Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30

Thread: JCNís bad ideas. Part 20. G42 edition

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by JCN View Post
    @JonInWA @the Schwartz I found my back plateÖ in the Tupperware box marked G42Ö.

    So was able to mount up the DPP Micro.
    ...

    Will test with different ammo if I get a chance today.

    Fits in unmodified pocket holster.

    Attachment 109924
    Very cool. Glock-after-shrinkage-in-dryer meets RDS-after-shrinkage-in-dryer. Very very curious about how the mass does or doesn't affect performance and reliability on a 42 vs. 9mm+ Glocks.

  2. #22
    Focus JCN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    in a really good place

    Proof of conceptÖ.



    Impressions are that the slide has enough margin for the weight. I think a traditional small optic would work without malfunctioning.

    I used two types of wimpy ammo. Gun is stock except for sights and optics.

    No malfunctions.

    DPP at distance works pretty much like a traditional red dot. I donít notice the window size limitations at distance.

    Close up itís ghost ring.

    Medium range and fast speed is where it would give way to a large window dot but I donít think give up much if anything to irons.

    Itís been 6 years since I shot this gun and Iíd have to do a little specific work on my ergos with this gun to bring it up to my full potential, but itís passable for a ďpick up and goĒ option for me.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by JCN View Post


    Impressions are that the slide has enough margin for the weight. I think a traditional small optic would work without malfunctioning.

    I used two types of wimpy ammo. Gun is stock except for sights and optics.

    No malfunctions.

    DPP at distance works pretty much like a traditional red dot. I donít notice the window size limitations at distance.

    Close up itís ghost ring.

    Medium range and fast speed is where it would give way to a large window dot but I donít think give up much if anything to irons.

    Itís been 6 years since I shot this gun and Iíd have to do a little specific work on my ergos with this gun to bring it up to my full potential, but itís passable for a ďpick up and goĒ option for me.
    This entire thread was amusing. If I ran a G42 I would choose that optic too

  4. #24
    Focus JCN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    in a really good place
    Quote Originally Posted by G19Fan View Post
    This entire thread was amusing. If I ran a G42 I would choose that optic too
    I have all kinds of half baked, half finished projects lying around and when I get time or motivation Iíll tuck into one or the other. In this case it was the impending Z32 that got this one out of mothballs.

    @the Schwartz and I bought the Glock DPP Micros when they were being closed out for something cheap. I donít remember exactly how much, but I think it was $170 or something like that. So I bought it and left it in the project room gathering dust.

  5. #25
    Site Supporter MGW's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Kansas
    We mounted one of these up on dadís G44. He has vision issues and a red dot is the only thing he can see. Not enough testing yet to know if it will effect reliability.
    ďIf you know the way broadly you will see it in everything." - Miyamoto Musashi

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by ragnar_d View Post
    Man, I'm a sucker for anything in .32 and I'm pissed that I didn't know this existed. Makes me think that my desire to rebarrel/re-engineer .380 pistols to .32 ACP or .32 NAA may still have merit. Hmmmm...

    I'm anxious to hear more about this and am now off to see if I can find one for myself.
    Good luck. They are, at best, difficult to locate and expensive when you do. If you are frugal like me (I'm a first class cheap ass), another way to go about it might be to check out Zev online for the conversion parts (not sure if it is a straight ''drop in'' proposition or if fitting is required) and have the work done to a brand new Glock 42.

    Sometimes they pop up on GunBroker. Rarely.

    I think, at some point, Salient might have offered parts for such a conversion, too, but I am not sure if that still remains the case.
    ''Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.'' ―Albert Einstein

    Full disclosure per the Pistol-Forum CoC: I am the author of Quantitative Ammunition Selection.

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by JCN View Post
    I have all kinds of half baked, half finished projects lying around and when I get time or motivation Iíll tuck into one or the other. In this case it was the impending Z32 that got this one out of mothballs.

    @the Schwartz and I bought the Glock DPP Micros when they were being closed out for something cheap. I donít remember exactly how much, but I think it was $170 or something like that. So I bought it and left it in the project room gathering dust.
    If I recall correctly, I think we picked them up for about $130 + shipping. Mine resides on a G34 that gets a lot of range time as a way of acclimating myself over the long term to use of an RDS. Once the use of an RDS becomes purely reflexive and second nature to me, I will mount the second Leupold micro DPP on my dedicated carry weapon, a Glock 17.3 (my old issued duty weapon that I cleaned up last year, if you recall from our PMs) that still wears Heinie 320C irons 'cause I'm an old war horse.
    ''Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.'' ―Albert Einstein

    Full disclosure per the Pistol-Forum CoC: I am the author of Quantitative Ammunition Selection.

  8. #28
    Focus JCN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    in a really good place
    Name:  IMG_4498.jpg
Views: 255
Size:  36.5 KB

    Was able to shoot it for 6 rounds before daughter had swimming.

    I would have to compare them back to back but it didnít seem particularly softer than a standard G42.

    The magazines look like a proprietary build rather than modified Glock magazines.

    It would be interesting if I can come up with a higher capacity solution using a Glock mag. Getting more rounds in a small package seems like the only tangible advantage I can see of getting this over a standard G42.

  9. #29
    Focus JCN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    in a really good place

  10. #30
    Site Supporter
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    Missouri
    Quote Originally Posted by Tannhauser View Post
    Come for the solid technical information. Stay for the shenanigans.
    It's a JCN mods thread. The solid technical info ARE the shenanigans.

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •