How soft is the Glock 42?

How soft is the Glock 42?

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    How soft is the Glock 42?

    While the bersa is a nice gun the beaver tail bites the web of my hand when firing. Everyone says the Flo m 42 is so soft shooting, I'm looking as a range gun for 380. What do you think in comparison to thunder? Thanks
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    I can't compare it to a Thunder but I can compare it to a PPK.

    The PPK is a snappy little gun compared to the G42...meaning after 100 rounds with the Walther, I'm ready to shoot something else. The G42 is the complete opposite. I could shoot that gun all day if I had ammo to last that long.
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    wife of the owner of my local GS carries a G42. She just gushed that the G42 has ZERO recoil. She knows guns.
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    Glock 42 (which I've always regretted selling, a close friend REALLY wanted it), was the softest shooting center fire handgun I've ever shot.

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    The G42 is an easy shooter - feels like a .22 to me.

    If this is just a range toy as you said - I'd get a double stack .380 and go to town. Just sayin...
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    The Glock 42 is the softest shooting 380 that I have ever fired. Have one in my pocket now.

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    I shot my new XDs.45, then switched over to the Glock 42 for 18 rounds
    of TAC-XP.

    My carry load of 95 grain Controlled Expansion..



    seems to bark a bit more than the
    rather sedate 80 gr. TAC-XP.

    I tend to shoot .380s up close and personal, and in rapid fire mode.
    Light, fairly small (enough for my pockets)
    reliable to date with all ammo, a very accurate for a .380 pistol.



    It could only recoil less if it was a .22:)

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    It is like shooting a .22 lr. Every woman I know who shot one, loves it. It is the only gun that my wife can shoot well.
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    The Glock 42 is the softest shooting 380 that I have ever fired.
    I'll second that statement!
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    Definitely a very easy shooter, I like mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonB77 View Post
    The Glock 42 is the softest shooting 380 that I have ever fired.
    This^
    I hadn't planned on buying one until I shot one. It now has a few hundred rounds through its with not gun related problems ( I had one squib round).

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    I have owned both, the Bersa is a blowback and the G42 is locked breech. The G42 is actually a very nice shooter. It has very little recoil considering its size, I traded mine off because of reliability issues.
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    I'll add my opinion that the G42 is *the* softest shooting .380 out there. My Wife's EDC is a G42 and I hand load some seriously hot ammunition for it....100 gr. bullets running nearly 1100 fps!! Even these are so soft in the G42 as to be range fodder. For a .380 range gun you will do well with the G42 if the black box, tool like countenance of the Glock suits you and the trigger works for you. Personally I love Glock pistols but they are an acquired taste for many.

    They certainly were for me. I hated Glocks until 2012.

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    I have several 9mm Glocks plus a G42. The G42 is the ONLY gun I can shoot at the range (lets say 60 or 70 rounds at one time) without padded gloves on. I am not recoil sensitive but my arthritic thumb is..........and I really don't like to have a swollen and sore wrist and arm for 24 hours after shooting.

    And, BTW, I have 9 mags for it so I don't have to keep stopping to load over and over again.

    Gramps shot my G42 once and said it was like shooting a .22 and didn't want to shoot it anymore. That was FINE with me!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerosoma View Post
    looking as a range gun for 380. What do you think in comparison to thunder? Thanks
    A range gun in .380? Are you a gazillionaire? LOL Seriously, I own a Bersa Thunder and while I find it more accurate, the BLowback design is a bit snappier than the .42's I've shot. Just wish the ammo wasn't so damned expensive, I'd probably shoot it a lot more often!
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