Springfield XD in .45 GAP

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  1. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    OK, I am not really a GAP kool-aid drinker or anything, but it is a cool little round. Loaded properly and with the 200 (or even 185) grain nose, it can be pretty nasty and shoots well.

    Long story short, I happened upon a Springfield XD 5 inch barrel "tactical" pistol, chambered in 45 GAP. I got it crazy cheap in 90 %+ condition, with a blackhawk holster and 2 boxes of ball ammo.

    Ammo is actually not very hard to find, and for hole punchers, is only 2-3 bucks more per box than .45 ACP.

    I gotta say that this pistol REALLY suprised me. I mean really.:wow: It shoots very well and is extremely accurate, with manageable recoil and no problems/complications at all.

    Anyone else have one of these and if so, what are your thoughts? Suggestions? Warnings?? Just checking with you all on it and thanks in advance...
     
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    Only warning, you may be hooked! I have a G37 & 38.
     

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    IMO, load up on the ammo, it was obsolete right from inception.
     
  4. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    I will get plenty of ammo. So far, ammo seems fairly easy to get. Hopefully it will be more plentiful than 10mm..........:shocked:
     
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    Back when the shelves were bare of all 9mm, 40 & 45 there was lots of GAP. I don't think it will become obsolete anytime soon if the rumor that the FHP has ordered 3,000 is true.
     
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    I remember the 10mm. I rented one and was very excited by it. Considered buying it, hesitated, forgot about it, and now glad I did.

    Does it feel like the 45ACP when shooting?
     
  8. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    There is less "felt" recoil with the 45 GAP Springfield XD, than in my 1911s. That said, I've been shooting the 200 grain Magtech ball ammo in the GAP, and usually shoot 230 grain Blazer Brass ball ammo in the 1911s just for punching holes. Just seems a little less felt recoil, but not much.

    I am digging it for now. Something a little different is always fun.:supergrin:
     
  9. Rooster Rugburn

    Rooster Rugburn Got Pignose?

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    I hope the round makes it. I had planned to get an XD in .45 GAP but they stopped making (I think) before I could.

    Comparable ballistics in a smaller package, what's not to like?
     
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    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    YES! You can read! :upeyes:

    Sorry it does not interest you. Go back to your AOL chat.

    .......... I am surprised the naysayers held off so long.

    Next?
     
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    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

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    Get serious......this only means that nobody was buying the 45gap.......duh.

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    Springfield Armory still offers the XD in .45GAP, because HS Produkt still makes it.
     
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    Thanks! Picked up some more .45 GAP ammo today at a gun shop- Winchester white box hole punchers- for 24 bucks a box !!!:tongueout:
     
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    I have a 45 gap LEO model absolutely love it:cool: