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Glock 42 Subcompact Slimline 380 ACP, $480 (Grade: B 2014)

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Worries about this Glock being too big just weren’t supported in our daily carry experiences. it is bigger than the Kahr, sure, but it’s also easier to shoot. With a Viridian green laser on it, we’d bump up the grade to an A- and probably buy it.

Glock 42 Subcompact Slimline 380 ACP, $480 (Grade: B 2014)

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Home Defense
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The thumb of this woman’s hand is elevated here to show contouring on the grip — this isn’t a firing grip. but you can see how the slightly taller frame accommodates about two-and-a-half fingers. also, notice the Viridian Green laser on the front. It took about 5 minutes to install and vastly improved accuracy.
If you install a $10 Pearce Grip extension, three fingers can hold the gun.
Takedown is the standard Glock process. All three guns were easy to field strip, but the Glock was probably the easiest.

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