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Um looking into buying a Glock soon but many in the future, but I love the Glock 21 and 23 thinking I'm going to get the 23 first. So my question is I see they have a 45 GAP in compact size? What does the gap stand for and any experience with it?
 

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fireman06 said:
Um looking into buying a Glock soon but many in the future, but I love the Glock 21 and 23 thinking I'm going to get the 23 first. So my question is I see they have a 45 GAP in compact size? What does the gap stand for and any experience with it?
http://www.speer-bullets.com/pdf/45GAP Tech Brief_150dpi.pdf

I don't see an advantage unless you need the size savings.

Capacity is less than a Glock 30 which has 10+1.
 

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http://www.speer-bullets.com/pdf/45GAP Tech Brief_150dpi.pdf

I don't see an advantage unless you need the size savings.

Capacity is less than a Glock 30 which has 10+1.
The link didn't work for me.

I'm no expert on the GAP round, but I believe it stands for Glock Automatic Pistol. Basically, if I understand it correctly, it's a shorter .45 caliber round that is loaded to higher pressure to achieve power similar to the .45 ACP. (Automatic Colt Pistol.) It's not as common and I think I would stick with the .45 ACP if I were to buy a .45.

By the way, someone please correct me if I'm wrong about what the GAP is.
 

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I have the G37 & 39. I love the round. It equals and often exceeds .45 ACP ballistics in a package that fits smaller hands better. It's a great shooting round and is going to become my primary carry shortly.

People complain about ammo availability and price, but all you have to do is look for it. Georgia Arms www.georgia-arms.com is, by far, the cheapest for FMJ and I found very good HP prices on http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/.
 

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The link didn't work for me.

I'm no expert on the GAP round, but I believe it stands for Glock Automatic Pistol. Basically, if I understand it correctly, it's a shorter .45 caliber round that is loaded to higher pressure to achieve power similar to the .45 ACP. (Automatic Colt Pistol.) It's not as common and I think I would stick with the .45 ACP if I were to buy a .45.

By the way, someone please correct me if I'm wrong about what the GAP is.
Correct. I might add I'm pretty sure the 45GAP frame is the size of the 9/40 frames and not the huge 20/21 frames. Finding ammo is a ***** though.....
 

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Correct. I might add I'm pretty sure the 45GAP frame is the size of the 9/40 frames and not the huge 20/21 frames. Finding ammo is a ***** though.....
You're correct on frame size, but ammo is all over the place online and I see it stocked in most of my LGS.
 

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I THINK the .45gap was ment for leo/govent angets (woman) whos hands were to small for large glock .45acp frames so glock made the GAP rnd and the pistols to go with it of course....i heard this somewere before.
 

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I am sure the .45GAP was made for markets around the world that don't allow civilians to use a military round.

The 40S&W is a shortened 10mm because some agents had trouble handling the bigger round.
 

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I am sure the .45GAP was made for markets around the world that don't allow civilians to use a military round.

The 40S&W is a shortened 10mm because some agents had trouble handling the bigger round.
Hence the term 40 short & weak (40s&w).........
 

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My 2 cents...

While I'm sure it's a nice round...you would probably be better served using a round like the .45ACP... not only based on availability, but also price !!

The .45ACP can be found in all kinds of bullet weights and velocities...adding to the versatility of the platform.

Just my 2 cents...not downing anybody's choice !! :D
 

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Thanks for the input everyone was just curious. Would be awesome if Glock made a compact .45acp but I think ill buy the g21 for carry and the 23 for backup plus 2 extra magazines each lol
 

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fireman06 said:
Thanks for the input everyone was just curious. Would be awesome if Glock made a compact .45acp but I think ill buy the g21 for carry and the 23 for backup plus 2 extra magazines each lol
Glock 30, 30sf, 36 are all compact .45s
 

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Thanks for the input everyone was just curious. Would be awesome if Glock made a compact .45acp but I think ill buy the g21 for carry and the 23 for backup plus 2 extra magazines each lol
Most logically is to buy the 21 and the 30. The magazines can be used in the 30.

I see you're a fireman. You can get the Blue Box Glocks at a discount at a local authorized dealer.
 

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Especially with the floorplate on the G30 magazine, that gun will give you plenty for your hand. I have the 29SF, which is the same size as the 30SF, but the 29 doesn't have that big floorplate, so I have to add a pinky rest. Even with the pinky rest on my 29 magazine, it's still not as big as the 30's.
 
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