GLOCK G42

GLOCK G42

Part Number: 201752186

UPC: 764503910616

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Part Number: 201752186

UPC: 764503910616

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GLOCK G42 Description

The GLOCK G42 .380 Pistol is a double-action pistol with a 6+1 magazine capacity that features polygonal barrel rifling. The pistol also features the Safe Action® system, which includes a lever incorporated into the trigger to help prevent accidental firing, and a polymer grip with Gen4 texture. Slimline, compact design. Includes 2 magazines, a bore brush, a rod and a carry case.

GLOCK G42 Specifications

Brand GLOCK
Weight 13.76. oz
Primary Uses
 
Personal Protection
Women, Teens, Persons of Small Stature, Limited Strength

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  • Highest Price: $389.77 - December 31, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $388.08 - January 15, 2019

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GLOCK G42 User Reviews

Positive: 65 Mixed: 4 Negative: 11
  • 100

    Great carry pistol.
    I've had this a week, only put 50 rounds through it so far, but it's great. Easy to handle, and very accurate to about 25 feet.

    July 29, 2018
    Tracy67
  • 100

    Great gun. Love this gun.
    This is my first Glock. Wanted a 380 and could not pass this one up. Love it. No issues to eject or feed. I added a threaded barrel. And plus 2 extensions and extended mags.

    March 17, 2018
    Whahaha
  • 100

    Comfort@ble to shoot
    I purchased about 6 months ago. About 400 rounds both monarch and Remington etc no failures. I did find one great upgrades Vickers racket assist. Just hook two fingers over slide and push forward,do not have to grip slid...e more

    February 11, 2018
    Rick58
  • 60

    Glock 42
    Shots left consistent not me the Glock tight groups just to the left every time.

    February 14, 2018
    Glock Doc
  • 20

    Beyond Disappointed
    Coughed up the extra money to get the Glock and it jams second shot! Talk about disappointing after spending ~$500 bucks. I then call Glock after it jams and jams and jams, send it in, wait 2 weeks, gun returned after th...ey ‘fixed’, go out and shoot ... it jams, first clip! Kind of just want my money back at this point. Would not recommend one bit. Paying for the Glock brand to have a gun that doesn’t shoot, have to spend time runnning to post office, waiting on returns, etc. Dissatisfied. more

    February 1, 2018
    Rs11
  • 100

    Glock
    This gun really does the job. Burglar broke into my house and I melted him in just 3 shots and his pulse was no where to be found. Great recommendation.

    January 7, 2018
    Pablo69
  • 100

    Perfect Weapon Ladies
    Hubby got for my birthday in June. Never owned or shot a pistol. Thought it was time I learn for protection purposes.Took a training safety class then my conceal class. I absolutely love it. Very small, easy to grip, eas...y to handle, and easy to conceal. Truth be told I was scared to own a gun, now one of my favorite pass time is going to the range. Glock 42/380 is the perfect gun for us females looking to learn and feel protected. Only thing I had to add was a grip extender because I have large hands and it make you grip n shoot so much better, they are cheap. My Glock fits in ever purse I own. Very happy with it! more

    December 19, 2017
    MeMeLena
  • 100

    My Little Friend!
    Bought this little .380 as a backup gun. It is so light and easy to carry I find myself taking this out when not on the job, quite a bit, especially in hot weather. As far as issues, I have not had any with it. A female ...police officer I know has had lots of failure to feed issues. After watching her, she was limp wristing it. With correct grip, problem solved! I've also got a 43 now. Just a wee bit bigger and heavier. I just love my Glocks! But mind your grip!!! more

    August 7, 2017
    Grizzly
  • 100

    Love this gun
    Great for carry and as long as you don't limp wrist it, it works like a charm every time. I have put about 1000 rounds through it and no problems whatsoever.

