[FIREARM REVIEW] Glock 42 Review for Concealed Carry


I fired a total of 500 rounds through the Glock 42, and am pleased to say that I did not experience a single issue while using three different types of ammunition. I’m not surprised, as I’ve never had any issues with any of my Glocks. I don’t really have anything else to report on this front. Glock is #1 in reliability for a reason, and was happy to see this track record continue. I would have surely been disappointed if I were to encounter any issues.


Glock implemented their standard safety features in the G42 as they do with their other firearms. No external safeties here (well, except the trigger safety). Sometimes people overlook the fact that thumb safeties have been known to get caught up in clothing while drawing. With Glocks, your safeties are all internal and do just what they’re supposed to do. During a stressful situation, there is no need to potentially fumble with an external safety. Furthermore, if anyone tells you that they practice disengaging their safety and it would never be an issue in a stressful situation, don’t listen to them unless they have already had to draw in a stressful situation. No person on earth will know exactly how they will react until the time comes, regardless of how much practice or experience they have. That firearm will never discharge unless you pull the trigger. For more information on their “Safe Action” System, click here.


MSRP: $475

Fair? You betcha. It’s exactly where I figured the price would be. Once this firearm hits your local gun shop, I’d recommend getting your hands on one quickly. They’re sure to be a huge hit and will most likely sell out quickly.


I’m thrilled that Glock is finally in the 380 category of pocket pistols. This firearm is everything I expect a Glock to be. A lot of people are not happy with their caliber decision, instead asking for a similar design in a single-stack 9mm. What many are forgetting though, is that the .380 pocket pistol market is absolutely huge and is still growing. If it’s not the perfect concealed carry firearm for you, it may be for someone else. There are many people who cannot handle the recoil of a higher caliber with the same effectiveness as they can with a 380.

I stand by Glock’s decision to produce this firearm, and I’m sure there are many people out there who cannot wait to get their hands on it. Glock FTW.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 holster.
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