Revealed: Glock 41 & 42 Pistols

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:

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