    July 11, 2017
    twocents
  • 80

    Switch
    Pick this pistol up for my wife. She likes it, but always really liked​ our old Bulgaria "Makarov" 9x18. Just because it has a little more power, so did some research found a drop in 9x18 Makarov for the Gloc...k 42. And she loves it more. The 9x18 rounds work perfectly in the mag's and pistol flawlessly. Great up grade. more

    April 28, 2017
    Sam212
  • 100

    100 Percent Perfect !!!
    Had for about a month, ran over 450 rounds of Remington, Winchester, and Blazer Brass range ammo and the G42 ate them all with zero issues. Ran the 99 grain HST Federal and the Hornady Critical Defense 90 grain with zero... issues as well. Bought this for my wife so I ran the heck out of it before giving it her to protect herself and my children. Felt recoil is low and the G42 shoots true. Trigger pull is a bit heavy, which is good for a carry pistol, but very crisp. You wont regret this purchase for a CCW. more

    January 6, 2017
    Go Dawgs beat Tech
  • 100

    Great Little Gun
    Have tried several 380's. The Glock 42 is the best feeling and shooting one I shot. I bought a used Glock 42 for my warm weather carry gun. Very easy to conceal! The recoil is light and allows you to stay on target.... Three quick well placed shots are better than one well placed shot of the next caliber. Going to Academy tomorrow to purchase another 42 to keep in the house. My wife will practice with this one and will be available in the house if it is needed. This is an excellent gun for women, much easier on their wrist and less chance of a jam due to limp wristing the gun. more

    November 22, 2016
    Dugz44
  • 100

    Glock .380
    Excellent handling on close quarters. No jams, low recoil, very reliable with no problems. The light weight is great for concealment and carry.

    June 16, 2016
    kimosabi
  • 100

    Great self defense gun
    Picked one up last weekend at my local academy, was happy to see it had the latest magazine and mag catch revisions from Glock. Performed flawlessly on its first range outing, very easy to make quick follow up shots. Wil...l be my summertime carry gun picked up a pocket holster for it as well. more

    April 13, 2016
    Jay F
  • 100

    great little all-in-one
    This is currently my only handgun, but it makes an awesome little range gun in addition to a nice personal defense gun. I have put around 300 rounds through mine (both flat nosed, and hollow points) without any issues.

    April 11, 2016
    joeynice
  • 20

    Unreliable
    Lots of issues with failure to feed. Sent back to Glock already. This did no resolve the issue. Some ammunitions are worse than others, but the bottom line is that the gun is not reliable. I would never use for a conceal... carry gun. I am not the only one with these issues, google Glock 42 feed issues. more

    March 25, 2016
    unhappyuser1
  • 100

    Nasty!
    Love this gun. A joy to carry as well as shoot. Since I got it my others are getting dusty.

    January 24, 2016
    Whaler1
  • 100

    Great Small Pistol
    I recently purchased the Glock 42 and love it. It really easy to shoot with little recoil. I had purchased another small 380 a month or so earlier but this Glock is far better. It fits my hand the felt recoil is light an...d the sights are great. I shot 200 plus rounds the first trip to the range with absolutely no failures. Would certainly recommend this pistol. more

    January 21, 2016
    Snowman46
  • 100

    FTE Issue or not?
    Bought Glock 42 a month ago. Been to range several times and thought I had an issue with the pistol failing to eject the spent round on the second shot. Tried different ammo, different magazines and still had same issue.... Spoke to range official and other shooter with same Glock 42 who was also having same issue. Turns out issue was my thumb hitting slide when weapon was ejecting cartridge. I am not the only one with this issue! Used extended mags and changed hand position. No further issues since. Be careful of hand position with this pistol! I didn't even know my thumb was obstructing slide movement... more

    January 7, 2016
    MikeMo2016
  • 100

    Fantastic pistol!
    Bought this pistol about a month ago. Great for conceal carry. So easy to shoot. Accurate. It's a GLOCK! Great firearm. I love it. Would recommend to anyone wanting something for conceal carry. Ladies, this one will... be easy for you to handle, load, shoot, & conceal. more

