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Revealed: Glock 41 & 42 Pistols

by Chris Mudgett   |  January 4th, 2014   |   117

So here’s the deal; the Glock 41 is a longslide .45, and the new Glock 42 is a .380. Let’s consider them one at a time.

For those of you who have been pleading for a Glock .45 to take on the longslide Model 1911s, your day has come. The Glock 41 Gen4 is actually a brand-new model chambered in .45 ACP. It’s built with a G34 slide width on a G21 Gen4 frame, saving 1.5 ounces over a standard G21 Gen4. It all boils down to a new Practical/Tactical model in .45, much like the Glock Model 34 and 35 (9mm and .40 S&W respectively). The benefits of the legacy Practical/Tactical models will carry over to the new G41, such as a maximized sight radius, improved weight distribution and a refined balance.

One of the added benefits of a slimmer slide mounted on a G21 Gen4 frame is the shelf created in and around the takedown lever. This shelf serves as a great spot to place your support-hand thumb to gain greater leverage and control over the pistol during rapid-fire strings. Glocks are one of the few pistols available with this feature.

G41 Specifications

  • Dimensions
    • Length (overall): 226 mm / 8.90 in.
    • Length (slide): 211 mm / 8.31 in.
    • Width: 32.5 mm / 1.28 in.
    • Height (with magazine): 139 mm / 5.47 in.
    • Barrel length: 135 mm / 5.31 in.
    • Length of twist: 400 mm / 15.75 in.
    • Trigger distance: 72.5 mm / 2.85 in.
    • Trigger travel: 12.5 mm / .49 in.
    • Barrel distance: 20 mm / 0.79 in.
    • Line of sight (polymer): 192 mm / 7.56 in.
    • Weight
      • Pistol without magazine: 690 g / 24 oz.
      • Magazine std. empty: 85 g / 3 oz.
      • Magazine std. full: 340 g / 12 oz.
      • Magazine Capacity (rounds): 13
      • Barrel Profile: right hand twist; octagonal
      • Standard Trigger Pull: ~5.62 lbs.
      • Muzzle Velocity*: 853 fps
      • Muzzle Energy*: 347 fps

*Dependent on ammunition

“The longer barrel and slide on the G41 Gen4 helps to reduce muzzle flip and felt recoil, while the longer sight radius makes the pistol more accurate for competition or duty use,” says Glock Vice President Josh Dorsey. “This pistol is ideally suited for tactical use, both on and off the range.”

As with all Gen4 Glock pistols, the G41 comes with all the standard features common on other Generation 4 pistols, such as the modular backstrap design, the Gen4’s excellent rough texture frame and a dual recoil spring assembly.

Check out G&A’s exclusive video of the Glock 41, presented by Team Glock Captain KC Eusebio from the 2014 SHOT Show:


Many of you had your sights set on Glock announcing a single-stack 9mm in 2014. Me too. It’s not the end of the world though, as there’s always a possibility that pistol (and others) could be coming down the road. The G42 is a great step in that direction and there are plenty of benefits to a carrying a backup.380, especially as one as compact as the Glock 42.

G42 Specifications

  • Dimensions
    • Length (overall): 151 mm / 5.94 in.
    • Length (slide cpl.): 146 mm / 5.75 in.
    • Width: 24 mm / 0.94 in.
    • Height (with magazine): 105 mm / 4.13 in.
    • Barrel length: 82.5 mm / 3.25 in.
    • Length of twist: 250 mm / 9.84 in.
    • Trigger distance: 61 mm / 2.40 in.
    • Trigger travel: 12.5 mm / .49 in.
    • Barrel distance: 18 mm / 0.71 in.
    • Line of sight (polymer): 125 mm / 4.92 in.
    • Weight
      • Pistol without magazine: 350 g / 12.35 oz.
      • Magazine std. empty: 40 g / 1.41 oz.
      • Magazine std. full: 57 g / 2.01 oz.
      • Magazine Capacity (rounds): 6
      • Barrel Profile: right hand twist; hexagonal
      • Standard Trigger Pull: ~5.62 lbs.
      • Muzzle Velocity*: 886 fps
      • Muzzle Energy*: 162 fps

