Anyone carry the 45 GAP?

Anyone carry the 45 GAP?

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    Question Anyone carry the 45 GAP?

    How popular is the 45 GAP? I've got a Glock 39.


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    I don't personally have any experience with the .45 GAP or the G39, but the PA State Police are issued the G37 which is Glock's fullsize .45 GAP.

    A quick search produced the following results:


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    I have shot the G37...shoots very flat and accurate. BUT XD stoped making them and SIG and HK never started leaving only Glock making them. I think it is the answer to a question that nobody is asking.
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    The 45 GAP (for me) solved the problem of easily concealing a 45.
    I've got a Colt Officers Model and the Glock 39 is easier to conceal due to the reduced grip.

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    The .45GAP was never very popular (a solution to a nonexistent problem) and with Glock's introduction of the SF models solving the grips size issues of their .45ACP's I think it will be going the way of the dinosaurs.

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    It's just one of those cartridges that never took off and it just does not look like it's ever going to at this point in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle5 View Post
    The PA State Police are issued the G37 which is Glock's fullsize .45 GAP.
    I'd certainly use a .45 GAP if the state of Pennsylvania would pay for my ammunition.
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    GAP ammo is almost non existant in this area.
    It's going the way of the dodo. Guns are few and the dealers that have them have a very hard time getting rid of them. Brass is hard to get too.
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    Not to mention that even if you do find ammo, it's between 2-3 times the cost of .45 ACP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    It's just one of those cartridges that never took off and it just does not look like it's ever going to at this point in time.
    Who needs it!
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    I see lots of it around here, but that is 'cuz noone is shooting them. The .45GAP is on of those good solutions to a problem that's not there. Similar to what WC145 said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highvoltage View Post
    Not to mention that even if you do find ammo, it's between 2-3 times the cost of .45 ACP.
    Just out of curiosity (I don't own one), could the barrel in a GAP be swapped out for a .45ACP?

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    The .45 GAP is going to be one of those calibers that has a few loyal fans, like the .32 H&R magnum, the .41 Remington magnum and the 10mm auto, but is largely ignored by the rest of the shooting fraternity. BTW, I have a .32 H&R magnum, so don't let this bother you at all. Because I don't. Enjoy your .45 GAP and stock up when you can to get plenty of ammo.
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    The GAP would only make sense if someone like Kahr was to make a true sub compact chambered for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigpack View Post
    Just out of curiosity (I don't own one), could the barrel in a GAP be swapped out for a .45ACP?
    No, the magazine is 9mm sized, thus a acp mag wouldn't fit in the gun.

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