Funny... Thread title "New Glock 42 POS?" Then in the thread "Most reviews by Glock enthusiasts are good, but for this to be on a Glock forum does not bode well. One could say that a few bad reviews are not a indicator of the gun's reliability or quality."
So, eschewing the convention of balanced objectivity we go for the "POS" moniker first then contradict...
Anyway, since you mentioned TTAG in another thread and how they're full of it and wrong and all that, I thought I'd post this:
And:That means no problems at the range, right? Well, not exactly. While GLOCKs have the well-earned reputation for being able to shoot virtually anything you can cram in a magazine, that’s decidedly not the case with the G42. The babiest GLOCK has some very specific ideas about what it will and won’t eat. As some other shooters have already found, the vast majority of rounds work just fine. But heavier, higher pressure rounds and even some lighter stuff might as well be steamed brussels sprouts as far as the G42 is concerned.
BUT, TTAG is bad and wrong, so does that mean the 42 isn't not a bad gun? I'm confused.And if Buffalo Bore makes the 42 nauseous, Freedom Munitions 100 grainers makes it puke all over its shoes. On the other end of the spectrum, a relatively lighter shooting round like the Barnes XPD doesn’t seem to cycle the gun at all.
All reports are pointing to an ammo finicky gun. Some people don't care, most do. Even Hickok45 notes the issue in his video. If it continues, maybe Glock will run a replacement on the recoil spring like they did for the Gen 4's when they came out. Hopefully they will at least take notice. It's possible it's a break in issue that will resolve. Time will tell.
The pocket .380 is a tight market with a LOT of already great pocket guns. Sure the 42 will sell a lot initially on brand name alone. But if these problems aren't anomalies, they're gonna have to fix them if they want to remain competitive in a flooded market. Maybe this is just a prelude to a single stack 9mm, but that's a whole different can of worms that includes the already popular Shield and the XDs now.