I am working on compiling all of the existing .45GAP loads which are premium hollow points or otherwise somewhat specialty projectiles. It’s not too difficult since the caliber has only been around since 2003, and I have most of them (I am ignoring the FMJ loads and a few basic JHP types to focus on the seemingly more premium stuff). The list I have so far is:
Corbon “DPX” SCHP (160gr & 185gr) (Buffalo Bore also loads this)
Extreme Shock CT2, EPR, AFR, Fang Face
Federal “Hydrashok” (230gr & 185gr)
International Cartridge (ICC) “Green-Elite“ frangible HP
J.E.K. Rareammo “C.O.P.” SCHP
Magsafe “Defender” 96gr
Magsafe “Swat” 68gr
Magtech “Guardian Gold” 230gr
Magtech “First Defense” SCHP 165gr
Speer “Gold Dot” (185gr & 200gr) (Double Tap also loads 185) (Underwood ammo loads both)
Winchester Ranger SXT
Winchester Ranger bonded
Winchester Silvertip 185gr
Winchester Ranger SF frangible 170gr
Are there any European manufacturers loading this caliber?
I am surprised that RBCD doesn’t carry anything in .45GAP (but oddly they do carry 9x23 & 9x18), and also that Corbon has this caliber only in Pow’R’Ball, but not in Glaser blue or silver. I’m sure that the most difficult to acquire load will be the Winchester Ranger SF frangible, as I have never seen this, and it seems to have been very low production.
I did recently find it interesting that ICC has their own headstamp on a Green Elite load in this caliber, where one would expect to find a starline headstamp for such a seemingly low-production caliber.