45 GAP Brass

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  1. BobR1

    BobR1

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    FYI
    zainyD should have another 4,000 pieces of once fired Speer 45 GAP brass from LE qualifications available in the next week or so. It will be mostly Brass with some Nickel. He is getting $50 /1,000 on the brass.
    This cheap LE qualification brass is going to be drying up in the next few months the way it looks. The agency Bean Counters have decided to switch to 9mm.
    My advice is to buy up some cheap brass while you can get it cheap. Once the switch to 9mm is made the source on 45 GAP brass will then be new Starline at $181.50 per 1,000 "current price".

    If you miss out on this round of brass, or need more 45 GAP Brass, I would contact him and have him notify you if more becomes available before the switch over to 9mm.

    He has a listing on this site in Glock Classified under "Miss Gun Stuff"

    Bob R
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.
     

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    Taroman US Army Retired

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    Just ordered 1K from him.
    Very quick and painless.
    Brass angst diminishes..finally!
     
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    I have 10 gallons of it, most of which is nickel. Another 1k couldn't hurt.
     
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    Fasteddie565 I am in agreement with you. A lifetime of brass on hand is about the right amount. I am reasonably sure I will never get all that I have reloaded in this life time.
    Most of the brass rats at our Range know that I shoot 45GAP. What I miss picking up myself, pretty well gets back to me anyway. I do not loose much of it.
    When the next round of G37 trade in's show up I need to talk my brother into one. Everyone needs a Tupperware handgun to go along with their 1911.

    Bob R
     
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    Taroman US Army Retired

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    Happy days are here again.
    Was: "a chicken in every pot"
    Now: "GAP in every bucket"
    [​IMG]
     
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    fasteddie565 Combat Diver

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    Taroman, is that new or tumbled and decapped. A thing of beauty, none the less.
     
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    Taroman US Army Retired

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    It's the 1000 I just got from zainyD, plus about another thou I previously shot.
    Decapped all then wet pin tumbled with hot water, LemiShine and Armorall Wash and wax.
    Then blow dried.
    Have a few 100 nickel mixed in. Saving those for "special" loads.
    Starting now to size them all...
     
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    I need to start loading some myself. I have one 550 set up ready to start cranking them out, the other is set up for 38 Special. I need to get all of my last batch from zainyD in 5 gallon buckets with Gama Seal Lids. My last batch should have enough Nickle to finish filling my Nickle bucket. I have not opened the box's yet for a look at exactly what I do have.

    I have been loading mine with mostly the Missouri Bullet Company 200 grain round nose Odd Ball bullet. It comes in both the conventional lubed version as well as coated.

    I took advantage of the lone wolf barrel close out probably a year ago, and got rifled barrels for my 37 and 38. They both shoot cast just fine.

    One good thing about a GAP, about any pistol or shotgun powder will work fairly well loading it.

    Bob R
     
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    Taroman US Army Retired

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    I have an overstock of Bayou coated 185 grain semi-wadcutters.
    So will be working up a range/target load.
    Starting with 3.5 grains of Bullseye.
    Next up will be VV N310.
     
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    Keep us posted on the N310. I’m going to experiment with Titegroup, Bullseye, and N310.. but I really want 310 to be the best since my dad has 4# he’s never going to use.


    Wish I’d gotten in on the cheap brass earlier, but glad I got what I did. If anyone wants to trade 1000 rounds of my Speer nickle for 1000 rounds of Speer yellow, I’m your huckleberry.