Selling the Glock 37.
The answer is, it launches a .45 caliber bullet from a gun that doesn't need a .45-size frame. Glock's regular service-size .45 ACP, the G21, is a big pistol. It has a fatter handle and a longer reach to the trigger than the classic, sweet-feeling Glock 17 9mm that started Glock on its way to being the biggest-selling pistol brand in America.
The G37 is essentially a Glock 17 with a slightly more substantial slide. In testing, the G37 is accurate, reliable and controllable. Speer's original ammo, practice loads and hollowpoint, can be had with 185- and 200-grain bullet weights in each. Winchester now has half a dozen loads for .45 G.A.P., four commercial and two law enforcement. Four of the loads carry the 230-grain bullet .45 shooters traditionally prefer.
One prominent gun magazine editor said, "It ain't a .45 if it doesn't have 230-grain bullets." If that's so, the GAP is now officially a .45. Winchester's marketing department isn't stupid. Their analysis indicates the .45 G.A.P. is going to sell, and Winchester is committing to the cartridge in a big way. This tells you something.
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|Title Annotation:||Lethal Force|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2004|
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