    December 18, 2015
    34Punkin
  • 100

    Great for CCW permit holders
    Before i purchased my Glock 42 i had read numerous reports of feed and ejection problems. I contacted Glock and was told my a tech that upgrades had been done to the 42 and told me what to look for before i made my purch...ase. Firts look at the mags if there is a 2 or other number below the serial number , it has been upgraded. Look inside at the slide releae and if it has a dash behind the serial number then the number 2, the pistol has the upgrades. My 42 was as he had told me what to look for. Mine has 450 rds thru it all various types of ammo with NO problems what so ever. He told me if the gun didnt have the upgrade numbers send it to Glock and they would up grade it. Bought the Glock 43 same day, it has 400 rounds no problems there either. I carry the 43 my wife carries the 42. Both are awesome more

    November 18, 2015
    Vietnam Veteran
  • 100

    Awesome gun
    Awesome gun. Shoots great very smooth. The perfect conceal carry gun. No kick my wife just loves it! Hands down the best conceal carry gun I've ever owned

    October 20, 2015
    Stallion99
  • 100

    Great Carry Choice!
    This is the 2nd handgun I've purchased. First one is a Springfield XDM 4.5". This is the best carry gun for me because it's small and lightweight. Literally can fit around your waist or inside a holster. I... have a inside the belt holster which fits snug around me. Thinking about getting my girlfriend one also soon but I would recommend this to anyone as a first gun or a conceal carry. more

    October 14, 2015
    nle27
  • 100

    Great Gun
    I bought this for my wife vs a 9mm do to the recoil from a higher caliber ..She really enjoys shooting it and it is comfortable in her hand once I added a +1 pierce grip.

    October 17, 2015
    Eric109924
  • 100

    Small and reliable.
    I bought this for my girlfriend, but I love to shoot it. It is small, but accurate. Buy self defense rounds and carry everyday.

    September 3, 2015
    johnd44
  • 60

    It's ok
    I'm going to have to adjust the rear sight. At 25' it shoots 3" to the left. I have the 42 and a basic P238. The P238 was $500.00, but I prefer it.

    June 2, 2015
    PMC1
  • 100

    Glock home run!
    After carrying other 380's appendix this is by far the best one yet. Small, light weight and has the perfect grip for me. Definitely lives up to the Glock reputation of solid reliability.

    April 20, 2015
    Chad76
  • 100

    Great gun- very accurate and easy to handle.
    enjoyed testing out this gun the other day at a gun range.

    October 22, 2014
    snewh706
  • 100

    Awesome
    Great gun, fun, dependable, accurate, concealable, light weight. It's a glock no need to say anymore... Academy is the best deal out there.

    October 18, 2014
    Big DS
  • 100

    My New EDC
    The G42 is a great gun for EDC. I've carried .380, 9mm, .40, .45. Each one requires good shot placement, regardless of power. The .380 allows better shot placement because of its lighter load. I was lucky enough to ...receive the latest version of the G42; revision 2. Early batches had feed issues with certain brands of ammo. This gun shoots really well for a subcompact. It is a rugged tool, like all Glocks, and will function with little maintenance. Great carry option for when you are wearing light clothes. You can replace the springs in the factory magazine with MagGuts, adding an extra round. These work great and continue to be fully reliable. I'd recommend this pistol to anyone who wants a super reliable, tough, accurate self defense EDC pistol. more

    October 14, 2014
    Crick Nasty
  • 100

    Great concealed carry gun!
    I bought this for my concealed carry weapon. My Glock 23 is just a bit much for IWB carry. The Glock 42 is perfect. It is almost as accurate as the .40 cal 23. I read a lot of reviews about how this gun is finicky about ...what ammo is used. I have shot about 200 rounds of the cheapest ammo I can find, and have had no problems. I'm going to get another one for my wife. This is a great gun! more

