45 ACP Bullets

45 ACP Bullets for Reloaders

This page is products that only contain bullets meant for shooters who reload their ammo. To find 45 auto rounds ready to fire, please head to our 45 ACP ammo page.

The 45 ACP (aka 45 Auto) was designed by John Moses Browning in 1904 and eventually adopted for use in a certain little-known handgun called the 1911. We kid, of course. The 1911 is arguably the most recognized pistol in the world, so it’s only natural that 45 ACP bullets for reloading are in high demand.


Like many other military firearms, the original 1911 was designed to fire a very specific cartridge. The original “Cal. .45 Automatic Pistol Ball Cartridge, Model of 1911” has a 230 grain FMJ bullet that is loaded to a muzzle velocity of 850 fps, although its velocity spec has since decreased to 830 fps.

If your modern 45 ACP pistol is comfortable handling ammo that falls outside of strict mil-spec, you can get a little more inventive with your 45 Auto bullets. Jacketed bullets weighing 185 and 200 grains are also common, as are lead, copper, and frangible 45 ACP bullets. Bulk 45 ACP bullets for reloading are especially popular among preppers whose 1911 pistols factor prominently into their emergency plans. Even if you just like picking up the brass you find at the range for casual projects back at home, you’ll find that the 45 ACP is one of the easier rounds to reload. "
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  1. Zero Bullets 45 Cal (.451" Diameter) Bullets 230 Grain JHP – 500 Projectiles

    Regular Price: $74.85

    Special Price: $69.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 14.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 ACP, 45 Caliber, 45 GAP
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Manufacturer Zero Bullet
    Manufacturer SKU 124

    Roll your own .45 ACP self-defense loads with these jacketed hollow-point (JHP) projectiles from Zero Bullets. These bullets projectiles are copper jacketed to resist high speeds and have a diameter of .451 inches which can be used for .45 ACP, .460 Rowland, .45 GAP, and .45 Super recipes. The hollow cavity with light segmentation at the tip of the bullet will cause it to expand on impact for a larger wound cavity and greater terminal performance. 230 grains is a standard weight for the caliber and will match a wide range of proven load data. Zero Bullets is an Alabama-based manufacturer that has been making rounds in the gun show circuit for years and has a great reputation among hand-loaders for quality projectiles at a low price.

    Don't forget to check out Widener's great selection of pistol powders, while you're here!

    Customer Reviews

    good product, good price, fast delivery.

    no complaints on this purchase.

    Review by Carl (Posted on 11/27/2022)

    Excellent bullet at a superb price point!

    This is an excellent bullet at a superb price point! I use them in my Kimber Gold Match2 (stainless) with great results seated over a variety of powders! Also use them in my 50 cal T/C Impact muzzleloader with various 50/45 sabots, loaded over Blackhorn 209 propellant and yielding 1800+ f-sec velocity with 11/4" groups @50 yds!

    Review by JamesD71 (Posted on 1/5/2018)

    Great Bullets!

    Been using these for years now. The consistency has always been great!
    Never had any issues with these.

    Review by Matt (Posted on 7/24/2017)

  2. Berry's 45 Cal (.452" Diameter) Bullets 230 Grain Plated RN DS – 500 Rounds

    $74.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 15.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 ACP
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Plated Round Nose
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 00216

    Widener's copper plated bullets have earned a reputation for affordable consistency. Each projectile in this box of 500 is the popular 230 grain Round Nose (RN) that measures .452" in diameter. Berry's bullets have swaged lead cores that are copper plated and each bullet is re-struck after plating to ensure precise dimensions. Plated projectiles are more affordable than jacketed projectiles and are better for you barrel than traditional cast lead bullets.

    Note: Plated Bullets are not recommended for velocities over 1,200 feet per second.

    Don't forget to check out Widener's selection of Brass, while you're here.

    **This is not loaded ammunition.**

    Customer Reviews

    plated bullets

    i use plated bullets for steel plate shoots. the 45 230gr really hit hard. also used for bowling pin shoots. takes a 3 1/2 lb pin right off the stand.

    Review by ar man (Posted on 9/5/2021)

    Berry's 45 acp bullets

    The bullets loaded and ran fine. I'll be back for more if I can fine any primers.

    Review by Dave in Va. (Posted on 9/4/2021)

    Very Good

    Projectiles as expected

    Review by Sig77 (Posted on 8/30/2021)

    Good product, fast delivery. No veterans discount.

    This is no doubt a good product.
    The price was good.
    And delivery was fast. But I wish they would give a veterans discount like I get from Berry's Bullets.

    Review by Danny (Posted on 8/29/2021)

    Sent me .452 diameter bullets instead of .451 diameter!

