GLOCK Press Releases

GLOCK Introduces Smallest Pistol to Date

January 6, 2014 —

SMYRNA, Ga. – Today GLOCK, Inc. announced the launch of its newest pistol – the GLOCK 42. The G42 is the smallest GLOCK pistol ever introduced, making it ideal for pocket carry and other deep concealment carry methods.

Years of requests across all market groups for a super-concealable .380 GLOCK pistol prompted extensive development to bring the GLOCK customer the G42.

The slim design of the G42 fits the hands of any shooter; specifically it gives women or those with smaller hands a comfortable option like they’ve never seen before. 

“This slimline subcompact pistol is able to withstand the rigors of any situation,” said GLOCK Vice President Josh Dorsey, commenting on the durability of GLOCK’s newest model. “It’s safe, simple and fast. The G42 is a GLOCK in every sense.”

GLOCK’s smallest pistol uses the same Safe Action System found in all GLOCK pistols, is backed by more than 25 years of engineering excellence and comes with the GLOCK Limited Lifetime Warranty. Carry with confidence.

G42 product details are listed below:

  • Dimensions
    • Length (overall): 151 mm / 5.94 inch
    • Length (slide cpl.): 146 mm / 5.75 inch
    • Width: 24 mm / 0.94 inch
    • Height (with magazine): 105 mm / 4.13 inch
    • Barrel length: 82.5 mm / 3.25 inch
    • Length of twist: 250 mm / 9.84 inch
    • Trigger distance: 61 mm / 2.40 inch
    • Trigger travel: 12.5 mm / .49 inch
    • Barrel distance: 18 mm / 0.71 inch
    • Line of sight (polymer): 125 mm / 4.92 inch
    • Weight
      • Pistol without magazine: 350 g / 12.35 oz
      • Magazine std. empty: 40 g / 1.41 oz
      • Magazine std. full: 57 g / 2.01 oz
      • Magazine Capacity (rounds): 6
      • Barrel Profile: right hand twist; hexagonal
      • Standard Trigger Pull: ~5.62 lbs
      • Muzzle Velocity*: 886 fps
      • Muzzle Energy*: 162 fps

**depending on ammunition used

 

Both of GLOCK’s new pistols – the G41 Gen4 and G42 – will be unveiled at the GLOCK booth (#12254) during the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Tradeshow (“SHOT Show”), January 14-17, 2014 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, in Las Vegas. The conference is the largest and most comprehensive tradeshow for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services.

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About GLOCK, Inc.

The GLOCK GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit http://us.glock.com