*Dependent on ammunition

The new G42 takes the cake for Glocks smallest pistol to date. The G42 is still classic Glock design though, albeit a scaled down version of its larger brethren. It maintains all of the same great attributes Glock is known for, such as: simplicity, natural grip-angle, low bore-axis, intuitively placed controls, and reliability. One feature of particular note retained from the originals is the Glock Safe Action System trigger. This new pistol maintains the same trigger consistency, pull weight and safety features found in the models you’re already familiar with.

The slim design of the G42 fits the hands of any shooter; specifically it gives those with smaller hands a comfortable option like they’ve never seen before. Most compact pistols have been shunned because they’re too small and are not comfortable to shoot. The new G42 won’t share that reputation. It doesn’t feel like you’re grasping the pistol with only two fingers, and thanks to an integral beavertail, the backstrap and slide won’t feel as though they’ll dig into your hand each time the pistol cycles. Another benefit of the beavertail is that it helps set your grip from the draw, allowing for consistent firing-hand placement each time you draw the pistol. Most of the shooting/carrying population will feel as though they have full control of this pistol, especially under recoil. All of this translates into a very dependable package.

If you’re in the market for a compact .380 pistol for deep concealment or an option for a carry backup or a backup to the backup, the new G42 deserves a hard look.

For more information about the G42, check out the February 2014 issue of Guns & Ammo magazine. But for now, check out G&A’s exclusive photos and video of the Glock 41 and Glock 42:

  • Brian G. Lowery

    Talk about a day late and a dollar short. I’ll wait for the 9/40 versions.

  • C. Dixon

    Now if only Glock would come out w/ a longslide 10mm.

    • mdj357

      Been saying that for years. My dream, a Glock 20 SF “extended” Longslide with underbarrel rail and lowmount adjustable sites.

      • Craig Melton

        You can get a lone wolf long slide and barrel to fit the G20 im pretty sure

        • mdj357

          Oh, I’ve thought about “building” the perfect 10mm a lot, just don’t have bottomless funds. Guess I’ll just have to wait for a relative inexpensive (?) “out of the box” version.

          • Craig Melton

            I understand. Just stating it as an option. I wish S&W would make a 10mm long slide. Like their M&P Pros

          • mdj357

            I’d even like to see some carbines chambered in 10mm. Like the Ruger M44 or even an AR type using Glock 20 mags. That would make a good combo. I know someone makes a carbine kit for a Glock 20, but again, Mo’ money, Mo’ money.

          • FourString

            I’m right with you on “out of the box”

            Plus it would look a whole lot more cohesive if it’s first party Glock.

          • FourString

            As I’m from California, sporter/traditional style stocked carbines that accept Glock magazines would be pretty sweet for those of us that live in states with shitty legislatures. Definitely a market / money to be made there. Now if only someone is willing to step up to bat.

          • Tom Detert

            Thureon Defense makes a10mm Carbine that takes Glock mags and it is an AR platform. it isn’t cheap, but I have the 9mm version and it is very good

      • King_Hussein

        It’s a mystery considering the popularity of 10mm Glocks for hunting and the fact a 6 inch barrel is required in most states. By the time you order a LW long slide, barrel and guide rod you’ve got another $450 into the gun.

        • Bartholomew Allen

          A long time ago GLOCK started offering a 6″ barrel with their model 20, so you *should* already be able to get a 10mm Auto with a hunting barrel.

      • OD Green

        Or get a heavier spring for this and shoot 45 super.

    • scott will

      they will

    • John

      It will happen.

    • KawiMan


  • Wally

    There won’t be any conversions for the G42- you can’t create a conversion going up in caliber, only going down as the hole in the slide for the barrel will be too small.. They’re skipping over the G40, maybe there’s still a small chance for a 9mm single stack version?

