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Glock 42 - First Impressions

Glock 42 First Impressions

I like Glocks; I have several of them, I like them, and I recommend them to everyone who asks. Which is not to say that I don't like other guns; I do, and I regularly use Sigs, 1911s, and others as well. There was a lot of hype around the introduction of the Glock 42, Glock's new small, single-stack .380 ACP. There is a lot to like about it: It is Glock's first Made in USA gun (which is a sign of more to come, and a good thing), it is quite small and concealable, and will surely be successful.

Although I did not have a chance to actually fire it at Shot Show, as we got too caught up at Sig's Range Day, I was able to see it, handle it, and found that it is as solid and well-built as Glocks always are. The single-stack design is well executed, and while it maintains the Glock character, it shows us that they can make a top-notch single stack. This is a good thing, as single stacks have become the darlings of the retail concealed carry market, so I hope we will soon see single stack 9mm and .45 ACP models from them as well (can't wait for that!).

Some readers commented that Glock DOES have a single-stack .45, the little known Glock 36, and that is true. However, I consider the Glock 36 (released in 2000) to be simply a slightly slimmed-down version of their compact guns, and not a designed-from-the ground-up single stack. With its 6 round capacity and a grip that is thicker than it needs to be, a new design, based on the same principles used for the Glock 42 seems to be in order. 

 

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Hi there, and welcome to GunsAddict.com!

I believe a short introduction is in order, so here it is. This website came about very casually, in a series of conversations among two friends over a period of time. Jim and I have known each other for some time, and we became shooting buddies who would occasionally go to the range together, tried IDPA together, shot some trap together, and generally shared some of our shooting experiences with each other. Jim's a hunter, I'm not; I like old, classic firearms, Jim not so much; so we're two different birds, united by our love of firearms, their uses and their enjoyment.

This friendship led to several videos and photos for SigAddict.com, and eventually to traveling together to Shot Show in Las Vegas in January 2014. While our main focus there was for SigAddict, we had several conversations about the site, our personal thoughts on guns, self-defense, and related subjects. While Jim is very focused on Sigs, I am perhaps not as much, having a less brand-centric view of guns and the industry. One thing led to another, and we decided to create a sister site to focus on guns more generally, without the concentration on a specific maker. This led to GunsAddict.com.

Our intent is to provide interesting and useful information (as well as some entertainment) to gun lovers who are more focused on the practical matters of gun ownership and perhaps less concerned with the technical intricacies of metallurgy, or ballistics, or other such complex subjects. A perspective for those of us who have guns for protection and enjoyment, who perhaps wish for less of a specialist perspective on firearms, their use and ownership.

We hope to be able to bring you interesting and enjoyable content, as well as a forum for discussion and sharing, among friends. Welcome aboard, and please let us know what you like or dislike, and what you would like to see.

Happy and safe shooting!

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Following the success of our patron site, SIG Addict, we've decided to branch into new territory. Leading the way is the man pictured, in the hat: Henry has appeared in a half dozen SIG Addict videos, and many more to come. 

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