The Glock 42 has the advantage of not having a manual safety, thus eliminating the need to consciously think about deactivating such a device during a deadly encounter. This is the ultimate point and shoot pistol. With 50% fewer components than conventional handguns of the same caliber, it means there are fewer parts to break, and you can literally disassemble and then reassemble the gun within seconds.
The frame is made out of a synthetic polymer that is actually stronger than steel, yet 86% lighter and virtually indestructible. It can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 F to +158 F and still continue firing. The ergonomic grip angle is designed to allow the shooter to rapidly deploy the pistol under stress fire conditions.
The Glock 42 features an outstanding ergonomic design, where a highly efficient bore axis-to-weight distribution ratio ensures controlled shots, even under rapid fire conditions. In addition, the polymer frame also provides much softer felt recoil than most conventional metal frame handguns. The pistol weighs in at a little over 13 ounces and has a DAO trigger pull of roughly 5.5 pounds.