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SPECS GLOCK G42
MANUFACTURER: GLOCK, INC. (DEPT. AR), 6000 HIGHLANDS PARKWAY, SMYRNA, GA

30082; (770) 432-1202; GLOCK.COM

5.94"
AANS994

3.25"

AANS994
MADE IN AUSTRIA
GLOCK, INC., SMYRNA, GA.

4.13"

CALIBER: .380 ACP
ACTION: RECOIL-

OPERATED, STRIKERFIRED, CENTER-FIRE

SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL

FRAME:

BLACK TEXTURED

SIGHTS:
REAR

WIDTH: 0.94"
WEIGHT: 13.8 OZS.
TRIGGER: DOUBLE-ACTION-

ONLY WITH BLADE SAFETY;

POLYMER

RIFLING:

6-LB., 8-OZ. PULL

HEXAGONAL

1:9.84" RH TWIST
SIX-ROUND-

MAGAZINE:

ACCESSORIES:

TWO

MAGAZINES, HARD

CASE, CLEANING BRUSH,

CAPACITY DETACHABLE
BOX

FIXED WHITE DOT

FRONT, WHITE OUTLINE

MANUAL, LOCK

MSRP: $480

grip with the Gen4 Rough Texture Frame blunted pyramids
surface treatment on the backstrap and sides.
The G41 arrives in a hard case with a total of three
magazines holding 13 or 10 rounds, depending on local
regulations. Four interchangeable backstraps, two with
beavertail grip extensions and two without, and an installation tool are also included. With no backstrap installed,
the frame presents the smallest grip size, which is a 0.08"
reduction in the distance to the trigger compared to the
Gen3 frame. Adding one of the small (2 mm) backstraps
brings the frame back to the original Gen3 size, while the
installation of a larger backstrap (4 mm) adds an extra
0.08" for shooters with bigger hands.
The most notable characteristic of the G41 at the shooting range is how light and well balanced it is for a longslide .45 ACP. With a fully loaded 13-round magazine, it
feels like the gun ends at the trigger guard. In other words,

it points and handles like a short-barreled pistol instead
of an extended one. The trigger cycled smoothly, and the
pistol ran flawlessly with test ammunition ranging from
steel-cased imports to defense-grade +P hollow points.
There is one advertising point for the G41 that did not
play out in the course of testing. A press release from Glock
states, "The longer barrel and slide on the G41 Gen4 helps
to reduce muzzle flip and felt recoil ... ." That might be true
if the elongation of the G41's upper assembly resulted in a
proportional weight increase, but, as discussed, that is not
the case.
With an empty magazine, the G41 tipped the scale at
just 26.8 ozs. That means it actually weighs almost 3 ozs.
less than a standard Gen4 G21. Since the G41 uses the
same recoil assembly, and the bullets fired are gaining
a little more velocity due to the 0.71" longer barrel, the
lighter slide will transmit more felt recoil, not less, to
Employing the same fire controls, trigger safety, grip safety and
passive firing pin safety as other Glocks, the scaled-down G42 in
.380 ACP will be familiar to owners of bigger Glocks. The G42 is
made in the United States, not Austria, due to its small size. The
gun's single-stack magazine has a capacity of six rounds.

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