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.

Images by Chip E.

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4 thoughts on “Media Day Initial Impressions: Glock 41 and 42

  1. It’s too big for a pocket pistol, and bigger than available 9mm single stacks already on the market, yet it’s a .380. Some dealers in my area are already offering pre-orders at more than MSRP. We will see.

  2. Not really impressed with either offering, especially the 42. It’s too big for a .380. I own several GLOCKs, but they are mostly older models. GLOCK continues to disappoint by not offering a truely small 9mm.

  3. Glock was smart to release a SS .380 prior to releasing a SS 9mm. I was wishing the 42 would be chambered in 9mm, but if Glock released a SS 9mm before a SS .380 I don’t think too many people would be interested in the .380. I’ll buy the 42 and a SS 9mm if it’s ever released, but if the 42 was a 9mm I would probably never buy the .380.

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