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. Tula Cartridge Works 45 ACP 230 FMJ – 500 Rounds

    $314.85

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    Manufacturer Tula Cartridge Works
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Steel
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU TA452300
    Primer Type Berdan
    Magnetic Yes
    UPC Barcode 814950016505
    Cost Per Round 63.0¢ per round

    With this half-case from Tula, you’ll get 230-grain full metal jacket bullets that are designed for smooth cycling from the magazine to the chamber. In all, this package will contain 10 boxes - with each box holding 50 rounds of 45 ACP ammo. The jacketed bullet gives you less fouling in the barrel, allowing you to get the practice you need without dirtying your barrel. The bullets have a muzzle velocity of 850 feet per second and are an awesome choice for plinking.

    Since 1880, Tula has created some of the best cartridges on the planet. This company not only manufactures excellent ammunition, they also conduct advanced ballistic research, helping them stay at the forefront of ammo technology.

    If you are looking for an excellent handgun round for target shooting or self defense, the .45 ACP, also known as the .45 Auto, is one of your best options. These rounds deliver outstanding terminal ballistics, and they’ve been used for both military and law enforcement service pistols. To get the practice you need on your .45 ACP, order this box of 500 rounds from Tula Cartridge Works.

  2. Speer LAWMAN 45 ACP 230 Grain TMJ - 1000 Rounds

    Regular Price: $659.85

    Special Price: $649.85

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    Manufacturer Speer
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)
    Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 1000
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU 53653
    Primer Type Boxer
    UPC Barcode 10076683536539
    Cost Per Round 65.0¢ per round

    Since 1968, Speer Lawman has been providing ammunition for police and civilians. Now, they have built a reputation of having high quality, reliable ammunition, and even use some of the same loads from their Gold Dot line, so that when you shoot for real, it reacts the same way.

    This 1000 round box of Speer Lawman is a great deal. Firing at 830 feet per second, and protecting you from lead poisoning with the total metal jacket, these 230 grain rounds are everything you need for practicing on the range. Give these puppies a try and experience the reliability of Speer.

    Customer Reviews

    Ammo didn't appear to be factory new

    When I received the 1,000 rounds that I'd ordered, many of the rounds had spots on them which made it appear that they'd been sitting around for quite some time in a high humidity environment. The box was severely damaged in shipping, not the fault of Wideners, but the packaging probably could've been more sturdy. One of the bullets was actually pushed down in the casing, still fired though. For what I'd paid, I'd expected the ammo to arrive looking cleaner and newer like new factory ammo usually does. I don't know if this is how this brand of ammo (Speer Lawman) just is, or if it's because it's been stored in a humid environment, but quite a lot of the powder is not burning and my arm was covered with flakes of unburned power after firing 200 rounds of it; this usually only happens with junk ammo.

    Review by Steve (Posted on 9/26/2016)

  3. PMC Bronze 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds

    $674.85

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    Manufacturer PMC
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 1000
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU 45A
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 90741569070228
    Cost Per Round 67.5¢ per round

    Shooters across the country are burning through cases of PMC ammunition and saving a ton of money in the process. PMC ammo is reliable and inexpensive, making it the perfect choice for range use. These .45 ACP cartridges come in a large 1,000 round case ideal for hardcore fans of 1911s and other guns chambered for this powerful caliber.

    Each cartridge in this case fires a heavy 230 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 830 feet per second. This is a somewhat lighter load than most defensive ammo and will produce moderate recoil.

    PMC ammunition is loaded in South Korea using non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases, both of which are produced in-house.

  4. 45 ACP - 230 Grain FMJ - Fiocchi - 50 Rounds

    $35.85

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    Manufacturer Fiocchi
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU 45A
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 762344001166
    Cost Per Round 71.7¢ per round

    If you are looking for high-quality target-shooting ammunition for your .45 ACP handgun, this 50-round box from Fiocchi is a smart purchase. You’ll have 230-grain bullets that use a full metal jacket design, allowing for smooth cycling and less fouling in the barrel. They have the accuracy and consistency you need for a full day of target shooting, making you a better gun owner.

    These .45 ACP rounds give you reliable performance from the barrel to the target. They have a muzzle velocity of 860 feet per second, giving the FMJ projectile a muzzle energy of 378 foot-pounds. This means consistent knock-down power for target shooting and elite competitions.

    Fiocchi has a history that dates back to the Napoleonic era, but this company is now a modern producer of modern and advanced ammunition products. While the company is based out of Italy, they have served American gun owners through facilities in Illinois and other U.S. locations.

  5. Speer Lawman 45 ACP 230 Grain TMJ - 50 Rounds

    $35.85

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    Manufacturer Speer
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)
    Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU 53653
    Primer Type Boxer
    UPC Barcode 076683536532
    Cost Per Round 71.7¢ per round

    Speer knows how to deliver quality and excellence in their products without a premium price. This Lawman 45 ACP ammo is a perfect option for your semi-automatic to practice with at the range. The total metal jacket projectiles are completely covered by copper plating and shoot accurately. These rounds are Boxer-primed, non-corrosive, and have a muzzle velocity of 830 fps.

    Speer is priced attractively and manufactures their products with CCI primers and clean-burning propellants. Speer quickly gained a reputation for high-performing, reliable products - buy yours today!

