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Old January 2nd, 2017, 04:23 PM   #1
 
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Glock 42 vs LCP Custom women perspective?

Any ladies out there shoot both and have comparison?
My daughter is looking hard at another carry gun that is more slender than her 38 Ladysmith.
I have the Custom. She has yet to shoot it, but loves the size and feel.
I'm just wanting her to try a few different guns and make an educated decision.



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I got chime in here Hunter, even though I'm a dude. There is no comparison. The G42 is a fun gun to shoot and you could go all day with it. However I got rid of mine because it was unreliable and went back to a revolver.

But I'll be honest with you, I wish it would have worked out because that gun was fun to shoot but it jammed from Glock's notorious limp wrist with one hand and if I can't shoot a gun one handed and from both sides it is of no use to me.

And I will never, ever go back to a semi-automatic again !
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Hi!
Lady here and need low recoil.
A local gunshop let me try both.
LCP has LOTS of recoil, and the Glock 42 has barely none!
Definitely the Glock 42.
Love mine!
The trigger is much easier than my Ruger LCR too.
I shoot daily on our property and have no issues with my Glock.
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A better comparison would be the G42 and the LC380.

The LCP is smaller than the G42 so the recoil will be greater.
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Check out this video for her:


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From another dude...

I have, and enjoy shooting, a my Glock 42. I got mine back when they were getting a bad reliably rap. I since got the "newer" 03 magazines and the little pistol works perfectly with modest recoil.

The only problem I had with it was my thumb occasionally "dragging" on the slide and impeding the casing ejection. I have pretty big hands and the G42 is a small pistol. As long as I control my grip the little pistol is reliable and quite accurate.

I would have no problem carrying the pistol but I carry a bigger gun that fits me better.
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Great video. She just watched it. She wants to try all of them along with a Kimber and Sig.
Thanks for the information
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my daughter in virginia is 5 ft and 120 lbs and she carried a glock 42.
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Great video. She just watched it. She wants to try all of them along with a Kimber and Sig.
Thanks for the information
You are welcome!
I am anxious to hear what she likes!
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Howdy!

I have a Glock 42 and love the way it shoots. Two of my daughters have shot the G42 and both have had shooter induced malfunctions as stated (limp wrist). Worked with them and the problem was worked out.

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Any ladies out there shoot both and have comparison?
My daughter is looking hard at another carry gun that is more slender than her 38 Ladysmith.
I have the Custom. She has yet to shoot it, but loves the size and feel.
I'm just wanting her to try a few different guns and make an educated decision.
My wife has shot just about every small carry gun out there and chose the Glock 42. But she chose it because it fits HER needs best, not because it would be the best for your daughter.

I have shot both and carry an original LCP. I carry it because the Glock just barely fits in my right front jeans pocket and the LCP fits perfectly. As for any advice about recoil, capacity, workmanship, quality, reliability, etc., they're all irrelevant. All of these guns, with the exception of the true discount guns, work perfectly fine when maintained properly and will be there when you need them.

Of course, if I were your daughter, I'd carry a Kimber Ultra Carry or a SIG P938. Dad's buying, right?

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Females in my family prefer the Glock 42. The LCP has too much recoil in a small package for them tobenjoy. Talon grips also help or a Hogue wrap around grip.
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... Of course, if I were your daughter, I'd carry a Kimber Ultra Carry or a SIG P938. Dad's buying, right?

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Plus one. My carry gun of choice is the P938. That's 9mm. The 380 version, if recoil is an issue, would be the P238. My P938 has NEVER jammed and it also has excellent night sights.
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My wife has shot just about every small carry gun out there and chose the Glock 42. But she chose it because it fits HER needs best, not because it would be the best for your daughter.

I have shot both and carry an original LCP. I carry it because the Glock just barely fits in my right front jeans pocket and the LCP fits perfectly. As for any advice about recoil, capacity, workmanship, quality, reliability, etc., they're all irrelevant. All of these guns, with the exception of the true discount guns, work perfectly fine when maintained properly and will be there when you need them.

Of course, if I were your daughter, I'd carry a Kimber Ultra Carry or a SIG P938. Dad's buying, right?

Jeff
Ha!! We'll see about that! I may help her out a little!
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Don't sell the G43 short! Nearly identical to the G42 and in 9mm.

My wife went through j-frames, Walther, Bersa, Colt DS, HK4, and a Colt 1903 in 32, 38 spl, and 380. Liked the Bersa (380) but I bought her a G43 as a Christmas present last year. Liked it so much she had me buy her one with a laser for her birthday, a month later (for her nightstand gun). She keeps her groups to under 3" at 7-10 yards. Three of her friends liked hers so much, they bought them for concealed carry!

Two of them (wife & BFF) had problems with the G26 (double stack) with limp-wristing. I switched the back-straps around and the problem went away==however, both still prefer the G43 over the G26.

We are NOT Glock fans but they are ugly, dependable, ugly, accurate, ugly, plastic, and, did I say they are ugly?.
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