Glock 42 Measurements Compared to Other Pistols

Recently I wrote about a couple of pictures that had been posted over on the Boomershooter forum from a magazine of what appears the be the rumored Glock 42. One of the pictures contained some dimensions of the pistol, which is a really big deal for us following this story. Previously I had tried to overlay the outline of the Glock 42 from the ad over a picture of a Glock 26, but it appears that I wasn’t quite as accurate as I had hoped that I was.

The picture above shows that the length of the pistol from the muzzle to the tip of the beaver tail is 5.94″

Using this information, I was able to make a scalable vector image of the Glock 42, and scale it (as close as I could get it) to other popular concealed carry pistols on the market. It appears that this pistol will be a little bit smaller than I had originally speculated, but that’s a good thing.

Please keep in mind that I’m not a graphic designer, so my methods may not be 100% good to go, but I think this gives us at the very least a good visual representation of how big the Glock 42 will be.

With that said, here’s the Glock 42 in red on top of 8 other popular concealed carry pistols:

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Well that's Disappointing, the Glock 42 is a .380ACP
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9 comments

    1. Thanks Mike! After seeing that it is a bit smaller than the Shield/XDs is makes me feel a little better about it as a pocket gun. We’ll see, I think I have to own one regardless at this point.

  1. Since the G42 is supposedly a .380, could you repeat your comparison with some popular .380 pistols such as the Ruger LCP, KelTec P3AT, Walther PPK, S&W Bodyguard, and Beretta Pico?

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