In the upcoming 2014 edition of GLOCK AUTOPISTOLS, author Chris Edwards goes behind the scenes to look at the newest two Glocks on the block—the G41 Gen4 in .45 ACP and the G42 in .380 ACP.

Edwards writes, “Slim, small and chambered in .380 ACP, the G42 is exceptional for the reason every other Glock, when placed beside its peers, is exceptional—it shoots outstandingly well. The G42 has the cold-hammer-forged barrel and super-hard, corrosion- resistant finish of its bigger brothers. It also fires from a locked breech, with a Glock dual recoil spring system nestled under the barrel.”

As for the G41, he writes, “The G41 sports all of the now-familiar and often-imitated (but never equaled) Glock qualities: a super-hard and rust- resistant finish on the barrel, slide and Glock metal sights, the Safe Action fire-control system with its three independent safeties, a cold-hammer-forged barrel and an ergonomic polymer frame. Also present are Gen4 design specifications: an interchangeable backstrap frame that is easily and quickly adjustable to fit a variety of hand sizes, Glock’s dual recoil spring assembly for recoil control and a longer lifespan, a reversible magazine catch and full-wraparound-frame texturing for added security and control. The G41 carries 14 rounds of .45 ACP, accommodating a 13-round magazine and a round in the chamber.”

To learn more, check out the 2014 edition of GLOCK AUTOPISTOLS, available on newsstands and digitally January 14, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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