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.45 Combat
06-02-2012, 01:13
Mas, I've gotta ask, even though I own and consider a G-30 a great gun. The GAP? Would the cartridge provide any more of an advantage over a .45 ACP, from any manufacture of ammunition or bullet weight.

Would you consider the GAP more effective? Or provide less recoil? What's your latest opinion of the GAP.

Needless to say, I feel the GAP is very under appreciated vrs. the .45 ACP. Grip size is a non-issue. How does this round compare? Thank you so much, your very appreciated.

Mas Ayoob
06-03-2012, 06:06
Ballistically, the .45 GAP is roughly equivalent to .45 ACP in the latter's standard pressure loadings.

.45 ACP advantages: available in more platforms, and ammo much more readily available; also, hotter +P versions are available.

.45 GAP advantages, primarily, is shorter overall length allowing it to be chambered in pistols previously limited to 9X19 or equivalent length cartridges.

best,
Mas