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Old 04-06-2014, 17:16   #1
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Glock 42 ammo

So I just got the glock 42 yesterday. I got a box of fmj Winchester white and a box if bitteroot valley hollow point. Does anyone know what bullet is used by bitteroot?
I found some critical defense at sportsmans warehouse. I have not shot any of it yet. I will be shooting in a couple hours. So ammo is scarce for .380 is there any that does not run in this gun? I have never had to think about ammo in a glock. Mine have always ran with whatever I crammed in the mag but I have heard these can be finicky.

I got a tuff products pocket holster that fits great. I just need to find a mag holster to match.

Also I can't find magazines or parts for sale anywhere. Does anyone know where to look or sign up for a back in stock? None if my usual places have them.
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Old 04-06-2014, 17:23   #2
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Critical Defense works fine in my LCP it should feed fine in your 42.
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Old 04-06-2014, 17:36   #3
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Hickok45 found a couple brands that consistently do not run well:


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Old 04-06-2014, 18:08   #4
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With some specific guns that have problems with a specific round sometimes others of the same model have problems with other brands of ammunition. As scarce as .380 can be I would want to run at least a couple magazines of a carry round through the G42.
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Old 04-06-2014, 18:51   #5
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Does anyone know what bullet is used by bitteroot?
I have a couple boxes. It looks like Speer Gold Dot bullets.

It's fairly hot.
I chronographed it at 882 fps, compared to Remington 857 fps and my reloads at 823 fps.


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So ammo is scarce for .380 is there any that does not run in this gun?
When I got my first G42 it would only function reliably with slightly hot rounds.
Being a reloader I just increased the powder charge by a couple tenths.
Now after hundreds of rounds it functions reliably even with my lightest reload.

A few minutes ago I ran another 50+ rounds through one of the G42's.
Fun gun to shoot.


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Old 04-06-2014, 23:16   #6
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Wow this gun rocks. What a fun shooter. Super accurate. Minimal muzzle rise. It fits my hands so well. Gonna be a great addition to my edc gear. It is so light in my pocket compared to a 26 or even a j frame .38. I just need to find a double mag pouch for my back pocket to go with the tuff holster. I need mags as well. Has anyone seen mags anywhere? I can't even find them out of stock to sign up for notification. I think the only thing I will do to the gun is .25 cent action job, a hackathorn orange dot sight set if they make them. That is about all it needs.

The bitteroot and white box shot great. I think I might just get some more of that bitteroot and not even mess with the hornady stuff for now. My glock 23 loved Speer gold dot. The bitteroot is a gold dot bullet in Winchester brass.

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Old 04-06-2014, 23:28   #7
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That's cool that your little 42 is working out well for you WW. Congrats.
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