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Old 03-15-2013, 12:20   #1
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G.A.P. Ammo

Well, another year has gone by and they're still making GAP's, and even in this ammo crunch I still found it without even looking. Went with a buddy to a little gun store off the beaten path here in Tn. so he could pick up some .40 bullets he ordered to reload. I asked the guy behind the counter if he happened to have any GAP, said yea I got 5 boxes of Speer .200gr, same price as the PMC .45ACP (Korea) that just came in..how many you want. This is the 4th gun store I've been in for the first time that had GAP ammo on the shelf.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:47   #2
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Well, another year has gone by and they're still making GAP's, and even in this ammo crunch I still found it without even looking. Went with a buddy to a little gun store off the beaten path here in Tn. so he could pick up some .40 bullets he ordered to reload. I asked the guy behind the counter if he happened to have any GAP, said yea I got 5 boxes of Speer .200gr, same price as the PMC .45ACP (Korea) that just came in..how many you want. This is the 4th gun store I've been in for the first time that had GAP ammo on the shelf.
Advantage of having a gun in a caliber that few own. There is lots of ammo because few are buying it. Good spin though.
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Old 03-15-2013, 23:13   #3
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...There is lots of ammo because few are buying it...

Sort of like HP's in NJ.

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:58   #4
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I see a G37 in my future.

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:39   #5
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I see a G38 in my holster.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:23   #6
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I see a G37 in my future.
I'm going to make some calls and see if I can't have a barrel or two made chambered in GAP for a 21 and a 36. It would be a nice option for times like these and you'd probably make your money back if you sold it with the gun. I get as many drop in barrels in other calibers as I can, mostly with Glocks since they're fairly inexpensive and very easy to come by.

Bet most places that have 400 corbon, 40Super etc. on hand have had it for a while and it's still there today. Even in times like these.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:41   #7
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Advantage of having a gun in a caliber that few own. There is lots of ammo because few are buying it. Good spin though.
Yeah, lots of folks predicted the demise of the 10mm in the 80's-90's, yet in 2013 they just can't keep up with supply and demand. Just because there are those slow to adapt or switch doesn't mean there is something inherently wrong with the round. As more and more people try it, more will wake up to it's merits.
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Yeah, lots of folks predicted the demise of the 10mm in the 80's-90's, yet in 2013 they just can't keep up with supply and demand. Just because there are those slow to adapt or switch doesn't mean there is something inherently wrong with the round. As more and more people try it, more will wake up to it's merits.
Same with the GAP. Some folks are just too slow to accept change.
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Old 03-15-2013, 17:00   #9
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Went to a large LGS, and they keep ammo on home depot type racks. All empty except for 25acp, 32S&W and Speer 45GAP. GAP looks pretty good now!
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No spin, just fact, can't help you can't handle it, serfbored.
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Old 03-15-2013, 19:56   #11
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No spin, just fact, can't help you can't handle it, serfbored.
And lucky gunner.com shows in stock gap for less than ACP on a cost per round.
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Old 03-16-2013, 13:25   #12
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That's correct. There aren't that many .45 GAP owners yet.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:55   #13
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I LOVE 45 GAP, sold my ACP's in favor of GAP!
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Advantage of having a gun in a caliber that few own. There is lots of ammo because few are buying it. Good spin though.
G38 is on my list after a G32.
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Old 03-18-2013, 17:41   #15
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I LOVE 45 GAP, sold my ACP's in favor of GAP!
In this way you won't have a brass mix-up problem!
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Old 03-21-2013, 13:19   #16
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I also sold my ACP's. They required a lot of money and work to get them to shoot as well as my GAP does.....out of the box.
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Old 03-29-2013, 16:45   #17
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I LOVE 45 GAP, sold my ACP's in favor of GAP!
What advantage do you see? Identical ballistics but a less common chamber?
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What advantage do you see? Identical ballistics but a less common chamber?
Speaking only for myself the selling point was Identical ballistics coupled with a smaller more comfortable grip. It was a win, win, win.

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I see. I love single stack .45s grip size but I played with a double stack HK my hand's grip wouldn't even fit all the way around. I can see how this would greatly benefit a double stack or people with smaller hands now that I think about it.
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I see. I love single stack .45s grip size but I played with a double stack HK my hand's grip wouldn't even fit all the way around. I can see how this would greatly benefit a double stack or people with smaller hands now that I think about it.
It's grip size is almost identical to the G17 and G22. It's not a slim grip per se, but much slimmer than a G20 or a G21.
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Old 04-15-2013, 15:50   #21
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Speaking only for myself the selling point was Identical ballistics coupled with a smaller more comfortable grip. It was a win, win, win.

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There you go, another GAP lover.
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What advantage do you see? Identical ballistics but a less common chamber?

One less reloading component (LPP) to look for and stock up on. Don't have to change primer systems out. More efficient round (about one grain of powder less per round for same velocity). Easier to reload, less chance of double charge due to smaller case. I get to keep all my 45 dies, molds and sizers,

Plus, on top of that, I shoot my GAPs better than my ACP guns, Now might be the time to unload them for good money, I don't shoot them any more.
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One less reloading component (LPP) to look for and stock up on. Don't have to change primer systems out. More efficient round (about one grain of powder less per round for same velocity). Easier to reload, less chance of double charge due to smaller case. I get to keep all my 45 dies, molds and sizers,

Plus, on top of that, I shoot my GAPs better than my ACP guns, Now might be the time to unload them for good money, I don't shoot them any more.
Keep on shooting the GAP and buying ammunition components.
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I pick up free 45 auto brass at the range, along with 9mm, 38 Special, 40 S&W, and even some 45 Colt.

Then I sit down in the garage, load my ammo with powder, primers and bullets (some that I cast myself) from the 1990's and laugh at all the people who still buy ammo from a store for .40 - $1.00 a round (more for rifle ammo).

Keep your GAP. I've got ammo to last the rest of my life in several calibers.
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I pick up free 45 auto brass at the range, along with 9mm, 38 Special, 40 S&W, and even some 45 Colt.

Then I sit down in the garage, load my ammo with powder, primers and bullets (some that I cast myself) from the 1990's and laugh at all the people who still buy ammo from a store for .40 - $1.00 a round (more for rifle ammo).

Keep your GAP. I've got ammo to last the rest of my life in several calibers.
Good for you, sir.
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