Glock: GAP.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by MartinRiggs1987, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. MartinRiggs1987

    MartinRiggs1987

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    How did you get into it? Friend, something new? What was your first impression? And what you think now?
     
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    I was issued the G 37 from my dept. I then purchased a 39 for BUG and personal carry. I have since traded the 39 on a S&W M&P340 for a BUG/off duty. (easier to carry and get ammo for). I still sometimes carry a G30 off duty clothing permitting. I did like the GAP but the popularity never increased as I thought. It is a very easy and accurate gun to shoot. It was just not practical for me to change BUG’s every time our Dept changes duty weapons so I went with something universal (357 revolver). For a personal gun and if you buy the ammo in bulk I would recommend the GAP. If you want to just go to the store and by ammo then go with the G30 in 45 ACP or a Glock 40 CAL. Good luck with your decision.
     

  3. MartinRiggs1987

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    Thanks. That's why I asked the question. I wanted to hear more.
     
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    I owned a G30 since May 1997 and a Gen2 G21 since October 1997. Although I carried the G30 almost daily in a Blade-Tech IWB holster, FBI cant w/straps, the grip of the G30 and G21 always felt too fat for my short fingers. When I received a G37 in September 2003 I sold the G21. When I got my G38 in February 2005, I sold my G30. I added a G39 in October 2009 and sold my G26. No regrets. I really like my GAP pistols. They, along with my G19's are my favorite Glocks.
     
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    I didn't particularly want a GAP because I thought it would be hard to find ammo, but it hasn't been difficult at all. I wanted a .45 Glock with a shorter barrel and grip than the G36. The G39 fills that bill nicely. All of the Gappers on GT talked me into giving it a try and I'm glad that I did.
     
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    Don’t get me wrong, they are great guns. I just feel the G30 fits my hand a little better and I am more accurate with it (which is what counts) I’ve always felt that the Glocks, in 45, ACP and GAP are the best performing pistols out there. I still carry the GAP on duty, I just did not want to change BUGS every time we changed duty weapons, my wife gives me enough S*&^ every time I buy a new gun. And the 340 is a lot easier to carry as a BUG then a baby Glock. I would never consider buying a GAP as a mistake. It all depends on what you need it for.
     
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    I got an early look at the GAP just before it hit the open market and liked it very much. At the time, I was in a consolidation mode and was consolidating by platform and caliber. I ended up not being able to hold out on it and bought a 37 and a 38.

    I like it because it lets me shoot a .45 projectile with the same grip dimensions as my 9mm Glocks.

    Funny story:

    I changed agencies and went to work for a Sheriff that had been a vocal anti-GAP guy, but he had never shot one. I arranged for a G38 to appear at the range one day and got him to shoot it. After firing his first two shots, which were absolutely perfect shots, he hung his head for a moment, made a gesture in my direction, and then shot it more.

    The next morning he walked into my office and just said, "Let's go". We drove to what was then a Glock LE dealer where he bought a 38, and I got a 37 and a 38. He has since added a 39.
     
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    Just wanted to try out the caliber, and was intrigued regarding a 45 cal round in a smaller framed pistol. Have only been into it for two months now, so I am still enthused as it is the "new thing", but find it to be a fairly mild shooting, accurate, big-bore cartridge. Own the G37 and G39, with the smaller one as my main CCW. Will probably pick up a G38 when a good used one comes along - might as well collect the entire set. Good guns always a good investment. Cheers.
     
  9. MartinRiggs1987

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    What was the gesture? "You're Number #1".
     
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    Pretty close. :)
     
  11. MartinRiggs1987

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    I've never heard it. Put that way before. 9mm grip dimensions in a .45.
     
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    The trigger reach circumference on my G26 is just under 7 1/8". On my G4 19 (without backstraps) it's 7". On my M&P 45c it is 6 7/8".

    This smaller grip issue with GAPs is totally a Glock-specific thing, not a GAP vs ACP thing, and it's only because ACP Glocks are double-stacked high-capacity. Glock could have chosen to create ACP models the same size as the GAP models but instead Gaston wanted a round named after him. And guess what, the GAP models aren't high-capacity. Referencing my M&P 45c again it is identical in size to the G38 and has the same capacity AND has a shorter grip front-to-back. The Glock has the weight advantage but that's true of all Glocks.
     
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    Go further on this. Gaston just wanted the caliber named after him? Hence, no single-stacked ACPs? That’s quite a claim.
     
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    For what Herr Glock has accomplished - he can name five calibers after himself. Most great gun designers do this, why not the pistol designing genius of the latter part of the twentieth-century? Cheers
     
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    Was out on some land last weekend and did some shooting with a 9mm, 40SW and 45GAP. Decided I wanted to work on touble-taps. I've always had trouble with double-tapping a 45, but was doing it just as well with the G39. Me luvs my 39!

    You'll see a little bit of this at www.youtube.com/sam68bass. I'm the one with the NRA cap.
     
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    I got into .45GAP when I was trying out all the commerically available subcompact Glocks while I was looking for something smaller to carry than my Glock 30.

    I handled & shot the Glock 26, 27, 33 & 39.
    For me, I was more accurate with the Glock 39 than the Glock 26, 27 & 33 and the Glock 39 had less felt recoil than the Glock 27 & 33.

    Ended up liking .45GAP so much that I got rid of all my .40S&W pistols in favor of .45GAP pistols.
     
  17. MartinRiggs1987

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    My question was. Why? Cowboy made the statement. That Gaston made the Gap line out of ego. There has to be more to it than that?
     
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    The difference you seek is between metal and polymer/metal lined mags.

    Why so many people object to removing wasted space from a standard pressure 45ACP round and reinforcing the web at the base a mystery to me.
    Instead, they just write it off as a vanity round when the market is full of vanity rounds.


    OP - I bought it back in 2003. I liked the concept of the 9mm grip GLOCK with a 45 cal bullet.
    Some here said the cartridge wouldn't last three years.
     
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  19. MartinRiggs1987

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    Define wasted space. What do you mean by wasted space?
     
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    Why isn't it a vanity round? What don't they get?
     
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