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Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Deye76, Mar 15, 2013.
The perp on the recieving end won't know the difference.
I was close to buying a g38 but decided to pass due to worries about ammo cost and availability. It seems fun to have a 45 gap gun but I decided 9mm and 45acp would be more practical until I could afford otherwise. If anyone is interested in a g38 I know of a currently for seller from PA.
I was on the fence about one at a LGS, but I didn't want to take on a new caliber.... dies, brass, holsters; the deal died when the shop decided they wanted an extra $100 from the deal we talked about just two days earlier.
Seriously, I love all these cool calibers but I have been trying to cut back on the numbers for which I handload. I have 45 auto and 9mm; held off on the 40 S&W and 45 GAP. Passed on the 357 Sig cuz I've been into the 9x23 Winchester for some time now and a 125 @1500 fps is not hard for the caliber.
So, yeah, 45 GAP is a good caliber but I'm just not willing to take it on when I'm so well covered by what I have.
A local shop about 45mins from my house always seems to have a decent selection of .45gap in stock, and at a price equal to .45acp.
Find a good deal on some and start stocking up. Start with JHP first, I'd want atleast 500rds.
I don't think .45gap will ever become significantly more popular, but I don't see it disappearing anytime soon either.
Load it with 200gr LSWCs then.
Thanks I think I will. Just bought my 3rd GAP today along with my 4th 10mm.
I would trust the South Korean PMC ammo. They have been our close and trusted allies since WWII.
That don't make it well made! Even if it is, I try to buy American when I can....Speer made in Lewiston Id.
I've been using PMC ammo since the early 80's, mostly in .223 and have had nothing but the best performance. I will say that 99.999% of it was much HOTTER than American made, but it was also very clean burning. Back when it was cheap (like in the 80's) my shooting buddy and I could rip through 3 wooden crates on a Saturday and Sunday. I liked it so well I started using it exclusively for my .357mag,.38 special, and .44mag.
Yeah, lots of folks predicted the demise of the 10mm in the 80's-90's, yet in 2013 they just can't keep up with supply and demand. Just because there are those slow to adapt or switch doesn't mean there is something inherently wrong with the round. As more and more people try it, more will wake up to it's merits.
Same with the GAP. Some folks are just too slow to accept change.
There you go - another PMC lover.
You do know you can reload 45GAP with the 45acp dies you already have? You can use the same 185,200,230 grain bullets and at most your only extra expense will be for small pistol primers unless you are already using them for some of your 45acp or 9mm. I do it all the time on a lee set up for 45acp. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeazy.
Thanx! I didn't know that.
What advantage do you see? Identical ballistics but a less common chamber?
Speaking only for myself the selling point was Identical ballistics coupled with a smaller more comfortable grip. It was a win, win, win.
I see. I love single stack .45s grip size but I played with a double stack HK my hand's grip wouldn't even fit all the way around. I can see how this would greatly benefit a double stack or people with smaller hands now that I think about it.
It's grip size is almost identical to the G17 and G22. It's not a slim grip per se, but much slimmer than a G20 or a G21.
I see the D37 is out in Gen 4 with the removeable backstrap. Sounds like a nice set up.
I really like my Glock 38