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Discussion in 'What Glock Should I Get' started by CrimsonMasterGuns, Dec 15, 2011.
What is the scoop? Would love to hear from people owning or shot the weapon,
I have never owned one. I have the G21 .45 and love it. There are differences, but the primary complaint that I hear the most is the availabilty and cost of .45 GAP. In my opinion or at least in my area (the guns I see), it never really took off here. Maybe in other places it has. But where I am at, it is difficult to find .45 GAP.. I don't have the specifics on dimensions at the moment off the top of my head, but there are dimension differences. But as mentioned the biggest complaint here is availability to find ammo especially since glock makes .45 ACP... Which is usually widely available.
Other than that, I can't tell you personal experience as I have never shot one...
I carried one on duty for two years, and I still carry one for off duty carry. Nice weapon. The only issue you will find is trying to find the ammo. I don't have this issue due to my department providing it for me. But I've noticed it's not easy to find outside of that...
I have had mine for 3 years now. Ammo is not more expensive as ACP at all. Some of the best ammo I have shot from mine is UMC. I get most of it at CTD and guess what? It actually costs $0.50 less than the same exact load as ACP in the same brand. Maybe it's because it uses less powder, less brass, with the same ballistics and they pass the savings on to us. Dunno and don't care.
What I like about it is it is real 45 performance in a real 9mm frame gun. No other gun maker has done that to this day. I never was a fan of 40 and it comes nowhere near the performance of a real 45 from a real 9mm frame.
See video of the .357 Sig
On YouTube there's this guy from TN goes by hickok45. He's a shooting wild man and has probably sent a ton of FMJ's down range by now. He's just about a Glock expert as I've seen. I think he owns at least one of every model they make with some multipules, too.
That said, I just watched his video on the .357SIG and out of all the Glock's I've seen him shoot, I was least impressed with that round. I think he was too.
The G37 is a 45GAP caliber, not 357SIG.
Anywho, I have seen plenty of Glocks in 357 shoot just as accurate as every other Glock. It's all in his head......
I have shot one. Liked it, but as mentioned above...very hard to find ammo. I shot it at a pawn shop's indoor range. Turns out they don't even carry 45 GAP anymore. I enjoyed it though. It didn't kick as much as a .45.
I gave a Glock 37 and a Glock 38....like them both.
They are Glock reliable (100%) and pretty accurate.
Ballistic twin to the 45ACP in MOST loadings.
Only downside: GAP ammo is EXPENSIVE when you find it...so you better reload to shoot a bunch.
Holster fit can also be a bear...I have a retired officer who makes all my rigs...so it's no big deal.
I really like the GAP. You will be well served.
Any holster that works for a G21 will work for the G37. There are more than plenty of holsters out there for the G21.
Oh and the GAP I mostly shoot is the same price as its ACP counterpart.
I stand corrected sir. Had the weapons mixed up.
I don't like a sloppy fit in a holster...that's why I have them made. I am a believer that a quality gun deserves a quality holster, and a ****ty holster will get you killed.
That isn't a bad price for the GAP ammo...but I pay around $17 a box around here for a box of 50 ACP ammo.
Still....not afraid to crank up the Dillon.
I agree. The G21 holsters I use lock the trigger guard in just as tight as a G21 and since the slides are the same other than the melt down on the G37 they fit nice and snug in the slide area. They may not be full form fitting but they fit tight in the critical areas more than enough to be functional.
Parabelum research has some even cheaper GAP ammo in either new or once fired brass even cheaper than the big names and is every bit as hi of quality.
I bought my 37 after reading about the selection process that led the Florida Highway Patrol to choose the Gen4 37 and the 39 as their new issue guns. Plus, I found a really good price on one.
From the first time I pulled the trigger, I was in love. This is the easiest shooting big bore pistol. I haven't carried a .45 in over a decade, having spent most of that time carrying .40s and in recent years 10mm. Now that the 10mm's getting to be a little rough on my hands/wrists, the .45Gap is most likely going to be my new carry round.
Ammo can be a little harder to find, but that means a little more time online. I have yet to go looking and not been able to find any, and the prices aren't any worse than anything else.
Because they're local and I can always find them at gun shows, I generally shoot this as my practice round. http://georgia-arms.com/45gap.aspx
I have some Magtech HPs, which I got because they were the easiest to find, but I'm still looking for what will be my carry round.
Its my most recent purchase.. Its a bit bulky but over all i like it. Ammo is a bit pricey though since you cant really get practice GAP ammo.. I havent found any anywhere anyways.
Speer puts out 250 packs of FMJ for it. You might want to ask your LGS to see if they will order it for you.
WallyWorld around my area carries WWB 45GAP.
When MidwayUSA had a sale in October I snatched up about 300 rounds of 200gr Magtech Guardian gold for 13.25 a box of 20
Georgia-Arms has 50rounds for 17.50 or 100 rounds for 34.00, not a bad price.
I'm kicking myself for a passing up a G38 in OD green, with extended slide release and N.S.; five mags, and 220 rounds of ammo. all for $489.00. It was for sale at the Bullethole here San Antonio, TX