Photos of Glock 42: Single Stack .380 ACP

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

These two catalog (or magazine) photos purport to show the upcoming Glock 42. I think they look legit. The specifications are almost exactly what I predicated they would be, not because I am some sort of gun seer, but because it they simply make the most sense.

The specifications are for a .380 ACP pistol with 6+1 capacity, white-dot notch sights, a 5.5lbs trigger pull and a overall weight of 13.4 oz empty.

I predict they will sell truckloads of this pistol.

Thanks to Bryan for the tip.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Boomer Boomer on Jan 23, 2014

    I just purchased the new Glock 42 and I am very impressed. I have owned a number of 380's and the Glock is by far my favorite. It is certainly not my primary weapon (I'm a 45 guy) but for a second backup it is wonderful. Good trigger, very accurate and well it is a Glock. I have several friends who shot it and they are as impressed as I am. My wife carries a Lady Smith and she is even impressed. Glock hit a homerun with this one, they are going to sell a boat load of these pocket guns!

  • Matt G. Matt G. on Feb 04, 2014

    I was able to handle this pistol a few days ago. It is very nice, but at this size , it should have been 9mm in my opinion. Disappointment.

    Wait for the 9mm or 40 in this size pistol.