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GAPophobia

Posted 04-21-2011 at 20:59 by Butch

GAPophobia

According to *Butch's* dictionary.....

GAPophobia:
An innate fear of the use by anyone of the .45 GAP cartridge in preference to the .45 ACP cartridge.

GAPophobes always seem to want to argue about how there is no purpose for the .45 GAP cartridge, no reason for it to exist. No amount of bandwidth wastage on the subject is too much!

They completely and callously disregard the fact that some people don't have hands that are big enough to handle a G21 well, but really like the Glock for it's many virtues, and want the historical power of the .45 ACP cartridge. They also don't seem to care that those of us who can be relatively comfortable with a G21 sized grip may simply *prefer* the smaller grip frame.

Even though it's been proven many times that the .45 GAP round is very much equal to the standard .45 ACP round (and very often is even a touch more powerful), GAPophobes will often repeat the inaccurate ramblings of those who think it could not be, and/or refuse to be honest about it.....but facts are facts.

Often GAPophobes cannot understand that a lot of folks feel the standard .45 ACP and .45 GAP cartridges are powerful enough, they just don't feel a need to have a .45+P or .45 Super, or compare the GAP to them. The .45 GAP, like the .45 ACP, is plenty mean enough!


It appears that GAPophobes are for some reason afraid that if the .45 GAP becomes popular, or in any way 'mainstream', they will somehow loose the ability to use or get their regular .45 ACP ammo or guns made for the round. This is obviously nonsense. Did the unstoppable .45 Colt go away when the .45 S&W (Schofield) appeared? Or when the .45 ACP appeared?

A note to GAPophobes: Can't we all just get along? We don't need to argue every time we desire to talk about the .45 GAP round. A lot of us like ALL .45's! I even like the .455 Webley round!



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  1. Old Comment
    Which .45 GAP ammo is more powerful than it's .45 ACP equivalent?
    Posted 04-22-2011 at 16:25 by cowboy1964 cowboy1964 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Butch's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cowboy1964 View Comment
    Which .45 GAP ammo is more powerful than it's .45 ACP equivalent?
    http://www.winchester.com/products/h...s/default.aspx Compare the 230gr FMJ loads.

    And the 185 Gold Dots-> http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/ammo.aspx

    My own chronograph showed similar results, which were printed here on GlockTalk years ago.
    Posted 04-22-2011 at 23:16 by Butch Butch is offline
    Updated 04-22-2011 at 23:20 by Butch
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    BlayGlock's Avatar
    Stop that making sense you!
    Posted 04-23-2011 at 20:30 by BlayGlock BlayGlock is offline
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    Cream Soda Kid's Avatar
    So true my friend. I have both GLOCK .45 ACP & .45 GAP pistols. The barrel lengths are similar. Using same weight bullets same type bullets, (JHP, FMJ) I have found the performance to be about the same. Regarding +P, the ACP may be more powerful, but that doesn’t mean anything to me as I don’t care for +P in .45 ACP. I’ve tried it and found no need for it.
    Posted 04-25-2011 at 08:31 by Cream Soda Kid Cream Soda Kid is offline
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    RustyDaleShackleford's Avatar
    I like the .45 ACP because of its power, its size, its history, and its wide availability.

    But I'd never buy a .45 GAP.

    I don't know the last time I ever saw any for sale. Anywhere.
    Posted 04-26-2011 at 09:38 by RustyDaleShackleford RustyDaleShackleford is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Shepherds_Hook_47's Avatar
    I'm not particularly fond of the Gap round just because its expensive ... like I might as well shoot 45 ACP which I love anyway... :-) lol

    I've seen people just giving away the guns .... but the ammo nope....
    think the XD just came out in 45 gap... how weird....

    anywho... if you don't like the big grip by a G22 and be done with it.. lol

    :-)
    Posted 04-28-2011 at 17:48 by Shepherds_Hook_47 Shepherds_Hook_47 is offline
  7. Old Comment
    tuica's Avatar
    Thanks for all of your posts, Butch. I was originally leery of the usefulness of the 45GAP - now I own the G37, 38, and 39! Cheers
    Posted 05-09-2011 at 13:12 by tuica tuica is offline
  8. Old Comment
    giant_pita's Avatar
    .455 Webley? Even the brits who invented it didn't like that round and they were the ones who invented the ugly pistols to go with it

    - low velocity of 650 ft/s (190 m/s).
    - rated superior to the .45 Colt in stopping power in the disputed United States Thompson-LaGarde Tests of 1904 that resulted in the adoption by the U.S. of the .45 ACP cartridge
    So it's got that going for it...
    Yes I'm a little bored on the LDU
    Posted 11-10-2011 at 14:18 by giant_pita giant_pita is offline
    Updated 11-10-2011 at 14:18 by giant_pita
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    (the New Service in in .455)

    Posted 11-10-2011 at 21:32 by Butch Butch is offline
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    auto-5's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by giant_pita View Comment
    .455 Webley? Even the brits who invented it didn't like that round and they were the ones who invented the ugly pistols to go with it

    - low velocity of 650 ft/s (190 m/s).
    - rated superior to the .45 Colt in stopping power in the disputed United States Thompson-LaGarde Tests of 1904 that resulted in the adoption by the U.S. of the .45 ACP cartridge
    So it's got that going for it...
    Yes I'm a little bored on the LDU


    That is not ugly!!!!
    Posted 02-03-2012 at 19:31 by auto-5 auto-5 is offline
  11. Old Comment
    Uglier than home made sin!!!! Best looking revolver of all time - the Colt SAA Mod 1873P (4.75" barrel)
    Posted 02-09-2012 at 20:38 by hankken hankken is offline
 

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