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The .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) or .45 Auto (11.43×23mm) is a rimless straight-walled handgun cartridge designed by John Moses Browning in 1904, for use in his prototype Colt semi-automatic pistol. After successful military trials, it was adopted as the standard chambering for Colt's M1911 pistol. The round was developed due to a lack of stopping power in Sulu experienced in the Moro Rebellion using the .38 Long Colt. This experience and the Thompson–LaGarde Tests of 1904 led the Army and the Cavalry to decide a minimum of .45 caliber was required in a new handgun.
The standard issue military .45 ACP round has a 230-grain bullet that travels at approximately 830 feet per second when fired from the government issue M1911A1 pistol. It operates at a relatively low maximum chamber pressure rating of 21,000 psi (140 MPa), compared to 35,000 psi (240 MPa) for both 9mm Parabellum and .40 S&W, which due to a low bolt thrust helps extend service life of weapons. Due to standard-pressure .45 ACP rounds being inherently subsonic when fired from handguns and submachine guns, it is a useful caliber for suppressed weapons to eliminate the sonic boom.
Today, most NATO militaries use sidearms chambered for the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge, but the effectiveness of the .45 ACP cartridge has ensured its continued popularity with large-caliber sport shooters, especially in the United States. In 1985, the .45 ACP M1911A1 pistol was replaced by the Beretta M9 9mm pistol as the main sidearm of the U.S. military, which in turn was replaced with the SIG Sauer P320 9mm pistol in 2017, designated M17 for the full-size and M18 for the compact.
This is some more indoor range brass.
It has been sized and deprimed and then I ran it through my little LEE APP press with that bulge buster setup before wet tumbling and drying.
This was sorted to remove the small primer cases and I sorted out the more prevalent headstamps as noted in case...
For Sale is a lightly Used Dan Wesson Classic Bobtail 1911 in .45 ACP. Comes with original box, manual and one 7 round magazine.
Features: Round top slide with fixed 3 dot tritium night sights. Forged, one piece match grade barrel and bushing. 20 LPI checkered front strap. Hand polished flat...
For sale Ruger SR1911 Commander 45 ACP for $750. Comes with the original box and tools, (3) 8 round mags, and soft case.
It is in great shape with a low round count, around 200.
No trades just looking to sell.
Prefer to do the transfer at A cut above pawn, if that doesn't work I can meet within...
For sale Springfield 1911 A-1 45 ACP with target sights for $650. I did reach out to Springfield and this is a Range Officer model.
Purchased used but only put 150 rounds through it. For being used it is still in really good shape.
No trades just looking to sell.
Prefer to do the transfer at A...
I have a good amount of extra range pick up brass in 9mm and 45 ACP. Over 2k 9mm and 500+ of 45 ACP. I’m currently in need of bullets suitable to reload for my 38 Special and 357 magnum. Make me an offer and maybe we can do some horse trading
This beautiful WG P220 needs a new home. Very good condition and it is an extremely accurate gun.
Yes, this gun has matching serial numbers on all 3 parts: the frame, the slide, and the barrel.
The gun comes with 3 magazines and a soft case. The asking price is $750.
FFL transfer must be done...
Hey guys I have 600rounds of .45 ACP I’m looking to sell or do a partial trade. I am asking 400.00 for the 600 rounds i am only looking for .300 blackout ammo in trade preferably brass no steel case ammo. 540 of it is ball rounds and the other 60 rounds is hollow points defense thanks for...
Bought it a while back and ran about 50 through it. Such a smooth gun. Very hard to find in 45acp. I just don’t have time for this one. Comes with original box, range case thing, literature and 2 mags. Asking 1250. Buyer pays transfer fee. Transfer done at a cut above pawn only.
S&W 325 Thunder Ranch 45 ACP revolver for sale. Excellent condition except for minor scratches around screw above the trigger on the right side. Comes with moon clips and Thunder Ranch case. $1,000.00 plus shipping.
Continuing to purge excess ammunition from the stash.,..
Selling 100rnds of Herter’s 230gr FMJ, 189rnds of Speer Lawman 230gr TMJ, and a 20rnd box of Winchester Defender 230gr Bonded JHP.
$140.00 cash sale in the Oregon City area.
Sorry, no shipping.
I'm selling my Springfield Armory 1911, I'm the original owner, it has had many rounds down range, has a couple scratches and some holster wear.
Mechanically the pistol is 99% very reliable
My reasons for selling is because I purchased a better pistol for me and I could use the cash.
Selling my new Springfield Armory Loaded 1911A1 45ACP in Stainless steel finish. It comes with a match-grade stainless steel barrel, adjustable trigger, two-piece full-length guide rod, ambidextrous safety, and low profile 3-dot adjustable combat rear sight. This firearm comes with factory...
GLOCK 21. 45 ACP MANUFACTURED IN 1991. COMES WITH 40 SUPER NM BARREL , TITANIUM RECOIL SPRING AND 150 ROUNDS OF TRITON HI VEL HP AMMO, EXCELLENT CONDITION
SALE OR TRADE 750.00 CASH OR TRADE FOR anything 1911
I have 3 left over P90/P97/P345 magazines from my P series days. These are in excellent to like new condition. 2 are metal follower 8 rounders and the other is a plastic follower 7rd. $68 shipped via priority insured with tracking. Cross posted to another forum so first I'll take it gets...
This is in excellent condition with approximately 200 rounds through it.
Satin stainless slide.
Full meltdown treatment.
One Kimber 6 round mag.
One Wilson Combat 7 round mag.
Not interested in trades at all.
Best way to contact is...