    October 5, 2014
    Glocked In 1952
  • 80

    Light and Accurate
    First I'm not Glock fan but i decided to buy this baby since i was looking for a 380 pistol and the Beretta Pico is in the freeze.I have this litle glock for about 2 month and i have shot 200 rounds. what can I tell... is: 1. Very accuarte 2. No failure or jams 3. Confortable (ergonomic) 4. Really light, ideal ccw Like others I'm waiting for the 9mm single stack version. The only issue found is that some times when you reassemble it the recoil spring gets out of position and you have to dissasemble it again applying extra force, It's really scary. Four stars for now. more

    September 5, 2014
    Valpo114
  • 100

    Sweet Shootin' Little Power House
    This is my second .380 but my first Glock. Though my hands are XL, this gun is very comfortable to me.The recoil is surprisingly minimal. I am able to rapid fire accurately, a bit faster than with my 9mm SIG and much fas...ter than with my .40 S&W M&P. This gun is comfortable to carry with a "Uncle Mike's" holster, inside the waistband, even when dressed for the gym. Totally satisfied with this Glock 42 and especially with the sales guy at Academy for helping me to secure it. more

    July 30, 2014
    CplRon
  • 100

    Glock42 a great conceal weapon
    I purchased a Glock 42 about 2 months ago. I have only fired about 125 rounds thru it. It has a minimal recoil and is very accurate. I would recommend it for a man or woman for conceal carry. My wife also fired it and li...ked it. It was easy to break down to clean. Loaded with Critical Defense ammo I feel it is a great close range personal defense weapon. more

    July 9, 2014
    RVman
  • 100

    Perfect .380
    This is the perfect .380!!!!! It is very light and accurate. I took it straight to the range and shot about 150 rounds with no jams at all. It is very smooth to shoot and fits great in my hand better than my G26. You wil...l absolutely love it!!! more

    July 12, 2014
    luimald
  • 100

    Nice little gun
    I finally got one of these guns, as they have been hard to find due to the popularity. Very happy with it. Unlike a lot of other .380s I've shot, this one actually feels good in the hand. I am waiting for magazine e...xtensions to hit the market, as the grip is a bit short to be fully comfortable for me, but I knew that going in. My wife and mother both love it as-is, so smaller hands will like it bone stock. This is a great little gun for concealing and having a decent round. It's not a 9 or 40, but it's not intended to be. It's a well-built, small, concealable firearm that has little kick and is as accurate as anything I've shot in the same class. It's a LOT more comfortable than most other guns in the class, as well. more

    June 29, 2014
    Catch22
  • 100

    Great little Gun
    My wife just got her CHL and was wanting a pistol a little smaller than my Glock 22. So we got her this Glock 42. We put 250 rounds down range the other night and we had on jam up when she first fired it. But it responde...d perfect for the rect of the night. We used two different types of rounds to make sure that didn't make a difference. The pistol shot very true with little to no kick. Very nice hand gun for concealment. more

    May 18, 2014
    wlsntaz57
  • 100

    Glock 42
    Awesome little gun. almost no felt recoil and very accurate. I purchased one for myself it works so well for me  I purchased another for my wife.   

    April 7, 2014
    BOBBY
  • 60

    It does not like Cheap Ammo
    Pros: Feels great in hand. Low recoil. Accurate. Very light. Cons: It's not a 9mm, it does not like certain ammo. Other info: Monarch Ammo would not feed. Winchester and Remington worked great. If you like to shoot ...a lot, this gun feels better than any other subcompact 380 out there. It is a little bigger than most subcompacts but feels great in the hand. Very accurate for a 380 due to slightly longer barrel. I would recommend testing any self defense ammo thoroughly before you carry this as a self defense weapon. If it liked cheap target ammo, I would have given this 5 stars...but it don't. I did purchase this at Academy and had great service. more

    March 4, 2014
    Chickencheeseneck
  • 100

    Great carry pistol.
    I've had this a week, only put 50 rounds through it so far, but it's great. Easy to handle, and very accurate to about 25 feet.

