Selected Handgun Detail

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
  • Power Factor (90 grain bullet)86940
  • Recoil Factor (90 grain bullet)3.89 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor54%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2014 -
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:striker 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.
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Gun Value
MSRP:$480.00Used Est:$375.00
Last Update:8/20/2023
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
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:90 grains
MV:966 ft/sec ME:187 ft-lbs
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
2 User Ratings
2 User Comments
User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
Great BABY!
By bfdtpkt on 21 Sep 2021
This is a great little gun! I usually carry “9’s” but this thing is so light and concealable I find myself carrying it quite often with a “STICKY” pocket holster. I don’t necessarily agree that a 9mm is much better. .380 ammo has come a long way and WOULD NOT want to be shot by my GLOCK 42! This is actually a great gun for people that are a little intimidated to carry, especially the ladies.

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.