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AsmelEduardo 02-18-2009 08:04 PM

Why?
 
I was trying to find a firearm using the Gun Genie (former Gun Locator) of the GalleryOfGuns site but I found something that I would like to share with you.... if you select Category: Handgun, Gun-Type; Semi-Automatic pistol, then you have to select caliber... they are not using the COLT acronyms... 25AP, 32AP, 45AP (not ACP)... the .380 caliber even have an acronyms. I was wondering why?
...It's like Glock that refuse to put other names on their guns; They say .380AUTO intead .380ACP, .45AUTO instead .45ACP, .40AUTO instead .40S&W, .357AUTO instead .357SIG... but they put .45GAP isn't?

orangello 02-18-2009 08:34 PM

I had to look up the "45GAP" thing the other day: .45 GAP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They say that cartridge was designed at the request of the Glock guys. It is shorter. I'm glad i didn't buy any.

canebrake 02-18-2009 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by AsmelEduardo (Post 72635)
I was trying to find a firearm using the Gun Genie (former Gun Locator) of the GalleryOfGuns site but I found something that I would like to share with you.... if you select Category: Handgun, Gun-Type; Semi-Automatic pistol, then you have to select caliber... they are not using the COLT acronyms... 25AP, 32AP, 45AP (not ACP)... the .380 caliber even have an acronyms. I was wondering why?
...It's like Glock that refuse to put other names on their guns; They say .380AUTO intead .380ACP, .45AUTO instead .45ACP, .40AUTO instead .40S&W, .357AUTO instead .357SIG... but they put .45GAP isn't?

Colt uses the AUTO in its roll mark on the barrel: My Defender

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...COLT45AUTO.jpg

AsmelEduardo 02-18-2009 08:53 PM

.45gap
 
They celebrate that fix something that wasn't broken... solve a problem that don't exist... .45GAP :eek: This Glock people think with a hand in the pocket (think only in money) ... all that marketing for a caliber that will not succeed... All that just was the EGO of Gaston Glock by put the Glock name in a caliber, even if is a sh1tty caliber as .45GAP... if he is so proud of his caliber why refuse put the name of the others in their pistols... I bet that he won't like that S&W, Colt or Sig put MINI.45 for firearms chambered in .45GAP;) (of course... if the low their standards to make a gun chambered in .45GAP:rolleyes:)

canebrake 02-18-2009 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by AsmelEduardo (Post 72661)
They celebrate that fix something that wasn't broken... solve a problem that don't exist... .45GAP :eek: This Glock people think with a hand in the pocket (think only in money) ... all that marketing for a caliber that will not succeed... All that just was the EGO of Gaston Glock by put the Glock name in a caliber, even if is a sh1tty caliber as .45GAP... if he is so proud of his caliber why refuse put the name of the others in their pistols... I bet that he won't like that S&W, Colt or Sig put MINI.45 for firearms chambered in .45GAP;) (of course... if the low their standards to make a gun chambered in .45GAP:rolleyes:)

Glock went with the GAP to have 45 ACP power in high cap autoloader.

orangello 02-18-2009 09:03 PM

I found it funny as well. :D Some tupperware is not dishwasher safe, so to speak.

edit* I own a different brand of "tupperware".

Dillinger 02-18-2009 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 72665)
Glock went with the GAP to have 45 ACP power in high cap autoloader.

And to create a market when none existed, which has proven to be an Epic Fail since GAP ammo is so damned expensive.

My understanding is that the .45 GAP was meant to be a double stacked autoloader cartridge that would fit in smaller hands, and thus, make a market for the plastic UBER pistol that is Cane's favorite.... :cool:

I never really bought into the round. The theory is sound, there is "space" left inside the case of a properly loaded .45 ACP round - but it's been working for about 105 years, why change it now?? :eek:

JD

cpttango30 02-18-2009 09:12 PM

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I never really bought into the round. The theory is sound, there is "space" left inside the case of a properly loaded .45 ACP round - but it's been working for about 105 years, why change it now??
Because Change is good. Just like Obama he's gonna pay my car off and pay my mortgagee if I help him.

AsmelEduardo 02-18-2009 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 72668)
...make a market for the plastic UBER pistol that is Cane's favorite...

JD, don't tell to anybody... shhhh... "he has one"(whispering);)
http://www.policelink.com/nfs/police...23_max192w.jpg or is a http://www.soldiers.es/images/glock%2022.gif

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 72673)
Because Change is good. Just like Obama he's gonna pay my car off and pay my mortgagee if I help him.

LOL ...

Benning Boy 02-19-2009 04:22 PM

Perhaps their next offering will be the .45 controlled recoil auto pistol

(giggles as he waits for forum members to spell it out:D)


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