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CW2 Ralph Long
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Posted - July 17 2021 :  10:20:07 PM  Show Profile  Click to see CW2 Ralph Long's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I found a bunch of .45 GAP 200 grain Gold Dot at an LE supplier at a very good price. After doing some digging through safety and feasibility issues on the S&W Forum, I decided to try some of the GAP ammunition in my S&W 22-4 4". .45 GAP has a chamber pressure similar to .45 ACP (+p). I used the same moon clips that I use with ..45 ACP. The round chronographed with an average velocity of 966 fps; the slowest was 933 fps. The average is just 4 fps slower than advertised by Speer. The 200 grain Lawman practice load was actually achieved a faster average than the Gold Dot. The recoil was very similar to that of the 185 grain Remington Golden Saber std pressure in the same revolver. When fired the GAP through my "hillbilly" clothing barrier of overalls, sweat shirt and T-shirt into water filled milk jugs, I got an expansion of .75 caliber. So in a pinch, it'll do.

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Posted - July 27 2021 :  7:32:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've long thought a Ruger Alaskan in 454 setup for moon lips would be useful during ammo shortages.

With correct clips could use 45 GAP, 45ACP, 45 Super, Rowland, 45LC & 454
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none of which ae in abundant supply.

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