what is the difference between 45acp and 45lc


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Mantis86
December 8, 2008, 02:40 AM
I was wondering the main difference between these two calibers if any, does anyone know?

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trackaddict88
December 8, 2008, 03:11 AM
The .45 ACP (11.43x23mm Automatic Colt Pistol), also know as the .45 Auto

.45 Long Colt is a revolver round.

outerlimit
December 8, 2008, 03:30 AM
Just to add to that excellent reply :), the stereotypical .45LC is generally loaded with a 250gr. cartridge to about what..700 to 800fps?

While the typical factory loading for .45ACP is a 230gr. bullet @ 850fps.

General Geoff
December 8, 2008, 03:32 AM
The .45ACP cartridge was designed to replicate the ballistic properties of the .45 Colt revolver cartridge, and also be a shorter round so it would fit in the grip of a semiautomatic pistol.

Mantis86
December 8, 2008, 03:34 AM
Oh ok thanks guys I was wondering because of that pitol with the .410 and the 45lc combination, and I saw lc and was stumped on what it was.

WardenWolf
December 8, 2008, 04:21 AM
Be advised that these pistols typically have very little rifling and will not be particularly effective firing a normal bullet. Certain over/under models might have one of the barrels fully rifled, though.

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