45 Long Colt Ammo

Introduced in 1872, .45 Colt ammunition was originally a black powder cartridge used in the Colt Single Action Army. It is most common today in cowboy action shooting--and unlike some calibers used for such activities, it was actually used during the "Wild West" period!

Most .45 Colt loads use bare lead bullets, which are well-suited to shooting both paper and steel targets but may not be allowed at indoor ranges due to lead exposure concerns. A typical action shooting load fires a heavy (over 250 grains) bullet at a muzzle velocity of around 800 feet per second. Defensive and hunting ammo in this caliber will have higher velocities and recoil to produce better terminal performance. You'll find both rounds for the field and for range training for sale here at Widener's.

Although new firearms chambered in .45 Colt are unusual, one popular revolver that can fire this caliber is the Taurus Judge. In some cases, a .45 Colt cartridge is a better choice than the 410 bore shotshell commonly associated with that gun.

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  1. Magtech 45 Long Colt 200 Grain LFN - 50 Rounds


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    Manufacturer Magtech
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 200 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 45F
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    Cost Per Round $1.52 per round

    If you are looking for something highly effective and versatile, the 45 Long Colt is the round for you. Designed in 1872, the 45 Long Colt is no longer used for military service, but it is still fantastic for hunting, cowboy action shooting, and range training. When you want something historic and incredibly powerful to shoot, the 45 Long Colt is the round for you.

    Magtech has been making some of the best ammunition in the world from Brazil for years, using only the best equipment and quality control. These 200 grain, lead flat nose, brass cased, boxer primed rounds fire at 705 feet per second and make round holes in the target due to their flat tips, making them prime for range training. With the high reliability and low cost of this ammo, you are set for a great time at the range.

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    Consistent Quality

    These lighter rounds are great for cowboy action shooting.

    Review by Agarbers (Posted on 6/22/2018)

  2. Hornady Critical Defense 45 Long Colt 185 Grain JHP FTX – 20 Rounds


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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 185 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 92790
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255927900
    Cost Per Round $2.49 per round

    Since 1872, when it was invented by the United States Army, the 45 Colt has been providing America with its incredible power. Although it is no longer used in the military, this incredibly powerful round is still used all over the country for civilian purposes, especially hunting. Whether you are looking to shoot a great cowboy round, practice your skills at the range, protect yourself from attackers, or take down big game, this fantastic round is perfect for you.

    Ever since the end of the Second World War, Hornady has been supplying America with its phenomenal ammo, creating some of the most innovative and effective rounds we have today. These Hornady Critical Defense rounds are no different. With these 185 grain, jacketed hollow point, FTX, nickel plated brass cased, boxer primed rounds, firing at 920 feet per second, you have massive expansion, phenomenal, hard hitting, stopping power, and amazing accuracy, helping you defend yourself to the utmost.

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