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Might get a .45 GAP with this price

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by TriggerHappy007, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. TriggerHappy007

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    Thats a great price. But i just dont see the need for the .45GAP. Its trying to replace a round that doesnt need to be replaced at all. But still, thats a great price.
     

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    Who said it was trying to replace anything? :upeyes:
     
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    That is an unbelievable price. I bought a G38 instead of a G37, because I liked the size and feel of my G19.
    People who don't see the need for the 45 GAP shouldn't buy them. I like the .45 caliber in a 9MM sized frame.
    If we were being practical, we'd all have a single handgun. (Probably an S&W Model 10...)
     
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    Maybe its not trying to replace the venerable .45ACP, but it doesnt really have any advantages or disadvantages either. I just never really understood why it was introduced. And, i am not saying i dont like it... I pretty much like anything that goes boom. I just dont see the need for it.

    My opinion only
     
  6. Butch

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    EXACTLY!

    Why would you think the .45 GAP is trying to replace the .45 ACP?

    Why do people think this way???

    Sad part is that the .45 ACP has already been replaced..... :steamed:
     
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    Roarak, because it's your opinion, it's of course correct. But in fact the GAP guns, of which I own 2, allow folk without large hands to own a hi-performance 45-caliber pistol that they can get their hands around and shoot well, and that's why it was developed and introduced. Personally, I've never fallen for 1911s, seeming too complicated and big, so I've never owned one. I bought a 38 and liked it so much I sold my .40-cal. 23, and then I too bought a 37 at Bud's. I can already shoot that better than my long-barreled model 35, so the latter will be for sale soon.

    It's a fine cartridge for perfectly useful pistols.
    [​IMG]
     
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    All these retailers trying to dump GAPs at rock bottom prices might be just the thing to keep it alive and kicking.
     
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    I love that price, but getting .45GAP around here is a joke, and I don't like the price of it either.
     
  10. glock2740

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    Those are unbeatable prices for NIB Glocks. If someone is wanting to try the GAP out, now is definately the time to do so. But this quote above has to be one of the dumbest statements I've seen on here in awhile. What replaced it?
     
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    Good luck with ammo for them. If they were more popular, ammo would be more available. It's like finding .380 ammo. My friend has a 37, & no ammo.
     
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    Well if you read into it it actually does have advantages.

    .45 in a 9mm package.
    .45 with recoil similar to a 9mm.
    Ballistics between .45ACP and .45 GAP are very close.
    Prices of ammo are right in line with ACP.
    GAP pistols are cheap.

    disadvantages:

    Ammo harder to find than ACP but not so much if you dont mind shopping online.

    Like i said in another thread. Its kinda ironic that theres so many Glock lovers yet Glock's own cartridge is over looked.
     
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    For what its worth, here in Pa. .45gap is a whole lot easier to find than my beloved 10mm. And another thing who cares what caliber you have have on your pistol, as long as it says GLOCK on it you made a wise choice:cool:
     
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    http://www.ammoengine.com/find/ammo/.45_GAP
     
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    I'd much prefer a 38, but @ that price I may have to jump on a 37.
     
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    Has anyone here handloaded for the 45GAP? I found a casing at the range, and it's a good bit smaller than the 45acp. I'm wondering if available powders would give ballistics comparable to factory 45GAP ammo, or if the ammo companies are using special powders to get those ballistics. I reload for everything, so if I could get good ballistics with available powders, I'd go with the 45GAP. But since I already have a G21sf that I love, I really don't need another 45......or do I???:supergrin:

    G20gunner
     
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    You might be better off asking this in the Bull Dawg Club section but this ammo

    http://georgia-arms.com/search.aspx?find=45+gap

    is reloads and when i asked somewhere how they were, someone responded saying he had no problems with them and shot just like the American Eagle he also used if i remember correctly.
     
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    My 37 has never seen a factory round. Standard powders work just fine. They use small pistol primers vs. large.

    I've reloaded many thousand rounds of .45 gap
     
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    I bought the last 9 boxes of 45 Gap HST 230gr that ATG had last November, and I haven't seen a single box of it anywhere since. I've keeping a steady eye out, too.

    I also bought the last 5 boxes of Speer 200gr 45Gap Gold Dot that TDS had last November, and I haven't seen a single box of it available since at our normal online haunts.

    Premium self defense ammo, available for the civilian market, from Speer, Winchester, and Federal has been ZERO since last November.

    The lack of premium SD rounds is the biggest problem I see with 45 Gap.