45 ACP ammo

45 ACP Ammo

45 ACP Ammo

The 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) is a cartridge designed for use with handguns. The 45 ACP is by far one of the most effective handgun ammunition of its generation. It blends both accuracy and stopping power to create an optimal effectiveness against human targets.  Because of its effectiveness, the United States military had long adopted it for the use of its forces and various police forces around the world have also adopted this ammunition for use. A major selling point for this ammunition is that, unlike some other common ones, it operates at a relatively low maximum chamber pressure rating and this, coupled with its low bolt thrust will help to extend the service life of the weapon in which you use to fire it. In view of the proven effectiveness of the 45 ACP Ammo, you can get it to fire your guns at the online store of Lucky Gunner.

Its Origins

45 ACP Ammo
45 ACP Ammo

The 45 ACP Ammo was designed in 1904 by a man named John Browning and got adopted by the United States Army in 1911. Before this time, the United States Army had been buying and testing various weapons. This happened through 1890 and the early years of the 20th Century. The earlier ammunition used by the Army were becoming less and less effective against formidable oppositions like the Moro Juramentado who led the Moro Rebellion in the Philippines. The .30-40 rifle used was not able to effectively stop the Moro warriors, necessitating a change and adoption of a more effective class of ammunition. The LarGarde Tests of 1904 revealed that the army needed a minimum of .45 caliber weapons for the handgun to effectively handle opposition. Further tests confirmed that the .45 caliber was the most effective cartridge for the pistol, even though training was needed to get soldiers to aim right at the most vulnerable part of the body.

At that very moment in time, John Browning was working with Colt (the gun manufacturer) to make a .41 caliber weapon. So when the U.S. Cavalry made a request for the .45 caliber to help its forces become more effective, the .41 caliber was modified to a larger version in 1905 which brought about the .45 ACP cartridge. By 1906, the bid submitted by Colt was approved and adopted against five other gun manufacturers who participated in the bid to design the ammunition.

1900 to 1911

45 ACP Ammo
45 ACP Ammo

Necessity warranted the manufacturing of a higher caliber weapon to improve upon the Colt M1900 .38 caliber weapon. The same issue came up with the British Army which found out that the lower caliber weapons were no longer as effective as they wanted. The British were able to develop the .303 British as well as the ‘dum-dum’ bullet. The Thompson LarGarde tests were necessary in the United States to develop a better caliber for the US Army. The series of tests conducted revealed the .45 ACP ammunition the most effective and that led to its adoption on March 29, 1911 alongside the Colt Pistol used to fire it.

World War 2

During the hostilities of the Second World War, the United States Army, which had adopted the .45 ACP as the ammunition for its standard firearm, the 1911 A1, made good use of it to decimate its enemies. As early as 1940, the .45 ACP was available for the use of the United States Border Patrol Agency and it was used throughout the Second World War. It was used for the emergency signaling by the US Navy and Marine Corps air crew that was downed. This effective ammunition was used during and after the war, lasting through many years as one of the most popular ammunition within the US military for a long time. This attests to the efficacy of the ammunition so much that the military could utilize it for that long in its combat operations.

The Bullet of Today

From its inception till date, the .45 ACP ammo has undergone varied forms of modifications to further enhance its capacity during operations. The cartridge has been highly useful especially for its accuracy and stopping power when used against human targets. It has quite a low muzzle blast and flash and very moderate recoil. Another core reason why the .45 ACP remains a preferred bullet type is its large diameter. This feature allows the ammunition to create a deep and considerable wound pass-through which causes the blood pressure of the victim to be lowered at a very speedy rate. The .45 ACP has all it takes to create the desired wound penetration in terms of penetration depth, speed and power.

By today’s standards the ballistics of the .45 ACP continues to be significant, and ammo manufacturers are continuously tinkering with it to ensure that its effectiveness is not compromised. This ammunition stands highly recommended for home defense and self-defense uses. To date, it remains one of the most accurate pistol rounds that can be found anywhere. It is designed with hollow points so that it has maximum effect on the target as it expands on impact with the target’s soft tissue, thereby causing an increase in the permanent cavity left on the target surface as the bullet passes through it. The .45 ACP is available at the Lucky Gunner at very cheap rates and you can purchase your own and enjoy the best of this effective lethal ammunition.

45 ACP Ammo
45 ACP Ammo