    • 302

      I heard g40 was skipped to avoid confusion with .40SW glocks

    • MarkP

      .380 and 9mm are the same caliber. In fact, .380 is sometimes referred to as “9 short”. This being said, I think the bigger issue will be reworking the internals and a reliable magazine.

  • Chadster01

    Why does the pic have a standard slide release on the G41 and the description says extended?

    • Ian W.

      Probably because the one in the picture is (most likely) a prototype.

  • Will Carry

    I see no benefit in the 380 cartridge. It is over priced and under powered.

    • scott will

      true but..I don’t want to be anyone target.

    • MikeDH

      Voted down by a .380 owner, no doubt. Will Carry is right. It cost more to shoot, and doesn’t hold a candle to the ballistics of the 9mm. 9mm is cheaper, decent defense ammo is more plentiful, handling characteristics are no different, and it’s more effective. Why would you bother with .380 unless you just don’t know better?

      • undeRGRound

        +1 this MikeDH
        However, I have been told that a .380 can be made smaller than a 9mm, presumably due to the low pressure cartridge needing less material around the chamber, and allowing a slimmer profile slide, etc.
        Any truth to that?

        • MikeDH

          I suppose if you put the Kel Tec P3AT up next to a PF9 (the two smallest in each caliber that are commonly available) there’s a noticeable difference – but is the difference practical? For my money, no. When you get to pocket size pistols, an extra 0.13″ in length, or .08oz in weight doesn’t mean enough to make me want a “smaller” .380 over a 9mm.

          • undeRGRound

            Guess I need to look at thr PF9 and P11, as well as some of the other Micro-9s. KelTec makes a solid, no frills weapon though. My 40 cal Sub2000 is great so far! (almost 100 rounds)
            Excellent Info!
            I never really looked at a 380 seriously, that’s why I had to ask LOL!
            Overpriced, underpowered INDEED! Very underpowered.
            Lady Gun round, mostly. In light of available 9mm stuff ;)

      • Gail Johnson

        Yes 380 ammo is higher but so is the recoil. This is a pistol that I could shoot all day without any pain and I have tiny hands. With ammo being so much better today you don’t lose much with a 380 vs 9mm. And the 42 feels wonderful and the trigger pull is a steady pull with the same trigger pull as a regular Glock so whats not to love?

        • MikeDH

          The recoil complaint is a myth that is perpetuated by poor shooting fundamentals. And yes, ammo is better today, across the board, so there is no net gain. .380 improved. But so did 9mm, .40, .45, etc., so there is still a gap.

          I’m not saying .380 won’t get the job done in the hands of a well trained shooter, but it still doesn’t perform to the level of a major handgun caliber. And in a high stress situation, are your shooting skills going to survive the adrenaline rush long enough to put enough rounds where they need to be in order to get the terminal performance you need? With a major caliber, it isn’t as critical. The .380 is a compromise caliber, for when you simply can’t carry anything bigger for practical reasons.

          I’m not trying to bash you. Your choice is yours. But what I am saying can be confirmed by years of practical experience and research. I’d rather you have enough gun than wind up as someone’s victim. Happy shooting!

        • guest

          I am a complete newcomer to shooting and am thinking of purchasing the 42 to carry. Taking a carry class soon and getting my carry permit. I shot several guns yesterday, and the 42 was the only one I could handle. I hit the target every time without even going out of the outside circle. I also tried a S&W shield, and although it is small, it was still too much for my small hands. If I only have 6 shots and hit the target every time, I think I’m good. I also tried a small revolver, and I could handle the kickback. However, it really hurt my hand to shoot it. I may try some other revolvers before I make a purchase, but right now, I like the 42 better than anything I’ve tried.

          • Gail Johnson

            BTW I meant to say the recoil was a bit lower. Sorry for my mistake.

    • Hopsaregood

      I would rather have a 38 in my pocket than to have a 1911 or G41 in my safe.

      • KawiMan

        I’d rather have a G20 in my hand than any of the others.

