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SystemaEncephale
03-24-2012, 19:52
Hey guys,

I am thinking my next Glock will be a 37 Gen 4. I am just wondering what you Gappers(lol) think of the firearm compared to other Glock models.

Thanks!

GRR
03-24-2012, 20:00
My favorite Glock is my G38. I like my G37, too. 45 in a 9mm frame. I'd like to see Glock come out with a GAP in 34/35 configuration.

xxlarge
03-24-2012, 20:02
1. Range gun?
2. Carry gun?
3. Do everything gun?

SystemaEncephale
03-24-2012, 20:14
1. Range gun?
2. Carry gun?
3. Do everything gun?

Do everything gun. I own a 17 and 21. I carry the 17 as I will carry the 37. I am not a big fan of the compact model Glock's. I'd eventually get a G39 for the days I want to carry something smaller.

Beanie-Bean
03-24-2012, 21:30
I like mine, but don't normally carry the full-size frame models. However, for the week that I did carry it recently, it was surprisingly not as big as I thought it was.

I don't have any other GAP models (yet...waiting on Gen4 updates) to compare to, but the G37 is a nice, slim .45 for sure. Compared to my other Glock .45 models, it actually feels like a 9/40/357 sized pistol.

Here was the setup I carried during the week when there was a lot of GAP-bashing. I toted it along for the first time in support of an excellent round and an excellent pistol.

If you reload, it's just as easy as loading .45 ACP. If you don't, I've found that commercial practice ammo is available for about $20.99/box in my area.

TSAX
03-24-2012, 21:54
The Glock 37 is an awesome gun but it has a love hate relationship on this site. I like the gun a lot. I prefer the G38 because of how it fits my hand better than the G37. Shop around for the ammo. One gun shop I went to had it almost double the price of what I got it for online.






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xrmattaz
03-24-2012, 22:06
A 4th Gen G37 WILL be my next purchase!

Slug71
03-24-2012, 23:50
Isnt this your second thread about this?

DannyR
03-25-2012, 03:20
Visit our GAP Forum, "The Bull Dawgs Club."

See http://glocktalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=1&f=87

dudel
03-25-2012, 17:01
I like my G38 best, but my G37 is close behind. Both great guns.

michael e
03-25-2012, 17:28
Haven't shot a Gen4, but like my gen 3, love my G38. 37 gets nightstand duty now and then due to having nightsites. Don't listen to everyone bashing them , ammo is not an issue to find online, price is same or cheaper than acp.

xxlarge
03-25-2012, 20:10
Do everything gun. I own a 17 and 21. I carry the 17 as I will carry the 37. I am not a big fan of the compact model Glock's. I'd eventually get a G39 for the days I want to carry something smaller.

Good idea. I carry a 39 and sometimes a 38 daily. If I had a 37 as my only gun I could conceal it w/o much of a problem, but the other two are such soft shooters, accurate and so easy to conceal I am "smitten" with them. :supergrin:

SNH Glocks
03-25-2012, 20:15
I have A G37 I bought used, SN indicates early production.
It works fine, no complaints, but so does my G30 and .45 ACP ammo is in every gun shop and Walmart around here but .45 GAP isn't.

ImpeachObama
03-25-2012, 21:06
If you can conceal a full size without any problems, the Gen4 G37 is LIGHTS OUT the baddest GAP of the three. Love my others (38 & 39), but having a Gen 4 in the family is fantastic.
Buy and use with confidence. I added Talon grips to each of mine for about $11 each.

bac1023
03-26-2012, 04:12
I wouldn't trade my G19 or G26.

MrGlock21
03-26-2012, 22:21
The G37 is what I carried when I did bodyguard work. Smooth shooting gun and significantly easier on the ears than a G31, in case you have to shoot it indoors.

shooter1234
10-31-2012, 01:24
Gotta ask a question here. Is the gen 4 full size GAP the same grip circumference as the gen 4 17, or does it just FEEL like one. Anyone here have both guns?
I ask because I'm in search for a dedicated large bore night stand gun, and it has to be able to to be manipulated by my wife. She shoots my 17 gen 4 great, so this is why I'm looking at one.

DannyR
10-31-2012, 04:25
The G17 and G37 share the exact same frame. Only difference is the ejector and slide stop lever.

