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I have read that the Glock 38 in .45 GAP is built on the same frame as the 19 and the 23 to make it a compact frame size and to fit smaller hands better but still be able to chamber a .45 caliber bullet. The Glock web site shows in their technical specification data that both the 19 and the 38 have the same slide width at 1.18 inches. But when you look at the pictures, they would indicate otherwise. The slide looks to be wider than the frame on the 38 whereas it is the same width as the frame on the 19. It seems to reason with the larger caliber and associated bigger barrel that the slide would have to be wider. I called Glock and they said they have the same dimensions. Personally, I beg to differ but am looking for clarification. Would just got the local gun store and compare but no one seems to carry the 38. They all say they can order one but I am hesitant to do that for a number of reasons. Looking to find if anyone on the forum actually knows the answer to this question. If the frame on a 19 and a 38 exactly the same or are they just similar in that they call them the compact size and are the slides the same width. I am trying to find out for concealed carry reasons. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
 

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gap bullets are more expensive and not readily available
 

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Get a 19, the 45 GAP is a joke. Even harder to find than 357 sig. If you want a high pressure round that starts with a 4, get a 40. It's easier to find, cheaper, has just as much if not more power, higher capacity, and is lighter weight.

Or just get a 19...
 

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I love 19's if I can only have one that's what I would choose
 

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Wow the OP is a hell of a contributor to the forum started this thread over 3 years ago never even looked back for a response lol
Well, there wasn't a response 'til yesterday. :cool:
 

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Unless Glock made an unannounced change, the .45 GAP guns have the wider slides that are on the model 20 & 21. The only difference is that the bottom edge of the GAP slides have a radius to make the transition from a wide slide to a narrower frame less abrupt. As far as I am concerned all of the GAP guns are turds. When the GAP guns were in development, Glock started with the narrow slide of the smaller frame models but changed to the wider slide to manage higher slide velocities. Now that the Gen4 guns are out perhaps it is time to go with a narrower slide.

I just checked the Glock site and it showed the dimensions show the slide being the narrower dimensions. I then checked out a picture of a Gen4 .45 GAP on GB and the slide is without a doubt the wider one with a radius on the bottom edge. The Glock web dimensions are incorrect.
 

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I have a couple GAP pistols, a 37 & 39. If I could only have one glock, it would probably be a 9mm, 40 or 357, but since I don't have to be limited, I bought my two because they were trade ins in like new condition at super re-sale prices. I have a steady flow of speer practice ($18 per 50) and self defense speer gd hp 200 gr ($21 per 50).....also have many online ammo contacts with comparable prices for practice and sd ammo, so it is out there if you do your home work, no need to poo-poo a good round. I do agree it is not very practical in comparison to 9mm, 40, 357 and 45 acp but, it certainly is as capable of any duty the other calibers mentioned. Exact frame dimensions as my 34 and 22 respectfully. I paid $269 for the 37, and $289 for the 39. Both have been as reliable and accurate as my 22 & 34..... just my findings thus far...
 

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GAP bullets are not that available here in Italy.
 
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