  • scott will


  • Bill Assande

    Really disappointed that the 42 wasn’t a 9mm.

    • MikeDH


    • yert

      Apparently these are made “not as small/thin” as some people expected, simply in anticipation that a 9MM model will be in production later on using the same frame(s).. and a different size slide/barrel, of course.

      Makes sense!

    • Jon319

      U have the 17, 19 and 26 for 9mm. I like the 42 for ccw.

    • jjmIII_Ruger

      Just buy a Shield 9mm. With the 7 round magazine it’s the same size, but more power and an extra bullet (and the option of two extra bullets).
      This is a big “pocket carry” 380.

      • Guest

        I have a G23, 9mm Shield, and a Gen2 LCP. I like Glocks, but you are right, it is big for a pocket 380.

    • John

      In time Glock will produce a 42 in 9mm.

    • Mr. Judgemental

      I prefer the Diamondback DB9 over the G42 any day. Much smaller, 9mm and I am a longtime Glock owner of various models.

  • MikeDH

    These both seem to be limited purpose pistols that cater to a small segment of the handgun market. I could be wrong, but I’m not seeing the mass appeal – perhaps because I have no use for either of these. I would have thought Glock would have been more receptive to the defensive carry market and put out a single stack 9mm or even a .40

    Maybe they’ll redeem themselves next year and put out something really useful, like a five-seven compact. /sarcasm.

    • Tyler London

      The Ruger LCP is one of the hottest selling guns right now. .380 concealable pistols are NOT a “small segment of the handgun market.”

      • King_Hussein

        The Glock 42 is a much bigger gun than a Ruger LCP/Kel-Tec P3AT. Probably a much better shooter in terms of accuracy and control also but if I can carry a G42 I can carry the more capable G26/G27.

        There is a considerable market for smallish 380’s and an even bigger one for a small single stack 9mm/40 with Glock reliability. I have a P3AT for maximum concealment because it weighs 9 oz, is ¾ inch wide and absolutely disappears when carried. If Glock just wanted to sell more guns they should have started there instead of this baby Huey sized 380 or a long-slide 45 that only LE can carry.

        • sml1969

          The 41 is primarily for competition shooters, that is the market they are going for with a long slide 45. :)

          • King_Hussein

            Agreed, and LE tactical units. Way to corner .002 percent of
            the market Glock.

      • MikeDH

        There’s a sucker born every minute, too. I think Glock ignored it’s core market and dropped the ball on this roll-out. Also, street $ on the LCP is probably what, $150-200 less than the Glock 42? Of course they sell tons of LCPs- to people who don’t know better and are looking for a first gun that may see 50 rounds of Walmart ball ammo through it in it’s lifetime.

        A single stack 9mm would have been a better gun for more people in the conceal carry market.

        • Louie T

          If the 42 was a 9mm, it would have been perfect. I think the other gun companys were sweating bullets.After this news that its a 380 they all went out for a couple beers and laughed all night, scratched their heads and said how could glock be so dumb ??????

        • Louie T

          If the 42 was a 9mm, it would have been perfect. I think the other gun companys were sweating bullets.After this news that its a 380 they all went out for a couple beers and laughed all night, scratched their heads and said how could glock be so dumb ??????

          • MikeDH

            I tend to agree.

          • Steve

            Agreed…I too am waiting for the 9mm in the G42 frame size. And to be clear, I own lots of other Glock models and other brands as well. As an Instructor I have this conversation hundreds of times a year and by far this topic never goes away and is truly a personal preference :-)

    • yert

      Apparently these are made “not as small/thin” as some people expected, simply in anticipation that a 9MM model will be in production later on using the same frame(s).. and a different size slide/barrel, of course.


      • MikeDH

        Perhaps, but it think that would be an after thought. If the ultimate goal was to get to a 9mm single stack compact, why not go there first and skip this lackluster in-between? Besides, there was already a .380 Glock. They could have opened up sales to the public a long time ago.