9mmdude
10-31-2012, 06:51
I liked my G37 a lot, my G38 even more so. I could not find ammo where I lived and they were pushing a ban on internet sales so I sold them. If ammo is available go for it.

Butch
10-31-2012, 07:12
I liked my G37 a lot, my G38 even more so. I could not find ammo where I lived and they were pushing a ban on internet sales so I sold them. If ammo is available go for it.
Bummer.....you should consider moving (yeah, you no doubt have), or you coulda called Mike for a Square Deal....
http://www.dillonprecision.com/uimages/missingimgs3/dillon_square_deal_b.jpg

9mmdude
10-31-2012, 07:21
Bummer.....you should consider moving (yeah, you no doubt have), or you coulda called Mike for a Square Deal....
http://www.dillonprecision.com/uimages/missingimgs3/dillon_square_deal_b.jpg

I moved to a free state. Reloading supplies were going to be an issue too. A sensible Federal judge killed the law.

Yup, I wish I didn't sell them now.

shooter1234
10-31-2012, 11:03
Cool, thank you. I know what I'm going to get now.

Bruce M
10-31-2012, 12:26
I heard the .45GAP is going to extinct by this coming weekend. Or maybe it is by next Tuesday.

Thx-1138
10-31-2012, 17:07
My next glock is going to be a Gen4 G38, if they ever release them.

My EDC carry used to be my G39. But most days I ride my bike to and from work, so I EDC a TCP instead. (really, REALLY hard to conceal a G39 under lycra, and the weight is an issue, too)

glockarmor
10-31-2012, 17:25
I have all 3 GAP pistols and really like them although the 38 is my favorite. The fact that the ammo is a little harder to find than ACP is the only down side and for the life of me I can't figure out why it hasn't caught on.

WarEagle 1
11-01-2012, 00:02
I heard the .45GAP is going to extinct by this coming weekend. Or maybe it is by next Tuesday.

:rofl: You too?

shooter1234
11-28-2012, 16:24
The G17 and G37 share the exact same frame. Only difference is the ejector and slide stop lever.

So I could put a gen 4 37 upper on a gen 4 17 receiver?

Sheepdog689
11-28-2012, 16:33
I wouldn't trade my G19 or G26.

I didn't trade my G19 for my G38 either....just locked the G19 up in the safe where it's gathering dust while I EDC the G38.

packinaglock
11-28-2012, 16:49
I have the G37 and love shooting it!

Firecop203
11-28-2012, 20:00
I have both the 3rd and 4th gen model 37's. I find that the 4th gen is slightly smaller in the hands than the 3rd gen.

Ammo is no problem. I bought several boxes at the local Bass Pro. I ran into another deal from a member of one of the other gun boards I visit. He mistakenly bought 500 rounds of GAP instead of ACP.

Reloading is not a problem either. I bought 5000 rounds of brass from another member on AR15.com for $200.00. It seems he is an instructor for a police agency and they were transitioning to the Model 37's. They told him he could have the brass and he in turn sold it to me.

PattonT
11-28-2012, 20:20
If it weren't for the heavy thick slide I would have one.

Slug71
11-29-2012, 16:13
If it weren't for the heavy thick slide I would have one.

Its no thicker than the G21 slide and no wider than the widest part of the frame.

shooter1234
11-30-2012, 10:36
So I could put a gen 4 37 upper on a gen 4 17 receiver?

Noone?

PattonT
11-30-2012, 10:43
Its no thicker than the G21 slide and no wider than the widest part of the frame.

The same reason I no longer own a G30, the heavy slide just doesn't feel right and balance to me. After years of shooting G17/19/26 sized Glocks I can't do Thick slides. Glock could have put a G36 width slide on the GAP's.

Slug71
11-30-2012, 15:44
Noone?

Yes you can but you also have to change the extractor and something else. Can't remember what exactly.

ADK_40GLKr
11-30-2012, 21:09
I have A G37 I bought used, SN indicates early production.
It works fine, no complaints, but so does my G30 and .45 ACP ammo is in every gun shop and Walmart around here but .45 GAP isn't.

In NY, our local WalMart (at least) keeps it's GAP ammo under the sporting goods counter, for the State Troopers.

jeremy1
11-30-2012, 21:15
The 37 is an awesome pistol. I can imagine that a gen 4 will have a very light recoil. I find the 37 the most accurate Glock I have owned or shot so far.

