The .45 Colt or .45 Long Colt (.45 LC) (11.48×33mmR) cartridge is a handgun cartridge dating to 1872. It is a black-powder revolver round developed for the Colt Single Action Army revolver. This cartridge was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1873 and served as an official US military handgun cartridge for 14 years. It is sometimes referred to as .45 Long Colt or .45 LC, to differentiate it from the shorter .45 S&W Schofield, as both were used by the Army at the same period of time prior to the adoption of the M1887 Govt. Current catalog listings of compatible handguns list the caliber as .45 LC. and .45 Colt

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    So, from time to time I get interested in a revolver chambered in .45 ACP. I'm back on the topic and am looking at options. One that is standing out is the stainless Ruger Redhawk in .45 ACP and .45 LC. We stockpile the former, but don't presently the latter. That said, the ability to run...
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