        • Ben Zoppa

          My thoughts exactly. They always reserved the LE 380 models, so why bust out a new product when you could have trialed sales of a 380 in the former models for the civilian market?

      • CS

        Just a guess, but perhaps Glock is doing like they have done with their larger, double-stacked handguns and built a frame that is capable of handling various calibers. It may be slightly “oversized” for a .380, but could these same dimensions also support 9mm or .40?

  • Killercams101

    I think people are missing the benefits of this 380…my wife is gonna love this gun! I too want a 9 but I think this is the first of a series of pocket pistols. Maybe not pocket but a competitor to the xds and shield.

    • jon

      Not even close. A 380 gets its benevit from weight and size. The pf9 weighs less carrys mkre and is a 9mm

  • scott will

    I still wish they made a 45 acp that was exact dimensions of a g19

    • King_Hussein

      They do, it’s called the G30s introduced at Shot show last year.

      • scott will

        I cant stand using the mag as part of a grip.

    • Louie T

      And the single stack 45 is the glock 36. 6 +1 45 acp

  • Curtis G
    • Curtis G

      my G20 is now officially still glockzilla. Wouldn’t have killed them to make a .50AE would it?

      • FourString

        THAT would be impressive. A 5.7x28mm Glock would also be impressive. If they released those two calibers, I would immediately stop whining about the blockiness of the Glock.

  • Guest 1233

    And the whole gun community went…Meh.
    I’m a Glock guy but I’ve see little innovation coming from them in recent years. Oh and I heard they are finally gonna announce the carbine…….next year….or the year after…or…

  • CommonCents

    I’m guessing glock sees the 380 market is bigger than 9mm even w/ the recent growth of sgl stack 9mm guns. they should have a sgl stack 9mm as a fast follower though to prevent another company to get a solid foothold on it.

    • Louie T

      Too late commoncents,big green beat them to it.Remington R51,7 pus 1 single stack, due out in feb.Remington listens to us gun people, glock does not.I will let you know how it shoots in feb. I hope.

      • CommonCents

        thx, just saw a blurb about the R51.

        • Louie T

          anytime brother

  • Dirty Devan Hammerhand

    I think the Long Glock 45 look good. PLease don’t drag Dirty Harry into it. He’s a 44 Magnum Man. Remember the Widley 44 Magnum well as his Model 29. Sonny Crockett From Miami Vice, Magnum P.I or the Equalizer would use this Big Gun. S&W might revive Sonny Crockett 45, Beretta is likely to do so. SiG Saucer & Heckler & Koch

    • Dirty Devan Hammerhand

      I forgot Billy Zane had 45acp Longslide AMT Hardballer which he use in Lee Falks comics THE PHANTOMS which he used he pack 2 guns. It was almost the size as the 44Magnum Model 29. I thought it would be 45 colt.

  • Louie T

    Buy a diamondback db9 and get on with your life. Its shorter,thinner,lighter,5lb striker fired trigger,super accurate and its a 9mm,and it is a true pocket carry handgun.

  • no1special

    I am really happy about this. The 9mm guns in this size are too snappy for my dad. This will be an easy Glock for him to shoot.

  • Christiano

    It looks like the OP on GLOCKTalk already confirmed that it’s a Tactical .45 similar to the G34/35 currently on the market, and a Single Stack .380.

    Oh brother…sorry Glock, you’re about three years late to the pocket .380 party. Everyone that wants a 380 already has one by now.

    IMHO Glocks are the best pistols around, but that company seems a little behind the curve when it comes to marketplace trends.

    • 302

      This way if you live in New York you can choose from two flavors of glock, g36 or g42. As we all know one choice is dictatorship but add an option and you have Freedom

  • Christiano

    I’m kind of surprised that they haven’t released a slimline 9mm and/or .40. I’ve long heard from insiders that there is an “it wasn’t conceived in Austria” mentality on why new designs haven’t been introduced with any regularity. But with the huge success of the XDs and M&P Shield (as well as other slimline 9mm models), you’d think that Glock would recognize the amount of money to be made. I’m sorry that it appears that they are going .380 before doing it with valid caliber, but at least a long-slide .45 would be welcome.

