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The G38 RULES!

Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by MTS532, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. I can't crow enough about my G38. I have shot a lot of guns and a lot of Glocks in my life and a lot of them are really good guns. Some are classics.

    Today, a couple buddies and I took my G38 along with 2 other Glocks (G19, G30 SF), a S&W revolver (M642-2), and a little Sig 232 to the range. Neither one of my buddies had ever shot my G38. One had never heard of the .45 GAP. Ammo for the GAP was plain Jane WWB 230 gr. JHP.

    At the end of the shoot, they were both amazed at the accuracy and how easy it was to control the G38, even while shooting at speed. They both liked it better than another one of my favorites, the G30SF.


    If you're in the market to try a different caliber, you should give the G38 a try! Hard hitting .45 firepower in a small, concealable, controllable package.

    The G38 is a real winner with me!
  2. dbarry

    dbarry Silver Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    the Buckeye state
    I've got the G37 and like it as much as you do your 38. Very accurate pistol, love the cartridge. Cant wait till some spare change and a G38 come together for me...

  3. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

    Jun 22, 2007
    Lancaster, Ohio
    I have all three GAP's and love them all, but the 38 is my favorite for sure.
  4. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

    Jul 3, 2008
    Okemos, MI
    My G38 is my EDC. I added a OEM "-" connector and NY1 spring and I love it. My poor G17 gets so neglected now.
  5. jt-glock


    Jul 25, 2005
    +1! It is amazing how great the 38 shoots and how quickly it recovers. Great guns :patriot:
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2010
  6. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

    Jun 22, 2007
    Lancaster, Ohio
    Shot all three GAPs Sunday, and I must say the 37 is growing on me. Thinking about bobbing the grip to 38 size and ccw-ing it.
  7. dudel


    Dec 10, 2008
    Texas Hill Country

    +1. G38 is my favorite. Great recovery. Those who don't like GAP, simply haven't tried it.
  8. sgt207


    Sep 28, 2004
    New York
    I have been shooting handguns for 22 years and the Glock 38/45GAP is the best of all worlds. Quick recovery between shots, hits the target hard and puts a .45 caliber hole in the target.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2010
  9. dragbike


    Oct 5, 2010
    I just bought one today. Should have it in a few days. :tongueout:
  10. Thx-1138

    Thx-1138 NRA Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    North Carolina
    Before you do, practice drawing it from your normal concealment holster with your normal concealment garments.

    I CC my G17 sometimes. It's not much harder to conceal, but it's a pain to clear my shirt and draw. The extra barrel length makes a difference there.
  11. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

    Jun 22, 2007
    Lancaster, Ohio
    Thanks. I actually have, and it is just a tiny bit slower, but no more so than the 1911's I also carry. And I do find the 37 just a wee bit faster back on target. That and my new Gen4 31 has rekindled my full-sized-Glock passions. :supergrin:
  12. SGT45

    SGT45 Silver Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Yeah, I also have to say I love my .45GAPs I carry my G39 off duty all the time. I shoot the G39 very well. I shoot real well with my G38- I shoot the G38 a tad better than my G30SF.
  13. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    I just ordered a Gen4 G37 from Glock and hope to have it by the end of the month. Selling the Gen3 G37 tomorrow to make room for it.
  14. mcsnts


    Oct 27, 2010
    Any word on the Gen4 G38/39 release date?
  15. xxlarge


    Mar 15, 2009
    I got a G36 in early December, like it a lot and have been carrying it daily for several weeks.

    I got a G38 from Ed's Public Safety 2 days ago. I am anxious to get to the indoor range with it. If it lives up to my expectations (don't know why it wouldn't) it may replace the G36 for EDC, then make the 36 the EDTG (everyday truck gun) :supergrin:
  16. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Gen4 g38's and g39's are at least 6 months away from being available.
  17. G21H30


    Apr 6, 2001
    I picked one up last September from Ed's Public Safety. I installed a set of Ameriglo target Master fiber optic sights and a Vanek GSSF trigger and love the way it shoots. My wife and I both have Gen 3 G-37's since they first came out and shot them in GSSF matches for a couple of years with good results. Side by side the Gen 4 has less felt recoil than the Gen 3 and I can reaquire the front sight quicker. I plan on shooting it in GSSF matches this year,now that I have a good supply of once fired brass.We both carry either a G-38 or G-39 depending on the time of year and what we are wearing.I know how fond you are of your G-38 (overall it's my favorite Glock out of 17)but for matches I think you are really going to like your new Gen 4.
  18. tkosiba


    Dec 25, 2003
    Winfield, IL
    The G19 is a great pistol, no wonder why the G38 shines, a soft shooting big bore on that popular mid-size frame.
  19. larryjr


    Nov 5, 2010
    I am hunting for a a 37 but love the size of my 23....wonder if I should wait on gen 4? How is that new recoil, anybody ?