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 200 Grain SWC - 500 Projectiles

    Regular Price: $74.85

    Special Price: $64.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 13.0¢ 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.**

  2. 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

  3. Hornady .451 Diameter Bullets - 230 Grain XTP HP - 100 Count

    $26.90

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    Cost Per Bullet 26.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 230 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 ACP
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 45160

    Hornady's XTP (eXtreme Terminal Performance) line of projectiles are designed for hunting, self-defense and law enforcement applications. Each bullet in this box of 100 is a JHP that measures .451" in diameter and weighs 230 grains. XTP projectiles feature precise serrations around the rim of the hollow point to initiate controlled expansion at impact. The lead core demonstrates total uniformity which allows for balanced expansion and in-flight stability. Hornady has earned a reputation for providing shooters with high quality, reliable components.

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

    **This is not loaded ammunition.**

    Customer Reviews

    The Thompson was hungry

    The Thompson needed to be fed. After shooting up a few FMJs we made room in the brass for these XTP loads. We are now ready for our spring bear wake up season in case one of them gets a bit too friendly. The XTP expansion is legendary! Thansk Wideners for having what I needed.

    Review by Mountain snowman (Posted on 2/20/2022)

    Outstanding 45ACP ammo by Hornady, will get more. Preboxed, so no problems from rough handlingduring shipping.blems with loose

    Widener provides excellent and quick service.

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

    Very good

    These are go to bullets that just do the job they are intended for. A good bullet for any accuracy test or question you may have on your platform.

    Review by Stan (Posted on 9/20/2021)

    Very good construction and accuracy.

    Feeds well and performs well. Kills deer fine.

    Review by 1911 (Posted on 4/18/2021)

    Will buy from again.

    Fast and efficient service.

    Review by Jimbo (Posted on 4/14/2021)

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