Well there are a few things to consider when setting your gap.
First, what type of brewing to you do? Typical all grain / BIAB ??
Second, if typical all grain, do you use a false bottom, manifold, or SS braid?
That being said, IIRC the default gap is approx 0.50, and I wold start from there, you might fall into the if it aint broke don't fix it category.
Before you crush anything, make sure you get a good gap measurement, and if you adjust, I would suggest dropping only 0.02 between batches.
Brew a batch, see what your efficiency numbers look like, also pay attention to your run off speed and how well your lautering goes.
If you BIAB or have a SS braid, you might be able to get away with starting in the 0.40 gap range.
In all cases, crush slow, it will keep the husk intact better.