45 ACP Bullets
45 ACP Bullets for ReloadersThis 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. "
Berry's .45 Cal (.452" Diameter) Bullets 200 Grain SWC - 500 Projectiles$74.85
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 00215If 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.
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Berry Berry Good Bullet
I'm working on loads for my service pistol. These bullets weigh within +/-1 grain of nominal.
Review by Dennis (Posted on 12/22/2022)
Bullets - 45 Cal - 185 Grain Plated HB RN - Berry's - 250$39.85
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
Winchester .451" Diameter Bullets - 230 Grain FMJ – 1000 Count
Cost Per Bullet 16.0¢ per bullet Bullet Weight 230 Grain Bullet Caliber 45 ACP, 45 Caliber, 45 GAP Quantity 1000 Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Manufacturer Winchester Manufacturer SKU WB45MC230XYou cannot fire these component projectiles straight out of the box. These are bullets only, and accordingly require the work of a handloader before they can do anything more useful than serve as a 34.4 pound doorstop.
Do you need simple and economical full metal jacket projectiles before you can start loading your own 45 ACP ammunition? Are you sick and tired of waiting for the stars to align so you can purchase exceedingly rare 45 GAP ammo? Worry not. Winchester has your six.
These FMJs are a consistent 0.451” in diameter and weigh in at a steady 230 grains. They’re optimal for making your own range and target ammo, since their solid point round nose profiles prohibit any degree of terminal expansion. Winchester’s FMJs are 100% steel-free – they have lead cores and copper-alloy jackets that cannot attract a magnet. The bullets come 100 to a box, 10 boxes to a case. Order today and prepare to start seating!
Hornady .451 Diameter Bullets - 185 Grain HAP Bulk - 1900 Count$359.85
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.
HAPs are very accurate and easy to load. Hornady's manual has many loads for the 185, 200, and 230 grains HAP.
Review by Gunny (Posted on 2/3/2023)
I bought these bullets a while ago to shoot bullseye at 50 yards. I have loaded these bullets with various different powders and loads and I have come to the conclusion that they just don't shoot accurately. Sorry, but I would not buy them again. I have had other issues with the Hornaday brand and I am staying away.
Review by Till (Posted on 12/13/2022)
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)
Nosler .451 Diameter Bullets - 230 Grain JHP - 250 Count$93.85
Cost Per Bullet 37.5¢ per bullet Bullet Weight 230 Grain Bullet Caliber 45 ACP Quantity 250 Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Manufacturer Nosler Ammunition Manufacturer SKU 44922
You can get versatile projectiles for your .45 ACP cases with this box of Nosler bullets. This box will deliver 250 of the finest jacketed hollow point bullets you can find, giving you superior feeding, accurate performance, and excellent terminal ballistics. These versatile bullets can be loaded into cartridges that will be used for target shooting or hunting, so order these 230-grain bullets today.
When you need high-quality performance from your .45 ACP bullets, these are the right choice. The .451-diameter bullets have a tapered copper alloy jacket for excellent accuracy, as well as a form-fitted pure lead core that delivers excellent weight and balance.
Nosler is one of the leading ammunition companies in the country. They have a large selection of top-quality bullets, cases, and whole ammunition for a wide variety of firearms, including many popular rifles and handguns. Whether you want a self-defense handgun cartridge or a long-range hunting bullet, Nosler has the products you need.