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What kind of bullets does a 45 take?

What kind of bullets does a 45 take?

The . 45 Colt originally was a black-powder cartridge, but modern loadings use smokeless powder. The original black-powder loads called for 28 to 40 grains (1.8 to 2.6 g) of black powder behind a 230-to-255-grain (14.9 to 16.5 g) lead bullet. These loads developed muzzle velocities of up to 1,050 ft/s (320 m/s).

Is 45 FMJ good for self defense?

Short answer: with several very good JHP alternatives on the market, I would not recommend FMJ as a defensive round for any of my personal carry pistols, in any of the common “carry” pistol calibers except perhaps . 380ACP. While FMJ should be able to penetrate deep enough in a short-bbl .

What is the difference between 45 Colt and 45 ACP ammunition?

The primary difference between the 45 Long Colt and 45 ACP is readily apparent: One is designed for a revolver, while the other is designed for a semi-auto. The 45 Long Colt’s shell casing thus features a rim that enables it to sit securely in a cylinder.

What is the speed of a 45 caliber bullet?

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 and approximately 950 feet per second from the M1A1 Thompson submachine gun.

Is a 45 Colt the same as 45 ACP?

The .45 Automatic and the .45 Colt are common names for two different handgun bullets that share the same caliber. When tracking the lineage of handgun development, the .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) could easily be considered a direct descendant of the .45 Colt, also known as the .45 Long Colt.

What kind of gun is a 45 cal?

The most powerful air rifle today (2019) is the new Gamo Big Bore TC45 and TC35. The TC45 is .45 cal and the TC35 is .357 cal. The TC45 shoots a 350 grain lead pellet at 800 fps.