    Would have been 5 stars but they sent me the wrong diameter bullets. I previously ordered .500 .452 diameter bullets and the order came fast and accurate. I then wanted to try 500 .451 diameters to see if they grouped any different but they sent me .452’s again.

    Review by cozdad (Posted on 8/8/2021)

    Absolutely worth it!

    First time 45 ACP reloader! Fast delivery! Cheapest pricing!! Extremely forgiving to reload (definitely expand the casing just a little to prevent damaging the plating). Perfect for 45!!! Extremely accurate and the load to 0.001" of SAAMI specs! Very impressive!! Also, soft enough to swipe your bore as you shoot! Great gas seal and extremely accurate... my go to bullet from now on for all 45 applications!

    Review by 45 Newbie (Posted on 8/7/2021)

    As orderd

    Excellant.

    Review by Bob O (Posted on 8/1/2021)

    Look fine. Have not shot yet

    Shipping was really quick, but then I live in Knoxville. Easy to order. Keep up the good work in these tough times.

    Review by Bob (Posted on 7/25/2021)

    45 ACP

    Berry's are good practice rounds for punching holes in paper

    Review by Jeff (Posted on 5/2/2021)

    Great product

    Can’t wait to start loading again. Just waiting on the price of primers to go back to normal before I start loading.

    Review by RickyBobby (Posted on 5/2/2021)

    great bullets

    Great product and super service. Shipped and arrived ahead of schedule.

    Review by Rick (Posted on 5/2/2021)

    Work great!!

    Delivery time was great,,others are using the covid this, covid that excuse for everything.

    Review by Bernie (Posted on 4/28/2021)

    Berry's 45 Cal (.451" Diameter) Bullets 230 Grain Plated

    A good quality product at a reasonable price. Prompt shipping. A pleasure doing business with these folks.

    Review by BILL (Posted on 4/28/2021)

    Great customer service. Friendly. Knowledgeable. Quick.to respond to inquires.

    See above.

    Review by Groove (Posted on 4/19/2021)

    First time customer, glad I found your site!

    Easily found the product I was looking for, and was priced right. I will definitely return for purchases.

    Review by DLK (Posted on 3/24/2021)

    Widener’s / Berry’s Bullets

    Love Berry’s Bullets ! And buying from Widener’s makes them even better ! I get them faster and get excellent service ! Can’t wait for my next trip thru JC, TN, def stopping by. Thank you for having stock and shipping fast in these crazy times we are in. Will always support you in my future purchases !

    Thanks Again !
    TBall
    Hilton Head, SC

    Review by Awesome (Posted on 3/3/2021)

    Good place to shop

    Was very pleased how the whole transaction went, quick and painless

    Review by Will (Posted on 1/31/2021)

    Prompt delivery and item as described

    Received the bullets at the promised time and they are just what i'd ordered. Wideners will be a go-to for me from now on and I'll recommend them to anyone.

    Review by Barry (Posted on 1/5/2021)

    Great service!

    Product was received in a timely fashion. Order process was easy and not complicated.

    Review by Jim (Posted on 12/29/2020)

    Good to go.

    Needed to expand the case mouth slightly but this is not a problem. Some of the other brands bullets seat without this step. I've used thousands of Berry's Bullets with out issue. My preferred bulk bullets.

    Review by Mike (Posted on 12/28/2020)

    Fast, available, and not overpriced

    The bullets I ordered came in faster than I had expected, and are great quality. I was very pleased to find anybody with inventory, and appreciate that they were reasonably priced.
    I have already recommended you to fellow workers.
    Thank you

    Review by Doug (Posted on 12/28/2020)

    The bullets were in excellent shape

    bullets were consistent and in great shape

    Review by Big a (Posted on 12/27/2020)

    Berry's 230 grain plated bullets .

    Fast delivery. Good price. Will order again.

    Review by Robert (Posted on 12/27/2020)

    5 star

    Purchase was exactly what I expected

    Review by Review (Posted on 12/27/2020)

    Very nice product

    Product seems great. Will buy again

    Review by Rob (Posted on 12/24/2020)

    just what the doctor ordered

    top quality bullets no problems very nice,will buy again

    Review by billyo (Posted on 11/2/2020)

  3. Berry's .45 Cal (.452" Diameter) Bullets 200 Grain SWC - 500 Projectiles

    $74.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 15.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 200 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 ACP, 45 Auto Rim, 45 Caliber, 45 GAP
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Semi-Wadcutter
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 00215

    If you need affordable bullets for punching paper, Berry's bullets are for you. Each projectile in this box of 500 is a Semi Wad Cutter (SWC), has a .452" diameter, and weights 200 Grains. Berry's bullets are made with swaged lead cores that are plated to their final weight, then each projectile is re-struck to ensure the final product is very consistent. Copper plated projectiles are more affordable than jacketed bullets and will not foul your barrel like traditional cast lead.

