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. Ammo Inc. 45 Long Colt 250 Grain TMJ – 50 Rounds

    $34.85

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    Manufacturer Ammo Incorporated
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)
    Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 45C250TMC-A50
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 818778021895
    Cost Per Round 69.7¢ per round
    Shootin’ stuff with a 45 Long Colt revolver is just about the most American pastime you could partake in. If you want great accuracy and surprisingly clean overall performance, all you’ve got to do is order yourself a box or two of Ammo Inc.’s fine Wisconsin-made 45 Colt cartridges.

    This round owes its ability to deposit minimal lead fouling inside a barrel to its total metal jacket projectile. The TMJ does have a normal lead core. It’s its jacket that is special, because it encompasses the entirety of the lead core’s surface area. That stops vaporization of the core’s base during ignition, so lead gas won’t settle and accumulate on the grooves and lands. Better yet, the TMJ produces zero lead gas for the shooter to draw into their lungs. Ammo Inc. designed this round’s TMJ with a flat nose profile, so it’s just as safe for revolvers as it is lever-action rifles.

    This ammo’s clean performance is also a product of its Hyperclean Technology powder. It’s formulated to burn up fast and completely, so you can look forward to less carbon fouling and longer sustained accuracy at the range. Brand new reloadable brass cases make this deal even sweeter!

    Customer Reviews

    Good ammo for decent price

    This ammo was offered at a good price and I've had some experience with this brand. It's good shooting ammo.

    Review by Plumbcookie (Posted on 10/30/2023)

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

    $39.85

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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 79.7¢ 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.

    Customer Reviews

    Consistent Quality

    These lighter rounds are great for cowboy action shooting.

    Review by Agarbers (Posted on 6/23/2018)

  3. Sellier & Bellot 45 Long Colt 250 Grain LFN – 600 Rounds

    $499.85

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    Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 600
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU SB45D
    Primer Type Boxer
    UPC Barcode 754908505586
    Cost Per Round 83.3¢ per round

    The 45 Long Colt has been around for nearly a century and a half, invented in 1872 by the United States Army and used as a service round for nearly a decade and a half. Though this round is no longer used for military purposes, it is fantastic for cowboy action shooting and taking down big game with a handgun with its amazing power.

    Although most companies in Eastern Europe do not make the best ammo in the world, Sellier & Bellot is better than many Western ammunition providers, manufacturing incredible ammo for the whole world. These 250 grain, lead flat nose, brass cased, boxer primed rounds fire at 708 feet per second with fantastic accuracy, and with their flat tips, they make a round hole in your target, making them perfect for all your range training needs.

  4. Magtech Cowboy Action Loads 45 Long Colt 250 Grain LFN – 50 Rounds

    $41.85

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    Manufacturer Magtech
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 45D
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 754908168316
    Cost Per Round 83.7¢ per round

    Strap on your gauchos and load up your leather belt with these .45 Long Colt cartridge from Magtech's Cowboy Action brand. Just as the name suggests, these loads are expressly made for Cowboy Action competition and have features that make them a great choice for plinking and practice as well. Magtech is a Brazilian company that, along with parent company CBC, has one of the most expansive histories in the international ammunition industry. Their products are dependable, affordable, and highly recognized in the U.S. shooting sports. Each of these cartridges is made using a reloadable brass casing that can be reused in custom hand loads later down the line.

    The case has a fine ring of moisture sealant at its primer pocket to help protect the propellant and non-corrosive primer mixture from the elements both in storage and the humid environment of a cowhide holster on a hot, sunny day. The brass case itself is lightly crimped at its midsection to keep the lead flat nose (LFN) projectile from moving rearwards under recoil while in either a cylinder or tubular magazine; this prevents setback from causing a malfunction or hurting accuracy. The bare LFN weighs in at 250 grains which is heavy for the .45 LC caliber but has been loaded for low recoil, making it a prime candidate for shooting matches.

  5. Fiocchi 45 Long Colt 225 Grain CMJ – 500 Rounds

    $489.85

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    Manufacturer Fiocchi
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 255 Grain
    Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)
    Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 45LCCMJ
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 762344863832
    Cost Per Round 98.0¢ per round

    The 45 Long Colt has been around since 1872 when the United States Army invented it and used it for several years. Although this round has long been out of military commission, it remains a popular round for reenactors and hunters due to its nostalgia and its incredible power, able to take down even some of the biggest game in the nation.

