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

    $145.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 14.5¢ 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

    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)

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

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

    Regular Price: $55.00

    Special Price: $49.85

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    Cost Per Bullet 19.9¢ 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

    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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