    Note: Plated Bullets are not recommended for velocities over 1,200 feet per second.

    Don't forget to check out Widener's selection of Brass, while you're here.

    **This is not loaded ammunition.**

  4. Bullets - 45 Cal - 185 Grain Plated HB RN - Berry's - 250

    $39.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 15.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 185 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 ACP
    Quantity 250
    Bullet Type Copper-Plated Round Nose (CPRN)
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 84477

  5. Armscor .452 Diameter Bullets - 230 Grain FMJ - 1000 Count

    $159.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 16.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 ACP, 45 GAP
    Quantity 1000
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Manufacturer Armscor
    Manufacturer SKU 52301

    Customer Reviews

    Great bullets

    Very consistent, very accurate.

    Review by tomcatt (Posted on 11/20/2022)

    Great for hardball

    I have used these before, and the make great hardball. I will keep using them over and over.

    Review by Al (Posted on 11/3/2021)

    Good product good price I'm happy with it thanks!

    Good product good price I'm happy thank you! I know I will continue to order in the future. Wideners is a great place to shop!

    Review by Al Dente (Posted on 10/4/2021)

    So far I am very happy they load nice and uniformly, I am eager to take them to the range!

    I saw these and jumped at the chance to order them. I have been looking at the empty store shelves too long. These arrived in a timely manner and packaged ok. They look good and load nicely, can't wait to put some down range.

    Review by JAD57 (Posted on 10/3/2021)

    great price and armscor bullets are always a good buy

    Love Armscor bullets great deal for the price

    Review by Ken (Posted on 6/27/2021)

    5 star great bullets you guys are the best

    Bullets are fantastic also have used the 9mm both are top notch.

    Review by hjh45acp (Posted on 6/6/2021)

    Very pleased

    Took them to the range today and had no issues with them and the grouping was fairly good, when I go through them I will certainly reorder from you. Thank you for the product and the service

    Review by Ron (Posted on 4/30/2021)

    good bullets

    loads fine in the reloader but have'nt fired any yet to see how the function in my pistols or my ar45

    Review by mike (Posted on 4/25/2021)

    Great Folks!

    Always fast, commutative, and accurate with description, I have ordered before and will continue to do so.

    Review by Mark (Posted on 4/16/2021)

    Great peoduct

    They reload easy would buy again

    Review by Reload00 (Posted on 3/31/2021)

    Great Bullet

    Great Bullet for loading 45ACP. Loaded 6.5grs of Unique powder, WW LP primers and range brass for blasting ammo. Worked flawlessly in all my 45 pistols, revolvers and HK USC Carbine. Would buy again.

    Review by Jeff (Posted on 12/21/2020)

    No complaints, stable rounds, great groupings!

    I usually reload with Speer 230 gr TMJ but these heads shot just as well with stable velocities and tight groupings.

    Review by JK (Posted on 11/26/2020)

    Armscor .45 reloading bullets

    I have been reloading for about 24 years. I found the Armscor product easy to reload. I have fired about 50 rounds so far without any malfunction.

    Review by Shootsalot (Posted on 11/24/2020)

    Service and product better than expected

    I had all the components needed to reload except bullets. I had never purchased anything from Widners but, they were the only firm that had 45 cal 230 gr bullets, also from a company with whom I had no
    experience, in their inventory. In desperation, I placed my order. My order arrived in only a few days and there’s been no discernible difference in my shot groups, at the range, using these bullets. I now have a new source, Widners, and an acceptable mfg.

    Review by Cpts2668 (Posted on 11/23/2020)

    Great quality

    Very uniform quality Case checked each cartridge after loading all were perfect thanks will buy a gun from you

    Review by Bill (Posted on 11/22/2020)

    Outstanding customer service

    high quality bullets. Great price in current environment. Super fast order processing + shipping. Much better than Midway

    Review by Willie (Posted on 11/19/2020)

    230 gr ball

    Great for reloading . Thanks

    Review by Earl (Posted on 11/16/2020)

    Very accurate bullet

    I use this bullet in 45 Glock, 45 Auto, 45 Auto rim, and 45 Win Mag. It is accurate with all these rounds. Thank you.

    Review by Handgunnercs (Posted on 11/11/2020)

    Just what the doctor ordered!

    These were for a friend. When I found your website I called him he added these to my order. Very good deal.