    July 31, 2018
    Tracy67
  • 100

    Great gun. Love this gun.
    This is my first Glock. Wanted a 380 and could not pass this one up. Love it. No issues to eject or feed. I added a threaded barrel. And plus 2 extensions and extended mags.

    March 18, 2018
    Whahaha
  • 100

    Comfort@ble to shoot
    I purchased about 6 months ago. About 400 rounds both monarch and Remington etc no failures. I did find one great upgrades Vickers racket assist. Just hook two fingers over slide and push forward,do not have to grip slid...e more

    February 16, 2018
    Rick58
  • 100

    Glock
    This gun really does the job. Burglar broke into my house and I melted him in just 3 shots and his pulse was no where to be found. Great recommendation.

    January 6, 2018
    Pablo69
  • 100

    Perfect Weapon Ladies
    Hubby got for my birthday in June. Never owned or shot a pistol. Thought it was time I learn for protection purposes.Took a training safety class then my conceal class. I absolutely love it. Very small, easy to grip, eas...y to handle, and easy to conceal. Truth be told I was scared to own a gun, now one of my favorite pass time is going to the range. Glock 42/380 is the perfect gun for us females looking to learn and feel protected. Only thing I had to add was a grip extender because I have large hands and it make you grip n shoot so much better, they are cheap. My Glock fits in ever purse I own. Very happy with it! more

    December 26, 2017
    MeMeLena
  • 100

    My Little Friend!
    Bought this little .380 as a backup gun. It is so light and easy to carry I find myself taking this out when not on the job, quite a bit, especially in hot weather. As far as issues, I have not had any with it. A female ...police officer I know has had lots of failure to feed issues. After watching her, she was limp wristing it. With correct grip, problem solved! I've also got a 43 now. Just a wee bit bigger and heavier. I just love my Glocks! But mind your grip!!! more

    August 8, 2017
    Grizzly
  • 100

    Love this gun
    Great for carry and as long as you don't limp wrist it, it works like a charm every time. I have put about 1000 rounds through it and no problems whatsoever.

    July 10, 2017
    twocents
  • 100

    100 Percent Perfect !!!
    Had for about a month, ran over 450 rounds of Remington, Winchester, and Blazer Brass range ammo and the G42 ate them all with zero issues. Ran the 99 grain HST Federal and the Hornady Critical Defense 90 grain with zero... issues as well. Bought this for my wife so I ran the heck out of it before giving it her to protect herself and my children. Felt recoil is low and the G42 shoots true. Trigger pull is a bit heavy, which is good for a carry pistol, but very crisp. You wont regret this purchase for a CCW. more

    January 10, 2017
    Go Dawgs beat Tech
  • 100

    Great Little Gun
    Have tried several 380's. The Glock 42 is the best feeling and shooting one I shot. I bought a used Glock 42 for my warm weather carry gun. Very easy to conceal! The recoil is light and allows you to stay on target.... Three quick well placed shots are better than one well placed shot of the next caliber. Going to Academy tomorrow to purchase another 42 to keep in the house. My wife will practice with this one and will be available in the house if it is needed. This is an excellent gun for women, much easier on their wrist and less chance of a jam due to limp wristing the gun. more

    November 25, 2016
    Dugz44
  • 100

    Glock .380
    Excellent handling on close quarters. No jams, low recoil, very reliable with no problems. The light weight is great for concealment and carry.

    June 14, 2016
    kimosabi
  • 100

    Great self defense gun
    Picked one up last weekend at my local academy, was happy to see it had the latest magazine and mag catch revisions from Glock. Performed flawlessly on its first range outing, very easy to make quick follow up shots. Wil...l be my summertime carry gun picked up a pocket holster for it as well. more

    April 9, 2016
    Jay F
  • 100

    great little all-in-one
    This is currently my only handgun, but it makes an awesome little range gun in addition to a nice personal defense gun. I have put around 300 rounds through mine (both flat nosed, and hollow points) without any issues.

