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Postby CONT2 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:10 pm

i was under the impression that the GAP was designed to have the same power as the .45ACP, but fit in the smaller grip pistols. i also heard that the 10mm was too hard to shoot and hard on the hands and wrist, which brings me to my next question.

under another topic, i asked how much more powerful is 10mm, compared to .45...
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Postby beltbuckle » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:31 pm

heres some ballistics as close as I can get to bieng equal in all aspects other than caliber

9mm grain 165 muzzle 1150 energy 364

10mm 180 1030 424

40s&w 180 1130 468

45GAP 185 1090 488

45GAP 230 880 395

45ACP 230 890 404

These are all from american eagle ammunition FMJs

with different bullet configurations and brands these numbers can be changed around quite a bit. But as you see the 10 40 and 45gap are all pretty equal in bullet weight so it is nice for a comparison. I hope this answers your 10mm question
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Postby shot4funinsun » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:21 pm

Glock4Life, GAP was designed by Glock with the purpose of making it easier to shoot by smaller hands (case is smaller) but still provide close enough ballistics as the ACP. Bottom line its just companies competing against each other.

ConT2, the 10mm is much more powerful than the 45, it is really considered a hunting caliber but can be fired from a semi but it has to be a long slide because it will punish the gun and the shooter. It was promoted by Col. Jeff Cooper as a much powerful semi-auto caliber but it just kinda got lost with some bad history.
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Postby CONT2 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:39 pm

In another post somewhere on this forum, I mentioned that i saw an older, Wyoming Arms 10mm pistol for sale at a gun shop. The slide was very loose on that weapon. Is that a common occurence that the slide be so loose or is it because it was too much power for the structure of the apparently, stainless frame and slide? They want $209 for that Wyoming.

I almost bought it, but was advised against it.
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Postby Casino_Manager » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:59 am

Glock was suppose to shatter the market with their Glock Automatic Pistol in their created .45GAP round. They may have had a lead at the time, but with the reintroduction of the .45ACP to the military and the many 1911 relicas, the .45ACP is the standard of the .45 for years to come.
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