Media Day Initial Impressions: Glock 41 and 42

   01.14.14

Glock was showing off their recently-announced models 41 and 42 at this year’s Media Day at the Range. The long-slided 41 is chambered in .45 ACP and the much-anticipated 42 is chambered in .380 ACP. The latter feeds from a single-stack magazine that holds six rounds. Both models offer Glock simplicity and reliability in new formats. While the 41 is geared more towards competition shooters and full-size carriers, I suspect the 42 will find a lot of success in the pocket pistol market. The rumored MSRP on the Glock 42 is under $400.

More specs on the pistols from our earlier article on their announcement can be found below.

Glock 41

  • Overall length: 8.9 inches
  • Width: 1.28 inches
  • Height (with magazine): 5.47 inches
  • Barrel length: 5.31 inches
  • Length of twist: 1:15.75 inches
  • Pistol weight without magazine: 24 ounces
  • Magazine weight full: 12 ounces
  • Standard trigger pull: 5.62 pounds
  • Magazine capacity: 13 rounds
The author firing the Glock 41.
The author firing the Glock 41.
The Glock 41 recoiling.
The Glock 41 mid-recoil.

Glock 42

  • Overall length: 5.94 inches
  • Width: 0.94-inch
  • Height (with magazine): 4.13 inches
  • Barrel length: 3.25 inches
  • Length of twist: 1:9.84 inches
  • Pistol weight without magazine: 12.35 ounces
  • Magazine weight full: 2.01 ounces
  • Standard trigger pull: 5.62 pounds
The Glock 42 mid-recoil.
The Glock 42 mid-recoil.
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