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. Remington Golden Saber Bonded Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 500 Rounds

    Remington Golden Saber Bonded Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo - 500  Rounds
    $345.00
    $0.69 per round
  2. 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
    $14.95
    $0.75 per round
  3. Hornady - Hollow Point - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 20 Rounds

    Hornady - Hollow Point - 230 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 20 Rounds
    $19.50
    $0.98 per round
  4. Magtech - Solid Copper Hollow Point - 165 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 20 Rounds

    Magtech - Solid Copper Hollow Point - 165 Grain 45 ACP Ammo - 20 Rounds
    $23.00
    $1.15 per round
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