GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-21-2010, 20:59   #1
MTS532
Senior Member
 
MTS532's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Posts: 716
Send a message via AIM to MTS532
The G38 RULES!

I can't crow enough about my G38. I have shot a lot of guns and a lot of Glocks in my life and a lot of them are really good guns. Some are classics.

Today, a couple buddies and I took my G38 along with 2 other Glocks (G19, G30 SF), a S&W revolver (M642-2), and a little Sig 232 to the range. Neither one of my buddies had ever shot my G38. One had never heard of the .45 GAP. Ammo for the GAP was plain Jane WWB 230 gr. JHP.

At the end of the shoot, they were both amazed at the accuracy and how easy it was to control the G38, even while shooting at speed. They both liked it better than another one of my favorites, the G30SF.

The Bull Dawgs Club

If you're in the market to try a different caliber, you should give the G38 a try! Hard hitting .45 firepower in a small, concealable, controllable package.

The G38 is a real winner with me!
__________________
Whichever service caliber you carry, expect a failure to stop and keep shooting!

http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_De..._FAQ/index.htm

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=34714
MTS532 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 02:51   #2
dbarry
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: the Buckeye state
Posts: 911
I've got the G37 and like it as much as you do your 38. Very accurate pistol, love the cartridge. Cant wait till some spare change and a G38 come together for me...
dbarry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 05:29   #3
Officer's Match
S.R.D. v
 
Officer's Match's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lancaster, Ohio
Posts: 5,081
I have all three GAP's and love them all, but the 38 is my favorite for sure.
__________________
REAL EYES
REALIZE
REAL LIES
btw, S.R.D. = Strategic Response Dog
Officer's Match is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 13:32   #4
David_Ely
GAP'r
 
David_Ely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Okemos, MI
Posts: 821
My G38 is my EDC. I added a OEM "-" connector and NY1 spring and I love it. My poor G17 gets so neglected now.
__________________
GSSF Member
Bull Dawgs #1966
David_Ely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 19:34   #5
jt-glock
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Officer's Match View Post
I have all three GAP's and love them all, but the 38 is my favorite for sure.
+1! It is amazing how great the 38 shoots and how quickly it recovers. Great guns
__________________
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Simple & Beautiful!
Proud NRA Life Member

Last edited by jt-glock; 12-27-2010 at 19:35.. Reason: punctuation
jt-glock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2010, 05:53   #6
Officer's Match
S.R.D. v
 
Officer's Match's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lancaster, Ohio
Posts: 5,081
Quote:
Originally Posted by jt-glock View Post
+1! It is amazing how great the 38 shoots and how quickly it recovers. Great guns
Shot all three GAPs Sunday, and I must say the 37 is growing on me. Thinking about bobbing the grip to 38 size and ccw-ing it.
__________________
REAL EYES
REALIZE
REAL LIES
btw, S.R.D. = Strategic Response Dog
Officer's Match is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2010, 09:28   #7
dudel
Senior Member
 
dudel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Georgia Mountains
Posts: 4,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by Officer's Match View Post
I have all three GAP's and love them all, but the 38 is my favorite for sure.

+1. G38 is my favorite. Great recovery. Those who don't like GAP, simply haven't tried it.
dudel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2010, 19:17   #8
sgt207
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 64
I have been shooting handguns for 22 years and the Glock 38/45GAP is the best of all worlds. Quick recovery between shots, hits the target hard and puts a .45 caliber hole in the target.

Last edited by sgt207; 12-28-2010 at 19:19..
sgt207 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2010, 19:20   #9
dragbike
Senior Member
 
dragbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 110
I just bought one today. Should have it in a few days.
__________________
Springfield PRO, Dan Wesson CCO, BEC 9mm CCO, Accu match 1911,SigP238,Kahr cm9, LCR,LCP Mech tech .45
dragbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 12:47   #10
Thx-1138
NRA Member
 
Thx-1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,088
Quote:
Originally Posted by Officer's Match View Post
Shot all three GAPs Sunday, and I must say the 37 is growing on me. Thinking about bobbing the grip to 38 size and ccw-ing it.
Before you do, practice drawing it from your normal concealment holster with your normal concealment garments.

