45 ACP Ammo

The .45 ACP is the top dog of large-caliber defensive cartridges well over a century after its introduction in 1904. While closely associated with the M1911 pistol, Thompson SMG, and other classics, it is also used in modern handguns from Glock, S&W, SIG, and many other manufacturers.

A relatively powerful round, .45 Auto ammo exacts a price for its performance in the form of significant recoil. The recoil produced by .45 ammunition, however, is not particularly snappy and feels more like a hard shove. Many shooters find it more fun (and less fatiguing) to fire a few boxes of .45 ACP rather devoting their entire range session to it.

Conventional .45 ACP ammo propels a heavy 230 grain full metal jacket bullet to a muzzle velocity of 850 feet per second. Defensive loads are often configured to favor expansion over penetration; many jacketed hollow points fire a lighter 185 grain bullet at a muzzle velocity closer to 1,000 feet per second. In any configuration, the .45's high caliber definitely makes a difference!
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  1. Tula Cartridge Works Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 500 Rounds

    Tula Cartridge Works Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 500  Rounds

    $309.00

    $299.99

    $0.60 per round
  2. Sellier & Bellot - Full Metal Jacket - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 1000 Rounds

    Sellier & Bellot - Full Metal Jacket - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 1000 Rounds
    $649.99
    $0.65 per round
  3. Tula Cartridge Works Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Tula Cartridge Works Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 50 Rounds
    $33.99
    $0.68 per round
  4. Sellier & Bellot - Full Metal Jacket - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Sellier & Bellot - Full Metal Jacket - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 50 Rounds
    $34.00
    $0.68 per round
  5. PMC - Full Metal Jacket - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 1000 Rounds

    PMC - Full Metal Jacket - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 1000 Rounds
    $680.00
    $0.68 per round
  6. PMC - Full Metal Jacket - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 50 Rounds

    PMC - Full Metal Jacket - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 50 Rounds
    $35.00
    $0.70 per round
  7. Winchester Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 100 Rounds

    Winchester Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto)  Ammo - 100 Rounds
    $74.99
    $0.75 per round
  8. Black Hills Ammunition Semi-Wadcutter 200 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 20 Rounds

    Black Hills Ammunition Semi-Wadcutter 200 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 20 Rounds
    $17.00
    $0.85 per round
  9. Federal - HST Jacketed Hollow Point - 230 Grain 45 ACP +P Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Federal - HST Jacketed Hollow Point - 230 Grain 45 ACP +P Ammo - 50 Rounds
    $63.00
    $1.26 per round
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