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Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by SGT45, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. SGT45

    SGT45 Silver Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Hi, my name is Sgt45. I have become a GAPAHOLIC! I have three Glock .45GAPS. The G37,G38 and G39. I am looking at getting a GEN4 G37 soon. I love my GAPS. I have found my lost love- I shoot them soooooo well. My addiction is so bad I have traded or sold my .45 ACP's. here is a little story-

    I have all three GAPS- G37,38 & 39. I carry my G39 all the time and love it.

    For all the gap naysayers, whatever! I also was originally skeptical about the .45GAP, after all, I was a tried and true .40 and .45 ACP fan. I have been in LE for 30 years (still am). I started carrying issue Glocks in 1987 (G17). My Dept. issued 9mm's, then .40's. We finally settled on .45 ACP's in 2007. Another officer one day said, hey try this .45 GAP out. I thought he was nuts. after all, the .45 GAP was an answer to a question never asked, etc. Well I hesitantly shot that G38. After shooting it, I realized I was wrong and all the Internet super shooters out there were wrong too. That pistol shot sooooo nice. very accurate, easily controlled. I then tried the G39 and was sold. I own all three .45 GAP's now. I did research for my PD, I checked with all the State Police agencies that issued them, including PSP. Checked their testing and evaluations. They all loved the .45 GAP and praised them. My local troopers really like them too. Recently, Some officers on My dept., who were totally against the .45GAP have decided, after shooting the G38 and G37, they like them. We will be placing a order for G37's and G38's to replace our G30SF's and 21SF's. I never imagined that I would ever say or report this, but its true! You owe it to yourself to try the .45GAP before you trash it. It really is worth it. You will be surprised.

    For what its worth, I have had them all at one time or another.
    My off duty handguns included the following- S&W- 13, 3", 10, 19, 36,60,64,65, Ruger Speed Six, Colt Det. Spl. revolvers, S&W- 39,59,669 autos. Walther PPK, Astra Constable, FIE Pony, Colt Mustang, Colt Ofc. model, Colt Defender, Kimber CDP (?), Star PD, H&K .45 USP, SIG P228,229, 239, 250, Kahr PM9, Glock 19,26,27,29 & 30 (I really like the GEN4 G26 a lot!!!). But I found, in my opinion, after 30+ plus years that I really like the G39! Its compact, accurate, fairly light and shoots like hell. Try it! Like me, you may find- You Like it!
  2. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    Hi. My name is Jeffrey, and I'm a GAPaholic.

    I own a 37 and have sold a 37 and 38, all Gen3s. The 38 just didn't feel quite right, even with--or perhaps because of--the +1 extender. I do love to shoot the 37; it's the softest-shooting hi-power pistol I've ever shot. Currently it's my home-safe home-defense gun for my wife and me. I reload for it, and my XTP185s reach over 1000FPS at 10 feet and still 'feel soft'.


  3. xxlarge


    Mar 15, 2009
    Ditto SGT45.

    I am 64 and have owned and shot just about every hangun that I can think and a few that don't come to mind right now. I have carried daily since 1985 and that includes approx. 40-50 different guns, not to mention the ones I've owned that were not carry guns.

    Late last year I decided to divest myself of several custom Colts, keeping one old war horse made in 1942. I then bought 5 Glocks. I had owned several before and carried a 19 on duty for the last 3-4 years before retiring several years ago.

    My decision to go with the Glocks had a lot to do with dependability, ease of carry and the ability to do all my own work on them without having to send them off to a gunsmith for tweaking.

    I have sold 2 of the Glocks to acquire a 38 and very recently a 39. That 39 is amazing to me. Both are the softest shooting .45 cal. guns I have ever had the pleasure to shoot, other than my 21.

    The naysayers really don't have a clue or else lack practical experience in carrying a gun 8-12 hours a day that makes a big hole. They usually rely on the availability/cost of ammo when critisizing the round/gun. That argument is meaningless to me. GAP ammo is easily obtainable via the internet and the difference in cost between it and acp stuff is negligable to me. Like criticizing someone for buying a Cadillac instead of a Ford.

    I believe the 39 is the best carry gun I have ever had my paws on and I intend to carry it daily for as long as I'm upright, with a few days of carrying one of the other Glocks so they don't feel neglected.

    So where are the Gapaholic meetings? At a range I hope so we can swill to our hearts content. Count me in as a fellow Gapaholic.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011
  4. G21H30


    Apr 6, 2001
    My wife and I are both GAPaholics. We each have GEN 3 37,38,39 and I have a GEN 4 -37 that I'm using in GSSF this year. My G-39 is my EDC durning the summer and my G-38 fills that role the rest of the year.I'm looking forward to the release of the GEN 4 G-38.Her G-37 with Surefire X200 is her bedside gun and her G-39 or G-38 are her EDC pistols. It makes it nice when we are together as we have the same pistols and extra magazines.

