45 ACP for Sale – Buy a 45 Caliber Online

45 ACP pistols are for sale every day at GunBroker.com. You can buy this popular 45 caliber pistol through one of the many sellers listing their products here at GunBroker.com, the world’s largest gun auction site. John Browning designed 45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) ammunition in 1904 for the Colt semi-automatic prototype he was working on. With the advent of the M1911 pistol 45 caliber pistols became one of the most popular pistols available. Take a moment to read up on this popular ammo, then head to our auction pages to find some for yourself

45 Caliber History

The US Army and Cavalry had determined that handguns needed to be 45 caliber after disappointing performances from double action revolvers in 38 Long Colt during the Philippine-American War. Colt and Browning had been working together on a 41 caliber cartridge and simply crafted a 45 caliber equivalent when the Cavalry asked for a 45 caliber pistol design in 1905. Thus the Model 1905 and the 45 ACP cartridge were born.

Colt submitted these two products to the US military against a number of competitors and made it to the final round, offering the least malfunctions or disastrous parts failures. The 45 caliber pistol, rechristened the Model 1911, became a new standard in the US military and the 45 ACP remains a popular cartridge today with law enforcement and shooters looking for self-defense weapons.

45 Caliber Ammo for Sale Today

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