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. Berry's .452 Diameter Bullets - 230 Grain Hybrid HP – 250 Count (Not Ammo)

    Regular Price: $55.00

    Special Price: $45.85

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    Cost Per Bullet 18.3¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 ACP, 45 GAP
    Quantity 250
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 01225

    This is not loaded ammunition. Please only order these component bullets if you load your own ammunition.

    You’re fixing to brew yourself up a nice batch of 45 ACP self-defense loads – or you’re just tired of looking far and wide for exceedingly rare 45 GAP. Either way, Berry is about to become your main man.

    This 0.452” diameter Hybrid HP bullet features a tough and uniformly dense swaged lead core. It has been electroplated, thus making its jacket extremely concentric as well as bonded for superior weight retention through fabric and tougher barriers. Its plating also prevents this bullet’s core from evaporating when exposed to hot propellant gases. Following the plating process, Berry’s restrikes their bullets for even greater assured consistency.

    This bullet has an OAL of 0.610”. Its manufacturer recommends loading a 45 ACP to a muzzle velocity between 825 and 975 fps. You can use a taper or roll crimp, but avoid over-crimping the brass after seating as that may lead to core separation. These bullets lack cannelures.

    Customer Reviews

    Great expansion

    Used a lonshot load that averaged velocity at 943 ft per second. Shot milk jugs filled with water, penetrated through 2 and stayed in the third. It expanded to .930 in dia. I'm very happy with that.

    Review by Dboy (Posted on 1/1/2022)

    Best bang for the Bucks!

    Berrys hollow points are less than 1/2 the price of others. They are accurate ,expand well and are consistent in size and quality. I am not hesitant to carry them as a defense load.

    Review by Chief (Posted on 11/14/2021)

    Inconsistent

    Glad to get some hollow points, any hollow points, but the cavities were inconsistent as well as overall lengths varying greatly. The inconsistency made it difficult to load consistent ammunition. I’ve been reloading for about 15 years and these are the most inconsistent hollow points that I have ever encountered.

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

    Get some!

    Outstanding product.

    Review by Mikee (Posted on 10/4/2021)

    good stuff at a good price, especially during these times, no gouging.

    Good to know that you can still find good components at a good price during a time when gouging is so common. I know who I will remember when the dust clears. The bullet itself is all it is cracked up to be.

    Review by cumberland kid (Posted on 3/3/2021)

    Great product

    Let me know when more are available please... I'll purchase a bucket load.

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

    Best Darn Service Either Side of the Mississippi!!

    Extremely fast order processing and shipping! These folks are the best when it comes to customer service and their attention to detail. My orders have been sent out quickly and they "keep you in the know" with your order. What else can you ask for.....especially when you live out in the middle of Nowhere Montana!

    Review by Joel koch (Posted on 2/7/2021)

    Very happy with both the product and Wideners.

    Bullet weight pretty consitant and better than some I've reloaded in the past.Very accurate at 890 fps.Will purchase again and yes I recommend this product.

    Review by Ed (Posted on 2/6/2021)

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