Glock 41: A competition model chambered in .45 ACP

Author: Eric Sof

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The Glock 41 is a semi-automatic pistol chambered in .45 ACP, another successful pistol in the Glock family introduced in 2013. Because of its long slide and barrel, it is popular among professionals for target shooting and competition.

Introduction

The Glock 41 differentiates from the other Glocks because it features a longer barrel and slide. This feature has given this gun a profile closer to that of the M1911 than a standard Glock. Some notable features of the Glock 41 include a reversible magazine catch, a polymer frame, and a polymer grip with textured panels for improved grip. Like all other Glocks, the Glock 41 is practical. It will work every time, the same as the first time. It’s affordable and widely available, and nothing is wrong with it.

Glock 41 and Glock 42
Glock 41 and Glock 42 (Photo: XY)

Design

The Glock 41 stands out among other Glocks due to its long slide and barrel. This gives it a profile similar to that of a classic 1911. The Glock 41 also has a higher ammo capacity of 13 rounds of .45 ACP. It is the same height as a Glock 17 but is four ounces heavier when fully loaded.

The manufacturer has labeled it a “competition” pistol, which makes sense given its longer sight radius and reduced recoil and muzzle flip. The manufacturer also said it helps reduce the recoil and muzzle flip compared to the company’s other large-caliber offerings, such as the Glock 20 or Glock 30.

This Glock comes with a Modular Back Strap system, which allows it to customize its grip to accommodate any hand size instantly. The reversible magazine catch makes it ideal for left and right-handed shooters.

Glock 41 Gen4 comes with Modular Back Strap system
Glock 41 Gen4 comes with Modular Back Strap system (Photo: XY)

Glock 41 conversion kit for 10mm

When the Glock 41 was first released, many people wanted a conversion kit that would allow them to use its longer barrel and slide for a more powerful round. Aftermarket companies quickly released drop-in barrel kits that gave this gun an instant boost in firepower. However, upgrading the gun to a larger caliber does increase its recoil. The slide of the Glock 41 is not as heavy as some of the other .45 ACP Glocks, so it can be more snappy and take some time to get used to.

Users

The Glock 41 was likely designed with serious competitive shooters in mind. These shooters will probably swap in aftermarket parts for a crisper trigger pull, a new recoil spring assembly, and adjustable sights.

Glock 41 Gen 4 dubbed as Competition model
Glock 41 Gen 4 dubbed as Competition model (Photo: XY)

However, some people use this gun for concealed carry because they feel more confident in its accuracy due to the longer sight radius. Some law enforcement agencies have used the Glock 41 as a duty-use handgun. It will probably work better since most officers will be open carrying anyway.

Variants

The Glock 41 Gen 4 MOS variant is also available, which comes with a MOS configuration that allows for easy mounting of sights on the slide. MOS allows you to mount a sight on the slide straight out of the box rather than buying a bunch of aftermarket parts.

Glock 41 MOS
Glock 41 MOS (Photo: XY)

Technical specifications

Country of origin:Austria
Manufacturer:Glock Ges.m.b.H. 
Caliber:.45 Auto
Weight (empty):760 g (26.81 oz)
Length:223 mm (8.78 inches)
Barrel length:135 mm (5.31 inches)
System:Safe Action
Trigger pull:24 N
Trigger distance:72,5 mm (2.85 inches)
Magazine capacity:13 rounds
Sighting range:50 m
Range of effective fire:50 m
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