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More Thoughts on the G42

Posted: January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
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I know we have been beating this dead horse for a few weeks now but there is a lot of buzz going about. There was one very interesting piece written that is a whole new perspective and way of thinking on the Glock 42.

The Mad Ogre put out a good point of view that I haven’t heard from anyone else and I never really thought about either. He does have a valid point on the trigger. Most of the pocket pistol 380s have atrocious triggers. Can Glock keep the trigger consistent? We shall see. If they can, like George said, it will make some huge ripples in the 380 market.

I still have no doubt this gun will sell seeing as it is a Glock and brand loyal shooters will flock to it. But I still stand firm that if the G42 was a 9mm it would be one of the best selling guns they have come out with in recent years. Oh well, there is always next years SHOT Show right?

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Well it seems to finally be out. The Glock 42 is looking like a single stack 380. Apparently Glock has a problem with making money or pleasing their customers. I am not sure which.

And I’m pissed. Congratulations Glock you are exactly 5 years behind the curve. I don’t understand Glock’s thinking behind this. When they said the two new models coming out were going to be in direct competition with guns that were already on the market it thought they at least meant relevant ones? Way to shoot for the stars guys!

As most of you know I already have one on order because I was rolling the dice for it being a single stack 9.  I already have a LCP as a back up gun that I occasionally carry and I can honestly say that I don’t think I ever see myself carrying a 42 as a primary. That being said I will probably just use this in classes for people to demo with.  Here are the rest of the specs that have made it out so far.

So now that I am officially disappointed with Glock I have decided to boycott them until they deliver a single stack 9mm that I and many others have wanted for over a year now.

So what am I switching to? I am glad you asked! How about a little teaser to hold you over until I get a good first impression article written up.

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If you haven’t heard by now there has been an odd cryptic ad going around supposedly by Glock. Here is the ad….

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The G42 is the first weird thing for me. Glock models go in order starting at the G17 (which was actually the 17th design the company came up with but was the 1st to make it to the market) and so on up to the Glock 39 this leaves a couple spots open if they are sticking to their numerical system.

I have talked to a few people, and they are telling me what very little their Glock reps are saying, but it sounds like we are in for at least two new models. There is a lot of speculation out there. People are guessing everything from a full on Glock Carbine to a full size 22lr trainer handgun. There is a big camp that thinks it will be a 380 version since there has been import restriction on the G25 and G28 here in the US. The reason I am skeptical on the 380 idea is because those two pistols already have a spot in the numerical line I don’t see Glock reserving two more model numbers for the same pistols. And the 380 was sooo three years ago. (Except for Ruger last year who in spite of everyone else showing up with single stack 9mm’s they crashed the party with the LC380.)

Now here is where I get to give you your moneys worth and tell you what I think is going to happen. At SHOT Show last year I was extremely disappointed with Glock for not introducing a new single stack 9mm. I actually put my full displeasure out there to one of the booth workers and had a pretty good conversation with him. Knowing what he told me and considering the fact that S&W has the Shield and Springfield has the XDs I am betting on a single stacked 9mm to be making it’s debut at SHOT this year. This is my final answer. All signs point to single stack 9 for me and I’m pretty pumped about it. I am tired of enjoying my wife’s Shield so much and having to lower my standards to a Smith & Wesson when I want to carry a thin gun.

I said above that this there is more than likely two new models coming out didn’t I? Well, the single stack 9 is my educated guess pick so I I will give you one guess from left field. I think the second new guns is going to be some sort of optics ready handgun. We saw it last year with the FNX-45 Tactical and now the M&P Core I think Glock is looking towards the future of what defensive handguns might be. Keep in mind also Outdoor Channel’s show Shooting Gallery just got finished filming a show called “Zero to Hero” with trainer Gabe Suarez using all Glocks with red dots mounted on them I think this guess is out there but not too unreasonable.

For my third and final trick I give you the Glock G99…..

Hey we can always speculate right? What do you think Glock is going to unveil at SHOT this year? Let me know in the comments below.

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