    April 8, 2016
    joeynice
  • 100

    Nasty!
    Love this gun. A joy to carry as well as shoot. Since I got it my others are getting dusty.

    January 27, 2016
    Whaler1
  • 100

    Great Small Pistol
    I recently purchased the Glock 42 and love it. It really easy to shoot with little recoil. I had purchased another small 380 a month or so earlier but this Glock is far better. It fits my hand the felt recoil is light an...d the sights are great. I shot 200 plus rounds the first trip to the range with absolutely no failures. Would certainly recommend this pistol. more

    January 24, 2016
    Snowman46
  • 100

    FTE Issue or not?
    Bought Glock 42 a month ago. Been to range several times and thought I had an issue with the pistol failing to eject the spent round on the second shot. Tried different ammo, different magazines and still had same issue.... Spoke to range official and other shooter with same Glock 42 who was also having same issue. Turns out issue was my thumb hitting slide when weapon was ejecting cartridge. I am not the only one with this issue! Used extended mags and changed hand position. No further issues since. Be careful of hand position with this pistol! I didn't even know my thumb was obstructing slide movement... more

    January 7, 2016
    MikeMo2016
  • 100

    Fantastic pistol!
    Bought this pistol about a month ago. Great for conceal carry. So easy to shoot. Accurate. It's a GLOCK! Great firearm. I love it. Would recommend to anyone wanting something for conceal carry. Ladies, this one will... be easy for you to handle, load, shoot, & conceal. more

    December 22, 2015
    34Punkin
  • 100

    Great for CCW permit holders
    Before i purchased my Glock 42 i had read numerous reports of feed and ejection problems. I contacted Glock and was told my a tech that upgrades had been done to the 42 and told me what to look for before i made my purch...ase. Firts look at the mags if there is a 2 or other number below the serial number , it has been upgraded. Look inside at the slide releae and if it has a dash behind the serial number then the number 2, the pistol has the upgrades. My 42 was as he had told me what to look for. Mine has 450 rds thru it all various types of ammo with NO problems what so ever. He told me if the gun didnt have the upgrade numbers send it to Glock and they would up grade it. Bought the Glock 43 same day, it has 400 rounds no problems there either. I carry the 43 my wife carries the 42. Both are awesome more

    November 11, 2015
    Vietnam Veteran
  • 100

    Awesome gun
    Awesome gun. Shoots great very smooth. The perfect conceal carry gun. No kick my wife just loves it! Hands down the best conceal carry gun I've ever owned

    October 21, 2015
    Stallion99
  • 100

    Great Carry Choice!
    This is the 2nd handgun I've purchased. First one is a Springfield XDM 4.5". This is the best carry gun for me because it's small and lightweight. Literally can fit around your waist or inside a holster. I... have a inside the belt holster which fits snug around me. Thinking about getting my girlfriend one also soon but I would recommend this to anyone as a first gun or a conceal carry. more

    October 16, 2015
    nle27
  • 100

    Great Gun
    I bought this for my wife vs a 9mm do to the recoil from a higher caliber ..She really enjoys shooting it and it is comfortable in her hand once I added a +1 pierce grip.

    October 15, 2015
    Eric109924
  • 100

    Small and reliable.
    I bought this for my girlfriend, but I love to shoot it. It is small, but accurate. Buy self defense rounds and carry everyday.

    September 4, 2015
    johnd44
  • 100

    Glock home run!
    After carrying other 380's appendix this is by far the best one yet. Small, light weight and has the perfect grip for me. Definitely lives up to the Glock reputation of solid reliability.

    April 21, 2015
    Chad76
  • 100

    Great gun- very accurate and easy to handle.
    enjoyed testing out this gun the other day at a gun range.

