The highly anticipated Glock 42 in .380 caliber hit the market in February 2014, and became an instant success for Glock. The size and caliber selection of the 42 left many Glock fans a bit confused as the 42 was slightly larger than most other ultra compact .380 models. However, the 42 was designed as a sub-compact .380 handgun that could both be concealed and a pleasure to shoot.
Since the pistol has been released, there have been 3 concerns that seem to swirl around the G42:
#1 – Capacity – Although the G42 is slightly larger than some other sub-compact .380 pistols on the market, it only holds 6 rounds. Given it’s size, it looks as though it should be able to carry more than 6.
#2 – Sights – Like most all Glocks, the G42 comes with standard Glock sights. On a gun of this size, those sights are difficult to use. Most people swap the sights out with some form of night sights.
#3 – Size – While the G42 gets plenty of good press, it’s not the smallest 380 on the market so some types of potential CCW options could be hard to pull off. For example, pocket carry. For most pockets, the G42 is too large to comfortable fit in a pocket.
Outside of these few knocks, the Glock 42 has proven to be a outstanding 380 option. The size of most smaller 380 options makes them somewhat unpleasant to shoot. The G42 is actually very comfortable to shoot and offers typical Glock out of the box accuracy.
Here are some commonly asked questions that we see on the Glock 42:
#1 – Will the Glock 42 fit in a holster for any of the other Glock models?
Unfortunately, the unique frame size of the Glock 42 requires it’s own unique fit. Holsters for any other Glock model will be too big for the G42.
#2 – I’m interested in a Don hume holster, but I don’t see the specific holster I want in the glock 42 fit?
While Don Hume offers a number of gun holster models in their line for the Glock 42, they don’t offer it for every holster in their line.
#3 – Can you recommend a small, high riding holster for the Glock 42?
One of our most popular sellers is the Don Hume JIT slide, which can be seen here.
#4 - Do you offer any holsters to fit the Glock 42 with a Crimson Trace laser?
Yes, we carry holsters to fit the G42 with either a red or green CT laser, and those can be seen here.
Holsters listed on this page are available in a version to fit the Glock 42 model pistol.
All prices are in USD.