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(Item # 45160LF-LR)

As per numerous customer requests, Buffalo Bore is now making a couple very good/effective “low recoil” 45 ACP loads. This 160gr. all copper bullet is very light-for-caliber and @ 950 fps, generates very little free recoil.

This 160gr. Barnes TAC-XP bullet mushrooms at impact velocities as low as 750 fps. Depending on actual impact velocity and depending on how much bone, etc. is hit, this bullet, when mushroomed will penetrate roughly 14 to 15 inches in mammalian tissue. This type of penetration from an expanded bullet, is one of the beauties of the Barnes all copper bullet design. Getting a lead based bullet that is this light-for-caliber, to mushroom and then penetrate this deep, would be impossible.

SLIDE/RECOIL SPRING WIEGHT: All of my 1911 style test pistols utilize recoil springs that are roughly 4 lbs. heavier than factory, because my 1911 style 45 pistols are all set up to run +P ammunition. These “low recoil” loads still reliably cycle my pistols, in my hands, even though their recoil springs are heavy, but keep in mind that I have large/heavy hands and forearms. A person with a light grip or lighter hands and arms may experience unreliable cycling, if they use recoil springs that are heavier than factory. It is recommended that you stick with factory rated recoil springs to insure reliable cycling with these “low recoil” loads. Speaking only of 1911 style pistols, factory ratings would be ROUGHLY 16 lbs. for 5 inch, 18 lbs. for 4.25 inch and 20 lbs. for 3.5 inch barrels. No matter the pistol model and make, stick with factory rated recoil springs.

We are utilizing flash suppressed powder in this load to insure little to no loss of your vision should you be required to drop the hammer in low light when the criminal element is most active.

This ammunition is running pressures far below the SAAMI max of 21,000 PSI for 45 ACP and is therefore safe in all 45 ACP chambered handguns.

Buffalo Bore always uses factory/real world firearms to establish our published velocities. The use of extra-long laboratory barrels that generate unrealistically high velocities is dishonest to the customer and those extra high velocities can never be achieved in the real world, where it matters. See our test velocities below.

  • 966 fps ----- Series 70 Colt Gold Cup 1911, 5 inch
  • 972 fps ----- Series 90 Colt Gold Cup 1911, 5 inch
  • 1007 fps --- H&K UPS Tactical, 5 inch
  • 940 fps ----- S&W Scandium 1911PD (Commander), 4.25 inch
  • 896 fps ----- Series 80 Colt LW Officers Model, 3.5 inch
  • 869 fps ----- S&W 325PD (revolver), 2.5 inch


Item 45160LF-LR - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities


Muzzle Velocity @ 1200 fps for It​em 45169LF-LR



Muzzle Velocity @ 1100 fps for Item 45169LF-LR



Muzzle Velocity @ 1000 fps for Item 45169LF-LR



Muzzle Velocity @ 900 fps for Item 45169LF-LR



Muzzle Velocity @ 800 fps for Item 45169LF-LR



Muzzle Velocity @ 700 fps for Item 45169LF-LR



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.

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