I have to admit I was skeptical to get all lathered up about the new Glock 42. Most other gun companies launched a pocket-sized .380 ACP option years ago. But I decided to give it a shot (ha!) at SHOT Show Media Day at the Range.
I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a comfortable gun to shoot and it does an admirable job of soaking up whatever recoil a small .380 ACP has to offer.
There are no big innovations with this gun. It’s a ¾ size Glock, more or less. The most notable difference is that the frame is has much more rounded contours, which certainly contributes to its comfort.
It’s a single-stack design, so it’s thin, unlike the “Baby Glocks.” This limits capacity to 6 in the magazine and one in the chamber. If you’re in the market for a pocket .380, it’s worth a look.