.45 G.A.P. what happened?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by DodgerBlue, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    Why didn't the GAP cartridge take off?

    From the sale pitch it sounds like a great round. Power of a .45 acp in the size of 9mm. Is that correct?

    Was it just a matter of no need for a new round or to expensive?
     
  2. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    It was the answer to a question that was never asked.
     

  3. chiefrude1

    chiefrude1 New Member

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    I love mine, yes pricey ammo
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Glass nailed it.
     
  5. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    The 45GAP gives you a little smaller gun but no other advantages over the 45ACP. If you're gonna downsize why not go to the 40S&W and get a lot more capacity? GAP is expensive and not on all the shelves while ACP and 40S&W are pretty cheap and everywhere.

    Nothing really wrong with the 45GAP but many of us don't see the need for buying another "oddball". I've got enough already! :p
     
  6. chiefrude1

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    The advantage is for those with smaller hands, typically women. My wife shot the ACP one time, she said it was just to big. She loves shooting her GAP.
     
  7. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I agree with chief. It's a viable alternative to those who want the power of the .45 ACP, but have smaller hands so something like a full size 1911 or Glock 21 would be to big for them to handle well. The biggest flaw I see with the .45 GAP is that it only offers more concealability and easier use for those with smaller hands. It's disadvantages are it doesn't offer more magazine capacity, is hard to find, expensive, and would require those who shoot it to reload it (another round to buy stuff for to load it). If the .45 GAP was offered in a single stack compact or sub compact Glock I think it would make a decent back up to something like a Glock 21 or 30.
     
  8. chiefrude1

    chiefrude1 New Member

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    Glock 37 - Full size
    Glock 38 - Compact
    Glock 39 - Sub-Compact

    Wife wanted a 39 so I got a 37 seeings I was going to be stocking ammo anyways, and like I stated in my first post, I love it I'm going to turn some heads on this on but I prefer it over my ACP (and I do not have small hands)
     
  9. DodgerBlue

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    Chief, make you sure you put down your vote in the "One Glock to Rule them All" thread. Right now GAP has no votes.
     
  10. chiefrude1

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  11. big shrek

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    Because 10mm beats the crapp out of .45 GAP :cool:
     
  12. edteach

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    I gave up my subscription to guns and ammo when they came out with a glowing review of this solution in search of a problem cartridge. Ammo is expensive, and it does nothing IMO to improve anything in anyway. The smaller gun issue is non existent and this caliber has died the way the 41 mag has died and the 10 mm has died.
    Some people are susceptible to anything new, if you put strawberry jelly inside a hot dog and mark it new they will stand in line to buy it. GAPs are now only touted by those who were coned into buying them. LOL
     
  13. Docsenko

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    I have a Glock 37 and she is sweet. Much better handling than the G21. Accurate to a fault. Can hit center mass at 40 yards without a hitch. Carried a G-21 as my service pistol.
     
  14. Docsenko

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    Depends on what you are shooting. Mag Tec has a fairly hot load in .45 GAP. 10 mm has a bad habit of shooting through people a lot. That is why the FBI dropped the round.
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Docsenko, you do realize that this is an old thread, right?

    Welcome to the forum. Stop by our "Introductions" area and say "Hi".

    Normally, if a thread is over 6 months old, and has not seen a response since then, most will let it lie and open a new thread. We like to keep old threads around for reference only.