    October 19, 2014
    snewh706
  • 100

    Awesome
    Great gun, fun, dependable, accurate, concealable, light weight. It's a glock no need to say anymore... Academy is the best deal out there.

    October 14, 2014
    Big DS
  • 100

    My New EDC
    The G42 is a great gun for EDC. I've carried .380, 9mm, .40, .45. Each one requires good shot placement, regardless of power. The .380 allows better shot placement because of its lighter load. I was lucky enough to ...receive the latest version of the G42; revision 2. Early batches had feed issues with certain brands of ammo. This gun shoots really well for a subcompact. It is a rugged tool, like all Glocks, and will function with little maintenance. Great carry option for when you are wearing light clothes. You can replace the springs in the factory magazine with MagGuts, adding an extra round. These work great and continue to be fully reliable. I'd recommend this pistol to anyone who wants a super reliable, tough, accurate self defense EDC pistol. more

    October 11, 2014
    Crick Nasty
  • 100

    Great concealed carry gun!
    I bought this for my concealed carry weapon. My Glock 23 is just a bit much for IWB carry. The Glock 42 is perfect. It is almost as accurate as the .40 cal 23. I read a lot of reviews about how this gun is finicky about ...what ammo is used. I have shot about 200 rounds of the cheapest ammo I can find, and have had no problems. I'm going to get another one for my wife. This is a great gun! more

    October 7, 2014
    Glocked In 1952
  • 100

    Sweet Shootin' Little Power House
    This is my second .380 but my first Glock. Though my hands are XL, this gun is very comfortable to me.The recoil is surprisingly minimal. I am able to rapid fire accurately, a bit faster than with my 9mm SIG and much fas...ter than with my .40 S&W M&P. This gun is comfortable to carry with a "Uncle Mike's" holster, inside the waistband, even when dressed for the gym. Totally satisfied with this Glock 42 and especially with the sales guy at Academy for helping me to secure it. more

    July 26, 2014
    CplRon
  • 100

    Glock42 a great conceal weapon
    I purchased a Glock 42 about 2 months ago. I have only fired about 125 rounds thru it. It has a minimal recoil and is very accurate. I would recommend it for a man or woman for conceal carry. My wife also fired it and li...ked it. It was easy to break down to clean. Loaded with Critical Defense ammo I feel it is a great close range personal defense weapon. more

    July 15, 2014
    RVman
  • 100

    Perfect .380
    This is the perfect .380!!!!! It is very light and accurate. I took it straight to the range and shot about 150 rounds with no jams at all. It is very smooth to shoot and fits great in my hand better than my G26. You wil...l absolutely love it!!! more

    July 12, 2014
    Luis
  • 100

    Nice little gun
    I finally got one of these guns, as they have been hard to find due to the popularity. Very happy with it. Unlike a lot of other .380s I've shot, this one actually feels good in the hand. I am waiting for magazine e...xtensions to hit the market, as the grip is a bit short to be fully comfortable for me, but I knew that going in. My wife and mother both love it as-is, so smaller hands will like it bone stock. This is a great little gun for concealing and having a decent round. It's not a 9 or 40, but it's not intended to be. It's a well-built, small, concealable firearm that has little kick and is as accurate as anything I've shot in the same class. It's a LOT more comfortable than most other guns in the class, as well. more

    July 2, 2014
    Catch22
  • 100

    Great little Gun
    My wife just got her CHL and was wanting a pistol a little smaller than my Glock 22. So we got her this Glock 42. We put 250 rounds down range the other night and we had on jam up when she first fired it. But it responde...d perfect for the rect of the night. We used two different types of rounds to make sure that didn't make a difference. The pistol shot very true with little to no kick. Very nice hand gun for concealment. more

    May 20, 2014
    wlsntaz57
  • 100

    Glock 42
    Awesome little gun. almost no felt recoil and very accurate. I purchased one for myself it works so well for me  I purchased another for my wife.   

