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Old 08-18-2012, 17:04   #1
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What firearms are chambered in .45 GAP?

Besides Glock, does anyone else make a pistol chambered for the GAP round? Springfield Armory had an XD chambered in .45 GAP for a while but I don't think they make them anymore. Are there any other ones?


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Old 08-18-2012, 17:05   #2
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Glocks are the only pistols I know of
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Old 08-18-2012, 17:10   #3
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Isn't there an XD, and a few 1911's?
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Isn't there an XD, and a few 1911's?
Yes, the XD was chambered in it for a time, as well as the Springfield Armory EMP. Those and the Glocks 37/38/39 are the only ones I'm aware of that were ever chambered in .45 GAP.
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Isn't there an XD, and a few 1911's?
Not anymore...
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Yes, the XD was chambered in it for a time, as well as the Springfield Armory EMP. Those and the Glocks 37/38/39 are the only ones I'm aware of that were ever chambered in .45 GAP.
I thought Para made a GAP "1911" for a while too.
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Old 08-18-2012, 17:27   #7
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Springer made a "Defender." http://www.shootingtimes.com/2011/01...fender_030306/
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It seems as though it's pretty much going to be up to the Glock users to keep the cartridge alive.
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It seems as though it's pretty much going to be up to the Glock users to keep the cartridge alive.
Yep

They should just let it die in peace, as far as I'm concerned.
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Yep

They should just let it die in peace, as far as I'm concerned.
At 3 times the price of 40cal (discount), I think it just a matter of time now.
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Yep

They should just let it die in peace, as far as I'm concerned.
Agreed.

If you want the power of a .45 in a small frame, may I suggest the .40S&W. Or just suck it up and shoot an ACP.
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Yep

They should just let it die in peace, as far as I'm concerned.
The New York, Florida, and Georgia State Police/Highway Patrol all use the G37 as their duty weapon and they all switched over within the last 5 or 6 years so those weapons will still be in service for quite a while. As a result Speer, if no one else, will need to keep making their Lawman and Gold Dot ammunition in this chambering for the next several years.

Yes, thy probably should have went with the 21SF, 22, or even 31 but they didn't.

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Old 08-18-2012, 17:52   #13
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Yeah, I know they use it.

It's a good round, but I don't really understand the need for it.
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Old 08-18-2012, 17:58   #14
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I realize a few police depts. use it, and it has a few fans in the civilian world, but I always thought it was an excellent solution searching for a problem.
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I thought Para made a GAP "1911" for a while too.
Yeah, they did.http://http://www.gunsinternational....n_id=100041264
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I realize a few police depts. use it, and it has a few fans in the civilian world, but I always thought it was an excellent solution searching for a problem.
Pretty much.

After all, 45ACP is probably America's favorite pistol round.
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Thought so..,

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whats a 45 gap?
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I thought Para made a GAP "1911" for a while too.
I wasn't aware of that, but I wouldn't put it beyond the realm of possibility. After the initial intro, I really didn't care for the round, so I stopped really paying attention to it.
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Old 08-18-2012, 18:24   #20
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I wasn't aware of that, but I wouldn't put it beyond the realm of possibility. After the initial intro, I really didn't care for the round, so I stopped really paying attention to it.
They definitely did.

http://www.handgunsmag.com/2010/09/2...ccogap_052307/

I don't like Paras or the GAP.
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At 3 times the price of 40cal (discount), I think it just a matter of time now.
Not sure where you buy ammo but you are getting screwed. It cost the same as 45acp
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Old 08-18-2012, 18:45   #22
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Funny thing is I know Glock (of course) currently makes .45 GAP handguns and a few others used to make handguns in .45 GAP and I have even seen 4 boxes of ammo for sale here in Cabela's Rapid City store but that's about it. I mean for me, meeting somebody in person that owns much less shoots that round has been more elusive than a Yeti! I think it's mainly LEO contracts that have been mentioned earlier here that keeps this cartridge alive. I'm sure there are civilian .45 GAP owners but there were folks that owned the .41AE round as well.
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It's a good round, but I don't really understand the need for it.
S&W realized in the early 90s that a 2mm shorter 10mm case would fit double stack 9mm frames.

Glock realized later on, in much the same way, that you could use the same theory to make a 45 fit in 9mm frames.

Same theory, just no luck in attaining that critical mass of customers to make that caliber a genuine succes.
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What firearms are chambered in .45 GAP?

I think there is a derringer that it will shoot it.

http://bondarms.com/bond-arms-guns/bond-ranger
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Old 08-18-2012, 19:18   #25
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How does .45 GAP shoot compared to .40 and regular .45 auto? Is it snappy like a .40 or more of a push?


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