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.45 ACP +P Pistol and Handgun Ammo

SKU: 45-230FMJFN/50

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 45 ACP +P Ammo
230 gr. FMJ FN (950 fps/M.E. 461 ft. lbs.)
50 Round Box


45ACP +P ammo is externally/dimensionally identical to 45 ACP ammo and can be fired in any 45 ACP firearm that is in normal operating condition. However, the greater pressures and power of the +P ammo will give you greater slide velocity and if you are going to shoot more than a box or two of +P ammo, you should consider replacing your recoil spring with a Wolf Spring that gives roughly 4 to 6 lbs more spring weight than factory stock springs. A shock buffer might also be a good addition although it is not too necessary if you use the stronger spring.

As always, with Buffalo Bore Ammunition, we use real world firearms to give real world data and results. Laboratory test barrels tell you little about what kind of speed you can expect from your stock firearm.

The below velocities were fired from my personal Colt Gold Cup 1911 (5-inch)

➤  1180 fps -- 45-185----------(185gr. Jhp)
➤  1078 fps -- 45-200----------(200gr. Jhp)
➤    979 fps -- 45-230----------(230gr. Jhp)
➤    981 fps -- 45-230FMJFN---(230gr. FMJ-FLAT NOSE)
➤    960 fps -- 45-255----------(255gr. HARD CAST-FLAT NOSE)

All our 45 ACP+P loads utilize flash suppressed powders so that you will not be blinded by your own gunfire should you need to fire in the dark when the criminal element is at work.

The three JHP loads are designed for defense against humans, while the two non-expanding loads are designed to shoot through large shoulder bones or the skull on a black bear. These non-expanding bullets also work well if you need to shoot through cover like car doors or stick frame walls.

Item 45255 - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities


Muzzle Velocity @ 1200 fps for Item 45255


Muzzle Velocity @ 1100 fps for Item 45255


Muzzle Velocity @ 1000 fps for Item 45255


Muzzle Velocity @ 900 fps for Item 45255


Muzzle Velocity @ 800 fps for Item 45255

Field Proven pistol and handgun ammo. Maximum firepower ammo. Best ammunition for pistols and handguns for sale. Buffalo Bore. Strictly big bore. Strictly Business.

You must be 18 or older to order ammunition. Ammunition must ship UPS ground. Due to Department of Transportation regulations, we cannot accept returns on Ammunition. Make sure to use the correct ammunition in your gun. Check local laws before ordering.

John Lloyd Scharf on 04/04/2014 12:41pm
I have three .45 ACP Hi-Power pistols I have fired these through. They kick too much for an older woman but I am 63 and they are accurate at 1 to 7 yards where 99% of self defense happens. Fire this into their belly button and it will take out their spine. Point downward so as not to over penetrate, but will stop the aggressor.

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