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.
Wolf Performance Ammunition Polyformance 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds$267.85
Manufacturer Wolf 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) Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 645611451126 Cost Per Round 53.6¢ per round
If you shoot a lot of .45 ACP and want to cut your per-round costs to a minimum without compromising on safety or reliability, check out this 500 round case of Wolf Polyformance ammunition.
These cartridges come in boxes of 50 (with 10 boxes in each case) and use a conventional standard pressure load suitable for compact or older firearms. Each 230 grain full metal jacket bullet reaches a muzzle velocity of 850 feet per second.
Wolf ammunition is made in Russia using non-corrosive Berdan primers and non-reloadable steel cases with friction-reducing polymer coatings. Due to its magnetic properties, this ammo may not be allowed at all indoor ranges.
Speer LAWMAN 45 ACP 230 Grain TMJ – 1000 Rounds
Regular Price: $614.85
Special Price: $579.85
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 53658 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 10076683536584 Cost Per Round 58.0¢ per round
Grab this 1,000-round case of .45 ACP ammunition from Speer's Lawman series for quality training with your Glock, 1911, XD, M&P, or other .45 Auto pistol. These cartridges are great for all range use, but provide the most benefit for those who carry Speer Gold Dot self-defense ammo. Lawman ammo is designed as an inexpensive range substitute for Gold Dots, providing the same point of impact and recoil as the more costly hollow point while remaining economical enough to shoot in high quantities.
These cartridges have a ballistic profile similar to conventional mil-spec "ball" and fire a heavy 230-grain total metal jacket bullet that clocks in at 830 feet per second at the muzzle. TMJ bullets have enclosed lead bases and are ideal for shooting in suboptimally ventilated areas like indoor ranges. Expect stout but not excessively snappy recoil. As a standard pressure load, this ammunition works well in both full-size service handguns and subcompact concealed carry pistols.
Speer Lawman ammunition is proudly made in the USA using noncorrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass.
Sellier & Bellot 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds$629.85
Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot 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 SB45A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 754908505258 Cost Per Round 63.0¢ per round
The 45 ACP is one of the most popular handgun round in the USA. Developed in 1906 and released in 1911, this round has been proven through extensive military, civilian, and law enforcement use for over a century. With its incredible stopping power and fantastic damage capacity, this round will have no problems stopping any attacker, helping you protect yourself and your family.
If accurate, reliable, and effective ammunition is a priority, Sellier & Bellot have just the ammo you are looking for. Founded back in the 1800's, Sellier & Bellot is headquartered in the Czech Republic and is a member of the CBC Group.
These 45 ACP rounds feature 230 grain full metal jacket projectiles that are loaded into boxer primed brass cases. You can expect to see muzzle velocities around 853 feet per second with these rounds. Pick up this 1000 round case , and you will be set for a few range trips to come!
This ammo fires great in rugged sr1911, springfield xds and 1911g desert eagle, also the brass is about as good as you can get for reloading.
Review by cp (Posted on 10/4/2019)
No issues with first 150 rounds. Was going to buy brass for reloading, but 1000 pieces was 2/3 the price of these new rounds. Accurate enough for soda cans at 25 yards, just great practice ammunition.
Review by C (Posted on 6/6/2016)
Fiocchi 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ (Small Pistol Primer) – 500 Rounds$319.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi 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 500 Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto) Manufacturer SKU 45A500 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No Cost Per Round 64.0¢ per round
This .45 ACP ammunition from Fiocchi is a cost-effective training and plinking load for owners of 1911s, SIG P220s, and other .45 Auto handguns.
Each round in this bulk priced case of 500 fires a heavy 230 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 875 feet per second. This produces typical ballistics for this caliber and stout but manageable recoil.
Reloaders should be aware that these cartridges use brass cases with small size non-corrosive Boxer primers.
PMC Bronze 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds$639.85
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 64.0¢ 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.
Blazer Brass 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds$639.85
Manufacturer Blazer Brass 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 5230 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 10076683052305 Cost Per Round 64.0¢ per round
CCI Blazer Brass ammunition is a cost-effective choice for target shooting and a great alternative to imported steel for reloaders. As the name suggests, it differs from standard Blazer ammo in its use of reloadable brass cases.
Each .45 ACP cartridge in this case of 1,000 fires a 230 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 830 feet per second. This is a standard pressure load ideal for older and subcompact firearms.
