Column: Glock talks G42 problems, or lack thereof

Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:38 p.m.

There is nothing wrong with the somewhat controversial Glock 42 pistol, g42according to Glock, Inc.

Everything is fine with the much-anticipated .380, says Mike Robinson, a spokesman for the Smyrna, Ga.-based firm.

“We’re still shipping it out,” Robinson said. “It’s not a matter of bad production, in our opinion.”

More than 100 readers would disagree.

I’ve been deluged by emails, comments and phone calls from folks around the country who say the pistol is extremely ammo-sensitive and unreliable — failure-to-feed and failure-to-eject prone.

It’s consistently the most-commented topic on my site.

I should point out I like Glocks, and carried a G17 for years. I could lube it with chunky peanut butter and it would still run like a sewing machine.

The G42, however, I’m not too sure.

You can read the rest of the column here.


About Author

Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.


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  2. Tom Jennings on

    I just ran a hundred rounds through my brand new 42. Most of them jammed. Glock has really disappointed me Never again!

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