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About the Glock 42

Chambered in .380 ACP, the Glock® 42 pistol is an affordable striker-fired pistol, built upon a micro-compact lightweight polymer frame with improved ergonomics and enhanced reliability in concealed carry and personal defense applications. Hailed as one of the most concealable and reliable pistols to ever hit the market, the G42 features Glock's world-renowned Safe Action® trigger system for a consistent pull and crisp, clean break. The durable, DLC-coated stainless steel slide features enhanced slide serrations for speedy, intuitive manipulation, while the traditional 3-dot sight system offers quick, intuitive target acquisition in any personal defense application. The G42 is compatible with a variety of factory and aftermarket single-stack magazines from a variety of renowned manufacturers, including ETS®, Magpul®, KCI®, and more, making it one of the most versatile and powerful micro-compact pistols on the market today.

What is a striker-fired fire system?

Instead of pulling an external hammer with your thumb, or utilizing an internal hammer operated by a sear and trigger pull, striker-fired pistols require the slide to be pulled rearward, or “racked” back and released forward, pulling the firing pin rearward and capturing it under spring tension. The trigger releases the striker mechanism, allowing the spring tension to release and force the pin forward to strike the primer, firing the round in the chamber. Because there is no hammer to cock or release, the trigger pull of most striker-fired pistols is incredibly easy to pull and features a low pull weight, allowing shooters of all shapes and sizes to operate the firearm more reliably under extreme stress.

Shop our full collection of Glock 42 magazines and accessories today and enjoy superior firepower and dependable operation in harsh tactical, competitive, and target shooting applications without breaking the bank.