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difference between 45 acp and 45 gap?

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Old 01-07-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
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difference between 45 acp and 45 gap?

I know i'm showing my ignorance here, but what exactly is the difference between 45 acp and 45 gap? Is it different loads or what? While buying ammo at wal mart today, i saw lots of 45 auto, would that work in any 45? Or does it have to be acp or gap? Someone please help me be less stupider, lol.
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Gap is shorter so no, they wouldn't work in each other.
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I know i'm showing my ignorance here, but what exactly is the difference between 45 acp and 45 gap? Is it different loads or what? While buying ammo at wal mart today, i saw lots of 45 auto, would that work in any 45? Or does it have to be acp or gap? Someone please help me be less stupider, lol.
45 acp is .45 cal american colt pistol

GAP is glock auto pistol.

its case is different they are not interchangeable.

Any gun that takes .45 acp should take darn near any brand any configuration of 45acp.

The gap was no good anyways, it is a dead/dieing caliber.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:59 PM   #4
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here read these:

.45 ACP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

.45 GAP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Arrow They're glock designed cartridges.

The .45 GAP stands for Glock Automatic Pistol, and was designed originally by glock to be a smaller, more compact version of the .45 ACP. That was so they could make a smaller double stack .45 pistol. .45 ACP stands for Automatic Colt Pistol, designed way back at the turn of the century. The .45 ACP is MUCH more common, and it holds just a bit more powder. The .45 GAP and .45 ACP won't interchange.
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ok, thanks for the info. What about the 45 auto at wal mart? Will these work, or do i need to get 45 acp. Is that only sold at gun stores, etc? Thanks again for the info, guys.
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.45 auto = .45 ACP

Do not use .45 GAP, .45 Colt or any other .45 whatever that isn't "auto" or "ACP" in a gun chambered for .45 ACP.

Only use GAP in a pistol chambered for GAP.
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45 acp is .45 cal american colt pistol
Automatic Colt Pistol

.45 Auto is the same thing.
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ok, thanks for the info. What about the 45 auto at wal mart? Will these work, or do i need to get 45 acp. Is that only sold at gun stores, etc? Thanks again for the info, guys.
yep anything at wall mart marked .45 ACP is fine.


You can find .45acp anywhere that sells anything gun related. Pretty much .22 lr, .223, .308, 30-06, 9mm your gonna find everywhere.

You will have no problem finding it, and anything that says .45 ACP is what your gun gobbles up.

well maybe not some + loads virtually all will be fine.
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