ImpeachObama
12-01-2012, 18:58
Besides changing the "ejector", you would need to change magazines. I can't remember the details between these two trigger stop combos from Lone Wolf. One specifies the GAP specifically, but then the other specifies "Gen 4". I played and changed parts in mine a while ago.

http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1056&CAT=231
http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1057&CAT=163

SNH Glocks
12-01-2012, 19:12
I have a G37. It shoots fine but factory ammo is very hard to come by.

luvreno
12-02-2012, 07:46
I have a 37,38, 39, my favorite is the 38.
My model 19 is in the safe, drawing dust, the gap round is more accurate for me than the 9mm.

AgentM79
12-02-2012, 09:23
I have a Gen3 .45GAP (G37) and love it. While I still prefer Gen2 guns (the G19 being #1 now) for grip feel, there is A LOT to like about the G37/38/39 and the .45GAP. First, it's the only way to get a .45 with a 9mm-sized grip. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Just because you CAN shoot a gun with a larger grip doesn't necessarily mean that you will deliver your best-possible draw, speed, and accuracy with said gun. I've compared the G17, G21, and G37 in this regard. The G37, for me, won. I mothballed my G17's, sold the G21, and now carry a G19 largely due to agency mandate.

Glock did it right with the G37. It has the rounded slide contours in the front. The magazines are easy to load, and can be inserted slide-forward without a problem. You get optimal muzzle energy and velocity from the 4.5" bbl (essentially, you get 400+ft/lbs behind a 200gr, 45-caliber bullet. Compare that to a 9mm where you get 400+ ft/lbs behind a .124gr .36 caliber bullet). The 10 round magazine capacity of the G37 is enough to adequately handle any threat. Recoil is....not there. Detractors of the .45GAP don't know what they are missing. My G37 (an underpriced police trade-in from Markl Police Supply) is a keeper, and sits comfortably in my safe right along with my G19, G26, and G17.

A word about the G38 and G39. While I've not yet shot the G38, I have shot my co-worker's G39. Flat-out, it felt like a G30 - minus the uncomfortable, pinky-pinching grip situation. I WILL own a G39 as soon as Gen4 arrives.

I've owned the G21 and G30. Both were sold because I couldn't do my best shooting with them (grips were awkward/too large). The G37 and G39 are, to me, much more "shootable".

marcoh
12-02-2012, 09:49
...First, it's the only way to get a .45 with a 9mm-sized grip. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Just because you CAN shoot a gun with a larger grip doesn't necessarily mean that you will deliver your best-possible draw, speed, and accuracy with said gun...I've owned the G21 and G30. Both were sold because I couldn't do my best shooting with them (grips were awkward/too large). The G37 and G39 are, to me, much more "shootable".
That's exactly my story too, except I had the 21SF. Shooting .45 from a G17-sized or G26-sized frame made a big difference for me.

engineer151515
12-02-2012, 09:51
Visit our GAP Forum, "The Bull Dawgs Club."

See http://glocktalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=1&f=87

Yup +1

shooter1234
12-02-2012, 11:33
[QUOTE=ImpeachObama;19689903]Besides changing the "ejector", you would need to change magazines. I can't remember the details between these two trigger stop combos from Lone Wolf. One specifies the GAP specifically, but then the other specifies "Gen 4". I played and changed parts in mine a while ago.

The reason I ask, is because I wanted a flat dark earth frame on mine. So I was contemplating getting an fde 17, and switching them around so that I can have an fde .45 gap. :)

mrsurfboard
12-02-2012, 14:53
Whatever you think about the round, fact is the GAP is not popular and ammo will be a challenge to find, especially if the gun grabbers ever succeed in banning mail order ammo sales. Be prepared for that.

Capttjk
12-02-2012, 16:03
I have the G37 and love shooting it!

I agree. I just picked up a new G37 two months ago and it's a great weapon. The feel of the .45 GAP is great. Low recoil, nice shooting round. Plus I found at SGAmmo.com they sell .45 GAP ammo cheap. $18 dollars a box.

Capttjk
12-02-2012, 16:05
Whatever you think about the round, fact is the GAP is not popular and ammo will be a challenge to find, especially if the gun grabbers ever succeed in banning mail order ammo sales. Be prepared for that.

Very true. Saving all .45 gap brass in case I need it in the future.