    Since 1876, Fiocchi has been one of the best ammunition and firearms manufacturers in the world and is still owned by the same family that founded it nearly one hundred fifty years ago. These Fiocchi 225-grain, complete metal jacket, brass cased, boxer-primed rounds fire at 750 feet per second and are perfect for plinking or target practice. With their completely covered bullets, you'll have no lead residue left behind your bore, making them great for both indoor and outdoor range training.

  6. Fiocchi 45 Long Colt 250 Grain LRN FP - 500 Rounds

    $499.85

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    Manufacturer Fiocchi
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 45LCCA
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 762344862514
    Cost Per Round $1.00 per round

    If you are on the hunt for a superb 45 long colt round at a reasonable price, you have come to the right place. Perfect for target practice due to low recoil, the Cowboy Action line of ammunition has become extremely popular for its many perks. Each cartridge is loaded with a lead round nose flat point projectile and other high quality components. These factors, combined with the reliability and reputation of Fiocchi, completes an excellent product.

    All Fiocchi ammunition is loaded to meet either C.I.P. or SAAMI specifications. Fiocchi is a leading and trusted manufacturer in the ammo industry. Buy this 45 LC bulk ammo and save big!

  7. Remington Performance WheelGun 45 Long Colt 225 Grain LSWC – 50 Rounds

    $68.85

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    Manufacturer Remington
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 225 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Semi-Wadcutter (LSWC)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU RPW45C1
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 047700490403
    Cost Per Round $1.38 per round
    Performance WheelGun ammo gives the revolver enthusiast just they stuff they need to get maximum value out of their range session and an edge as they’re going for the gold in a competition. This 45 Long Colt cartridge sports a 225 grain projectile, just like the original M1909 Colt revolver was designed to fire. It’s a semi-wadcutter, with a keen shoulder and a flat nose that let it stamp a precise hole through a paper target. You may even notice that this slightly tapered bullet has slightly greater accuracy than the cylindrical full wadcutter if you’re experienced enough.

    Remington had certainly better know how to make high grade components by now. This round includes a new production brass casing that will hold up over the course of multiple handloads, and its specially formulated propellant and Kleanbore primer work together to stave off rapid fouling of a revolver’s internal workings. It won’t rust or corrode the barrel!
  8. 45 Long Colt - 255 Grain LRN - Winchester Super-X - 20 Rounds

    $27.85

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 255 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU X45CP2
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892201705
    Cost Per Round $1.39 per round

    When you need high-quality self-defense ammunition for your .45-caliber handgun, order this 20-round box from Winchester. These lead round nose cartridges are from the Super-X line, which is made for accuracy, positive functioning, and excellent velocity. They also leave minimal barrel fouling, allowing you to maintain accuracy in your handgun through multiple shots.

    These 255-grain projectiles leave the muzzle with a speed of 860 feet per second and an energy of 420 foot-pounds. After the bullet travels 100 feet, it has a speed of 780 feet per second and a velocity of 345 foot pounds. This gives you excellent performance and maximum capability at the target.

    When it comes to self-defense ammunition, make sure you have the best. With these rounds, you’ll get everything you expect for personal and home protection. Winchester is a trusted brand in the ammo and firearms industry, and you can count on their products for hunting, target practice, and personal protection.

  9. Hornady Cowboy 45 Long Colt 225 Grain LFN – 20 Rounds

    $27.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 255 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 9115
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255391152
    Cost Per Round $1.39 per round
    An excellent choice if you're in search of a great 45 Long Colt round for plinking at the range. This New Hornady ammo comes loaded with a 255 Grain Lead Flat Nose along with a Boxer primer that's loaded in a 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!
  10. Winchester Super-X 45 Long Colt 250 Grain LFN – 50 Rounds

    $69.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Flat Nose
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU USA45CB
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892213616
    Cost Per Round $1.40 per round

    With this 50-round box from Winchester, you’ll have.45 Colt ammunition that is extremely effective for target shooting. The large, powerful cartridges use a 250-grain bullet that comes out of the barrel with a velocity of 750 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 312 foot pounds. The lead flat nose will give you a manageable recoil and accurate trajectories, allowing you to get the practice you need on a consistent basis.

    The .45 Colt is one of the most historic cartridges in the country. Designed by the U.S. Army, it has a reputation for power, performance, and speed. Although modern bullet technology has made the .45 Colt less common, this round maintains a popular following even to this day.

