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Clip draw on the new Glock 42

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by horsemen61, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Well-Known Member

    Do y'all think it would work ok I have a friend dead set on getting one for his g42 me I'll just pocket carry that's all I need but he thinks this will be the ultimate ccw for him so I on the other hand have my doubts
  2. 2wheels

    2wheels Well-Known Member

    Don't think clipdraws are a good idea, especially on guns like Glocks. Nothing is covering the trigger, and that's generally not a good thing...
  3. OneSevenDeuce

    OneSevenDeuce Well-Known Member

    A holster that doesn't cover the trigger is not for me. Too many variables happen in day to day life. No pocket carry without a pocket holster either.
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  5. OneSevenDeuce

    OneSevenDeuce Well-Known Member

    I'd go so far as to say that a holster that doesn't cover the trigger is a no go for ANY carry pistol. Even if it has a manual safety, you shouldn't depend entirely on that. Just protect the trigger. Nuff said.
  6. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Well-Known Member

    I'm chiming in with the masses. I despise trigger safeties and dislike striker fired guns in general, but if a g42 were my carry gun it would be in a leather holster which covers the entire gun from the grip to the muzzle. It would be form fitted so that the trigger finger would fall into the trigger guard as the gun came out of the holster. Lastly my holster would probably be cross draw abdomen carry, not IWB so that it's not pointed at your femoral artery should a ND happen
  7. JohnnyBravo

    JohnnyBravo Well-Known Member

    I heard the phrase, "dead nuts reliable" was coined by former clip-draw users.
  8. jhb

    jhb Well-Known Member

    Okay on a glock that isn't chambered.

    One can argue on that point for sure. One can't argue on a chambered glock without the trigger covered. That is a very bad idea. Leg shot or negligent discharge will happen eventually.
  9. Hometeached1

    Hometeached1 Well-Known Member

    As others have said, no way. Not for any handgun really.
  10. realjsturgeon

    realjsturgeon New Member

    Instead of a clip draw he could do a MIC holster. Minimum weight and bulk but still covers trigger.
  11. realjsturgeon

    realjsturgeon New Member

  12. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Great idea!

    I had not seen those before!

  13. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Well-Known Member

    What is that trigger cover intended for? I might look at that as a Christmas gift idea for a friend who keeps a 26 stuffed between his carseats. Tie that joker off to the seat frame and it's instantly a safer and better carry setup for his improvised driving setup.
  14. Doors

    Doors Member

    I have a Kel-Tec P32 and I clip holster it but I also use a Kydex trigger cover.

    When I IWB I secure the parachute cord to a belt loop and when I draw the Kydex trigger cover just snaps out. It's a very good system.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2014
  15. Doors

    Doors Member

  16. OneSevenDeuce

    OneSevenDeuce Well-Known Member

    It's scary to see how some people carry.
  17. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect Well-Known Member

    Get a Crossbreed holster for IWB. Pocket carry stinks, for me.
  18. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    For those so sure that a Glock will discharge, on its own, if a holster isnt used, how have you carried one that the trigger did in fact trip while doing so?

    These days, I normally carry Glocks on a daily basis, and after hearing all the "reports" and "promises" that they will fire on their own, if not carried in a holster, I started carrying a second, "unloaded" 17, just stuffed in my pants, pockets, etc, around the house and yard, pretty much every minute I was home, and doing all manner of things, both physical and not, for about a year and a half, and still do so pretty regularly, even now. In all that time, I have yet to find the trigger "dropped", and no matter how "reasonably" or "unreasonably" I handled the gun. Even when picked up off the workbench or table, "by" the trigger, it has yet to trip.

    Now, I do normally carry using holsters. Always have. I think its the prudent thing to do, especially if youre active. There are a lot of other reasons besides the trigger to do so.

    That said, my brother has carried his 19 "loaded" using a Clip Draw since they first showed up, and had no issues doing so.

    Im also familiar with some of the the problems people have had with Glocks, as well as other things, but in most of those cases (and as with most things), it was user error, and not the guns fault for the problem.

    If youre so sure its an issue, I challenge anyone who claims so, to try it for a while, and see if you can make it happen.

    If youre the least bit reasonable in your gun handling, I think youre going to find, its not as big a deal as some will tell you.

    These are becoming somewhat popular. I believe the Raven "Vanguard", was the first, and Ive seen a couple of others making them now as well. They can be had with the lanyard, or a "pull the dot" belt loop as well.

    I tried the Vanguard when the first showed up, and while they seem to work, they are something you need to try, to see if they are for you. I found I didnt like them.

    It is. Its also scary people dont do their homework "themselves" and prove or disprove their choices are viable and safe, or not.

    It does for me as well. To much other junk in my pockets for one, and the type pants I wear, dont make getting things out of them quickly, easy.

    I normally carry my 17 in a IWB holster, and my 26, in either an ankle holster, or lately, a Smart Carry.

    Ive come to find that the Smart Carry is one of the most versatile holsters I have, and I have them for a number of handguns of varying sizes.

    With the Smart Carry, you dont need pockets. You dont need a belt or cover garment as well. In fact, you can wear a pair of shorts or sweat pants without a shirt at all.
  19. OneSevenDeuce

    OneSevenDeuce Well-Known Member

    I don't think anyone is saying that a Glock will fire on its own. However you must realize that the argument " I've never had a problem" is not sufficient to base a decision on. The concern is whether carrying any pistol with the trigger unprotected is reasonably safe. And it is a valid argument to claim no. He'll, even carrying in a holster is not entirely without risk.
  20. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    Nothing is without risk.

    Im simply asking how many who say it is "overly risky", or more risky than anything else, have actually carried one in that manner, to know, one way or the other.

    My personal, and actual experience has been, if youre reasonable in your gun handling, its not any more risky, than anything else.

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