.45 acp vs .45 gap
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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what is the major difference in the acp and the gap besides length. What is better in everyones opinion and why?
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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These links might help to assess items in question:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_GAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_ACP
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Standard .45 ACP is my choice simply because its cheaper and easier to find than GAP. Is there a difference in performance? Perhaps a little (dont honestly know), but not enough to justify ignoring all other factors.
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Someone once described the .45 GAP as "the answer to the question no one ever asked"

Yeah, there may be a performance difference. A minor difference. The biggest factor for me would be, I have NEVER seen a .45 GAP round on any shelf anywhere, much less a gun that is chambered for it.
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I still prefer the 45ACP. Availability is the big issue and past experience with the round!
Like so many the GAP may come and go as so many before it have!
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Someone once described the .45 GAP as "the answer to the question no one ever asked"
Isnt that the same thing that was said about the .40?
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Sure, sure, the .45 GAP - a round designed around a question that was never asked and a problem that didn't exist. Expensive, hard to find, odd ball by definition, what's not to love?

Stick with the .45 ACP. It's been knocking junk in the dirt for so long even Canebrake can't remember where he was when it first debuted.

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Isnt that the same thing that was said about the .40?
Actually someone did specifically ask for the .40 - it was the FBI who found they had problems with small handed folks ,like their upswing in female recruits, trying hold the bigger grip of the .45

They asked for an alterantive that could be double stacked and still provide a small grip purchase area. The .40 S&W was the result of that request.

But I do agree with your assessment.

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Actually someone did specifically ask for the .40 - it was the FBI who found they had problems with small handed folks ,like their upswing in female recruits, trying hold the bigger grip of the .45

They asked for an alterantive that could be double stacked and still provide a small grip purchase area. The .40 S&W was the result of that request.

But I do agree with your assessment.

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Iirc, it was to to grip size and recoil of the 10mm, not 45acp
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Iirc, it was to to grip size and recoil of the 10mm, not 45acp
Are you sure? I thought it was the .45. Now I have to go pull the book out of the collection and double check.

I reserve the right to change that if I am wrong and you are correct. I don't remember the FBI fielding the 10mm on a wide scale, but now you honestly have me doubting myself.

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UPDATE: I was wrong and SSCRS was correct. It was the 10mm cartridge they were trying to replicate in a smaller, more compact version. I hereby stand corrected.....apologies one and all.

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