If you’ll step into the Wayback Machine, Mr. Peabody will set the date for late January of 2014. Once there, the first thing you’ll notice is screaming, wailing and gnashing of teeth as gun owners from Portland to Port St. Lucie get the word that the new GLOCK single stack 9mm they’d been clamoring for is really a single stack .380, AKA the GLOCK 42.
GLOCK satisfied those malcontents the next year with the 9mm GLOCK 43, but that doesn’t mean the 42 doesn’t still have a devoted following. While it’s virtually the same size as the G43, the 42 racks more easily and produces less recoil. Those are attractive qualities to plenty of shooters.
Take Jorge Silva, for example, who packs his G42 every day because the light, concealable easy-to-carry gun you have with you is better than the 36 oz. 1911 sitting back home in your safe.