Probably a few months ago "youse guys" - my friendly advisors - all encouraged me to get a G42. Since there have been none available in our immediate area I had plenty of time to keep reading reviews of them and they still sounded like something I would like.
A few weeks ago ShooterGramps asked our LGS to put my name on a waiting list so I'd get a phone call when they next got one or more in stock. In the meantime he stopped at a store about an hour away one day when he was out and about and they had 2 of them. He came home and said he didn't think I'd want one because he could hardly rack the slide it was so terribly stiff. So I put the G42 on my mental back burner.
TODAY I got the phone call! We had been outside spreading mulch and had just finished our lunch. I looked like I had been rode hard and put away wet...........but a quick change, hair brush and some lipstick, and we headed to town.
I was fully expecting to not like the gun and cross that off of my list. After all, I do not really NEED the thing. I was expecting the same really stiff spring problem that Gramps described and prepared to say “thank you ever so much, but I think this is not for me”.
I LOVED IT. I bought it. I think my heart beat was about 250 I was so excited. The clearance OK came through before I was 1/4 of the way through answering the 20+ questions on the computerized form.
I know it is unseemly for an old grey haired woman to jump up and down and shout in a store, but I HAD to do a Tiger Woods fist pump and one loud "YES!"
Now I have a problem you might be able to help me with. My G26 is my Baby Glock. What can I call this new little girl? "Wee little baby?" Toss me some ideas if you will. Winning suggestion gets a virtual hug.
Then we headed to see one of our shooting buddies who told me a few months ago that he had a double order of .380 and wanted to sell some. We bought some from him. Then we stopped at a store on the way home and bought one box of SD ammo. Then we came home and Gramps did a visual inspection and frog lube swish for me.
NEXT: Range trip has to wait. Too much stuff on the schedule. But I will do a range report. You all know what a Glock looks like, but if I wind up shooting it "like a Glock" or I should say, "like a girl", I'll post target pictures.
OH YES: My birthday is in June. Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me....