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5 years 51 weeks ago, 8:23 PM

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Glock Auto Pistol cartridge. It's been out for a while but, not too popular. The question is why not ?
This is one Double Tap offering.
Caliber : .45 GAP

Bullet : 185gr. Bonded Defense JHP

Ballistics : 1150fps - 543 ft./lbs. - Glock 37

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5 years 51 weeks ago, 8:33 PM

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.45 GAP

is not popular because Glock fixed the frame of their 45 ACP. It's awfully hard to justify buying a new cartridge that doesn't offer something substaially better than existing cartridges.

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5 years 51 weeks ago, 1:00 PM

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.45GAP

Glock, put a .45 caliber into a 9MM chamber size, beefed up a tiny bit. It also gave you the approx. same energy as a .45 Auto Colt Pistol. The drawback as I see it is, the cartridge is like the EDSEL. Too far out-o-the-box. Besides that, don't kid yourself with that small pistol hype. That thing has recoil. I've only fired the G38, which I will say has more felt recoil than my G31 or G23. Can you work with it, "yes", but it will take substantial range time (I believe).

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