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45 Auto was developed by John Browning in 1905. This cartridge became the most powerful military handgun cartridges that is still in use today. Proven in combat all over the world for it’s combination of accuracy and stopping power, the 45 Auto is favored by the US Marine Corps and is increasingly popular among police agencies in the United States. With relatively low muzzle blast and flash, the 45 Auto produces manageable recoil in handguns.

This cartridge was designed with relatively low max chamber pressure compared to the 9mm and the 40 S&W. However, the low bolt thrust helps extend service life of weapons. The standard cartridge uses 230 gr bullets but comes in various specialty rounds with varying weights and performance levels. When loaded with a FMJ bullet, these loads are perfect for target shooting, practice and competition. These loads offer deep penetration with no expansion. When using HP bullets, the 45 Auto is a great choice for self-defense. The expansion creates large permanent wound cavities and has a reduced likelihood of over penetration. This means that upon impact, the projectile transfers all kinetic energy to the intended target to reliably incapacitate threats.

From high-quality manufactures like Hornady, Federal, Remington and Winchester, you can find the 45 Auto for all shooters needs from target shooting to self-defense at AmmoFast.