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Feud
April 15, 2008, 02:46 PM
I haven't taken my 1911 out yet, and I had a quick question before I do. I bought a box of Remington .45 Auto, is this the same round as the .45 ACP?

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jr45
April 15, 2008, 02:47 PM
yes.

DonP
April 15, 2008, 02:48 PM
Short answer, yes.

ACP stands for Automatic Colt Pistol to differentiate it from the older .45 Colt, or as some folks refer to it, .45 Long Colt.

MakAttak
April 15, 2008, 02:49 PM
The .45 you want to beware of is .45 Colt or .45 Long Colt (.45LC)

There is also the .45-70, but honestly, none of these will fit in your gun anway.

It's more dangerous if you have a .45 Colt and get .45 ACP ammo.

Feud
April 15, 2008, 02:50 PM
Thanks guys!

Trebor
April 15, 2008, 04:21 PM
Yep, same stuff. Better to ask and seem silly then get it wrong.

There is also .45 GAP out there as well. so you do have to look at the box when the clerk hands you a box of ".45's."

Don't even get me started on all the naming variations of 9x19mm and the "other" 9mm rounds!

Taurus 66
April 15, 2008, 04:22 PM
So Feud, did it fit?

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Feud?

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Feud??

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Feud??!!!

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Must be out shooting. :D

.cheese.
April 15, 2008, 04:41 PM
I thought ACP stood for "Assault Combat Pistol"

jk. As others have said - it's the same.

Don't get .45 GAP, .45 Colt, or anything else that has .45 in front of it. You want ammo either marked .45 ACP or .45 Auto

also - if there is .45 milsurp ammo, as I know some SOCOM units still use the 1911, I don't know what it would be marked as - but it should be ok too.

ZeSpectre
April 15, 2008, 04:45 PM
Better a silly question than this....
http://www.leverguns.com/articles/taylor/blowups.htm

john917v
April 15, 2008, 04:50 PM
I have thought about the .45 auto/.45 ACP compatibility, but now, I am sure. I don't have any type of firearm that fires a pistol-bullet, so it was hard for me to find out for sure.

Werewolf
April 15, 2008, 05:17 PM
I feel silly asking this...Don't - feel silly that is. Ever. Firearms are serious business. Poking the wrong cartridge into the wrong hole is way too easy so if you're not sure then ask. Always ask.

Your children or future children will thank you for it.

6_gunner
April 15, 2008, 05:28 PM
Kinda funny. It used to ruffle some people's feathers when you said ".45 ACP" instead of just ".45 Auto." A little bit like the infamous ".45 Colt or .45 Long Colt" debate. Now that we have the .45 GAP, however, there's actually somewhat of a need to say .45 ACP instead of just .45 Auto.

Still, if someone just says .45 Auto, its a pretty safe bet that they mean .45 ACP rather than .45 GAP.

.cheese.
April 15, 2008, 05:40 PM
Don't - feel silly that is. Ever. Firearms are serious business. Poking the wrong cartridge into the wrong hole is way too easy so if you're not sure then ask. Always ask.

Your children or future children will thank you for it.

Absolutely.

I feel stupid sometimes asking stuff here on THR, but at the end of the day, I know that it's far wiser to ask about what I do not know, than to assume and hurt myself.

Feud
April 15, 2008, 05:48 PM
I feel stupid sometimes asking stuff here on THR, but at the end of the day, I know that it's far wiser to ask about what I do not know, than to assume and hurt myself.

Yeah, I figured that potentially messing up my shiny new pistol the first time I fired it, and possibly injuring myself in the process, was good enough reason to swallow my pride and ask.

Zundfolge
April 15, 2008, 05:53 PM
Its not .45 Auto Rim is it?

Feud
April 15, 2008, 05:58 PM
Its not .45 Auto Rim is it?

Nope, center fire.

robmkivseries70
April 15, 2008, 06:20 PM
Uh...Uh... Hey Fude, just for your own edification, go look up .45 Auto Rim. It's actually a cartridge made for .45 Cal. revolvers. The S&W 1917, 1955-45 Target and the Model 625 come to mind. It's OK, you're new, we all stood in your shoes at one time. I couldn't resist a teaching moment. :)
Best,
Rob

Markbo
April 15, 2008, 06:22 PM
The .45 Auto Rim IS a center fire... not a rimfire.
There is also the .45 Auto Mag, the .45 Winchester mag and a host of others with similar names, as well as similar 'looks', i.e. they look close to each other, but could be very bad ju-ju if used incorrectly. It is never, ever, ever silly to ask a question.

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