I had the good fortune to win a 42 at a raffle conducted by a LGS. (I had to buy a gun to enter the raffle.) I’ve never owned a Glock before and have very limited experience with them having put a couple of mags through a 26 and a 19 several years ago. So I’m definitely not a Glock fan boy but don’t have any negative associations with them either. They just never flipped my bits for whatever reason. I didn’t know what to expect from the 380 when shot from a handgun this size having only shot 380 through a steel Beretta (84 I think?) long ago. My initial impressions after sharing a box of ammo with my wife: 1. Trigger was much stiffer than I anticipated; don’t remember the 19/26 being nearly so heavy. 2. The gun was reasonably accurate although I only shot it at 7 yards. 3. Recoil was not an issue. 4. I ended up kind of liking the little guy. My wife also liked it. She has been looking for a carry pistol and has looked at: Shield, M&P9c, LC9, LC9s, Walther PPS, Glock 26 and probably some others that I’ve forgotten. We've looked at the 43 but the current pricing is out of line with reality as far as I'm concerned. I think she’s decided that the 42 is for her. At least for the near term. We're probably going to look into some aftermarket trigger options if it doesn’t settle down more than a little.