What does "competency" have to do with a compact pistol? Your individual shooter competency with your G42 has no bearing on anyone else. If you're talking about the pistol's competency, then I have to admit, I have no idea what that could mean.The PSA deal is back for an FDE LCP @ $200 including free S&H! I have one, a Bersa Thunder and a Glock 42.
The sexiest is the Bersa. The easiest to CCW is the LCP. The most competent is the Glock.
The PPK/S styled Thunder is definitely the sexiest out of that bunch, but it's closer in size to an LC9 or Glock 19 than the 42 or LCP. I have a PPK/S (S&W, not a real one), my sis carries a Bersa Thunder Carry model (bobbed and beveled), and HER mom-in-law carried a standard Thunder until her P938. Great pistols, and definitely more shooter friendly than the pocket pistols - but it's also a lot heavier and a lot bigger.
Has anyone called PSA to find out if these are all Gen 1's on sale?