This ammo is loaded in Lewiston, Idaho using CCI's own non-corrosive Boxer primers, which are well known for their reliability. CCI is part of the Vista Outdoor group which includes Speer, Federal, Estate, and many other shooting-related brands.
Speer LAWMAN 45 ACP 230 Grain TMJ - 1000 Rounds$659.85
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 66.0¢ 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.
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)
Winchester Ranger 45 ACP +P 175 Grain Frangible – 500 Rounds$334.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 175 Grain Bullet Type Frangible Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range, steel target plinking Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto) Manufacturer SKU PRA45SF Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No Cost Per Round 67.0¢ per round
Safer range training doesn’t just mean minimizing the risk of a ricochet. It also means limiting your exposure to aerosolized lead! Winchester Ranger 45 ACP +P ammunition, which is designed for law enforcement professionals but also available to the civilian market, is a great way to do both.
This cartridge’s 175 grain frangible projectile disintegrates as soon as it connects with any surface harder than itself, including a steel target. The bullet is thus virtually incapable of flinging shrapnel back at the firing line, and because it is lead-free it won’t cloud up an indoor range with lead particles when it disintegrates.
This clean-shooting ammo is also loaded with heavy-metal-free Boxer primers to promote an even healthier breathing environment. And while its primers and bullets might both be special, this ammo’s brass cases are still worthy reloading components.
An overpressure round loaded with a lightweight bullet achieves an extraordinarily fast muzzle velocity – 1,000 fps, in this one’s case. You’ll benefit from a flatter trajectory while you’re sharpening your aim. Just make sure your pistol is rated to fire +P ammo before you invest in this case of American-made cartridges!
Black Hills 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds$17.25
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.
Nosler Match Grade Hangun 45 ACP 230 Grain JHP – 50 Rounds$48.95
Manufacturer Nosler Ammunition Condition New Bullet Weight 230 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type match or precision shooting Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto) Manufacturer SKU 51284 Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 054041512848 Cost Per Round 97.9¢ per round
This is a great round for match or precision shooting. From Nosler Ammunition, this 45 ACP (Auto) ammunition is New with a Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) 230 Grain bullet. You'll get 50 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.
Federal Hi-Shok Classic Personal Defense 45 ACP 230 Grain JHP - 50 Rounds$55.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 230 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto) Manufacturer SKU 45D Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 029465089047 Cost Per Round $1.12 per round
Federal Hi-Shok cartridges are constructed using a classic design that has reputation for smooth feeding and a proven track record in law enforcement and personal defense situations. These .45 ACP Hi-Shok rounds are assembled using non-corrosive Boxer primers fitted into reloadable brass casings and topped by 230 grain jacketed hollow-point projectiles. 230 grains is the ideal weight for the caliber and is recommended by expert shooters for the best ballistics and cycling, especially with full size 1911 handguns.
The Hi-Shok JHP bullet design is shaped for optimum interface with any style of feed ramp and possesses a very wide cavity surrounded by light serrations. These features guarantee wide, threat-dropping expansion on impact even at lower velocities from short-barreled pocket pistols. In addition, Hi-Shok cartridges have a cannelure midway down the casing which prevents bullet setback caused by repeat chambering; this increases the longevity of your carry ammo as you unload your pistol for practice sessions.
Hornady 45 ACP 185 Grain FTX Critical Defense FTX - 20 Rounds$34.85
Manufacturer Hornady 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 90900 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255909005 Cost Per Round $1.74 per round
Attention: Although this ammo typically features nickel-plated brass cases, supply chain issues have forced Hornady to temporarily load it with non-plated cases.
You can get top-quality self-defense rounds for your .45-caliber handgun by ordering these FTX Critical Defense cartridges from Hornady. These .45 ACP rounds give you speed, accuracy, and outstanding ballistic performance, helping you protect your home and your loved ones. Order this box and you’ll get 20 rounds for your personal security.
The 185-grain bullet comes out of the muzzle with a velocity of 1,000 feet per second and 411 foot pounds of energy. The round delivers superior expansion and deep penetration, even through thick and heavy clothing. The minimal flash protects your vision in low light situations. The cartridge will feed reliably, making it a great choice for autoloading handguns that take the .45 ACP cartridge.
Hornady has been a leading ammunition manufacturer since 1949. Based out of Nebraska, this company got its start making big-game hunting rounds and has now added target shooting and self defense ammunition to its lineup.