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.45 ACP +P Pistol and Handgun Ammo

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45 ACP +P

45 ACP +P Ammo - 230 gr. J.H.P. (950 fps/M.E. 461 ft. lbs.)
20 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.

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

➤  1180 fps -- 45185-----------(185gr. Jhp)
➤  1078 fps -- 45200-----------(200gr. Jhp)
➤    979 fps -- 45230-----------(230gr. Jhp)
➤    981 fps -- 45230FMJ-----(230gr. Fmj-FLAT NOSE)
➤    960 fps -- 45255-----------(255gr. HARD CAST-FLAT NOSE)

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.

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 design 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 45-230 - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities


Muzzle Velocity @ 1200 fps for Item 45-230


Muzzle Velocity @ 1100 fps for Item 45-230


Muzzle Velocity @ 1000 fps for Item 45-230


Muzzle Velocity @ 900 fps for Item 45-230


Muzzle Velocity @ 800 fps for Item 45-230

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.

Joe Randazzo on 03/08/2013 07:02pm
Here we go again. I just reviewed the BB 230 grain FMJ ammo. It out-performed all the others. The same thing is true with this HP ammo. The Speer bullet is driven at 970 FPS from my Kimber Target II. Tests into newsprint medium showed that it had the most expansion and penetration. I tested against seven other rounds including Hornady ammo rated at 950 FPS. The Hornady shed it's jacked and broke apart. The BB had the MOST MASS at the termination point. This stuff really works. I took out the 16 lb recoil spring and put in an 18.5 with a shock buff. Recoil is VERY manageable. I really see no difference between this round and standard issue. I HIGHLY recommend this fine ammo. Very well done Buffalo Bore
Lee Hoagland on 03/24/2011 01:45am
This is great 230gr defensive ammo. It is the standard 230gr Gold Dot (not the short barrel) and hits like a freight train. I would not recommend using it in 3" aluminum framed models. I found it very difficult to bring my Kimber Ultra Carry II quickly back on target when launching these bad boys. Out of a 4" or longer barrel, they would be a great carry load. In expansion tests, I was only able to recover one of three rounds as the first two exited the fourth water jug. The holes in the jugs suggested that expansion had been achieved. My third round barely penetrated a fifth water jug, but had symmetrical .73" expansion. Obviously even out of a 3" snub, these things get serious penetration as well as fairly reliable expansion. However, the recoil is heavy, so I would only recommend using them in 4-5" 1911s. A Glock 30 could possibly handle them fairly well.
R.D.WYLIE on 04/23/2010 06:52am
I love your ammo it gets great results,problem is it's confusing if you look at the section it showing
FMJFN (FLAT NOSE) yet you look at it and they are hollow points. how do you get the FLAT NOSE
I have ordered FMJFN from MIDWAYUSA and got
hollow points????

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