Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 — FIRST LOOK | VIDEO

An exclusive hands-on preview of Glock's new .45 and .380 handguns—the Glock G41 Gen4 and Glock 42!

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  • New Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42
    New Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42
  • Glock 42 .380 ACP
    Glock 42 .380 ACP
  • Glock 42 carries six rounds of .380 ACP
    Glock 42 carries six rounds of .380 ACP
  • Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 feature the Safe-Action System
    Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 feature the Safe-Action System
  • Glock 41 Gen4 Slide
    Glock 41 Gen4 Slide
  • Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 with Glock 30
    Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 with Glock 30
  • Glock 41 Gen 4 and Glock 42 compared to the Glock 30S
    Glock 41 Gen 4 and Glock 42 compared to the Glock 30S
  • Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 Grips
    Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 Grips
  • Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 rear sights
    Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 rear sights
  • Glock 41 Gen4 Grip
    Glock 41 Gen4 Grip
  • Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 side by side
    Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 side by side
  • Glock 42
    Glock 42
  • Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 Backstraps
    Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 Backstraps
  • Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42
    Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42
  • Glock 41 Gen4 holds 13 rounds of .45 ACP
    Glock 41 Gen4 holds 13 rounds of .45 ACP
  • Big Bore Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 for concealed carry
    Big Bore Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42 for concealed carry
  • Glock 41 Gen4 with interchangeable backstraps
    Glock 41 Gen4 with interchangeable backstraps

As Glock continues to develop handguns for all users and all scenarios, PersonalDefenseWorld.com offers a hands-on look at the new Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42, in .45 ACP and .380 ACP, respectively.

As Massad Ayoob can tell you in his exclusive video footage, each model has a niche—the mighty Glock 41 is well suited for an overt role, while the revolutionary slim-line, subcompact Glock 42 may well set a new standard for deep-concealment pocket pistols.

Using a Glock Gen4 frame—with its multiple backstrap system that includes four backstrap sizes (two of them beavertails), a reversible magazine catch, a high-traction texturing that wraps fully around the gripping surface—the G41 sports a 5.3-inch barrel. The Glock Safe Action system, with its adjustable trigger-pull weight capability, is included in the design and contributes to the gun’s competition-worthy range capabilities. The extended slide length of 8.31 inches gives users a sight radius right at 7.5 inches, a length that also has a salutatory influence on accuracy.

CLICK HERE to see more of the Glock 41 Gen4 and Glock 42!


SPECIFICATIONS: GLOCK 41 Gen4

CALIBER: .45 ACP
BARREL: 5.31 inches
OA LENGTH: 8.90 inches
WEIGHT: 27 ounces (empty)
GRIPS: Polymer
SIGHTS: Fixed
ACTION: Safe Action
FINISH: Black, surface-hardened
CAPACITY: 13+1


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  • Chris

    All they had to do was make a gun with the glock 19 length grip, 26 length slide, and much thinner with single stack mags in 9mm and they would have overtaken the M&P Shield and made a fortune.. Nobody wants .380 for CCW.

  • VMT

    I think this pistol will potentially be a flop long
    term if they put the price point at $500.00+. There are too many very good
    manufacturers producing quality .380’s at a much more reasonable price that are
    very reliable. I’m sure there are many Glock enthusiasts who will disagree but
    to place the price so high will push away many consumers especially when there
    are viable substitutes. In the beginning it will seem like a hit but long term
    I believe most consumers will not pay $500.00+ for a .380. The other challenge
    will be to compete against other pistols just as small with a frame less than 1”
    thick, barrel 3.125”, capacity 7+1 rounds (6 with flush magazine), height 4.6”,
    caliber 9mm, etc. Yes, I’m talking about the M&P Shield in 9mm with a
    current store price of $400 – $440. When you compare that to the Glock 42 which
    is about the same specs one would have to ask the question why someone would
    pay almost $100 more (when you add in transfer fees + tax) for a .380 pistol
    with the same or less capacity than the M&P Shield or other subcompact 9mm
    that are close to the same size as the Glock 42. I think Glock has really
    missed the mark with this new pistol when so many of their loyal customers have
    been asking for a single stack subcompact 9mm for years.

  • Carrier

    Ditto what Chris said…