    • yert

      Apparently these are made “not as small/thin” as some people expected, simply in anticipation that a 9MM model will be in production later on using the same frame(s).. and a different size slide/barrel, of course.
      It could work!

  • Thomas F. McDonald

    I’ll stick with my PPK/S, holds more rounds and frankly looks better

  • yert

    Apparently these are made “not as small/thin” as some people expected, simply in anticipation that a 9MM model will be in production later on using the same frame(s).. and a different size slide/barrel, of course.

    Makes sense, right?

  • no1special

    I notice that the single stack magazine is actually staggered a little. It’s not truly a single stack as I see it. The gun is thicker than some others in the same caliber, BUT there are probably some reasons for that. A future 9mm on the same platform and also the thin guns don’t last as long as I expect this one to. Who would buy a Glock that says it’s only good for 5,000 rounds?

  • mc5511

    Glock 42 a 380? WTF are you kidding me with all the quality 9mm ammo out there. Glock 41 nice!! I will own one.

  • Chuck C

    Kids, come on now. Why should folks with small or weak hands be limited to other small .380 pistols. Glock is the most reliable, best and durable handgun in the world. Simple to use and maintain. Not everyone likes the recoil of a .9mm or .40. If Glock would have had the G42 out sooner my wife would have it instead of her Ruger LC380 or her S&W BG380. Oh that’s right, she’s gonna have one as soon as they hit the stores. Don’t get me wrong, Ruger and Smith .380’s are both good guns but let’s be real, their not a GLOCK. Being a retired LEO who carried a Glock 23 on duty with a Glock 27 as a backup I sure would have liked to of had a G42 as a backup rather than the 27.

  • Christiano

    Based on the ad, at least one of the guns is super small. If it is a
    single stack 9mm it would have to be no bigger than its rivals, i.e. the
    XDS, Shield, Kahr CM9, etc. Glock is late to the party on the single
    stack 9mm market, so in my mind Glock will have to offer something
    dimentionally smaller, unless they are relying on the Glock name to sell
    a similar pistol to what is already saturating availablity in that

  • Christiano

    Glock releases in sequence, so if a G42 is in the works, we’d imagine a
    G41 and G40 would also be available shortly after, however it’s all
    speculation at this point.

  • CommonCents

    They are now in pocket/purse territory with the 42. Aren’t they gonna be running
    into some more accidental discharges? A smaller gun like that should
    prob have a longer trigger pull and/or safety more than likely being in pockets and purses.

  • maodeedee

    The .380 has it’s place in this world, But it’s a narrow one. It’s better than having no gun at all, but there are better choices than a .25, a .32 or a ..380.
    But if it were possible to carry the same size gun chambered for the 9mmP that would reliably feed any kind of cheap 9mm ammo, (which Glocks are known to do) to allow a lot of practice, and something with a good trigger (which is possible with Glocks given some tweaking) so that you could shoot it accurately, you’d have just about the world’s perfect 24-7-365 carry gun.

    I can only hope that Glock USA will hear this and all the other complaints in a similar vein and get their act together and come out with the same sized gun in 9mm! Even a 9mm Makarov optional chambering would be better than nothing if Glock simply cannot bring themselves to make a 9mmP in this size.

    There is nothing wrong with this gun in and of itself. It’s an interesting novelty but with limited applications in the real world but would be fun to own and play around with and would likely be a great gun for anyone intimidated by recoil,. But that said, Glock needs to get serious and come out with the real thing in 9mm.

  • Nighthawk_45

    I really don’t see what the fuss is all about. There is obviously a market for the 42 or it would not have been produced. I like how all the “tough guys” think it’s weak and wimpy…guess what some people are weak and cannot shoot a 45 or a 9mm +p due to conditions such as arthritis. I myself am interested in this as either a primary or secondary carry gun for warm weather use. If you don’t think one or two well placed shots with a .380 would be effective you are certainly tougher than I am. I would not want to be on the receiving end of any modern cartridge at close range.

