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Model 38
Glock Pistol 38 .45 GAP Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.3-in
Length:7.36-in Height:5.04-in
Barrel:4.02-in Weight:26.63-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (230 grain bullet)193660
  • Recoil Factor (230 grain bullet)9.28 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity9 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor81%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2005 -
Caliber:.45 GAP
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:striker single-action (SA)
Safety:'Safe Action' trigger safety
Grip:integrated polymer
Sights:fixed, white dot front, white square U rear
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Gun Value
MSRP:$614.00Used Est:$475.00
Last Update:12/17/2023
About the Gun

One of the first successful polymer framed designs, Glock handguns are common sidearms among law enforcement agencies and military organizations around the world. Although a striker-fired pistol, the Glock employs a single-action (SA) trigger, meaning that the trigger does not cock the gun, but only releases the striker when pulled. Cocking of the striker is performed by the retracting slide. Glock pistols have no manual safeties. The trigger is the only operating element. All three internal pistol safeties are deactivated when the unique single-action trigger is pulled, and automatically activated when it is released. For more information on the Glock design, please refer to the Glock pistol animation in the Basics section.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .45 GAP
Alias: .45 Glock Automatic Pistol
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:230 grains
MV:842 ft/sec ME:362 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

A joint development program by Glock and Speer resulted in the .45 Glock Automatic Pistol. This new cartridge was designed by GLOCK to be used in the medium frame sized GLOCK 37 semi-auto pistol. It is based on the .45 ACP pistol cartridge, but is shorter, having the same overall length as a 9 mm Luger or .40 S&W. The .45 GAP operates at a higher pressure than the .45 ACP to make up for the smaller chamber volume. It was first believed that the traditional .45 ACP loading of a 230-grain bullet at 830 ft/sec would not be possible in the .45 GAP, but careful gunpowder selection on the part of ammunition manufacturers has realized that standard.

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