  5. xxlarge


    Mar 15, 2009
    Very cool....a married couple that likes the same "fruit of the vine". :cool:
  6. up1911fan


    Mar 12, 2009
    Upper Michigan
    Well I plan on adding a G39 to go along with the 37/38, so I guess I count.
  7. SGT45

    SGT45 Silver Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Welcome all. Let's keep it going.

    I must say that XXlarge has some good points that I forgot about.

    Go figure, after 30 years in Law Enforcement (Patrol and Admin.) I finally found my perfect fit.

    A .45 GAP meet or convention would be interesting.
  8. dudel


    Dec 10, 2008
    Texas Hill Country
    Add me to the list. G38 is my best shooting Glock. Never seen (or heard of) anyone who after trying the GAP round didn't like it. I've converted several from ACP to GAP after they tried my G38. G39 is next on my list.

    I debated keeping my 1911 for sentimental reasons, but heck, I'm ready to dump it, the Ruger P90, which shoots nicely, and all my ACP brass. I see no reason to keep an ACP around.
  9. lphil


    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Hi, my name is Phil and I'm a GAPaholic. I have a G38 with a Insight XTI Procyon tactical light for my nightstand gun. For my ccw I have a G39. I to have won several people over with the G39. At sometime in the future, I plan on getting the G37.
  10. SGT45,
    This is the GAP forum so you are preaching to the choir. You should post it on the main auto forum after dressing in your best Kevlar. :supergrin:
  11. Deye76


    Feb 25, 2011
    Hey Sarge, I also love the GAP. Carry my 39 all the time too. After having several ACP's (including a Commander customized by Larry Kelly R.I.P. founder of Magnaport®) for the last 35 years, and a .40 for 10 years, I've sold them all. All that frontal diameter, in a short, lightweight, smooth shooting package. Doesn't get much better than that.
  12. SGT45

    SGT45 Silver Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Lotsa Glocks- Hum, maybe I will! Not like I am not used to being in the firing line in print. After the last year of being in the papers every week, I think I can handle a forum or two!!!

    Deye76- What were we thinking?? If I had a G39 years ago- Good God man!

    Hey Phil, Hey Dudel !!!!!!!

    By the way Guys- My PD just ordered some GEN4 G37's. Dealer said G4 G38 are unknown-suspect fall. We got a cases(1000 per case) of Federal 200 grn. TMJ for the same price as .45ACP. $225.00 per case. And guess what- They had plenty of it!!!!! So much for not being able to get the ammo. We also got a Price of $21.00 per box of 50 for Federal HST 230 grn. JHP.

    Hey Naysayers:tongueout::tongueout::tongueout::cool:
  13. G19ftw


    Dec 28, 2009
    Wake Forest, NC
    I have the 38 and 39. I can feel a 37 calling my name...must....resist....
  14. wacopolumbo


    Jul 19, 2003
    Yorktown, VA
    I started with the 38 and loved it. Picked up a 37 and just got a 39. Put some rounds through the 39 and it will now be my EDC. Something about 45 power in such a small package that's easily controllable and concealable. I have a feeling I will be stocking up on more GAP Glocks as I find them. They are pretty rare in my parts. None of the local shops carry them because they say "GAP is a dying round."
  15. Yup! Add me too! I've got a G38 and I am still considering a G39. I wish it would really take off in popularity. It's a very good round!
  16. SGT45

    SGT45 Silver Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Hey GAPAHOLICS- Brilliant deduction here - It appears as though most started with the G38 and fell in love. I love all three. Favorite is the G38. When the G38 GEN4 comes out, I predict we will get quite a few more GAPPERS.:cool:
  17. SGT45

    SGT45 Silver Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    I am sad to report that I have sinned. My addiction seems to be getting worse. OK, OK, forgive me-

    " I bought a NIB Springfield Armory XD45LE .45 GAP" There I said it!! My god help me! I couldn't help myself!!!!! I got it cheap. I was having a moment when I bought it, I slipped, I don't know what got into me! I am sorry, but I did it!!! It's going to be my project .45GAP. I am going to see if I can get it to have a similar trigger etc. I have read there are a couple of trigger options out there. But believe me- It will never replace my GLOCK GAPS!!!!!! I love them too much.
  18. SGT45

    SGT45 Silver Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Hey- That XD is just a project pistol. I adore my 3 GAPS!!!!!!! I shoot my G38 the best, Shoot and carry my G39 off duty, and really getting into my G4 G37. I still think the G38 is the best all around!!!!! Now where is the G4 G38? I "need" one. If you like your GAPS, let all these GLOCKTALKERS know it. Contrary to the NAYSAYERS, .45GAP is starting to pick up.
  19. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

    Jul 3, 2008
    Okemos, MI
    I started with the G38 and then got a Gen4 G37. I'm waiting for the Gen4 38 and 39s before I get another one. I absolutely love the GAP. I've also been extremely impressed with the price and accuracy of the Georgia-Arms ammunition. Both of my GAPs are the most accurate with it.
  20. hunter won

    hunter won

    Nov 13, 2010
    Who has this ammo in stock and at this price.