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Glock Model 42


Type:Pistol
Produced:2014 -
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:Glock single-action (SA)
Safety:'Safe Action' trigger safety
Magazine:6-round
Frame:polymer
Grips:integrated polymer
Sights:fixed, white dot front, white square U rear
Notes:polygonal rifling
Barrel Length:3.2 in.
Overall Length:5.94 in.
Height:4.13 in.
Width:0.94 in.
Weight:13.76 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Glock Ges.m.b.H.+43 2247 90300 0
Nelkeng 3Website:
Deutsch-Wagram Austria www.glock.com
Importer:Phone Number:
GLOCK Inc. USA770-432-1202
6000 Highlands ParkwayWebsite:
Smyrna GA 30082www.glock.com
MSRP:$499
Used Est.:$425
Last Update: 7/28/2016

Caliber:.380 Automatic
Alias:9mm Browning Short
Muzzle Velocities - from900to1050ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from168to220ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from88to115gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:96723- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:4.63 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:7 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Good
Defense Factor:58%

About the Handgun:
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.
About the Manufacturer:
Founded by Gaston Glock in 1963, this precision-engineering business surprised the world in 1983 by winning a contract to provide 25,000 pistols for the Austrian army - having never made a pistol before. This venture met with great success however, and Glock's guns have acquired such a sound reputation for reliability and simplicity that subsidiaries have been opened in the US, Hong Kong and Uruguay. By the year 2000 more than 2.5 million guns had been sold to military and police forces in a hundred countries.
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.
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