Birth of a Concealed Carry Star — Glock 42

| December 24, 2013 | 5 Comments

Glock has been the long time favorite of many LEO’s around the country and there have been a lot of speculation about the Glock 42 being a compact 9mm. It seems to me Glock has decided to jump in the pocket 380 craze but albeit very late IMHO. Squid posted these pictures over at and it seems all real to me, what do you think?




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  1. Samuel Leoon Suggs says:

    Why are they using tenifer on a new pistol I thought they where phasing it out?

  2. It was my understanding that the Tenifer finish was going away also so that Glock would not have to pay royalties. Supposedly a lot of the Gen4’s are being produced with the new finish, though I have not spent a lot of time trying to validate this as I am not that big of a Glock admirer 🙂

    I think this would be really easy for block to step forward and clear this up once and for all.

  3. Tsquared says:

    Glock already has two .380 pistols with the G25 (compact) and G28 (sub-compact). These are double stack magazines that makes the width of each at 1.18 inch. The biggest show stopper for most people is that both of these are Law Enforcement Only weapons available on the Blue Label program (military, fire, and their retirees also qualify).

    I would love the idea of a single stack mag Glock but in 9 mm. I like my G26 but I would jump all over a narrower Glock.

  4. bobby b says:

    “It seems to me Glock has decided to jump in the pocket 380 craze but albeit very late IMHO.”

    Maybe late like a crazy fox . . . uh, crazy like a late fox . . . no . . . foxy like a late craze . . . okay, how about just a well-timed entry?

    Conventional wisdom now holds that most affordable carry-sized .380ACP pocket rockets simply cannot approach the reliability of larger, sturdier guns.

    Starting back with the first versions of Kel-Tek’s P3AT (“Look! It fired! What did you do to it?!”), and continuing through a number of other brands’ blatant Kel-Tek clones, we were spending all of our gun time sanding and buffing and fluffing and grinding and polishing and addressing our UPS address labels to the factories by heart.

    Then we’d go to the range and shoot ten magazines with one FTE and two FTF’s and maybe a smiley-faced stovepipe per magazine, and then we’d talk about what we’d changed and how it had helped and then we’d buff and wipe and rub and scratch some more . . . .

    And I did this over and over, in the folly of hope over experience, because if the littlest .380’s could be completely, 100% reliable – like my Glock 26 is reliable – it would be my absolute favorite carry gun.

    And so, without spending stupid-sized piles of money, there are no great choices amongst the .380’s that are out there.

    But now Glock looks to be making a .380 close to my preferred carry size? And, like my other Glocks, it will go bang every time I pull the trigger? With no hand-machining or precision-polishing of ramps and guides and pivots and slots after every abbreviated range session?

    For many frustrated mouse-gun adherents, hearing this news now – long past the time when we’d all given up hope that it would ever really happen – suffice it to say that Glock’s going to have a lot of pent-up market demand to satisfy. A LOT.

  5. Rob M says:

    They made the gun everyone wanted, in the caliber no one wanted.

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