The Glock 42 is one of the new “big deals” coming out at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. It is a single-stack, very thin .380 ACP pistol. A lot of people, myself included, wanted to see a 9mm single-stack from Glock, but we won’t get one for now.
I shot the new G42 at the Media Day at the Range event. I did not have a chance to put a lot of rounds through the pistol, but it did not take many to figure out that I like this gun. Recoil was very light and extremely easy to control. Watch the short video below and see how little muzzle flip there is.
Even with the relatively short grip, I did feel I had enough meat on the gun to control rapid fire. I’d like to get one for further review and really put it through its paces, but so far I like it. I’d still rather the gun in 9mm, but if you like the .380 ACP, this gun is worth your consideration.