Can .45 auto use 45 ACP?

Colt automatic pistol cartridges were originally marketed as being for the “Automatic Colt Pistol”, hence ‘ACP‘. No matter who manufacturers the cartridge, if the headstamp identifies it as either . 45 ACP or . 45 Auto, they will be interchangeable.

What does the ACP mean in a 45?

The 45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) or 45 Auto (11.43×23mm) is a rimless straight-walled handgun cartridge designed by John Moses Browning in 1904, for use in his prototype Colt semi-automatic pistol.

Is 45 ACP good for self defense?

Yes, . 45 ACP is generally considered to be a good choice for self defense. Problem with the 45 auto is that the guns it is chambered in are always bigger than their 9mm and 40 S&W counterparts and will hold less ammo.

Can you shoot 45 ACP in a judge?

The Taurus Judge is a five shot revolver designed and produced by Taurus International, chambered for . 410 bore shot shells and the . 45 Colt cartridge. Taurus promotes the Judge as a self-defense tool against carjacking and for home protection.
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Can the governor shoot 45 ACP?

410 revolvers compared to . 45 Colt loads, and in the case of the Governor, . 45 ACP loads. In short, they don’t.

Is a 45 Long Colt more powerful than a 45 ACP?

In comparison, a standard 45 ACP cartridge has a 230 grain bullet and 850 fps muzzle velocity, giving it 369 ft lbs muzzle energy. The 45 Long Colt is effectively a more powerful cartridge, but with a 1911 you get seven shots in the magazine instead of six in the cylinder. The 45 Long Colt has a . 452” bullet.

What has more power 357 or 45?

The fact remains that the 357 is more powerful than 45ACP. It is a more capable field cartridge when dealing with animals and is most certainly more capable than 45ACP. There is a reason why almost all police carried 357’s over 45 revolvers.

What is a cowboy load 45?

Basically it is meant to be appropriate for Old West period style guns. It will be brass case and lead bullet. The Black Hills Website shows 725 fps for their 250 gr RNFP in . 45 Colt “Cowboy Action” ammo.

Which is better 44 mag or 45 Colt?

If you are comparing the 44 Magnum to the 45 ACP(Automatic Colt Pistol), the 44 Magnum has more power than the 45 ACP. On the other hand, the 44 Magnum has much more recoil, makes more noise and has a large muzzle blast.

Is 44 magnum ammo expensive?

44 Magnum is a powerful revolver cartridge. For a hunting round, it isn’t too expensive, typically costing only $49 per box of 50, or $0.98 per round. Since the . 44 Magnum is a revolver cartridge, there are a ton of revolver options on the market for this round.

Can 45 Colt eliminate bear?

45 Colt is a great round and can be loaded up to kill most any bear. But it’s generally agreed that you need a larger frame gun than a New Vaquero for those loads.

What is the difference between a 44 Magnum and a 45?

So to sum up, the difference between . 44 Magnum and . 45 Colt is about 0.023″ of bullet diameter, about 10 grains of bullet weight (<10% gap), almost 400 fps of initial velocity (~40% gap), and around 600 ft/lb of energy (almost 150% gap).

Is 45 better than 9mm?

45 is better because it shoots a bigger caliber bullet, or that the 9mm is better because of its capacity. Even if you think size > capacity or more bullets is better, you have to admit having bigger bullets and having more bullets on tap are both worthy considerations when choosing one gun over the other.

Why is a 44 bigger than a 45?

which is bigger, 44/100ths of an inch or 45/100ths? There is your answer. The magnum refers to the large cartrdiges, holding far more powder, thus generating far greater energy than the slightly larger caliber bullet of the . 45.

What has more stopping power 44 or 45?

44 Magnum has higher case capacity and therefore more flexibility in the power and weight of loads that it can shoot. The . 44 Magnum easily beats the . 45 auto in terms of power as well.

Does a 45 have stopping power?

45 ACP pistol as its standard sidearm in 1911. Its round is designed to not only eliminate the attacker but also to stop him in his tracks. This is accomplished through simple physics; a larger bullet imparts more force into its target than a smaller one.

What is the deadliest 45 ACP round?

The round that has taken the personal defense world by storm: the G2 Research Radically Invasive Projectile (R.I.P.). . 45 ACP R.I.P. Ammo capitalizes on copper’s ability to be very finely machined to make a bullet that, upon impact, performs unlike any other hollow point available today.