I CC my G17 sometimes. It's not much harder to conceal, but it's a pain to clear my shirt and draw. The extra barrel length makes a difference there.
__________________
Cogito ergo armo: G17, G39, TCP .45GAP Information
Bull Dawgs: #1138; Carolina Glockers: #1138
Socialism: Legalized theft supported by those who divide the spoils, and opposed by those who are robbed.
Thx-1138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 16:24   #11
Officer's Match
S.R.D. v
 
Officer's Match's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lancaster, Ohio
Posts: 5,081
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thx-1138 View Post
Before you do, practice drawing it from your normal concealment holster with your normal concealment garments.

I CC my G17 sometimes. It's not much harder to conceal, but it's a pain to clear my shirt and draw. The extra barrel length makes a difference there.
Thanks. I actually have, and it is just a tiny bit slower, but no more so than the 1911's I also carry. And I do find the 37 just a wee bit faster back on target. That and my new Gen4 31 has rekindled my full-sized-Glock passions.
__________________
REAL EYES
REALIZE
REAL LIES
btw, S.R.D. = Strategic Response Dog
Officer's Match is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 21:45   #12
SGT45
Senior Member
 
SGT45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Southcentral,PA
Posts: 821
Yeah, I also have to say I love my .45GAPs I carry my G39 off duty all the time. I shoot the G39 very well. I shoot real well with my G38- I shoot the G38 a tad better than my G30SF.
__________________
"SGT45"
G17G4, G19(2), G19G4, G20G4, G21G4, G22G4, G23G4, G26G4, G27G4, G30G4, G38, G39- Yeah, I like GEN4's
GT Club numbers: G1 Niners#4527/.40 S&W #4527/Bull Dawg#4527.
SGT45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 04:26   #13
DannyR
Moderator
 
DannyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Posts: 38,246
I just ordered a Gen4 G37 from Glock and hope to have it by the end of the month. Selling the Gen3 G37 tomorrow to make room for it.
__________________
Lifetime GSSF Member
Certified Glock Armorer 1997-2015
NROI, Level I
Bull Dawg #1
www.gssfonline.com
https://sites.google.com/site/dannyvickieryan
DannyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 10:42   #14
mcsnts
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 9
Any word on the Gen4 G38/39 release date?
mcsnts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 09:43   #15
xxlarge
Senior Member
 
xxlarge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
I got a G36 in early December, like it a lot and have been carrying it daily for several weeks.

I got a G38 from Ed's Public Safety 2 days ago. I am anxious to get to the indoor range with it. If it lives up to my expectations (don't know why it wouldn't) it may replace the G36 for EDC, then make the 36 the EDTG (everyday truck gun)
__________________
Hi, I'm XXlarge and I'm a Glockaholic. I've fallen off the wagon in the past but have taken the pledge to follow the 12 step program, which means I have only seven more to go. I may have to add a few more steps.
xxlarge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 10:36   #16
DannyR
Moderator
 
DannyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Posts: 38,246
Gen4 g38's and g39's are at least 6 months away from being available.
__________________
Lifetime GSSF Member
Certified Glock Armorer 1997-2015
NROI, Level I
Bull Dawg #1
www.gssfonline.com
https://sites.google.com/site/dannyvickieryan
DannyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 18:40   #17
G21H30
Senior Member
 
G21H30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Kansas
Posts: 453


Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyR View Post
I just ordered a Gen4 G37 from Glock and hope to have it by the end of the month. Selling the Gen3 G37 tomorrow to make room for it.
I picked one up last September from Ed's Public Safety. I installed a set of Ameriglo target Master fiber optic sights and a Vanek GSSF trigger and love the way it shoots. My wife and I both have Gen 3 G-37's since they first came out and shot them in GSSF matches for a couple of years with good results. Side by side the Gen 4 has less felt recoil than the Gen 3 and I can reaquire the front sight quicker. I plan on shooting it in GSSF matches this year,now that I have a good supply of once fired brass.We both carry either a G-38 or G-39 depending on the time of year and what we are wearing.I know how fond you are of your G-38 (overall it's my favorite Glock out of 17)but for matches I think you are really going to like your new Gen 4.
__________________
GSSF
Glock Certified Armorer
NRA Endowment Member
NRA Handgun & Home Safety Instructor
G21H30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 20:14   #18
tkosiba
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Winfield, IL
Posts: 365
The G19 is a great pistol, no wonder why the G38 shines, a soft shooting big bore on that popular mid-size frame.
tkosiba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 09:20   #19
larryjr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 9
g38 rules

I am hunting for a G38..got a 37 but love the size of my 23....wonder if I should wait on gen 4? How is that new recoil, anybody ?
larryjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 15:13.



Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,129
320 Members
809 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 11:42