45 ACP Ammo

.45 ACP ammunition is the most well-known of John Browning's series of pistol cartridge designs, and for good reason. Used in a variety of iconic firearms including the M1911, Thompson SMG, and Glock 21, this cartridge delivers strong performance for self-defense purposes. Its recoil, though stout, is typically described as a heavy "push" than a "snap." These days, you'll find reliable training and defensive rounds for sale from the top manufacturers in the ammo world, like PMC, Federal, Winchester and more.

The classic "ball" .45 ACP load fires a 230 grain full metal jacket bullet at around 850 feet per second; jacketed hollow points (JHPs) often feature a lighter 185 grain bullet fired at velocities approaching 1,000 feet per second. This produces better expansion while still making full use of the .45's high caliber.

Handguns chambered in .45 ACP are popular for suppressed use as the .45 is inherently subsonic; even more powerful loads will not produce the sonic "crack" that high-velocity cartridges typically do.

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  1. Federal Premium Law Enforcement 45 ACP +P 230 Grain HST HP – 50 Rounds

    $44.99

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    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU P45HST1
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 029465094485
    Cost Per Round 90.0¢ per round

    If you ever need to use your carry weapon in self-defense, you can count on Federal HST ammunition. These .45 ACP cartridges use a high pressure +P loading to propel a heavy 230 grain jacketed hollow point bullet to a muzzle velocity of 950 feet per second, delivering strong six petal expansion and solid penetration.

    Due to the +P load, this ammo produces more severe recoil than standard pressure .45 Auto; this effect is more pronounced in compact firearms.

    Federal HST cartridges are loaded in Anoka, Minnesota and use nickel-plated brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers.

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    Very fast delivery after a quick simple ordering process. Very good ammo. feeds and performs flawlessly.

    Review by Halln (Posted on 1/17/2020)

  2. Federal 45 ACP 165 Grain Hydra-Shok JHP - 20 Rounds

    $19.25

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    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 165 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU PD45HS3 H
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 029465091514
    Cost Per Round 96.3¢ per round

    It’s been in use for over a century, but the .45 ACP cartridge remains one of the most effective and popular rounds in America. These rounds from Federal feature a 165-grain projectile that provides excellent power and velocity. You’ll have a muzzle velocity of 1,060 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 412 foot pounds. Federal's Hydra-Shok line is designed to deliver consistent results for when your life is on the line.

    Federal Premium Ammunition in known across the country as a reliable choice for hunting, range training, and self defense. Based out of Anoka, Minnesota, this company makes effective rounds for nearly every shooting application. From the range to the field to your carry firearm, Federal has the ammunition you need. Pick up a couple boxes of the top-of-the-line defense ammunition and see why so many people trust Federal Ammunition.

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