Anyone Shot/Own a Glock 39?

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    Anyone Shot/Own a Glock 39?

    The .45 GAP sub-compact Glock 39 has a lot of appeal to me considering its dimensions are the same as the 9mm subcompact Glock 26 yet has the stopping power of a .45 ACP.

    I would be very interested to read someone's review of it:

    1.) Concealability?
    2.) Recoil?
    3.) Other comments?



    Thanks!

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    I've not shot a G39, but I have shot a G38 .45GAP for whatever it's worth. I used 200gr. Hydra-shocks and the recoil was pretty identical to a .45ACP. Unless you really can't grip or conceal a G30 or G36 very well, then I don't see much advantage to a GAP. A .45ACP is cheaper to shoot and has more readilly availible ammo. I'm not a Glock fan, but my brother swears by them and has one chambered in about every caliber. That being said, I love "mutt" pistols, (anything chambered in .357 sig for example). For some reason I like to have something different than everyone else (must be the reason I don't like Glocks). If it speaks to you, buy it.

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    The 45GAP is an answer to a question that nobody ever asked. There was no need or demand for a .45 short, and that is what it is. With the .40 S&W and .357 Sig rounds, there was no need for another "modern" caliber. They increased power over the 9mm while keeping the gun from having to be as large as a .45 ACP. I will not buy GAP on principle.

    That said, it will perform just as well as every other Glock pistol.
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    Ammo is expensive for the .45 gap.

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    I would by a .357 sig before the GAP If I needed more power than the common calibers, but I guess that wasnt your question. No, I havent shot the 39.
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    Is the speculation that GAP will be discontinued just speculation?

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    Only shot the G37 and it felt similar to shooting a G22 to me so maybe the 29 feels similar to the 27? I kinda like the GAP. I don't care if we needed it or not, it's a neat idea and works well. Ammo will get a little cheaper in time. I like the 10mm but it sure ain't cheap to shoot. Future wish list...an EMP in .45GAP. I can see me owning one.

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    I shoot the G27 and I love it. Very concealeable... I do IWB. I haven't fired the .45 version, but I imagine it can't be much worse than the .40...
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    My recomendation waid for the G30 SF (to come out) if it ever does!!!

    I don' t how long the GAP will be around. Not a very popular cartridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_Four View Post
    The 45GAP is an answer to a question that nobody ever asked. There was no need or demand for a .45 short, and that is what it is. With the .40 S&W and .357 Sig rounds, there was no need for another "modern" caliber. They increased power over the 9mm while keeping the gun from having to be as large as a .45 ACP. I will not buy GAP on principle.
    I've actually read that the .40 isn't much of an improvement over the 9mm in terms of ballistics/stopping power and that the .357 kicks like hell. The .45 GAP reportedly has a mild kick...

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    G39

    The Glock 39 ROCKS!!! It has become my favorite carry weapon. 1. It replaced my G26 and is just as concealeable. They are identical except for slide width, and it doesn't seem to make a difference.

    2. The first time I fired my G39 with 230gn HSTs I had a death grip on it! ....turns out the recoil is VERY mild. I think that it is more pleasant to shoot than 9mm 127+p+. More of a push than a snap.

    3. Dont listen to the haters. The gap round will be around as long as 357sig or 10mm. Likely longer, and it isn't expensive in bulk. The concealablecontrol.com GAP magazine floorplates make the weapon much more controllable without sacrificing concealability. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddog61 View Post
    The Glock 39 ROCKS!!! It has become my favorite carry weapon. 1. It replaced my G26 and is just as concealeable. They are identical except for slide width, and it doesn't seem to make a difference.

    2. The first time I fired my G39 with 230gn HSTs I had a death grip on it! ....turns out the recoil is VERY mild. I think that it is more pleasant to shoot than 9mm 127+p+. More of a push than a snap.

    3. Dont listen to the haters. The gap round will be around as long as 357sig or 10mm. Likely longer, and it isn't expensive in bulk. The concealablecontrol.com GAP magazine floorplates make the weapon much more controllable without sacrificing concealability. Good luck!
    Glad to hear it and thanks for the review!

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