  • Chris Sanders

    The thing that bothers me most about this article is the claim that the Glock has a “natural grip angle” This is the biggest complaint about Glocks (the unnatural grip angle) me included. People spend big bucks on changing the profile of Glock grips. Change the grip angle to a “real” natural one and I’d sure like to have one.

  • damond

    Shooting a 380 is so much easier than shooting a 9. Shooting a 9 is so much easier than shooting a 40…and so on. Anyone saying the 380 is inadequate, let me shoot you with a 380 and then you can tell how inadequate it is. Shot placement and follow up shots is key, because if you think 7+1 is good enough because you won’t miss, well I hope you live in a gated community. Ever see how people pretend that the Shield 40 or the XDS45 shoots well on youtube? That is caliber envy and personal denial. The 42 offers an adequate and controllable caliber in a package that is designed for comfort and concealability.

  • jjmIII_Ruger

    Shooting Times has actual size pics of the Glock 42 this month. With a 7 round magazine my S&W Shield 9mm is the exact same size. Only it is more powerful with an extra round.

    Barrel Length: 3.1″ / 7.874 cm
    Overall Length: 6.1″ / 15.5 cm
    Frame Width: .95″ / 2.413 cm
    Overall Height: 4.6″ / 11.684 cm
    Weight: 19.0 oz / 538.7 g
    Sight Radius: 5.3″ / 13.3 cm

  • Dude

    I don’t understand why everyone is so upset about the .380 Glock. If you love a 9mm, .40, 10mm or .45 you’re in luck; Glock makes those still, and most of the complainers probably own one of those or many. So you don’t want a .380 Glock, don’t buy one! The Corvette isn’t any less cool because Chevrolet also makes the Aveo so who cares if a new Glock is in a caliber you look down on? Just be happy with the Glock you already have, or plan to buy in any of the other calibers.

  • Barry Newman

    so not interested in 380 as a caliber.

  • kcolg

    Glock really needs to make a 22lr pistol

  • unhyphenated1

    Is there a Glock model 40?

  • ted pride

    its not attractive to be a male just shot as one

  • ted pride

    whats a human shanagon its not sherrif who knows to turn to shoot missle

  • Paul Russell

    Did anyone else notice in one picture of the G41 they show 14 rounds lined up with one on its side as if it’s a 14+1?

  • CrankyHuman

    If the 42 in cal .380 is not your cup of (compact) tea, check out the new Remington R51 in 9mm and, soon to be , cal .40.

  • Douglas Moose

    With the massive increase in CCW applications nationwide, particularly for women, Glock is smart to offer something that steps down from the (pretty much) standard 9mm. Glock is satisfying a consumer niche. It’s a quickly growing niche, at that.

    Just like there is no “perfect pistol” for every shooter, there is no perfect caliber, either. I hear people who read stats on .22 being involved in more self defense shootings/deaths than any other handgun caliber and considered switching to that. If there were only a reliable semi for that caliber, it might make sense….for some.

    When it comes to concealed handguns, not everyone can, nor wants to,
    deal with a 9mm due to the pistol size, recoil, and weight. I have the
    G26. Looking forward to my G42 arriving Saturday that I paid for

  • TheFireControl .

    G42 magazine at those weights
    Magazine std. empty: 40 g / 1.41 oz.
    Magazine std. full: 57 g / 2.01 oz.

    Looks as an error. Are you sure?

  • John

    I will be buying one of each.

  • Chuck Sidwell

    I just purchased the 41 it’s a beast

  • Thomas F. McDonald

    ppk/s the first, the best, what all others are compared to. I have fired the 12oz. 380.s and I don’t like them, too small. recoil is too uncontrollable, but I have a glock 17 and 26, great guns, love them both. but a .380 glock, not so sure.

