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Posted: 1/28/2011 7:56:02 AM EDT
Is .45 long colt a special bullet, or is it the same as .45? My friends father in law has a 1911 and says it only takes a "special 45 long colt revolver ammo"

is this possible?
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 7:58:00 AM EDT
.45 LC in 1911?

Huh?
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 8:28:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2011 8:30:18 AM EDT by Brownie63]
Among other differences, the .45 long Colt has a flanged rim at the base of the cartridge for use in revolvers.

The .45 ACP is used in the Colt 1911. The cartridge has a grooved rim, for the extractor to grab. It is used in semi-automatic 45s.

Short answer: No
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 8:28:41 AM EDT
A .45 long colt will not work in a .45 ACP gun. The LC is a rimmed case originally designed for black powder thus it is a long case. The physics of say a 1911 wouldn't allow it to fit.

The only possibility would be handloads with a lead bullet designed for a .45Lc but in a .45 ACP case. Sticking a 250gr lead bullet in a .45 ACP was a trick used for pin shooting back in the day. Doing so isn't too bad with lead, you just have to be mindful of you true barrel diameter and pressure signs. The .45LC bullets are .452 in diameter while the .45 ACPs are .451.

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 8:45:33 AM EDT
Maybe he has a 1911 for .45 Super or something?
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 8:56:34 AM EDT
Perhaps it is a .45 Winchester Magnum 1911.
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 9:43:27 AM EDT
Thanks for the response guys....im going to try and get the weapon from him and take a look at it. All i know, is that its a Colt 1911. My friend has tried getting .45acp ammo at walmart, but he refuses to use it, saying it needs a special "45 colt" round (hes anal about particulars).

Ill update when i find out!
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 10:02:16 AM EDT
.45 ACP = .45 Caliber Automatic Colt Pistol

Just saying.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:06:32 PM EDT
Long Colt on left; ACP on right

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:22:29 PM EDT
This thread makes my head hurt.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:18:08 PM EDT
I'm with you, Derek...........I was gonna jump in on it, but not quite sure where............
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:21:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:54:28 PM EDT
What you need is ultra elusive .50 Choad ammo.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:03:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BlenderWizard:
What you need is ultra elusive .50 Choad ammo.

Quick! Patent that before Alexander Arms gets it too.
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