In this blog post, we explore the history and usage of .45 ACP ammo introducing you to our very own NEW REPUBLIC in this mighty caliber
The .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) cartridge is one of the most iconic and recognizable cartridges in the history of firearms. Developed by John Browning in 1905 for use in the Colt Model 1911 pistol, the .45 ACP quickly gained a reputation for its stopping power and reliability. Today, the cartridge remains a popular choice for self-defense, target shooting, and competition shooting.
History of .45 ACP Ammunition
The development of the .45 ACP cartridge was driven by a need for a more powerful cartridge for use in military and law enforcement applications. At the time, the U.S. military was using the .38 Long Colt cartridge, which was found to be insufficient in stopping power during the Philippine-American War. John Browning was tasked with developing a new cartridge that would be more effective at stopping enemy combatants.
Browning designed the .45 ACP cartridge to be a large, heavy bullet traveling at a relatively slow velocity. The original load used a 230-grain bullet traveling at 830 feet per second, providing a significant increase in stopping power over the .38 Long Colt.
The .45 ACP was first adopted by the U.S. military in 1911, and the Colt Model 1911 pistol became the standard-issue sidearm for American soldiers. The .45 ACP remained in service with the U.S. military until the adoption of the 9mm cartridge in the 1980s.
Usage of .45 ACP Ammunition
The .45 ACP cartridge is known for its stopping power and accuracy. It is a popular choice for self-defense, as the heavy bullet can quickly incapacitate an attacker. The cartridge is also popular for target shooting and competition shooting, as the low velocity and heavy bullet provide excellent accuracy at longer ranges.
One of the most notable uses of the .45 ACP cartridge was during World War II. American soldiers used the Colt Model 1911 and the later M1911A1 pistol chambered in .45 ACP to great effect against enemy combatants. The stopping power of the .45 ACP was particularly effective against enemy soldiers wearing heavy clothing or body armor.
The .45 ACP cartridge is also used by law enforcement agencies across the United States. The cartridge’s stopping power and accuracy makes it an effective tool for many law enforcement agencies.
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The .45 ACP cartridge has a rich history and remains a popular choice for shooters today. Target Sports USA’s new line of ammunition, New Republic Ammo, is a high-quality option for those looking to purchase .45 ACP ammunition. The Ammo+ Membership program is a great way to save money on ammunition purchases and provides a variety of benefits to its members.
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