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Our offer includes 87 designs of Glock 42 holsters with key features such as quick and easy draw and re-holstering. Wide range of carry positions and carry styles allow you to browse through many holster models with great retention and a covered trigger guard, either open top holsters or holsters with a thumb break. Our Glock 42 holsters are designed to minimise gun print so your carry is only known to you, their slim profile and premium stitching are a key feature. Other than that, we have a large range of on-duty or off-duty holsters for your daily carry.
Choosing the right Glock 42 shoulder holster is not a simple task. Shoulder holsters are a staple of the shooting world. The shoulder holster places your firearm under your arm, sometimes these holsters are called under arm holsters. Glock 42 shoulder rigs can be horizontal or vertical and their counterbalances can have an ammo pouch, another holster or nothing at all.
Our Glock 42 holsters are available in many varieties, and carry styles covering everything a gun owner needs, including IWB, OWB, Cross Draw, Shoulder, Small Of Back, Light Bearing, Red Dot Sight, Belly Band, Chest, Drop Leg, Duty, Light & Red Dot, Paddle, Other, Concealed Carry, Ankle, Appendix, Competition, Clip On, Hybrid, Magazine, Minimalist, Open Carry, Sweat Guard, Thumb Break, Tuckable, Women's holster designs.
Glock 42 Shoulder holsters are custom made for this gun model for a perfect fit, smooth draw and re-holstering and allows you to carry your gun in comfortable and safe way. Browse our whole selection of Glock.Browse our whole selection of Glock Holsters.
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About Glock 42
Glock Ges.m.b.H., trademarked as Glock is one of the most famous and successful firearm producer, well known all over the world. Engineer Gaston Glock, company's founder who had no experience with firearms manufacture or design, became one of the most successful firearms designer of all times. Glock had extensive experience in advanced synthetic polymers, knowledge of which was very important in the company's design of the first commercially successful line of polymer frame pistols.
Quick glock 42 review:
The Glock 42 is a striker single-action, recoil-operated, semi automatic pistol designed and produced by Austrian firearms manufacturer Glock Ges.m.b.H. This Glock model was introduced to the civilian market back in 2014 and it is considered the most popular Glock model chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge. The Glock 42 is a subcompact handgun that features a slimline design, which means this model is one of your best choices for everyday concealed carry.
With a width of just 0.94 inches, the Glock 42 is the slimmest of all Glock models. The slimline frame makes the pistol super easy to conceal. The barrel length of the Glock 42 is 3.2 inches and the pistol’s overall length is 5.94 inches. Just like previously mentioned, the Glock 42 is chambered for the .380 ACP caliber, which makes the pistol an ideal personal defense option. The Glock 42 is sometimes also used in Law Enforcement. The pistol comes with a single stack magazine, which can be loaded with 6+1 rounds of ammo. The slimline subcompact design of the pistol means it’s best if you carry it in a custom Glock 42 concealed carry holster.
Just like the rest of Glock pistols, the G42 can be modified with a number of different Glock 42 aftermarket accessories. Among the most popular Glock 42 upgrades are definitely aftermarket sights systems. By default, the pistol comes with a fixed white dot front and white square U rear sights system. However, if you wish to switch to an alternative sights system, check out our list of the top 5 night sights for Glock pistols. Even though the Glock 42 doesn’t feature an accessory rail for attachment of tactical lights and lasers, there are many flashlights and lasers that can be mounted directly onto the pistol’s trigger guard. So, if you want to upgrade the target acquisition and accuracy of your Glock 42, check out our lists of the best Glock 42 lasers or this list of the top Glock 42 lights. If you end up buying a Glock 42 light or laser, don’t forget to get yourself one of these custom Glock 42 light-bearing holsters.
Another great way to improve your sight is through one of these red dot sights for the Glock 42. You’ll have to get a Glock 42 red dot plate before mounting the selected Glock 42 red dot. Also, if you pair the pistol up with a red dot, reflex, or RMR sight, you’ll also need a Glock 42 red dot holster. Another popular way to upgrade the Glock 42 are alternative pistol grips. If you can’t find one you like, check out this list of the top 6 Glock grips.
As the pistol is super tiny, it’s best carried in a Glock 42 IWB holster or in an appendix Glock 42 holster. If you wish to use your Glock for open carry, then here’s a selection of the best Glock 42 outside waistband holsters. These pistols aren’t usually carried shoulder style, but if this carry method suits you best, then you should get yourself a custom Glock 42 shoulder holster. If you work in Law Enforcement, you might want to check out our lists of Glock 42 duty holsters as well as Glock 42 paddle holsters. For super deep concealed carry, your pistol can also be carried inside a Glock 42 ankle holster or in a Glock 42 belly band holster.
If you haven’t got your own Glock 42 pistol yet, you can do so through Glock’s official website. Also, in case you’d like to find as much as possible about this handgun, check out this Glock Wikipedia page. If you wish to stay tuned into what’s new in the world of Glock pistols, don’t forget to follow Glock’s Facebook page.
ARE GLOCK 42 RELIABLE?
In general, the Glock 42 is regarded as a dependable firearm. The G42 packs all the features Glock enthusiasts have come to appreciate - from the Glock safe action system with its multiple integrated safety features to the brand’s proven reliability and durability. However, like any firearm, its reliability can be affected by factors such as the quality of ammunition used, maintenance and cleaning practices, and how well the gun is maintained.
IS GLOCK 42 GOOD FOR WOMEN?
