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. Prvi Partizan 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds

    $19.50

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    Manufacturer Prvi Partizan
    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 PPH45F
    Primer Type Boxer
    UPC Barcode 8605003800071
    Cost Per Round 39.0¢ per round

    Anyone looking for an affordable, high-quality round for their .45 ACP handgun will be very happy with this round. Featuring a high-quality brass case and a full metal jacket bullet, this cartridge has plenty of speed and accuracy, as well as a fully reloadable shell.

    This round has the accuracy you are looking for in a target-shooting cartridge. It flies at a relatively straight trajectory out to 30 meters, where it only dips a single centimeter. However, it will start to drop after that, going down 4.1 centimeters after 40 meters of travel. By 50 meters, it will have dropped a total of 8.7 centimeters.

    Prvi Partizan is one of the leading manufacturers of ammunition for rifles and handguns. They make top-quality rounds that are great for hunting, target practice, and self defense. With over 400 different cartridges, they have something for nearly every gun owner in the country. They also create top-quality machines and accessories for ammo reloading.

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

    $395.00

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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 39.5¢ 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.

  3. Federal Champion 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds

    $20.45

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    Manufacturer Federal
    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 WM5233
    Primer Type Boxer
    UPC Barcode 029465062965
    Cost Per Round 40.9¢ per round

    Although the .45 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge has been in service since 1904, it remains one of the most popular rounds for both law enforcement and self defense to this day. It has excellent stopping power and controlled penetration, making it a top choice for target shooters and elite law enforcement units alike.

    This box gives you 50 rounds of reliable, affordable .45 ACP ammunition. You’ll have full metal jackets with a 230-grain bullet. These rounds were designed for target shooting and competitions, and are especially effective in autoloading handguns. They come out of the barrel with a velocity of 845 feet per second and an energy of 365 foot pounds.

    Federal Premium Ammunition is one of the most popular brands for cartridges of many types. They not only have training ammo for handguns, they also have rounds for hunting and target shooting. No matter what type of firearm you own, you can turn to Federal Ammunition for all your needs.

  4. Federal 45 ACP 230 Grain American Eagle FMJ - 50 Rounds

    $21.85

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    Manufacturer Federal
    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 AE45A
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 029465085032
    Cost Per Round 43.7¢ per round

    If you own a handgun that takes .45 ACP ammunition, you can get the cartridges you need for your training and practice by ordering these top-quality rounds from Federal Premium Ammunition. They are loaded with 230-grain full metal jacket bullets, giving you smooth performance in the firearm and plenty of power at the target. This box will give you 50 of the most reliable and effective .45 ACP rounds you can find.

    These cartridges are engineered for the competition shooter, as they use an advanced design that ensures smooth cycling and less fouling. They come out of the barrel with a velocity of 890 feet per second and an energy of 404 foot pounds. They maintain effective speed and power beyond 100 yards, making them a highly reliable round for competitions.

    Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Premium Ammunition is one of the leading companies for hunting and target shooting ammunition. They create top-quality ammo for rifles, handguns, and shotguns.

  5. Hornady Custom 45 ACP 200 Grain XTP JHP - 200 Rounds

    $185.00

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 200 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 200
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU 9112
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 10090255391128
    Cost Per Round 92.5¢ per round

    Pick up this 200-round case of Hornady defensive ammunition for your 1911, P220, G21 or other .45 ACP handgun. These cartridges use the XTP jacketed hollow point bullet, a proven design that is renowned for its strong penetration.

    Each cartridge in this case fires a medium weight 200 grain jacketed hollow point bullet at a muzzle velocity of 900 feet per second. This relatively high velocity provides better expansion, while the lighter bullet keeps recoil from getting out of control; the result is a very balanced load that works well in both full-size and compact pistols.

    Hornady ammo is loaded in the USA using reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive primers.

  6. Hornady Custom 45 ACP 200 Grain XTP JHP - 20 Rounds

    $19.50

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 200 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
    Manufacturer SKU 9112
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255391121
    Cost Per Round 97.5¢ per round

    Hornady Custom ammunition with XTP jacketed hollow point bullets is a dependable choice for self-defense. These .45 ACP cartridges work well in 1911s, P220s, and other .45 Auto handguns.

    Each round in this box of 20 propels a medium weight jacketed hollow point bullet to a muzzle velocity of 900 feet per second. This relatively high velocity combined with the XTP's strong penetration results in excellent terminal performance and high diameter expansion.

    This ammo is loaded at Hornady's headquarters in Grand Island, Nebraska using non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases.

  7. Magtech First Defense 45 ACP +P 165 Grain SCHP – 20 Rounds

    $22.50

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    Manufacturer Magtech
    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 FD45A
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 754908184514
    Cost Per Round $1.13 per round

    An excellent choice if you're in search of a great 45 ACP (Auto) round for home defense. This New Magtech ammo comes loaded with a 165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) along with a Boxer primer that's loaded in a Nickel-Plated Brass case. With this package, you'll receive 20 rounds ready to fire. Plus, you know it'll come fast from our warehouse to your door because we know shooting ammo is a lot more fun than looking at it online or waiting on delivery!

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