45 ACP vs. 45 GAP Pistols

Difference Between 45 ACP and 45 GAP Pistols

Two of the most popular pistols on the market today are the 45 ACP and the 45 Gap. They both use the same diameters of bullets, even though each uses different calibers. The initials ACP is short for Automatic Colt Pistol and the initials GAP Glock Automatic Pistol. The GAP has a much smaller grip than the ACP and where or not one is available differs as well.

45 ACP (4.5 ACP)

In 1904 the ACP cartridge was introduced for use in the military from 1911. This brand of pistol is cheaper and it has a bigger grip. The ACP is appreciated, for its good performances. This weapon performance based on the fact that penetration is deep; it is due to the size of the cartridge, which is large.  This is what makes this pistol effective. This is the most original pistol of its kind, and has been for years. It is still considered to be the most effective and the most popular model of pistols.

45 GAP (4.5 GAP)

There were some shortcomings involved with the 45 GAP when it was compared to that of the 45 ACP. The cartridges used in the 45 GAP are short and therefore this pistol is not recommended for beginners. However, many gun collectors find that these two items are expensive especially where cartridges are concerned.

Each pistol has its advantages and disadvantages. Compared to the 45 ACP the 45 GAP has more pressure, as it required a harder sturdier casing to avoid explosion. The GAP is more expensive than the ACP as the GAP is considered to be a veteran pistol, but the ACP is more readily accessible. However, the GAP is more favorable among women because of its small grip and ease of use.


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