Quick glance: New Glock 42 .380 Auto

    Glock’s new G42 is on full display here at SHOT 2014. It’s a .380 Auto conceal carry gun with 6+1 capacity.


    Holding it in my hand, it feels a bit different than other Glocks, notably that it’s significantly slimmer than the baby Glock 26. The 5.5lb trigger and sights are still signature Glock, and I’ve heard from a colleague that it shoots really nice with low perceived recoil making it easy to control.


    Above pic: For comparison- G27 (on left) in .40 next to the G42 in .380 Auto.

    If you’ve been waiting for a .380Auto conceal carry Glock, check out the new G42 at your local gun shop.

    Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

    He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.