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.45 Automatic Ammo
BULK 45 ACP AMMO SHIPS FREE FROM THE AMMOMAN!
45 ACP, or 45 automatic colt pistol, might be the most effective combat ammunition ever made. Known for accuracy and stopping power, John Browning developed 45 auto rounds in 1904 for the U.S. Cavalry before the caliber was adopted for the Colt 1911. Many military and law enforcement units still rely on 45 ACP ammo today to protect communities and nations all over the world.
In-Stock .45 ACP Ammo for Sale:
45 ACP WOLF MILITARY CLASSIC 230 GRAIN FMJ (500 ROUNDS)
.45 ACP CCI BLAZER 230 GRAIN FMJ (1000 ROUNDS)
45 ACP TULA 230 GRAIN FULL METAL JACKET (500 ROUNDS)
.45 ACP SELLIER & BELLOT 230 GRAIN FMJ (1000 ROUNDS)
45 ACP MAGTECH 230 GRAIN METAL CASE #45A (1000 ROUNDS)
.45 ACP BLAZER BRASS 230 GRAIN FULL METAL JACKET (1000 ROUNDS)
.45 ACP SPEER LAWMAN 230 GRAIN TOTAL METAL JACKET (1000 ROUNDS)
.45 ACP LAWMAN 230 GRAIN SPEER #53653 (1000 ROUNDS)
45 ACP REMINGTON 185 GRAIN METAL CASE (500 ROUNDS)
45 ACP MIXED MANUFACTURER BRASS/NICKEL PLATED AMMO (100 ROUNDS)
.45 ACP REMINGTON UMC 185 GRAIN MC (50 ROUNDS)
.45 ACP FEDERAL AMERICAN EAGLE 230 GRAIN FMJ (100 ROUNDS)
45 ACP REMINGTON UMC 230 GRAIN METAL CASE (500 ROUNDS)
45 ACP SELLIER & BELLOT 230 GRAIN JHP (50 ROUNDS)
45 ACP FEDERAL AMERICAN EAGLE NON-TOXIC PRIMER 230 GRAIN TMJ (50 ROUNDS)
45 ACP BLACK HILLS 230 GRAIN FMJ (20 ROUNDS)
45 ACP SIERRA OUTDOOR MASTER 185 GRAIN JHP (20 ROUNDS)
.45 ACP SPEER GOLD DOT 230 GRAIN JHP (50 ROUNDS)
.45 Automatic Colt Pistol Ammunition - More Details
Mostly a low velocity round, that doesn’t mean .45 ACP ammo doesn’t pack a punch. In fact, shooters have enjoyed the benefits of .45 auto as a self-defense round for more than a century now.
If you’re looking for training rounds, you’re likely to look to full metal jacket (FMJ), total metal jacket (TMJ) or metal case (MC) rounds for plinking at the range. If you’re looking for a more sophisticated bullet that will offer expansion and increased self-defense performance look to a jacketed hollow point (JHP) projectile. Federal’s Hydra-Shok is among the best sellers in the AmmoMan.com line-up when it comes to self-defense rounds.
185 grain or 230 grain bullets are considered standard by most 45 ACP pistol shooters. Of course, you can find variants slightly lighter. At 230 grain, expect a muzzle velocity of around 830 feet per second. Lighter rounds at 185 grain will travel faster at just shy of 1,100 feet per second.
While powerful, many shooters claim to feel a different type of recoil with a .45 ACP cartridge than they do with some smaller and faster calibers. Described as less “snappy”, you might compare .45 ammo to a freight train with smaller, faster calibers more like a sprint car.