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Glock 41: Beast in 45ACP!

The Glock 41 was introduced at SHOT Show 2014 and has been receiving great reviews ever since. This Glock has been marketed for Competition shooting as well as Home Defense and even fit for a Duty Weapon. I know that in Johnston County, NC the Sheriff Deputies are issued Glock 21’s, which this model is heavily mirrored after. The only difference with the 21 and the 41 is about 0.6” added length in the barrel and slide, and the 41 is coming in a little bit lighter.

The overall length is coming in at 8.90”, overall height is 5.47”, and overall width coming in at 1.28”, makes this 13rd double-stack 45 a little cumbersome if you have medium size hands. The barrel length is 5.31” and has an unloaded weight coming in at 1.69lbs and loaded weight at 2.25lbs. But one thing that I really like about this model is the adjustable rear sight. You can adjust for windage. But unfortunately it’s still plastic and has the front white dot and rear bracket style. I really wish they would update their design of sights and give us a standard 3 Dot Sight.

This model is currently be put to the test in the IDPA market and is making the cut among the shooters. The longer barrel and slide help reduce muzzle flip and felt recoil, which is a very common occurrence with the 45ACP.  But along with the longer barrel, the longer sight radius helps the shooters out with better accuracy. This model is also available in an MOS Configuration. Now, this is a typical Glock so the trigger pull is set from factory to around 5.5lbs, which isn’t too bad. But aftermarket trigger kits are available as well as night sights. With this model being the Gen4, it does come with the rear backstraps to make this gun fit you. But honestly if you are like me (Medium Size Glove), this full-size pistol will not need the larger backstraps. Holsters are readily available from Blade-Tech, Blackhawk, Fobus, Safariland, Galco, DeSantis, Alien Gear, and other custom Kydex Holster companies.

I found myself enjoying shooting this pistol and I was getting the typical accuracy that comes with a Glock. With the MSRP coming in at $775 and being sold locally for around $589, it’s a lot of money for a full-size Glock. But if you are in the market for a good IDPA or even a home defense pistol, then check out the Glock41 to see if it’s right for you. I myself like 9mm due to the cost of ammunition, but there is just something about a 45ACP that screams power! Thank you to Clayton Guns for allowing us to test out this pistol!

As always, ya’ll be good and be safe!

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