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Op-Ed: Glock 41 & Glock 40 MOS – Two ‘Long-slide’ Glock handguns

Glock 41 handgun. (Courtesy of Dan Abraham)
October 09, 2018

Glock handguns are some of the most popular handguns among Americans. Whether it’s for concealed carry, home defense or competition shooting, Americans truly love their Glocks. The “long-slide” Glock handguns are just as popular but rarely reviewed. A long-slide Glock typically has a barrel length between 5.25 and six inches. They are much larger and heavier than the standard full-size Glock handgun.

The two long-slide Glock handguns featured in this review are the Glock 41 in .45 ACP and the Glock 40 Modular Optic System (MOS) chambered in 10mm. Both of these handguns are the largest and most powerful handguns that Glock produces. They are commonly used for home defense, competition (Glock 41) and/or hunting.

The Glock 41 has a barrel length of 5.31 inches and a sight radius (distance between the rear and front sight) of 7.68 inches. It comes with three 13-round magazines and weighs 26.81 ounces unloaded. The long barrel and sight radius aides in maximizing shooter accuracy. Many competitive shooters will choose a Glock 41 because the long-slide and heavier weight of the pistol significantly reduces the recoil felt while delivering incredibly precise accuracy.

The featured Glock 40 MOS in 10mm utilizes the modular optic system with a Trijicon RMR red-dot optic along with a Streamlight TLR2 attached to the for-end. It has a six-inch barrel and a sight radius of 8.31 inches. The G40 ships with three 15-round magazines and weighs a hefty 35.45 ounces unloaded. The G40 MOS is often used for hunting because the six-inch barrel maximizes the pressure the large 10mm round offers. The powerful 10mm round is known to take down a whitetail with ease. By adding a red-dot coupled with the long six-inch barrel, the Glock 40 is extremely strong and precise.

Do you own a long-slide Glock handgun? Let us know if you prefer the G34 in 9mm, G35 in .40 S&W, G41 in .45 ACP or the largest G40 in 10mm. Also, check out the videos and let us know your thoughts and experiences with these long-slide Glock models.

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