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Old 03-08-2010, 22:49   #1
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G19 vs G38

I've had my G19 for about 3 months and put about 1k rounds . I'm already saving up for G38 and i wanted to know how well it shoots comparing to G19 .
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Old 03-08-2010, 23:29   #2
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This is the Gap forum, not the Gap bashing or ACP Forum.
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Old 03-08-2010, 23:58   #3
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If you shoot the G19 well, you should do at least as well with the G38. Other than the size of the bore and a slightly wider/heavier slide, they are the same pistol. If you want, options such as sights, recoil assemblies, etc are the same. It might be a good combination to own - the G19 for cheaper practice and the G38 for when you would prefer to punch a bigger hole.

After almost seven years with a G37 and almost four with a G39, I recently added a G38. If I could own only one .45 GAP, I think I would choose the G38. However, I love all three and still hope Glock will add a long-slide "target" version.

To see expanded 9mm (124 gr) and .45 GAP (200 gr) bullets you can see reply #4 in thread http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1184792
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This is the Gap forum, not the Gap bashing or ACP Forum.
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Huh? He's asking GAPists to comment on the difference in shooting a compact-GAP pistol v. his 9mm Glock. How is that bashing GAPs or discussing ACP pistols?

Maybe you didn't read his note carefully?
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Perhaps you did not read the post by fifty thousand before I deleted it. There was no reference whatsoever to a comparison of 9mm and .45GAP, just a negative comment regarding GAP vs ACP.
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Perhaps you did not read the post by fifty thousand before I deleted it. There was no reference whatsoever to a comparison of 9mm and .45GAP, just a negative comment regarding GAP vs ACP.
Oh. OK.
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Either one will do you fine.
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CPG, I've owned 3 different Glock 40s for about a year, and I just bought 2 GAPs, a 37 and 38. I find that the GAPs have slightly 'slower' recoil and less-sharp noise than any of my 40s. I suspect you'll find similar differences between your 19 and any GAP.
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Old 03-09-2010, 16:26   #9
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I have the G19 and the G37. I love them both. They are very accurate. I do like the extra firepower of the G37, but I like "feel" of the G19 too. (very similiar grip, the slide is heavier on the G37).

I got some american eagle 185gr gap in the mail last week and those are loaded HOT! Surprised me next to the Remington 230gr.

You'll love the G38 I'm guessing
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If you shoot the G19 well, you should do at least as well with the G38. Other than the size of the bore and a slightly wider/heavier slide, they are the same pistol. If you want, options such as sights, recoil assemblies, etc are the same. It might be a good combination to own - the G19 for cheaper practice and the G38 for when you would prefer to punch a bigger hole.

After almost seven years with a G37 and almost four with a G39, I recently added a G38. If I could own only one .45 GAP, I think I would choose the G38. However, I love all three and still hope Glock will add a long-slide "target" version.

To see expanded 9mm (124 gr) and .45 GAP (200 gr) bullets you can see reply #4 in thread http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1184792
Uhhh, yep. That oughta cover it.

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Old 03-09-2010, 20:10   #11
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Thanks Yall ! some ppl might thing its little weird , Im acutally buying/stacking up ammo first . only reason is in CA starting feb 1 2011 , we can no longer get ammo online . but I've been putting little here and little there for G38 .

I've never held GAP before or have shot due to popularity in our local range . but i know this is the i want . cant wait till get it !
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Old 03-09-2010, 22:18   #12
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I bought a G38 because I liked my G19 so much. Both are great guns. The recoil from the GAP isn't bad, it seems pretty accurate (still breaking it in,) and it's a nice size for a .45 caliber pistol. I haven't had any problem getting .45 GAP ammo. I haven't found any "cheap" plinking ammo like in the 9mm, but I was aware of that going in. (I have 500 rounds of new unprimed brass sitting upstairs, along with 1000 bullets...)

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Old 03-10-2010, 19:56   #13
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Just found out 4th gen G38 is coming out sometimes in jun or july .. I might pick it up the 4th if prices are right .

wonder how much more its going to cost over 3rd gen...

plus i dont mind the recoil .. kinda like it lil more punchy

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Old 03-11-2010, 03:50   #14
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I dont think they'll get cheaper than this CPG:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=160607543
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The Gen4 G37 is due out in June, to fulfill a 3,000 pistol contract with the Florida HP. It's the Gen4 G38 that may be out next year.
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Old 03-20-2010, 23:46   #16
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My G19 is my most trusted pistol. If the lives of those I hold dear where on the line, and I was limited to a pistol, MY G19 is the pistol I would want. However, I carry a G38 daily on and off duty, and it is very rapidly closing the gap (heh heh) with my G19.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:49   #17
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i used to think the g19 was the pistol to compare the others to
i shot my new g38 yesterday and it out performed the 19 in every way
less recoil, more accurate and a bigger hole
now the 38 is the gun for the others to beat
i have owned every glock made except the g18 and the little 380 whatever model it is
and i like the 38 better
like i said in another post else where on here
the only draw back is catching my brass so i can reload
but its always been like that with all my glocks in any caliber
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I was about to start a very similar thread so I will hijack this one instead.

If you can only have one gun, either a G19 or G38, which one would you get? I'm trying to make up my mind. The G19 seems like a more sensible option, but I got a 'crush' on the G38.
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Old 03-21-2010, 15:37   #19
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I'm trying to make up my mind. The G19 seems like a more sensible option, but I got a 'crush' on the G38.
Me too(and I'm up to four -19s)
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i used to think the g19 was the pistol to compare the others to
i shot my new g38 yesterday and it out performed the 19 in every way
less recoil, more accurate and a bigger hole
now the 38 is the gun for the others to beat
OK - can someone confirm the comment in RED? Does it truly recoil less than a G19? I ask as I have been wanting to get a G19 for my 10YO to use on Steel Plates and at GSSF, because that grip frame seems to suit him best and he isn't quite ready for a .40. On the flip side, I have wanted something else as a CCW carry piece (not that I really need it, since I have a G27, a KT P32 and now a G29 ). To boot, I could easily snag a G38 in OD, which fills yet another hole in the collection - but something for him takes priority. So how about it, you GAPpers - does the G38 recoil less than a G19?
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I have both. With regular gap rounds and regular 9mm rounds the 19 recoils less for me.
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I don't know of a good way to convey this, but I'd say a 38 recoils harder yet somehow slower. Put another way, the 19 is a sharper yet weaker recoil.
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The way I describe it is the .45GAP is more of a firm push while 9mm is more of a quick punch.
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The way I describe it is the .45GAP is more of a firm push while 9mm is more of a quick punch.
I've never shot a G19 but this is exactly how I would compare the recoil of my G38 to that of my Sig P239.
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Thanks for the feedback. Anyone else like to weigh in? DannyR? I am thinking I might need to sneak in some range time to shoot my G34 vs G37 for a pseudo comparison, although I know both should recoil less than a G19/G38 test.
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