The Glock 42 can be a good option for women who are looking for a small and lightweight handgun for concealed carry and personal defense. The Glock 42 is chambered in .380 ACP, which can provide sufficient stopping power while also being manageable in terms of recoil for many women. Its small size and slim profile also make it easy to conceal, which is important for many women who may prefer to carry a firearm for personal protection. Also, check out our The best holsters for women review to find out which is the most comfortable female holster.
IS GLOCK 42 GOOD FOR CONCEALED CARRY?
The Glock 42 is a popular choice for concealed carry due to its compact size and lightweight design. It’s specifically designed for concealed carry and is a great option for those who are looking for a reliable, easy-to-carry handgun. When paired with the best G42 concealed carry holster, it becomes one of the best concealed carry pistols ever produced.
WHAT IS THE BEST GLOCK 42 CONCEALED CARRY HOLSTER?
The Glock 42 is ideal for concealed carry. To get the maximum out of your G42, you should pair it with one of the best Glock 42 concealed carry holsters. One of the best holsters for G42 conceal carry is Glock 42 appendix holster that comes with a steel clip, an open-top design, and an extra mag pouch. An impressive G42 CCW holster is also Glock 42 IWB holster that comes equipped with belt loops, making its attachment super quick and convenient.
WHAT ARE THE BEST GLOCK 42 HOLSTERS FOR OPEN CARRY?
Even though G42 is a concealed carry handgun, you can also outshine in a custom Glock 42 open carry holster. One of the best Glock 42 open carry holsters is definitely the G42 OWB holster which is designed for the 4 o’clock carry position and features an open-top and open-muzzle design. If you like to carry shoulder style, check out this Glock 42 shoulder holster that comes with a double magazine holster.
GLOCK 42 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES GLOCK 42 COST?
The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the Glock 42 is typically around 480 USD. However, the actual cost of a Glock 42 can vary depending on the location, dealer, and any applicable taxes or fees. Additionally, the cost of accessories such as magazines or lights should also be considered when budgeting for a Glock 42 purchase. It's a good idea to shop around and compare prices from different dealers to find the best deal.
WHERE IS GLOCK 42 MADE?
Glock 42 handguns are manufactured in the Glock GmbH factory located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. Glock has been manufacturing firearms in Austria since 1963 and has a reputation for producing high-quality firearms that are popular among gun enthusiasts around the world.
WHAT IS THE BARREL LENGTH OF GLOCK 42?
The Glock 42 features a barrel length of 3.25 inches and the overall length of this firearm is 5.94 inches.
WHAT IS THE CALIBER AND CAPACITY OF GLOCK 42?
The Glock 42 is a single-stack, subcompact pistol chambered in .380 ACP. The .380 ACP cartridge is popular for concealed carry due to its compact size and manageable recoil. It has a standard magazine capacity of 6 rounds, but extended magazines with a capacity of 7 or 8 rounds are also available for purchase.
IS GLOCK 42 BETTER THAN GLOCK 43?
Both guns are known for their reliability, durability, and ease of use. The Glock 42 is chambered in .380 ACP and is slightly smaller and lighter than the Glock 43, which is chambered in 9mm. The Glock 43 has a higher magazine capacity than the Glock 42 and may have slightly less felt recoil due to the larger size and heavier weight. However, the Glock 42 may be more suitable for those who prefer a smaller, more compact firearm for concealed carry. The decision to choose between the Glock 42 and Glock 43 should depend on factors such as personal preference, intended use, and individual needs.
WILL A GLOCK 42 HOLSTER FIT GLOCK 43?
A Glock 42 holster will not fit a Glock 43 because the Glock 43 is slightly larger than the Glock 42. Although both guns have similar designs, the G43 is slightly taller and wider than the G42, which means that a holster designed for the Glock 42 will not provide a proper fit for the Glock 43. Therefore, choose a custom made Glock 43 holster for your G43 and also have a look at our Best Glock 43 holsters article.
WHAT ARE THE BEST GLOCK 42 UPGRADES?
Just like the rest of the Glock pistols, the G42 can be modified with a number of different Glock 42 aftermarket accessories. Among the most popular Glock 42 upgrades are definitely aftermarket sights systems, Glock 42 lights and lasers, and Glock 42 red dot sights. Another great way to upgrade your G42 is getting a custom made Glock 42 leather holster.
HOW TO BREAK-IN A GLOCK 42 HOLSTER?
If you get a Glock 42 custom made holster, it’s highly likely you won’t need to do any holster break-in. However, in case your new holster feels a bit too tight, just follow our Glock 42 holster break-in guide.
GLOCK 42 PROS AND CONS
benefits of glock 42:Compact and lightweight design
Reliable and durable
Easy to operate and maintain
glock 42 problems:Low magazine capacity
May not be suitable for those with larger hands
.380 ACP is not as widely available or as powerful as some other handgun calibers
GLOCK 42 SPECS
Gun type - semi-automatic pistol
Production year - 2014
Barrel size - 3.25’’
Overall size - 5.94’’
Gun Width - 0.98’’
Gun Height - 4.13’’
Caliber - .380 Auto
Magazine - 6 rounds, single-stack
Firing mechanism - striker-fired
Action - recoil operated semi-automatic
Material - polymer
Sights - fixed, white dot front, white square U rear
Use - concealed carry, self-defense, home-defense, back-up firearm
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Choose the right accessories below that will enhance your carry. Don't forget that a proper magazine pouch, a belt or a concealed carry bag are always good choices.
A custom magazine/speedloader pouch is your best choice if you want to carry enough spare ammo ... not that there was anything like "enough ammo", right?See Magazine Pouches
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