Honest question from someone who rather likes Glocks: how is it that Glock managed to make some of the most size-efficient per round full-sized handguns, yet when it came time to make a single stack its guns are comparatively huge?
I mean the 42 is too big for front pocket carry--so I don't know why you'd buy it, that's the whole point of having a .380.
The 43 goes a step further down this path and is the same size as its competitors but holds a full round less than they do. A Shield or XDs gives you +17% capacity for the same size gun!
The 42 is the only soft shooting .380, that's the point. My wife's hands are tiny, so a double stack Glock is too big for her. By contrast, pocket .380s are too small and have too much snap. The 42 hits that niche perfectly.
>>27795553 Are we talking cargo pockets? I'm 6'1" and wear relaxed fit jeans but the only guns I can really realistically carry in a front pocket without it being entirely obvious that there's a gun there are the LCP, P3AT, Bodyguard or CW380. I have an XDs but there's no way I'd ever be able to carry it in a pocket (I've tried). How do people actually fit 9mms in their pockets without half the barrel sticking out?
Glock is a smart business company. The only reason they made the .380 first was because they new it wouldn't sell as well if at all when the 9mm came out. So they got everybody hyped up with the ultra small new glock, glockfags get all excited thinking this was their pocket 9mm finally, they get a .380 instead and have to back pedal saying .380 isn't actually all that bad and when the 9mm came out they just bought that instead If there is one thing glock did right with this it was the old caliber hype ruse
>>27796002 9mm tends to have more advanced bullet technology. There are a few good brands of .380 that perform quite admirably but a lot of junk as well. The 9mm cartridge has matured a lot more in its capability than basically any other pistol round out there, which makes sense since it's the most common one.
I figured I'd pass on the 42 and 43, since I already have a 26. But, then I handled a 42 and the then soon-to-be-released 43 at the NRA show, and thought it'd be cool to get a 42 for really cheap when someone wanted a 43.
A couple months later, I got a barely used 42 with 4 mags for 260.
That's a hell of a deal, especially considering the 42 (at least mine did, as well as others that I've spoken to) had a rough break in period. After a couple hundred rounds it's been operating flawlessly, but right out of the box it was a little iffy.
$260 for it, 2 extra mags, and not having to deal with that is awesome.
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