It appears a new longslide .45 is coming from Smyrna: the Glock 41 pistol. Â There has not been an official statement from Glock, but the guns have started popping up in online catalogs around the internet.
The new Glock 41 handguns will be “practical-tactical” versions of the company’s model 21 SF, with a 5.3″ barrel instead of a 4.6″ barrel. Â The 13 round magazines will be standard and interchangeable with the model 21. Â A 10-round restricted capacity version will also be sold.
As stated previously, Glock has not made any official statement on the new guns at the time of this writing. Â No images of the new gun has yet leaked. Â I expect the guns will be officially announced in December, and then shown at the SHOT Show in January. Â We will bring you photos and additional information of the gun from the show.
There are additional rumors of a Glock 42 that may be also introduced in January. Â I’ve not been able to find any solid information on this gun, and the internet is full of speculation on this pistol (if it even exists.) Â Steve at The Firearm Blog posted an image of a Glock ad that hints at a subcompact pistol called the G42. Â But, who knows if the ad is a complete Photoshop fake or something real. Â (Ed. note: Â The Glock 42 is real. Â It is a .380 ACP single stack pistol. Â Click here for a full review.)
It will be interesting to see if Glock will finally jump into the single stack 9mm (like the S&W Shield, Springfield XD-S) or the lightweight, pocket .380 (like the Ruger LCP, SIG P238, Kel-Tec P-3AT) markets. Â With the recent recall on the XD-S line of pistols, Glock could certainly push their “perfection” image in that area for maximum benefit.
The Glock 41 as a “tactical” .45 ACP pistol has been confirmed through multiple, reliable sources. Â The gun will have all of the standard Gen 4 characteristics including the interchangeable backstraps.
The frame is supposed to be the same as a model 21 with the slide from a Glock 34 (with an enlarged hole on the business end to handle the wider barrel). Â This would extend the company’s Lego-like creation of new guns from existing parts (see: Glock 31s announced at the 2013 SHOT Show). Â My above photo of the model 34 was more accurate than I anticipated.
Glock 41 Tactical Specifications