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Posted: 12/31/2011 12:41:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2012 12:22:12 PM EDT by Ghetto]
Local shop has an od 37 w/night sights for 375. Im not attracted to 45 gap at all but I've already got 2 od frame guns and would like to add more to the collection.

So is it stupid to buy an oddball caliber just because of the frame?

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Link Posted: 12/31/2011 1:50:24 AM EDT
Is the 37 interchangable with any other popular model? Like the other .45's?
You could get a regular model 30 and swap frames so you have an OD 45acp Glock instead of the GAP.

If you can't, then I personally wouldn't do it just for the color. I would hold out for a caliber you like in OD, yeah it will be more but it's worth it to me.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 2:44:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2011 2:46:01 AM EDT by UNIT6639]
I traded into an od 39 I loved th gap round and the pistol itself but I was hung up on the fact I couldnt get gap amno from walmart, I traded it and regret doing it everyday.

Its your collection , if you want it get it, you dont need a reason to buy something you want.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 3:51:20 AM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 3:53:30 AM EDT
I wouldn't want one, but if you want to feed it more power to you. I reload and wouldn't want a gun in 45GAP.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 4:06:06 AM EDT
Buy ammo for the 26...
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 4:10:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 92muddyXJ:
Is the 37 interchangable with any other popular model? Like the other .45's?

It uses the standard 9/.357/.40 frame.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 4:11:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2011 4:13:41 AM EDT by voyager4520]
Like others have said, the frame itself is interchangeable with 9mm, .40, and .357SIG. You could buy an upper for a Gen3 G17,17L,22,24,31,34,35 and replace the trigger housing w/ejector for the appropriate caliber and trigger bar in the frame.

You could keep the .45GAP upper and frame internals just to shoot .45GAP whenever you want, or you could sell the upper to help finance the new upper. It may not sell very fast but you should be able to sell it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 8:31:50 AM EDT
I was thinking about one of the 22 conversion uppers but then I'd have roughly $700 (without selling the GAP upper) in a 22 pistol.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 9:38:13 AM EDT
I have a black G37 and an AA kit for it. The G37 is a sweet shooting pistol. Would I have bought it for full price..no, but for $300 nib I wasn't going to pass it up. I was shopping for an AA kit for my 19 at the time and saw this deal and figured having the AA kit makes it more flexible. Besides the Gap being a nice accurate round to shoot i like the fact that they are not that common and since it uses Gaston's rd it kind of makes it the only true 100% Glock LOL. Ammo is easy to find online and although it usually costs around $4 more a box than good ACP ammo it pops up on sale if you look for it. The most I have paid this year is $18 a box. The key is when you can find it at a good price stock up, and if you reload it's no problem at all.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 9:40:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Local shop has an od 37 w/night sights for 375. Im not attracted to 45 gap at all but I've already got 2 od frame guns and would like to add more to the collection.

So is it stupid to buy an oddball caliber just because of the frame?

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Having night sights and being OD, that is a pretty good deal, Offer them $325

Link Posted: 12/31/2011 10:38:56 AM EDT
Thanks guys, this may be my first gun purchase of 2012

I'll go back to the store on Monday and look at it again.
Link Posted: 12/31/2011 6:41:04 PM EDT
My 37 is bad ass. Picked it up last month and havent looked back since. Hardest part for me was reset my 45 acp dies, haha.
Link Posted: 1/1/2012 1:42:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2012 1:44:18 PM EDT by Natty_Bumppo]
Love my G38 and it is by far my most accurate Glock. The 37 I'm issued hasn't shot less than 250/250 since I got it. I Just loaded 900 rounds of 200 gr JFP for just over $200.
Link Posted: 1/1/2012 3:43:39 PM EDT
Being an OD, I'd buy it. I looooove OD Glocks.

I'm a 37 owner and I really like mine, BTW. Yes ammo is expensive but otherwise the pistol is comfortable, smooth-shooting, and accurate.
Link Posted: 1/1/2012 3:51:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Fragalistic:
Yes.


I would have to agree. Why add another caliber based upon color.....of anything.......?
But, then again, it's your money, and you've earned it so spend it however you want.

Link Posted: 1/1/2012 3:54:33 PM EDT
I feel like I should know this, but I don't. Is there a conversion available so you can just get a different barrel and shoot a different caliber? What about just picking up a whole new slide/barrel combo? I'm not a big Glock guy, so I don't really know. I'm very Interested, however.
Link Posted: 1/1/2012 4:06:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Flathead9:
I feel like I should know this, but I don't. Is there a conversion available so you can just get a different barrel and shoot a different caliber? What about just picking up a whole new slide/barrel combo? I'm not a big Glock guy, so I don't really know. I'm very Interested, however.


The 37 uses the standard 9mm/.40/.357 full-size frame. The slide is an oddball size so I don't think a conversion barrel would work. However, any full-size 9mm/.40/.357 slide will fit on the frame. You may need to put in a new ejector but I'm not sure on that.
Link Posted: 1/1/2012 4:09:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Flathead9:
I feel like I should know this, but I don't. Is there a conversion available so you can just get a different barrel and shoot a different caliber? What about just picking up a whole new slide/barrel combo? I'm not a big Glock guy, so I don't really know. I'm very Interested, however.


A new slide, barrel and ejector would work for 9mm/40/357sig I believe
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 12:21:08 PM EDT
Ended up putting it on layaway today, I'll pick it up at the end of the month.

Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:10:03 PM EDT
Be careful, the GAP is much maligned only by those who have not shot it
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:56:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2012 5:56:34 PM EDT by Iowaredneck]
nice buy

only one shop around here has layaway anymore how are us with OCD supposed to gun shop?

probably a good thing
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 3:20:32 AM EDT
The stippling on the rear looks good.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 3:15:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UNIT6639:
The stippling on the rear looks good.

It's stipled on the rear and in the finger grooves, it's very tastefully done.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 3:47:49 PM EDT
That The Arms Room?
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:18:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasTerror:
That The Arms Room?

That's what I thought too. Looks like their roll-out cabinet drawers.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:22:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasTerror:
That The Arms Room?

Yeah, I work there part time.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:48:06 PM EDT
That is really cool for a G37

Clean them out of GAP
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 2:24:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ghetto:

Originally Posted By TexasTerror:
That The Arms Room?

Yeah, I work there part time.


10-4. I was in there Monday to buy a few things and hit the range up while I was there.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:55:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasTerror:
Originally Posted By Ghetto:

Originally Posted By TexasTerror:
That The Arms Room?

Yeah, I work there part time.


10-4. I was in there Monday to buy a few things and hit the range up while I was there.

Awesome, the store has changed so much since they moved in 2010, I've worked for the James' for almost 5 years now.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:21:56 AM EDT
Nice gun,I want it
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:23:33 PM EDT
I have a G38 and I like the GAP round
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:26:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 7:26:55 PM EDT by Ghetto]
My 3 ODs


37, 26 and 17


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