45 gap/super & auto rim?

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  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    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?
     
  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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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.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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).
     
  4. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Interesting Thanks for that. What about the gap? That one I was most interested in.
     
  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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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.
     
  6. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Huh, very cool! I'll look a little more into it, but logic sports your suggestion and I'd bet you're spot on.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.