difference between 45 acp and 45 gap?

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  1. Jumbo

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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.
     
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    Gap is shorter so no, they wouldn't work in each other.
     
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    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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    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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    Automatic Colt Pistol

    .45 Auto is the same thing.
     
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    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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    This thread really really scares me for some reason I just quite can't put my finger on.
     
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    Lol :lol:
     
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    Me too, I know the info is readily available, but better to ask and learn than remain silent....
     
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    One of my fellow Officers who went to Glock Armorers school was told by a Glock representative that the main reason for the GAP round was really an ego thing. Mr. Gaston Glock wanted his pistol & of course his "name" to have it's own ammo.

    Colt has the "ACP"....Smith & Wesson had the ".40 S&W" and he wanted his gun company to also have ammo with his name on it......take it for what it worth......:cool:
     
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    I have a Glock 21 at it is made for .45 ACP
     
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    i knew it, i knew it, i just knew it! so, back when glock ruled the world and it was 'Get a Glock' every fifteen minutes, someone somewhere thought - Hey, SW's got their .40 cal (10mm killer) now for their girl shooters and that's just not fair, why don't we get into some of this stupid diff cal BS and 'make' something new and revolutionary and start owning the ammo too...i knew it, i knew it! Sig's got their .357 too, so we NEED our own one to have our glock name on it!

    anyway, the above rant was my gut thinking and the time frame of it happening. i really think they should make a .40 cal acp, a .41 cal acp, a .42 cal acp and a .43 cal acp and a .44 cal acp...well, they already make a .45 cal acp (hundred yr proven round, so skip that count), but they do need to go ahead and make a .46 cal acp to match the old adage of why do you carry a .45 - because they don't make a .46!

    i would love (personally) to see the .45 GAP die along with the .40 cal...it's almost like walking down the cereal isle in the grocery store now looking at the ammo boxes in gun stores. i thought the 9mm NATO was actually a 'good' idea. you could grab anybody's ammo - even in Sweden when you were out and toss it in your 92FS and blast away. now you got to make sure you have your glasses on to make sure you didn't put a STUPID .45 GAP in you mag! geeeeeeze! rant over...flame away all your .40 cal magic bullet lovers!
     
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    You resurrected a 3 year old thread to say that as your first post?

    :confused:
     
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    holy zombies, cannibul it scared you that someone would buy a gun not knowing what ammunition to put in it.
     
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    holy shmoly, this could be a new record for zombie thread resurrection:

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    He had to start somewhere.
     
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    And he misspelled it lol.
    Gaston knew if you want to sell guns in America you'd better have a 45 and the ACP wouldn't jam into the extant glock frame.
     

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