Introducing the Glock 42 and Glock 41


Well folks, the wait is over. Glock has announced their new line of firearms that will be unveiled at SHOT Show in just a few days. Here are the details and photos that so many of us have been waiting weeks for, ever since the teaser flyer appeared:

Glock 42 .380 Auto

See our Review of the Glock 42 here


The Glock 42 is the smallest Glock to date, making it ideal for deep concealment and pocket carry. It’s chambered in .380ACP and while many seem to be surprised, we aren’t in the slightest. This model is just what Glock needs to compete with the ever-growing niche of pocket carry firearms. With the reliability that we have come to love, it’s a win-win in our book.

This slimline subcompact pistol is able to withstand the rigors of any situation,” said GLOCK Vice President Josh Dorsey, commenting on the durability of GLOCK’s newest model. “It’s safe, simple and fast. The G42 is a GLOCK in every sense.”

GLOCK’s smallest pistol uses the same Safe Action System found in all GLOCK pistols, is backed by more than 25 years of engineering excellence and comes with the GLOCK Limited Lifetime Warranty.

What’s that? You want some Glock 42 specifications? Here ya go!

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 41 45ACP


The Glock 41 Gen4 is a practical-tactical .45 caliber pistol designed to maximize sight radius while improving weight distribution and balance.

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

The G41 Gen4 comes with all the standard features of the GLOCK Generation 4 pistol group, including the Modular Back Strap design, Gen4 rough textured frame surface and dual recoil spring assembly.

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


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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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