  6. Winchester USA 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ - 100 Rounds

    $74.85

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type indoor range shooting, match or precision shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 100
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU USA45AVP
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892214163
    Cost Per Round 74.9¢ per round

    This box will give you 100 .45 ACP full metal jacket rounds. The bullets will not expand and will give you consistent accuracy, making them perfect for general target shooting or competitions. With a high-quality jacket encompassing the bullet, they will give off less fouling in the barrel. If you fire an autoloading pistol that takes .45 ACP ammunition, this is the right product for your needs.

    These rounds function with precision and consistency, feeding smoothly from the magazine to the barrel with ease. The have controlled recoil, allowing you to get the target practice you need while maintaining accuracy. They have a muzzle velocity of 835 feet per second and an energy of 356 foot pounds, giving you plenty of performance at short or medium distances.

    Few brands has a rich tradition like Winchester. This ammo and firearms manufacturer has been serving hunters, target shooters, and private citizens for over 150 years, creating products that are reliable, consistent, and effective.

  7. Black Hills 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds

    $17.25

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    Manufacturer Black Hills Ammunition
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU D45N320
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 612710128037
    Cost Per Round 86.3¢ per round

    This is a great round for plinking at the range. From Black Hills Ammunition, this 45 ACP (Auto) ammunition is New with a Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) 230 Grain bullet. You'll get 20 rounds of Brass cased ammo that's ready for your next trip out to shoot. Like every round for sale, we stand behind this ammo and have your back so rest assured you're not only getting a good deal, you're getting the peace of mind that comes along with a trusted supplier.

  8. Black Hills New Factory 45 ACP 200 Grain SWC – 20 Rounds

    $17.85

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    Manufacturer Black Hills Ammunition
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 200 Grain
    Bullet Type Semi-Wadcutter
    Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU D45N120
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 612710128624
    Cost Per Round 89.3¢ per round

    Order this box and you’ll have 20 .45 ACP cartridges that are best suited for target practice yet can be used for many different purposes. These cartridges are loaded with 200-grain semi-wadcutter projectiles, which is a versatile bullet design that is used across many different cartridge sizes. You can take these bullets to the range or use them for hunting, giving you versatility in one bullet type.

    The semi-wadcutter bullet comes out of the barrel with a muzzle velocity of 875 feet per second and an energy of 340 foot-pounds. This gives the bullet enough power to perform as needed at the target, leaving large impacts on a wide variety of competition and plinking targets.

    Black Hills Ammunition is used by law enforcement, military personnel, and private citizens. Their ammunition is known for reliability with a great value, making them especially popular among high-volume target shooters.

  9. Nosler Match Grade Handgun 45 ACP 185 Grain JHP – 50 Rounds

    $44.85

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    Manufacturer Nosler Ammunition
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 185 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense, match or precision shooting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU 51271
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 054041512718
    Cost Per Round 89.7¢ per round

    Whether you're gearing up your .45 ACP handgun for self-defense or competitive use, this ammunition from Nosler won't let you down.

    These hollow point cartridges come in 50-round boxes and fire a 185 grain JHP at 980 feet per second. Aside from impressive terminal performance, the flat-nosed profile of the bullet punches nice, clean holes in paper targets for easy visibility. As a standard pressure load, this ammo works well in subcompact and older .45 Auto pistols.

    Nosler ammo is loaded in Bend, Oregon using reloadable brass and non-corrosive primers.

  10. Black Hills New 45 ACP 185 Grain JHP – 20 Rounds

    $19.85

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    Manufacturer Black Hills Ammunition
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 185 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU D45N420
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 612710128686
    Cost Per Round 99.3¢ per round

    Black Hills is one of the most reputable companies in the United States when it comes to ammo that exhibits repeatable performance with every shot. Their ammunition is so consistent that their products are often used by big firearms manufacturers for final accuracy testing. These .45 Auto loads from their red box line are factory-new, meaning that they use fresh, never-fired, reloadable brass casings. Each case is equipped with a mercury-free Boxer primer that won't leave behind any corrosive elements in your pistol's barrel.

    The round launches a 185-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP) projectile from Hornady's XTP line. XTP JHPs offer some of the most reliable expansion in the industry due to their wide mouths, precisely sculpted cavities, and pronounced skiving in the copper jacket. As the bullet travels into a target, its increase in diameter will cause slight tumbling and massive braking, allowing the round to leave all of its energy in the threat for greater effectiveness. 185-grain loads offer relatively lighter recoil for smaller .45 ACP guns like Officer-size 1911s and the Walther PPQ 45.

  11. Hornady Custom 45 ACP +P 230 Grain XTP JHP - 20 Rounds

    $29.85

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU 9096
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255390964
    Cost Per Round $1.49 per round

    If you don't mind taking on a little extra recoil to wring a bit more power out of the .45 ACP, try this +P ammunition from Hornady as your carry load.

    These cartridges come in 20-round boxes and fire a heavy 230 grain version of Hornady's XTP jacketed hollow point bullet. The cartridge's high pressure configuration, which produces a muzzle velocity of 950 feet per second, delivers high diameter expansion for improved terminal performance against assailants. This augments the XTP's reputation for strong penetration to create a very effective choice for self-defense.

    Hornady ammo is made in Grand Island, Nebraska using non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases.

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