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Anyone Seen 45GAP Ammo In Stock?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Roger65, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Roger65

    Roger65 Portland Active Member

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    Close in to Portland?
     
  2. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    I've got six boxes advertised in the ammo classifieds.

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  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    People actually use that stuff?
     
  4. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    SOLD!! GONE!!
    Hi Roger65,
    I have 180 rounds of it will sell or trade.
    Will PM you
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
  5. Roger65

    Roger65 Portland Active Member

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    Believe it or not, more LEO's nationwide use 45 GAP (5 agencies) than 9mm (2 agencies), at least according to a recent Mas Ayoob article.
     
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  6. soulrider

    soulrider Aloha/Beaverton Member

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    I was going to say I seen some for sale in the classifieds BUT, it was already said lol
     
  7. B.P.

    B.P. Gresham Member

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    There is .45gap on the shelf at wholesale sports on 82nd and johnson creek
     
  8. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    Source? I'm not buying that.
     
  9. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    2 agencies use 9mm? Yeah, maybe in one county. LOL
     
  10. Roger65

    Roger65 Portland Active Member

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    It was in a recent article in the "coptalk" column Ayoob writes for either American Handgunner or Combat Handguns magazine. He discusses the major calibers and popularity with law enforcement. One of the agencies mentioned using 9mm was Portland Police with the 147gr hst. I might have remembered the numbers wrong but I definitely remember that 45 GAP was ahead of 9mm. Surprised me as well. Wish I kept it but I've been throwing out magazines. Will try to find it online.

    Update: Here is a link to the article

    http://fmgpublications.ipaperus.com/FMGPublications/AmericanHandgunner/AHJF11/?page=22

    My memory is failing me in my middle age, he was referring to state police issue. The 45 gap was next to last nationwide for State Troopers. In last place? 9mm
     
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  11. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    That makes sense. :thumbup:
     
  12. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Still very surprising to me.
     
  13. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    .45GAP was one of those solution-looking-for-a-problem rounds. What LE carries is really of little concern to me anyway...I carry a .45ACP (and sometimes a 9x18Mak) now, but in the past it has been a variety of things including 7.62x25 and .44Mag.
     
  14. Roger65

    Roger65 Portland Active Member

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    It did solve a problem for some people, namely, how to carry a 45 round in a smaller gun that conceals deeper but still feeds reliably. Deep concealment is important if you live in a hysterically anti gun area. Earlier this year they evacuated a Fred Meyers in my area because a guy had a cell phone that someone mistook for a gun. Getting made is not an option for me, and I can't conceal a 1911 that well.

    As far as LEO use, I use that as a gauge as to whether or not a round will be around for a while. If agencies are using it, I will be able to find ammo for mine.

    By the way, thanks everyone who helped me out, thanks to you guys I was able to get some ammo.