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Adog5
10-27-2007, 8:21 AM
I'm thinking about getting a glock in the 45GAP. Anyone own a sub-compact or compact? I'm thinking about getting both of them, but want to know if there are any problems or dislikes from current owners.

paradox
10-27-2007, 8:31 AM
The .45GAP is the .41AE of this decade. If you like orphan cartridges, by all means go ahead, but Id make sure to stock up on brass before it becomes nearly impossible to obtain.

DRM6000
10-27-2007, 10:22 AM
i have a still nib g39. i have no opinions about it yet. hell, i just bought it on impulse.

Quiet
10-27-2007, 10:43 AM
I have a Glock Model 39.
I like and have no problems with it.

The .45GAP will continue to be around and will last as long as the .357SIG.

The .41AE died out because there was only one firearm manufacterer (IMI) that was making a product using this round. Whereas, the .45GAP is currently being made by three manufacterers (Glock, Para-Ordnance, Sprigfield Armory).

Since the round was introduced, four state law enforcement agencies (New York State, Pennsylvania, Georgia & North Carolina) have adopted the .45GAP and Glock Model 37.

As long as law enforcement supports the usage of the .45GAP it will not die out.

Link to calccw discussion about the .45GAP and Glock Model 38 & Model 39.
www.calccw.com/Forums/carry-guns-ammo/1014-glock-38-39-a.html

SVRider
10-27-2007, 10:46 AM
I was considering getting a GAP a few years back, in order to get 45ACP performance in a more manageable double-stack package.....once the XD45's came out....I no longer had a need for one.

IMHO, the XD is just about perfect in grip size, while still holding 10 rounds of standard ACP for cost/availability....

Whatever you decide, good luck!

Corbin Dallas
10-27-2007, 12:53 PM
I bought a G38 but I don't take delivery until the 4th. I'm hoping the G38 is everything a 45 can be but in a smaller package.

Gnome
10-27-2007, 2:08 PM
I read an interesting article about cartridges of the past and cartridges that are headed that route. I believe it was in a Guns N Ammo magazine (not sure). It mentioned that the 45 GAP was also headed towards extinction. Something about 45 ACP being the proven round and 45 GAPs only advantage being the ability to hold more rounds in the mag.

Quiet
10-28-2007, 9:51 AM
I read an interesting article about cartridges of the past and cartridges that are headed that route. I believe it was in a Guns N Ammo magazine (not sure). It mentioned that the 45 GAP was also headed towards extinction. Something about 45 ACP being the proven round and 45 GAPs only advantage being the ability to hold more rounds in the mag.
How would a .45GAP hold more rounds than a .45ACP?
Only thing different physically is the cartridge length.

.45GAP allows a .45 calibered handgun that has the same grip size as a 9mm/.40S&W. It doesn't increase the capacity.

redrover
10-28-2007, 10:09 AM
I would get it just as long as a conversion kit is available for .40sw,9mm or 357sig. That way if the 45gap becomes extinct you still have options to have fun with it.

DRM6000
10-28-2007, 10:46 AM
I would get it just as long as a conversion kit is available for .40sw,9mm or 357sig. That way if the 45gap becomes extinct you still have options to have fun with it.


the breech face is too big. you'd have to get a new top half.

Corbin Dallas
10-28-2007, 2:49 PM
the breech face is too big. you'd have to get a new top half.


Um, I have a 10mm convert for my G21. Same size breach face. 9mm might be a problem...