    These rounds are made by Winchester, a brand as historic as the .45 Colt. For over 150 years, Winchester has been providing reliable firearms and ammunition to hunters, target shooters, and law enforcement officials.

  11. Federal American Eagle 45 Long Colt 225 Grain JSP - 50 Rounds

    $72.85

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    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 225 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Soft-Point (JSP)
    Use Type home defense, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU AE45LC
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 029465061586
    Cost Per Round $1.46 per round

    Whether you are on the hunt for a personal defense ammo or to practice on the range, these 45 Long Colt loads will do the trick. The Federal American Eagle line ensures quality performance, but at an attractive price. With jacketed soft point projectiles, these rounds perform enough penetration and expansion to deliver optimal precision.

    Federal American Eagle loads are made to ensure great ballistics and reliable feeding so that you can hone in on your skills. Grab a couple boxes of Federal American Eagle at a great price!

  12. Ammo Inc. 45 Long Colt 250 Grain JHP – 20 Rounds

    $29.85

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    Manufacturer Ammo Incorporated
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense, varmint hunting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU 45C250JHP-A20
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 818778021390
    Cost Per Round $1.49 per round
    The 45 Long Colt is an all-American revolver cartridge. Who better to load your 45 Colt self-defense ammunition than Ammo Inc., which was founded in Arizona in 1990 and now has factories in their home state in addition to Wisconsin?

    This ammo is not compatible with firearms chambered for 45 ACP (aka 45 Auto). But if you have a Judge, Governor, Single Action Army or suitable lever-action rifle, then it is just the ticket for personal protection and walloping varmints at close-to-medium range.

    This round’s 250 grain projectile and 842 fps muzzle velocity provide a muzzle energy of 394 ft lbs – more than sufficient for personal protection. The bullet itself is a jacketed hollow point, with a notched jacket that splits down its seams to promote quick and even terminal expansion. Its flat meplat makes the JHP safe for lever-action rifles’ tubular magazines.

    Ammo Inc. loads new brass cases of their own creation, as well as the non-corrosive Boxer primers which make them reloadable. This ammo’s cleaner performance is attributable to Ammo Inc.’s Hyperclean Technology, which serves well to conserve accuracy when you can’t be bothered to brush out your barrel frequently.
  13. Black Hills 45 Long Colt 250 Grain RNFP – 50 Rounds

    $74.85

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    Manufacturer Black Hills Ammunition
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Type Round Nose
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 50
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU DCB45CLTN1
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 612710106967
    Cost Per Round $1.50 per round
    45 Long Colt ammo complete with Brass cases and a Round Nose projectile. Manufactured by Black Hills Ammunition to the highest of standards with a Boxer primer and 250 Grain bullet, the quality components come together and add up to a round that's great for plinking at the range. You'll get 50 rounds shipped fast when you order this today.
  14. Hornady Critical Defense 45 Long Colt 185 Grain JHP FTX – 20 Rounds

    $32.85

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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 $1.64 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.

  15. Federal Champion 45 Long Colt 225 Grain LSWCHP - 20 Rounds

    $34.85

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    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 225 Grain
    Bullet Type Lead Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Point(LSWCHP)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU C45LCA
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 029465093099
    Cost Per Round $1.74 per round

    Federal Premium always gives you fantastic products, and these Federal Champion rounds give you some of their best value target ammunition. You know you can trust whatever you get from Federal, because with over 90 years of experience, Federal carries a massively positive reputation.

    The 45 Long Colt was invented in 1872 and was one of the most influential and loved rounds of the day. Out on the American frontier, the 45 Long Colt was one of the top few rounds that cowboys would turn to to defend themselves.

    Try out these lead semi-wadcutter hollow point round when you are next on the range. With this fantastic bullet design, you will be making round holes in the target instead of the usual frayed hole, which makes for easier scoring, perfect for range training.

  16. 20rds - .410 / .45 Defender Winchester Supreme Elite 2 1/2" PDX1 Combo Self Defense

    $54.85

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 225 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45 Long Colt
    Manufacturer SKU S41045PD
    Shot Material Lead
    Primer Type Boxer
    Shell Length 2-1/2"
    UPC Barcode 020892020382
    Cost Per Round $2.74 per round
    20 rounds of Winchester 45 Long Colt ammo that'll have your gun firing for a while and your face smiling for even longer! The Boxer primer, 225 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) bullet and Brass cases on these New rounds make for the perfect companion for home defense. Pick up some rounds today and you'll get fast shipping along with Widener's world class service.

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