[FIREARM REVIEW] Glock 42 Review for Concealed Carry


It’s here, and it’s going to be HOT. Concealed Nation was fortunate enough to get our hands on the Glock 42 and take it to the range for a 500-round test right out of the box. If you’re looking for a beautifully slim .380 for concealed carry, your search may just come to an end today after seeing this beauty.



Let’s start with some Glock 42 Specifications:

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

Glock 42 Exploded View:



Thinner and shorter than the G26 & G27, the G42 is a great size to accommodate smaller people who want to carry concealed. While it’s a little taller than the G26 & G27, it’s a minimal amount. I’ll tell ya though, it’s thin! Take a look at this comparison photo:


As you can see from the dimensions above, this is a nice small package to carry, but not too small. Compared to a similar firearm such as the Ruger LCP, the G42 is larger. That’s fine with me, because the LCP was always too small for my hands. I never had a comfortable grip on it, and the slightly larger specs for the G42 are very welcomed.



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About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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