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Glock 37 45 GAP, $640 (Grade: A)

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What the .45 ACP is to the 1911, the .45 GAP may become to the polymer pistol. There are plenty of satisfied customers out there with Glock 40s and 9mm pistols, but we think the 37does the best job of managing recoil and blast while providing big-bullet stopping power.

Glock 37 45 GAP, $640 (Grade: A)

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The Glock Model 37 is basically the same as the Model 17 chambered for .45 GAP. More polymer pistols chambered for Glock’s proprietary round may be in the offing, but for now the 37 is the only pistol chambered for the GAP. We used the 185-grain Speer Gold Dot Hollowpoints to print this group from 25 yards.
Black Hawk Industries, 800-694-5263, sells an Italian-made inside-the-waistband holster that makes the boxy Glock look sleek. This is a left-hand Glock holster, part number 420403BK-L, $50.
To break the 37 down, hold the slide back this much and pull down the tabs located on both sides of the frame. The slide comes free.
The Glock top end breaks down to a slide with striker assembly, externally mounted extractor, that acts as a chamber-loaded indicator, a 4.5-inch barrel and a flat recoil spring captured on the guide rod.

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