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Old 01-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default 45 gap/super & auto rim?

Seen these calibers on the Buffalo Bore handgun ammo section and not too familiar with them. Heard of 38 super, never of 45 other than acp. Any insight?



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45 gap was glocks idea to shrink the grip. It's a tad shorter than the acp with roughly the same power.



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.45 Super is a souped up .45ACP that destroys 1911 quicker with not real advantage.
The .45 Auto rim was designed back when there was a shortage of .45 ACP pistols for our troops in WWI and they issued the Colt and S&W revolvers. They are basically the .45 ACP with a rim to preclude the use of moon clips ("clips" is used correctly here).

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.45 Super is a souped up .45ACP that destroys 1911 quicker with not real advantage.
The .45 Auto rim was designed back when there was a shortage of .45 ACP pistols for our troops in WWI and they issued the Colt and S&W revolvers. They are basically the .45 ACP with a rim to preclude the use of moon clips ("clips" is used correctly here).
Interesting Thanks for that. What about the gap? That one I was most interested in.
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Interesting Thanks for that. What about the gap? That one I was most interested in.
Think it stands for glock auto pistol. Not 100% on that. It's shorter than the standard 45acp, while providing same if not slightly better ballistics. IIRC it's fairly expensive ammo.
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Think it stands for glock auto pistol. Not 100% on that. It's shorter than the standard 45acp, while providing same if not slightly better ballistics. IIRC it's fairly expensive ammo.
Huh, very cool! I'll look a little more into it, but logic sports your suggestion and I'd bet you're spot on.
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It is .45 GAP, the answer in search of a question. IMHO, it came into being for one reason- Gaston wanted to see his name on a cartridge. Just like Sam Colt.

Honestly, Gaston Glock is a bit of a creep, with a huge ego.

BTW, you may also at some point run across .45 magnum- created for the LAR Grizzly .45 Magnum pistol. Rather scarce. In obsolete cartridges, there are a half dozen different .45s.

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How about the .451 Detonics? The .45 Glock Auto Pistol is dying. It was dying the moment it came out. The idea was to put a .45 in a .40 sized pistol. Did not exactly work that way. the .45 GAP pistols have much thicker slides and do not fit in standard holsters. I have a couple of loaded rounds in my cartridge collection, but that is as close as I care to get to the caliber.



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