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Old November 15th, 2020, 09:18 PM #11
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Old November 15th, 2020, 11:03 PM #12
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I've tried to eliminate every possible cause/variable variable you guys have brought up.

Grip (and my first assumption of bad trigger pull): Deliberate supported shooting should have eliminated that.

Ammunition: Good shot groups indicate the ammo isn't at fault.

Different day: The G42 was shooting left and low on three different days.

Different shooter: My wife (admittedly not the most experienced shooter) and I (certainly not a novice) had the same result.

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I have a p80 g32 that was hitting low and left. Even after jacking the rear sight all the way over to the right, I still couldn't hit point of aim.
I later asked Blaster to try it. It was dead on, with the rear sight still jacked way over to the right.
Pushing the rear sight on the G42 all the way to the right seemed to fix the problem, both standing unsupported and sitting supported -- at least for me. Next steps: I do want to find one of the experts at the gun club to shoot this gun. And I intend to put the Truglo sights on.
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I hated my 42. I had mine maybe a month and ditched it.
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I have several pistols that required sights be drifted to one side or the other to hit POA. I always check a new acquisition using a rest.

One 1911 pistol in particular has both sights off to one side. This requires the rear sight to be quite far from the center mark on the slide. Even so, the gun is very accurate and does hit on POA!

As for elevation on Glocks, selecting a different rear sight height may be needed. One of mine required a taller rear sight to bring the POI up to the POA. There is also an adjustable rear sight which works well and is inexpensive.
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I hated my 42. I had mine maybe a month and ditched it.
How come?
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How come?
Just a pointless, not very accurate pistol that really did nothing for me. It didn't fill any gap my other pistols didn't.
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Just a pointless, not very accurate pistol that really did nothing for me.
Honest, not trying to bust your chops, but you did write earlier that it's "a small pistol meant for center mass shots." Yeah. Doesn't have to be match-accurate at 7 meters or less. I just want it to average center-of-mass if that's where its aimed.

I assume you've got nothing particularly against .380 ACP, since you bought a G42 in the first place?

The intent is for my petite wife to be able to concealed-carry it if necessary.

Anyway, I e-mailed Glock customer service, and they recommended I call and talk with a technician. Before I do that, I'll make sure I see how it does with some of my precious little remaining commercial ammo, so they don't voild my warranty because of reloads...
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Yeah. I think accuracy of whatever I said was the word I was thinking of at the time. I had a Ruger LCP and it was lousy as well.
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Well, problem solved, I think.

My wife and I took the G42 to the gun club today, and had one of their experts shoot it. (Qualifications? He's a USPSA Grand Master, and helped evaluate the G42 for the NRA when it first came out -- so he's very familiar with the gun.)

He was hitting groups with it, and my reloads, at 3 to 5 yards with holes touching each other, center-of-aim.

So turns out it wasn't the ammo. It was us, but not our grip in general.

It was how far the trigger finger wraps around the trigger.

I was always taught to have the trigger under the pad of my finger, or under the first joint. That works for most guns, but apparently not with how small the grip is on the G42.

He said to push the trigger finger in as far as it will go around the trigger, trying to have the palm pad at the base of the trigger finger tight against the frame.

He was doing that. And it worked for me. And for my wife. In fact, she couldn't get over how much better she was shooting.

I might add that I also fired 50 rounds (reloads) from my 9mm Sig Sauer P290RS my "old way" (first joint on the trigger), and didn't have any issues...except for that long hard DAO trigger pull. The guy said his trigger finger position wasn't necessary with other guns, but it doesn't hurt to be consistent. So I'm going to have to try it with my other guns...

By the way, I had the new TruGlo TPO tritium/fiber optic sights on, centered in the dovetail. Nice sights.
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