Say hello to my (old) new friend. G38

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Gallium, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    I figured it was time to get re-acquianted with some guns I've not shot in a while. It came down to


    G23
    G23C
    G38
    G35 (in that order L > R)
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    I also had a regular G23 Wolf barrel to try out in the G23C.

    Shot the G23 & 23C...did not remember them being so snappy. Maybe I'm getting old. :cool:





    Shot the G38, and it was love at 1st shot all over again. Here is a pic of the 1st 5 rounds shot from the gun... I was a better shot with the G38 than with either of the G23s. The G35 outdid them all, but I ended up shooting up those targets. :)

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    oh yeah... American Eagle, 185 grain, shooting at 15 yards, two hands, standing up (don't mind the powder burns ;))

    'Drew
     
  2. Zertek

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    Good Job and yea I do seem to see a few powder burns :supergrin:
     

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    G8Kpr Sheep Dog

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  4. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

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    I just bought a G38 today and test fired it with American Eagle 185gr and Speer Gold Dot 185gr and it shot great! I love the feel of the small frame in my small hand and the recoil was just a little more than my G26. Once I get more trigger time with it, I expect it will take over as my daily carry.
     
  5. G26S239

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    Hi Drews friend.
     
  6. K.Kiser

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    How's the recoil compare to a standard .45 acp..? I've assumed it would be very comparable but haven't heard a first hand response... I also wondered if the grips are slimmer from front to back on the G.A.P, if so then I think it's a good thing...
     
  7. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

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    The recoil is a lot less than my G36 was. The grip is the same as the 9mm and .40 cal Glocks.
     
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    packinaglock John 3:16

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    I have to agree the .45GAP is a sweet shooting round
     
  10. Gallium

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    I'm going to do an A/B with my G38 and G30 today, schedule permitting.

    I'm also going to take my frankenglock (G36 lower + G29 upper + modified G36 mag) to see how that works.

    'Drew
     
  11. Thx-1138

    Thx-1138 NRA Member

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    Grips are both slimmer side to side and front to back, when compared to a G30/G21. Of course, the side-to-slide slimming means the ammo can't stagger as well, so a same-length magazine doesn't hold as much.

    Recoil is a relatively mild push; it's not snappy at all.

    I can't wait for the G38 to come out in Gen4. A 2mm reduction in grip, coupled with a double-spring guide rod will make it such a joy to shoot.
     
  12. Stuntman_Mike

    Stuntman_Mike /̵͇̿̿/'̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿

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    Hi G38.

    Teach your owner to put all the bullets through one hole. :whistling:
     
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    My EDC is a G38, Own all 3 models, I don't know if its me or the guns but I'm more accurate with GAP pistols than my others including the G35 and G34, The .45 GAP is one hell of a round and is here to stay :cool:
     
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    that might just be my next glock...i love thoes damn .45 gaps
     
  15. Zertek

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    Well crap, guess I'll have to get a G38 Gen 4 now, you guys got me all fired up
     
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    My next purchase will be a XD tactical in .45GAP, love the round need a longslide though.
     
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    I find myself in the enviable position of being able to choose as my daily carry pistol; a)G19, b)G27, or c)G38. I carried 9mm on and off duty for many years, don't feel undergunned doing so, and the G19 is a fine pistol in that caliber. Just got the other two recently, been carrying the G27 for a while, and with extended mags, 21 rounds of .40 is very nice. Today I decided to start carrying the G38 for a while. As with the G19, the size and feel is great. And with 230gr. .45 ammo, I feel very good. I had to "re-purpose" a Leather Arsenal IWB holster originally for my Beretta 92, but the holster is not tightly molded or hand boned, and the G38 fits fine with only extra length of the body to spare, no problem there. The spare mag fits in my pocket, or the watch pocket in my jeans. Its been a long time since I carried a .45 of any persuasion, but this one is darn good.