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 45 Cal (.452" Diameter) Bullets 185 Grain HB RN – 500 Rounds

    $64.75

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    Cost Per Bullet 13.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 185 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 ACP
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Plated Round Nose
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 210

    These 45 ACP bullets from Berry's are a great choice for affordable and consistent range loads. Each projectile in this box of 500 is a 185 grain Hollow Base Round Nose (HBRN). These bullets are swaged and copper plated to their final wight, then they are re-struck to ensure each projectile is identical. Copper plated bullets are more affordable than jacketed bullets and are better on your firearms than traditional cast lead. By having a hollow base, these projectiles have a longer profile and provide more contact with your barrel's rifling for improved accuracy.

    At Widener's we also carry brass, primers, and powders for all of your re-loading needs.

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

    **This is not loaded ammunition**

    Customer Reviews

    Good bullets

    Loaded these up with 7gn power pistol and got good results at 30yrds. Good groupings. Would not recommend these bullets for a progressive press with a bullet feeder. The concave base does not allow for the bullet to be pulled out and seated above the casing. Over all a good bullet, just wish it was a flat base.

    Review by Robert (Posted on 6/3/2018)

    Great for Reduced IDPA load

    Love this bullet in my 1911; Perfect for light loads and reduced recoil on my old hand. 5.0 gr of Unique does the job for me.

    Review by Two Bit Pistolero (Posted on 9/3/2017)

    Function perfectly | Accuracy is fair at best.

    I test all my loads via a Ransom Rest. This particular bullet was just impossible for me to produce even "fair" groups at fifty yards, but it did function flawlessly. "OK" IDPA bullet, but no Bullseye. FYI: I also tested the Berry 185 Flat Point which produced vastly better groups and I liked the way it functioned in my Les Baer's better.

    Review by JMWBullseye (Posted on 4/22/2017)

  2. Berry's 45 Cal (.451" Diameter) Bullets 230 Grain Plated RN DS – 500 Rounds

    $69.85

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    Cost Per Bullet 14.0¢ 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 .451" 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

    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)

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