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Model: 42
Glock Pistol 42 .380 Auto Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:0.94-in
Length:5.94-in Height:4.13-in
Barrel:3.2-in Weight:13.76-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor96723
  • Recoil Factor4.63 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor58%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2014 -
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:Glock single-action (SA)
Safety:'Safe Action' trigger safety
Grip:integrated polymer
Sights:fixed, white dot front, white square U rear
Notes:polygonal rifling
Glock Ges.m.b.H.
More Info
Gun Value
MSRP:$480.00Used Est:$375.00
Last Update:11/4/2017
About the Gun

This slim-line subcompact pistol has the slimmest Glock frame for concealment, reversible enlarged magazine catch, dual recoil spring assembly, new trigger system, thumb rest and adjustable rear Glock sights. Like all other Glock models, the Model 42 sports polygonal rifling and locked-breech operation.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .380 Automatic
Alias: 9mm Browning Short
MV: From 900 to 1050 ft/sec
ME: From 168 to 220 ft-lb
WT: From 88 to 115 grains
About the Cartridge

Designed by John Browning and introduced by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium, this cartridge has achieved world-wide acceptance and has even been adopted as the standard pistol cartridge by several governments. One reason for the round's success is that it is the largest practical cartridge that can be easily adapted to small automatic pocket pistols. Ballistics fall far short of even the 9mm Luger, but still prove adequate for most self-defense situations. The round has established quite a niche position in this role, often being chosen over more traditional small calibers such as the .25 and .32 Autos.

User Rating
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1 User Comments
User Comments

4 of 5 Stars
Baby Glock
By pebbycree on 18 Dec 2017
Well made 380 designed for concealed carry. So light you forget you're carrying it. Experienced failures when limp wristing but totally reliable otherwise. Recoil is moderately snappy for inexperienced shooters. Really accurate up to 10 yards...I don't shoot it any farther than that. About 400 rounds so far.