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
    $290.00
    $0.58 per round
  2. Magtech - Full Metal Jacket - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 1000 Rounds

    Magtech - Full Metal Jacket - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 1000 Rounds
    $630.00
    $0.63 per round
  3. Blazer Brass Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 1000 Rounds

    Blazer Brass Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto)  Ammo - 1000 Rounds

    $680.00

    $649.99

    $0.65 per round
  4. 45 ACP - 230 Grain FMJ - Federal American Eagle - 100 Rounds

    45 ACP - 230 Grain FMJ - Federal American Eagle - 100 Rounds
    $73.99
    $0.74 per round
  5. Federal American Eagle Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 50 Rounds

    Federal American Eagle Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 50 Rounds
    $39.00
    $0.78 per round
  6. 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
  7. 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

    $56.00

    $51.99

    $1.04 per round
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