    April 3, 2014
    BOBBY
  • 80

    Switch
    Pick this pistol up for my wife. She likes it, but always really liked​ our old Bulgaria "Makarov" 9x18. Just because it has a little more power, so did some research found a drop in 9x18 Makarov for the Gloc...k 42. And she loves it more. The 9x18 rounds work perfectly in the mag's and pistol flawlessly. Great up grade. more

    April 30, 2017
    Sam212
  • 80

    Light and Accurate
    First I'm not Glock fan but i decided to buy this baby since i was looking for a 380 pistol and the Beretta Pico is in the freeze.I have this litle glock for about 2 month and i have shot 200 rounds. what can I tell... is: 1. Very accuarte 2. No failure or jams 3. Confortable (ergonomic) 4. Really light, ideal ccw Like others I'm waiting for the 9mm single stack version. The only issue found is that some times when you reassemble it the recoil spring gets out of position and you have to dissasemble it again applying extra force, It's really scary. Four stars for now. more

    September 2, 2014
    Valpo114
  • 60

    Glock 42
    Shots left consistent not me the Glock tight groups just to the left every time.

    February 13, 2018
    Glock Doc
  • 60

    It's ok
    I'm going to have to adjust the rear sight. At 25' it shoots 3" to the left. I have the 42 and a basic P238. The P238 was $500.00, but I prefer it.

    June 1, 2015
    PMC1
  • 60

    It does not like Cheap Ammo
    Pros: Feels great in hand. Low recoil. Accurate. Very light. Cons: It's not a 9mm, it does not like certain ammo. Other info: Monarch Ammo would not feed. Winchester and Remington worked great. If you like to shoot ...a lot, this gun feels better than any other subcompact 380 out there. It is a little bigger than most subcompacts but feels great in the hand. Very accurate for a 380 due to slightly longer barrel. I would recommend testing any self defense ammo thoroughly before you carry this as a self defense weapon. If it liked cheap target ammo, I would have given this 5 stars...but it don't. I did purchase this at Academy and had great service. more

    March 5, 2014
    Chickencheeseneck
  • 20

    Beyond Disappointed
    Coughed up the extra money to get the Glock and it jams second shot! Talk about disappointing after spending ~$500 bucks. I then call Glock after it jams and jams and jams, send it in, wait 2 weeks, gun returned after th...ey ‘fixed’, go out and shoot ... it jams, first clip! Kind of just want my money back at this point. Would not recommend one bit. Paying for the Glock brand to have a gun that doesn’t shoot, have to spend time runnning to post office, waiting on returns, etc. Dissatisfied. more

    January 28, 2018
    Rs11
  • 20

    Unreliable
    Lots of issues with failure to feed. Sent back to Glock already. This did no resolve the issue. Some ammunitions are worse than others, but the bottom line is that the gun is not reliable. I would never use for a conceal... carry gun. I am not the only one with these issues, google Glock 42 feed issues. more

    March 27, 2016
    unhappyuser1
  • 100

    Another great addition to the Glock family
    Bought this glock 42 for my wife's first carry gun she immediately took to it had no problems holding it loading it shooting it. Tried several different defense ammo as well as plain Jane FMJs with zero issues.Gun is... very accurate and easy to control.Congratulations Glock another home run! more

    October 4, 2016
    The Gun Guy
  • 60

    glock 42 not reliable
    purchased the glock 42 on January 10 2016 for my wife to conceal carry. At the range could not complete 6 rounds with out FTE or FTF. Sent to factory after 100 rounds. Got the pistol back with no explanation of what they... did. Called the factory they could not tell me what was wrong. At the range the problem has improved slightly. The gun feels great in the hand but is not reliable enough to allow my wife to use this as a CW. Will research alternatives more

    February 18, 2016
    mike

GLOCK G42 Critic Reviews