This probably isn’t a fair example of a full gun review. The quick 3:40 minute video review of the Glock 41 would be my full assessment. This however is probably more like a quick cheerleader’s recap of telling you what the pistol IS more than an objective synopsis of the pros and cons, etc. I felt the twinge at Range Day 2014 for SHOT Show the first time I shot the Glock 41, and my first week only confirmed what I suspected after those first few rounds… This pistol is FRICKIN’ SWEET!

Glock fanboy? Probably. So let me just say this. The Glock 41 Gen 4 is a long slide practical/tactical .45 ACP built on a Glock 21 frame with slide dimensions matching that of their 34 and 35 models in 9mm and .40 S&W. JUST like the previous prac/tac models it has an adjustable rear sight and a long 5.3 inch barrel. Different from its predecessors is the slide which is missing the large port right above the barrel present in the 34 & 35 to reduce weight and absent in the 41 to help add weight because of the slimmer dimensions.

Having a standard 21 frame means the double stack 13 round magazines are no different (literally, the same) than your standard Glock full sized 45 ACP magazines. The meaty grip is exactly the same and the base grip with no add-ons and it comes with 4 different back straps (Gen 4 remember?) two of which have the new beavertail and two standard style. The beavers are nice because they allow a really high grip without fear of receiving the nasty slide bite Glock pistols are notorious for.

The Glock 41 is silly accurate right out of the box regardless of ammo type. In fact our pistol required no adjustment to the rear sight right and we found ourselves drilling bullet holes one on top of the other. Our testing ranged from 7 yards to 10 yards to 20 yards to 25 yards with Speer Lawman, TulAmmo, Aguila without a hitch and even some 185 grain hand loads that have notoriously given new pistols a tough time. Not this one. Rapid fire and quick follow-up shots come accurately with ease because of how light the recoil is. And thanks to the 4.5 pound trigger bar our pistol saw an average pull right around 5.5 pounds on the regular.

In short. The Glock 41 does not suck. Loads of pics below.

Glock 41 Specifications:

  • Length (overall): 226 mm / 8.90 in.
  • Length (slide): 211 mm / 8.31 in.
  • Width: 32.5 mm / 1.28 in.
  • Height (with magazine): 139 mm / 5.47 in.
  • Barrel length: 135 mm / 5.31 in.
  • Length of twist: 400 mm / 15.75 in.
  • Trigger distance: 72.5 mm / 2.85 in.
  • Trigger travel: 12.5 mm / .49 in.
  • Barrel distance: 20 mm / 0.79 in.
  • Line of sight (polymer): 192 mm / 7.56 in.
  • Weight
    • Pistol without magazine: 690 g / 24 oz.
    • Magazine std. empty: 85 g / 3 oz.
    • Magazine std. full: 340 g / 12 oz.
    • Magazine Capacity (rounds): 13
    • Barrel Profile: right hand twist; octagonal
    • Standard Trigger Pull: ~5.62 lbs.
    • Muzzle Velocity*: 853 fps
    • Muzzle Energy*: 347 fps














Glock 41 Target


4 Responses to Glock 41 Gen 4 .45 ACP Review

  1. Paul Anthony says:

    Thank you for such an informative and exciting review of the Glock 41. I just ordered 2 along with a Barstow barrel for hardcast bullets. I am now in the wait and hope mode that someone will release a 45 Super barrel. In the mean time, these two with Kriss mags and Surefire X400U’s will be my traveling road pair. Thanks again!

    • Ebbs says:

      You’re welcome, Paul. It’s easy to produce a fun and exciting review when the subject of the review is fun and exciting. Dad is doing a weekend training event with it in 2 weeks so we’ll be sure to get an after action report up on her.

  2. Ebbs, I have been a competitive shooter for many many years. I have shot USPSA for about 20 years in the production category, something I like about right out of the box competing….anyway I have competed against the big G’s for years and have never been a fan! My competition gun has been the Beretta 92 and the going joke in my shooting club was never trust a gun that you clean by dropping it in the dishwasher lol I know you never heard that one before right? Anyway I have been reading and watching and following the rise of the mighty G’s and after this review, while I make no promise of a purchase, I am going to give one a try. Great review!

    Warm Regards,


    Col. Kevin M Jankoski
    Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
    & Military Warriors Support Foundation Awarding homes to wounded Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan over 1000 homes awarded to date visit for details

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