What is the difference in a 45 ACP and a 45 GAP

What is the difference in a 45 ACP and a 45 GAP

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    What is the difference in a 45 ACP and a 45 GAP

    Every so often I see something about a certain gun that comes in 45 GAP and I can not figure out what that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy Jimmy
    Every so often I see something about a certain gun that comes in 45 GAP and I can not figure out what that is.
    GAP is Glock Automatic Pistol. It is a shorter 45 which allows for a slimmer grip. IIRC they are loaded hotter to get identical balistics to those of ACP. The length of the casing allows manufacturers to design guns around the same frame as the .40 or 9mm.

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    To be a bit more specific, the 45 GAP casing is shorter than the 45 ACP casing.
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    1/8th inch and a whole lot of ego

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter

    perfect!
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    .45 GAP = Marketing Ploy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    1/8th inch and a whole lot of ego
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    Thanks for the lesson.

    I have a real hard time understanding all the ammunition talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    1/8th inch and a whole lot of ego
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    There are a LOT more ammo options for a .45ACP. While shopping an ammo dealer at the last gun show, a .45GAP owner was decrying the lack of choices, and especially the lack of good, cheap ammo. I could get a case of US WWB for 90 bucks. He couldn't even find a case of .45GAP. What few choices he had in defensive ammo were substantially higher in cost that the same iteration in .45ACP.
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