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This is a discussion on Opinions please within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; Here is the deal, I'm very interested in gettin me a Glock 37 (.45GAP), however, according to a lot of ...

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    Here is the deal, I'm very interested in gettin me a Glock 37 (.45GAP), however, according to a lot of forums read......people have a bad taste in their mouth about this gun. I personally like the thought of a .45 in a .40 caliber frame, and I really like this gun. Now I know it's all personal preference, but I guess my concern is the future of the .45GAP ammo. I just would like some opinions from people that have experience with this gun.

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    Let me say this. I worked in a gun shop part time. The shops in our area.... you might find a box of 45 GAP on a shelf, maybe not. The Distributors I talked to would yawn and quickly change the subject, when you mention the GAP cartridge or guns. Frankly, it was an idea that allowed you to put a 45 caliber cartridge in a 9mm or 40 cal frame gun, and have "close" to a 45 ACP performance. In other words you get the power of a Glock 21 in the frame size of a Glock 17 or 22. OK, I understand. But the problem I see is that it's a high pressure cartridge, just like the 40, and the recoil is snappy. More than the 40 or the 45 ACP. They dropped the bullet weight to make it faster, and have to cram fast burning powders into a small cartridge case to make it perform anywhere near the 45 Auto, that they were trying to match.

    "My Opinion", is why waste your time and money. Buy a 45 or a 40. The ammo selection is much better and certainly more plentiful. The gun selection is also. I talked to a Glock rep about Glock comming out with a single column - full sized pistol, that was slimmer than the G21 and held say 9 or 10 rounds in the single column mag. It would be a slimmer, easier to handle version of the Glock in 45 ACP. He said they had discussed this, but Gaston Glock wanted a company proprietory cartridge with the name GLOCK, like for instance, the 357 Sig. And that is the ONLY reason they came out with it and marketed it as a new alternative to the 45 ACP with a slimmer, trimmer frame. Does it work, probably, but why go through the hassle of buying mags, ammo, etc, that are limited to only a few guns, and ammo that is as hard to locate as teeth on a chicken. The State Park Rangers here, carry them on duty, and constantly gripe about the lack of ammo, the high price of it when you find it, and lack of accesories for the Glock GAP pistols. Just my opinion.
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    I am afraid it might end up being about as easy to find as the Bren 10. With 9mm, 40cal 45ACP and 357 Sig available it may be a case of filling a need that doesn't exist.
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    I agree with these guys! Sage advice. The 45 GAP is going the way of the Dodo. Remember the Dodo? That's what I thought.
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    One more no vote.... If you need small there are a heap of sub compact .45's out there, but I carry a full sized HK USP all the time and have never had any issues.... stick with ACP....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gvaldeg1 View Post
    I agree with these guys! Sage advice. The 45 GAP is going the way of the Dodo. Remember the Dodo? That's what I thought.
    Yeah, That's a Bird that used to land on Fred Flintstones car every now and then. I would have said "The Edsel", but Dodo works.
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    I agree. I've only come across .45 GAP at one location I frequent.

    I recently purchased a Kahr CW45 so I could comfortably carry a .45 in an IWB. No Glock GAP pistol for me, thank you.

    I'll keep my Glock 31, but for my .45 carry needs, it's Kahr all the way.
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    I'm a small person, 5'4"& 150lbs. I carry a Para P12 & like the fact that I have full power capabilities. I could carry something bigger, but would have a heck of a time keeping it concealed.

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    Find the ammo first, then decide which gun it will work in. Don't just check your local store. Supplies are Very Short!

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    Opinions are like AZZholes, everyone has one and most stink! But in this case these guys are right, why buy a weapon that will make it very difficult to find ammo to shoot it? This to most of us is a no brainer

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