, I can carry a G26 in my front jeans pocket in a DeSantis Super-Fly and not print a pistol shape. For IWB, my build would let me carry just about anything short of a big Desert Eagle. With me, an LCP almost looks comical -- like a key-chain adornment.
What you said. If they had produced a 9mm the same size as the g42, customers would have stormed the barricades.
I nener got use to the feel of the Glock. Too wide for me. Even their compacts have the bulky grips. The gen 4 is much better.
>Do you like the p290? I am getting one myself soon.
I’ve had it for about 3 months. It carries easily, shoots well (300 rds through it). I’m a big fan of DAO for my carry pistol, so it fits my requirements perfectly.
Glock double stacks are nice guns but hard to cc.
All things considered, two magazines included, about $100 + cheaper than 938 basic model, small enough for pocket, enough weight to absorb recoil, it seemed like the best value and performance for what it is. The DAO will take some getting used to. My normal EDC is the Ruger SR9C will an excellent striker fired trigger.
sic ..... with an excellent striker fired trigger.
I would say that my hatred for glocks is perfectly rational but if I were being irrational I suppose I might not know it.
Ruger LCP is smaller, lacks worthwhile sights, and is harder to disassemble. Glock is larger, has good sights, and is easy to disassemble. I find the Glock much easier to control as I basically have only two fingers on the LCP. Bottom line is personal preference. BTW, the Glock appears to be engineered for 9mm so I’d look for one in the near future.
Doesn’t Glock also make a compact .45 double-stack?
I wonder if this is Glock’s way of doing reverse marketing. By putting out a .380 now, it causes many to yearn for the 9mm they most assuredly have planned in the future. Pent up demand, that sort of thing. I imagine that the g42 is a very pleasant shooting pistol.
Beretta 70s .380 for me.
I’m tired of buying some of this and some of that. Buy a thousand nines at a time and I’m good to go.
EXCELLENT is what he called my Kel-tec P3AT. yay
(made in FL, guar/life, don’t even know it’s in your pocket)
A little bigger fits the hand a bit better the LCP is small for sure but small guns like the LCP are harder to shoot then just a bit bigger one.
I can palm a basketball, or could before the arthritis. Glocks fit me fine but the Ruger LCP, while small fits fine as well. I don’t care about the sights since a pocket .380 is only useful at arms length ranges or so, IMHO.
I prefer even my smaller guns to be able make shots a bit farther out then arms length.
Ever go to GunBlast.com?
Great little site.
Me, I carry my Glock19, and a .38 Airweight for evenings and formal events. The .38 always stays put in my cummerbund. Always looking for something new.
A bit perhaps but relying on a sight radius of 3” or so is hopeful at best. IMHO, practice, practice, practice can result in a more successful natural pointing. Opinions vary.
All depends on the shooter I have a Jennings 22 pistol sight radius of 3.75 and it has decent sights I can hit soft ball size targets at 20 yards with no trouble.
Having shot a couple of LCPs and similar sized pistols I know with decent sights they would be a lot more useful to me.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.