The Glock 42

Glock introduced their single stack .380 compact pistol. I had to opportunity to see it at Shot Show in Las Vegas recently. I also had the chance to shoot it. Slightly larger than a Ruger LCP, it fit reasonably well in the hand, it is a small, but not tiny, gun. It shot smoothly, in true Glock fashion. While many expressed the wish that Glock would introduce a single stack 9mm, it appears that they felt the need to introduce a “pocket pistol” to meet the perceived market demand. While not my first choice for a carry gun, this was much easier to shoot than the Ruger LCP, and slightly smaller than the LC380.

Smooth, not too snappy, and it is a Glock. Love them or hate them, they have a reputation for reliability and tolerance for neglect. (Note: I still recommend cleaning any defensive firearm every time it is fired, 10 rounds or 500 rounds. Ever hear of a failure because the gun was too clean?)

Lynne Finch

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