    Review by Sarge (Posted on 11/8/2020)

    Why not

    Have shot these before. They are quality bullets. If you did buy throughout the last year now is the time. In stock great packaging and in my case same day shipping. Use for range time or ringing plates. They load perfectly. Do not wait if you have the other components buy now.

    Review by Glenn (Posted on 11/3/2020)

    Good product

    These bullets are as good or better than the premium bullets costing much more. I'm happy, and will definitely shop here in the future

    Review by Phillip (Posted on 10/31/2020)

    Good price fast delivery

    The bullets were as advertised. Fast delivery. Very satisfied with my order. Will order again.

    Review by Keeto56 (Posted on 10/26/2020)

    Very nice ammo

    Very well made ammo, I will buy again

    Review by Carly (Posted on 10/26/2020)

    Good bullets, reasonable price

    Only concern was those are listed as .452 diameter, they are mostly not more than .451

    Review by buffalobob60 (Posted on 10/25/2020)

    nice and came quickly

    nice came quickly

    Review by chop (Posted on 10/22/2020)

    Great price Good bullet

    Great price. With shipping worked out to 16.5 cents each. Checked a handful for weight and size very consistent. Ordered to have when my existing stockpile gets depleted, they are tough to find right now, glad I found this company.

    Review by Marty (Posted on 10/22/2020)

    Clean ammo, well made.

    The ammo was just as advertised. All rounds were clean, well assembled, and cycled very cleaning. No feed issues. And a reasonable price. Can't really ask for more, other than a lower price, but the market and materials drives that.

    Review by Scouter Jim (Posted on 10/19/2020)

    Fantastic

    Great product ...fantastic price

    Review by TTQUICK (Posted on 10/19/2020)

    Great bullets!

    I will definitely be buying more of these!

    Review by Mike (Posted on 10/18/2020)

    Great bullets

    Uniform weight, and load great.

    Review by Ronald (Posted on 10/18/2020)

    Amazing service

    Amazing service. Extremely fast shipping. Will reorder in the future

    Review by Bigben (Posted on 10/18/2020)

    45 acp bullets

    God's quality, good price, fast service

    Review by Roger (Posted on 10/18/2020)

    First Time User

    Everything went perfect, sales person was very friendly and knew exactly what I was looking for. Product arrived on time. I will be using this company in the future, when primers become available.

    Review by LC (Posted on 10/15/2020)

    great product and fast shipping

    Great product, fast shipping

    Review by mike1911parts.com (Posted on 10/14/2020)

    shipped same day

    excellent service and quality bullets

    Review by jerome (Posted on 10/13/2020)

    fast and accurate

    Shipped quickly and just what I ordered

    Review by na (Posted on 10/11/2020)

    great reloading projectiles

    good buy and great delivery

    Review by fitter539 (Posted on 4/8/2020)

    how good they shoot ,and how good service is

    I've been shooting these bullets more than a month they hold 10- ring groups when you do your part. on the service I ordered the bullets and less than seven days I had them, started loading that night next day shot them very very good.

    Review by dan (Posted on 9/30/2019)

  6. Hornady .451 Diameter Bullets - 185 Grain HAP Bulk - 1900 Count

    $359.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 18.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 185 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 ACP, 45 GAP
    Quantity 1900
    Bullet Type Hornady Action Pistol (HAP)
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 45105B

    The 185-grain bullet has no exposed lead, which helps with smooth feeding, ensuring a jam doesn’t cost you a match. The swaged core enhances balance and external performance, while the hollow point delivers terminal ballistics that meet your high standards. With these .451-diameter bullets, you’ll be all set for a full day at the range.

    If you shoot the .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) round, you understand the need for an affordable yet effective cartridge. Make sure you are reloading your spent cases with high-quality bullets by ordering this 1,900-count box. You’ll get powerful and accurate ammunition that uses Hornady’s HAP design, which is intended for competition shooting.

    Hornady is known for innovation and performance. This company was founded in 1949 with the goal of creating superior ammunition for varmint, big game, and target shooting. Through advanced research and design, they have become one of the most popular brand for many different purposes.

    Customer Reviews

    Very good performing bulk target bullets

    I have purchased a couple cases each of these HAP bullets in 9mm, 45 and 40 caliber. They perform well accuracy wise, I’m getting ¾-1” groups at 25yds out of a Sig P220 and a Wiley Clapp 1911 Government, both with Barsto barrels. I would caution that the jackets are thin or soft as I reloaded some Federal primed brass that had bullet sealant and it caused the cone to deform on the 40 caliber bullets.

    Review by Mark (Posted on 5/27/2016)

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