  • Redman

    At the first of 2013 the department i work for issued the new Glock 17 , I don’t know what is different from the old 17 but this gun fail’s to feed are duty ammo, Hollow points. at first i thought it was just my issued weapon but it’s starting to look like more and more are malfunctioning with the slide locking up with the live round stuck with the slide not moving forward of back, locking up the weapon. Any one else have this issue ? Just dont trust Glock any more…

  • Daryl

    I ordered one from Bud’s over a month ago and haven’t gotten it yet. Seems like Glock started taking orders before they were made. That’s one way to see if a product is going to sell. Still waiting.

  • Masman97

    Isn’t the Glock 42 only for law enforcement personnel in the United States?

    • Ravi32

      absolutely not.

  • Ravi32

    Glock has been asleep and with this their competitors breathed a sigh of relief.
    No 9? Really?

  • General No Name

    I can’t believe they still make Glock’s let alone be still buy them. Talk about and old archaic design. Horrible just horrible, there are much better options!

  • liberal4life

    Is to big for a 380 for me.

  • Wyatt Earp

    I am not a big fan of Glock.

    I occasionally use a long slide Glock 35 in ISPC competition. I haven’t really seen that much improvement from the other pistols I use. The Glock’s muzzle can be more difficult to control and–perhaps it’s me–no increased accuracy. In competition and just about anywhere else, I will stick to the two pistols I’ve had the best luck with M1911 A1s (John Browning knew how to design a pistol) and Walther P99s chambered in cal. .40S&W.

    Glock’s technology is out of date. (Browning’s pistol is old, but not out of date.) When you need a pistol that will work, each and every time, your choices aren’t limited to Glock anymore. As much as I am not enthusiastic about 91Fs and Sig Sauers they work, first time, every time. So do Walther P99’s/P99s and M1911 A1s. Glock is no longer the only choice. For concealed carry it’s either the Walther P99s or a 1911 Officer’s Model.

    As far as the 41 is concerned. If your only choice is cal. .380, you’re probably better off throwing the pistol at your attacker.

  • Hopsaregood

    Bought a G41 for all the usual reasons. About 150 rounds the trigger stopped resetting. The dealer sent it back to Glock for me. Just got it back and will get it to the range tomorrow. All the Glock paper work said was “update” and shoots to factory specs. Will see I guess if they fixed it.

  • Hopsaregood

    Bought a Glock41, put about 150 rounds down range and the trigger stopped resetting. Sent it back to Glock and about two weeks later had it in hand again. Their paperwork only said ‘update’ and shoots to factory specs. No clue what the update actually means. But back at the range and about 250 assorted rounds, FMJ and JHP, range ammo and LE bonded, ate it all and put it on target. Super accurate.

  • Surfinnonreality

    I just looked at the 42 at the local firearms store. I am not a Glock fan but it was fun to hold. There are no extended magazines for it yet. I really hate not having a place to rest the pinkie and I am not fond of extensions without gaining the extra round.This 380 makes a nice pocket carry. I may shoot their rental this weekend just to see how it handles.

  • Pittbull

    I have both Glock 26 and 42. The 42 has many issues that everyone isn’t considering. Many of the smaller .380s like the Ruget LCP are double action and they are not always comfortable to shoot. Female shooters often are drawn to the .380 vs the 9mm as an easier firearm to shoot. The 42 is an extremely comfortable firearm to shoot. The beavertail provide a better grip of the firearm and it is very accurate. I also have a Ruger LC380 and the double-action feature always takes a few shots to get in the rhythm of steady accurate shooting. The trigger pull is long and annoying on the Ruger and several 3rd party manufacturers have offered kits to shorten the long trigger pull (but not by much). Until that remedy is found, the Glock 42 has many traditional Glock features that I think make it an excellent choice. There continues to be much debate about .380 vs 9mm, but Glock designed a very nice pistol. In case you question that, try and buy one because they are not easy to find.

  • mitch

    They made the 380 first bc they know people will buy it and then most of the same people will buy the 9mm model. If they made the 9mm model first then people probably wouldn’t buy the 380 version after.

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