Note: Glock - please pay someone to help with your videos. Please.
So, the Glock 42 that folks were all excited about turns out to be a six shot 380 ACP that no one is excited about and nobody really wanted. People have been asking, hoping for a Glock single stack 9mm for years. This ain't it.
Maybe in 2005, this woulda been exciting. Really, we've had pocket 380s for a looong while now, and most folks who wanted one have bought a Kel Tec P3AT, LCP, Sig 238, Kahr 380 or any of the many, many other 380s out there.
Ok, it's a Glock, so you've got the reputation for reliability. But, let's just look at the dimensions of the Glock 42 (via Guns & Ammo):
- Length (overall): 5.94 in.
- Width: 0.94 in.
- Height (with magazine): 4.13 in.
- Length: 5.16 in.
- Width: 0.82 in.
- Height: 3.60 in.
The new 380 Glock is actually closer in comparison to the 9mm LC9, which has the following dimensions:
- Overall Length: 6"
- Width: .9"
- Height: 4.5"
What people wanted to see was Glock's version of the S&W Shield, which is again just a tad bigger than the new 380 Glock 42. Here's the dimensions of the Shield:
- Overall Length: 6.1" / 15.5 cm
- Frame Width: .95" / 2.413 cm
- Overall Height: 4.6" / 11.684 cm
What is mind boggling is that Glock expected a different reaction from the gun community. They coulda asked any of dozens of gun bloggers, YouTubers, firearms trainers, etc. how exciting a big 6+1 380 would be, and they'd have got the same vibe.
Gun companies: it pays to do market research.