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Old 01-17-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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In ballistic terms, what is the .45 GAP like and how does it compare to the mighty .45 ACP?

I'm also interested in a getting feedback on .50AE upgrade for a Glock21, if anyone has knowledge/experience with it!

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Old 01-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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The 45 gap sucks i had a XD in a 45 gap stovepiped all the time i wouldnt trust my life with one i will never own anythiny in a 45 gap ever again now i have a XD 45 tactical and it badass



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Its ballistically identical to the 45acp. Glock came out with it because glock 45 barrels have severely undersupported chambers. Instead of fixing the design flaw they chose to market their version of the 45acp with a thicker base.

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Its ballistically identical to the 45acp. Glock came out with it because glock 45 barrels have severely undersupported chambers. Instead of fixing the design flaw they chose to market their version of the 45acp with a thicker base.
The 45 gap casing is 1/8 of an inch shorter then the 45 acp
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The 45 gap casing is 1/8 of an inch shorter then the 45 acp
That too. That cartridge is purely glock marketing in action.
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45 gap hydro shok and 45 acp pmc ball ammo look at the casing diffrence
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The .45gap is the .45acp's basterd stepchild. It tried to walk in daddys shoes but couldnt do it. Ive personally shot one and i was not impressed at all.

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The gap, having a smaller case, is measurably less powerful than the 45acp there are no advantages only drawbacks. Seems to be glocks calling in life

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I had a problem with it stovepiping alot

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45 gap hydro shok and 45 acp pmc ball ammo look at the casing diffrence
Woody, that picture's set up "wrong" from what I can tell. The 45 gap is a little further back, I THINK. I'm probably wrong and if so... HOLY CRAP that's a small 45. Lol


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