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Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:21 am
by Pheenix11
I have both the 42 and 43. I usually carry my Glock 26 but when I need something lighter or thinner is when I go for one of them. The 42 is amazingly light, perfect for when you absolutely positively need to be concealed.

The 42 is a pretty soft shooter while the 43 can be a little snappy but both shoot nicely for such small guns. Sometimes too small is a bad thing because it increases the recoil but I think Glock got it just right for both of them.

I got the Pearce grip extensions for both (one of the factory 43 magazines comes with a pinky extension as well) and it makes a big difference in how they handle while not decreasing concealability at all.

Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:57 am
by naltak
I have one, and it is a joy to carry. You almost forget it is there. My one complaint is that when I shoot it, for some reason, it really hurts my trigger finger. After about the third shot, I am anticipating the pain. Sometimes I put a band-aid around my finger and that helps some. Surely there is something that can be done to help, but i haven't figured it out yet.

Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:32 pm
by LastRites
naltak wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:57 am
I have one, and it is a joy to carry. You almost forget it is there. My one complaint is that when I shoot it, for some reason, it really hurts my trigger finger. After about the third shot, I am anticipating the pain. Sometimes I put a band-aid around my finger and that helps some. Surely there is something that can be done to help, but i haven't figured it out yet.
Likely the trigger safety is still protruding and bit sharp, you could lightly sand it down a little to help ease that issue. The grooves in the trigger itself can be a bit sharp too which also can be dulled. Then there is after market alternatives.

Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:39 am
by naltak
Thanks, I'll look into that.

Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 11:20 am
by Trouter3
Realize this is an old subject on here which I read initially and it definitely influenced the purchase of a Glock model 42, I own a model 30 gen 2 and my opinion is it is the finest shooting handgun out if the box I've ever seen, thats my personal opinion mind you I'm sure many of you will dispute that statement and I respect that. Getting back to the model 42 very impressive small EDC or backup semi auto handgun, mine is about four weeks old and have put approximately 300 different weight ammo through it with zero problems, most impressive is how soft it shoots, very very recoil for a .380, also have a Bersa Thunder combat in .380 and it is just the opposite very distinctive barrel flash and recoil. I'm very pleased with the 42 in .380. ( miniature 9mm ) now my EDC .. With Glocks you either love em or hate em ...any further comments re upgrades and accessories would be appreciated ..

Peace and tranquility

Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 7:58 pm
by boomboom
Elite Tactical Systems (ETS) mags 7, 9, 12, rounds for the G-42 gunmagwarehouse usually has the best prices. Also a 12 round mag for the 43.
https://gunmagwarehouse.com/brands/elit ... al-systems

Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:21 am
by Trouter3
BoomBoom ...thank you I ordered a 7 round magazine from them wanted a 12 but they were out of stock, I'll keep checking back thanks again ....

Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:54 pm
by #1Glock30
Trouter3 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:21 am
BoomBoom ...thank you I ordered a 7 round magazine from them wanted a 12 but they were out of stock, I'll keep checking back thanks again ....
Was just at their site. They are back in stock. :ber

Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:22 pm
by Trouter3
Crap....was just into their site and out of stock again ..he who hesitates is lost .. ](*,) ](*,)

Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:21 am
by Springfield
Just ordered one . . .

Re: Any Glock 43/42 owners in the house?

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:21 am
by 45caldan
The G42 is a bit bigger than guns like the LCP. Its borderline a pocket gun.
I thought its main virtue would be for the recoil sensitive folks. It is good for that but S&W's new m&P .380 EZ may be an even better choice for those folks.

As for the G43, I think the Shield or an LC9s are better choices for less coin.

JMO....