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Glock 38 Gap Tell Me Something about it

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by corbon1, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. corbon1

    corbon1

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    What do you think about the new Gap 45? How accurate is it? how much recoil compared to the .45 ACP? I like the idea of a .45 round(.451)in a G-19 size grip. Do any of you CCW carry the Gap 45? I know the slide is a little wider than the G-19.

    Thanks !

    Glock-ON
     
  2. gary newport

    gary newport

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    I find .45 GAP to be at least as accurate as .45 ACP out of my Glocks. Recoil with comparable loads in similar-sized guns (G21 and G37 for example, both shooting loads from the same manufacturer with the same bullet weight) to be about the same.

    The G38's slide is a little thicker than the slide on a G19 -- but is no thicker than the frame of a G19. I don't see how the slight increase in thickness would make a nickle's worth of difference in concealability.
     

  3. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    First of all the slide is no wider than that on a G20/G21/G29/30, and folks have been concealing them for years. I carried a G30 concealed for 8 years before switching to a G38. My G38 is the most accurate Glock I've owned. I carry my G37 and G38 in theier respective Blade-Tech OWB holsters, straight drop w/speed cut. My next holster will be a Blade-Tech IWB, FBI cant w/straps for the G38.
     
  4. Rikki

    Rikki Pathetic Loser

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    My G-38 is very accurate- It won the 45 portion of a bullseye shoot this spring @ MCFG- outfitted with a Carver Mount and a Propoint5.
    Recoil is very subjective to the ammo you use- I carry Ranger's in mine-794fps/230gr- I consider it's recoil in between a 9mm and a 40.
    But, I handloaded some stuff up to around 900fps and the recoil was STIFF- but that's also a stiff load in a 1911 with a 18.5# recoil spring...It can also be loaded down to the point you can darn near watch the slide cycle.
    I carry mine, before that I carried a G-19- I really don't notice a difference in the slide width.
     
  5. Slvr Surfr

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    My G38 is very accurate. Id say one the most accurate of all my glocks. Ive carried it in a IWB holster and just found the wider slide to make it slightly uncomfortable to wear. In all fairness Ive only tried one holster so dont judge the concealability on that.
     
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    For my first Glock, Im considering the G38. Matter of fact its my first ever pistol
     
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    My G38 is my carry gun.
     
  8. shuwtist

    shuwtist NRA Benefactor

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    My G38 has replaced my 19 for carry. I use my G19 holster, which is a Milt Sparks SS II. I had to wet it and force the 38 in a few times and let it dry and it works perfect. The 38 will not fit in my kydex holsters. I love it and do not think it recoils any more then 9mm +ps. It has a snappy recoil and is very easy to keep on target. 37 and 39 are next.