(Nickel-Plated) (Mixed Primers) .45 ACP
- Wet-tumbled/polished, once fired, nickel-plated .45 ACP (.45 caliber) pistol brass sourced mainly from indoor ranges
- May include a variety of manufacturers and headstamps
- MIXED primer (ratio varies) If you want large primer only, we offer it here. We also offer small primer only here.
- Spent primers will still be intact in the cases and must be removed before beginning the reloading process
- Extra brass cases will be included to make up for any stray calibers, unusable pieces, or other cosmetic defects that may slip through our screening process
- It's very common to find some nested calibers (.40S&W, 357sig, or other .44/.45 caliber brass) mixed in due to the similarity in size and appearance when processing large quantities of brass. The total amount of .45 ACP brass should still be equal to or greater than the amount you ordered due to our inclusion of extra brass by weight.
- We ship orders within one to two business days of receiving your order on our end. Orders are shipped using USPS Priority Mail which includes free shipment tracking.
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.45 ACP (other times referred to as .45. .45 Rimless Smokeless, .45 Auto. Colt, 45 AC, S.A. 45-inch, 11.43x23mm, 11.43, 11 .25mm, 11mm) was made by John Moses Browning in 1904. One of the main reasons this design came to be was in hopes of achieving more stopping power from a pistol cartridge. Although most NATO militaries have retired the .45 ACP, the effectiveness of this cartridge has maintained popularity amongst sport shooters and reloaders around the world.
The standard military load for a .45 ACP is a 230 grain bullet that travels approximately 830 feet per second when fired from a M1911A1. .45 ACP generates low pressure ratings of around 21,000 psi. That means in theory less wear and tear on your firearm, this is ideal for shooters who have concern about the longevity of their firearm and firearm parts. .45 ACP also has great popularity amongst shooters lucky enough to own a suppressor. The low pressures associated with .45 ACP is useful in suppressed firearms becomes it eliminates the sonic boom. Unlike many of the other pistol calibers, .45 ACP is found in both small and large primers which gives reloaders another option to consider when experimenting with different loads.
.45 ACP comes in a huge variety of bullet weights making is highly adaptable depending on the circumstances. .45 ACP bullets are available in 68 grains (usually a specialty bullet if under 100 grains), and up 300 grains on the high end.
When it comes to performance .45 ACP stands out when compared to other common pistol calibers. This is credited to the stopping power, low chamber pressure, low muzzle blast/flash, and snappy but completely manageable recoil. The .45 ACP cartridge is the perfect fit for shooters who are looking for a hard-hitting cartridge, and not so much concerned with factors like weight, cartridge size, and capacity.