Glock G17 Gen4 vs Smith & Wesson Model 642

Glock G17 Gen4 facing right

Glock G17 Gen4

Striker-Fired Full-Sized Pistol Chambered in 9mm Luger
Smith & Wesson Model 642 facing left

Smith & Wesson Model 642

DAO J-Frame Revolver Chambered in 38 Special +P


  Length L Height H Width W Weight W
G17 Gen4 7.95 in 5.47 in 1.26 in 25.06 oz
Model 642 6.3 in 4.2 in 1.3 in 14.4 oz


  Barrel BBL Trigger Website
G17 Gen4 4.48 in Striker-Fired
Model 642 1.87 in DAO


  9mm Luger 38 Special +P
G17 Gen4 17 (+1) -
Model 642 - 5

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