When it comes to the world of shooting, there’s nothing more
iconic than the infamous Colt M1911. Developed in 1904 and 1905 by John
Browning, the .45 ACP was designed to be the semi-auto version of the .45
caliber. It was actually the U.S. Military that originally requested an updated
round. General John Thompson was quoted as saying that he wanted a “real man
stopper” pistol. This was after the ineffectiveness of the .38 in the
John Browning, working for the weapons manufacturer Colt,
was the mastermind, but the .45 caliber wasn’t his first option. In fact, he
had been working on a .41 caliber before the military decided, after testing
several caliber sizes, that the .45 was the proper size. It started out being
filled with 200 grains of powder behind a 13-gram bullet. This round reached a
velocity of 900 feet per second.
However, after more intense testing, the round was adapted
to have 230 grain powder with a 14.9-gram bullet. This is the round that became
known as the .45 ACP. Though the round is still extremely popular, and used by
many agencies around the world, many are still switching to the 9mm strictly
based on cost and the amount of rounds available in the gun.
Each box contains 250 fully processed once fired brass shell casings. This is fully processed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. Casings have been deprimed, resized, and polished.
This brass contains different manufacturer's headstamps. It is recommended that all brass be inspected, prior to being reloaded and fired.