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What is .45 ACP?
.45 ACP is a handgun cartridge designed by John Moses Browning in 1904. It is a .45 caliber round that was originally created for the Colt semiautomatic pistol, which was also designed by Browning. It's a .452-inch-diameter bullet in a rimless straight-walled casing developed to produce a round with better stopping power than the other rounds of the time.
What does the ACP stand for in .45 ACP?
ACP is an acronym that stands for Automatic Colt Pistol. The letters are used in a variety of ammunition types based on the self-loading design of Colt pistols Browning developed for the Colt firearms company. The most famous of these is Browning's M1911, which was adopted for use by the U.S. military.
What is the difference between .45 Auto and .45 ACP?
There is no difference between the two rounds. The two are interchangeable, and .45 Auto is typically just the way most people refer to .45 ACP. It's shorthand based on the A in ACP representing the word automatic. Like many other rounds, .45 ACP is called multiple things depending on the context of the conversation.
How much is .45 ACP ammo?
.45 ACP ammunition is similar in price range to other popular handgun calibers. However, it does run on the more expensive side of the range. Depending on market conditions, including high demand or supply chain issues, the price fluctuates. The cost of .45 ACP can fall anywhere from $.05 to $.20 per round more than 9mm ammo.
Where to buy .45 ACP ammo?
Because it has such a long and storied history, .45 ACP ammunition is available at all locations where ammo is sold. You can find .45 ACP at pawn shops, gun stores, gun shows and web stores. For the widest variety of options, such as target and defensive rounds, buying online is recommended.
What shoots .45 ACP?
Guns that shoot .45 ACP are marked as such and can be found at almost every gun store. The most famous of these is the M1911. Boasting the same design as the original over 100 years later, the 1911 pistol has only strengthened the demand for .45 ACP. Because of this, there are numerous gun manufacturers continuing to develop guns for the venerable caliber.
What is the best .45 ACP ammo?
Because this ammunition has been around for so long, the quality and performance has for the most part been standardized. That means you can expect to have quality rounds to fit your needs from most manufacturers. Regardless of your situation, there is a quality .45 ACP round ready to fill your needs. Exactly which .45 ACP ammo round is best for you depends on personal preferences and whether you're shooting targets or carrying for self-defense.
Can I buy .45 ACP ammo in bulk?
Absolutely. The .45 ACP is readily available in bulk in target and defensive configurations. Buying in bulk can even decrease the price per round for you. For the best selection, check out online retailers or Ammunition Depot's bulk section to find what suits your budget and needs.