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CheyTac .45 ACP LE Ammunition Report...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Stephen A. Camp, Mar 25, 2005.

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  1. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Hello. I recently received two boxes of CheyTac .45 ACP Law Enforcement Ammunition from Mr. Anthony Taylor. I was totally unfamilar with this ammunition and somewhat surprised at the bullet's profile.

    The bullet weighs a reported 150-gr. and is of a proprietary copper/nickel alloy that is machined in house. The case is from Winchester and is so marked. The bullet is seated very securely and set back should not be a problem with this ammunition.

    This ammunition was fired from two pistols, a SIG-Sauer P220 and a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec, at distances of 10 and 15 yards in both slow, aimed fire using a rest and in in controlled pairs and failure to stop drills.

    The ammo was fired from the SA pistol's 7-shot factory magazine and a McCormick 8-shot PowerMag. The factory 7-round SIG-Sauer magazine was used exclusively in that pistol.

    Average bullet velocity was measured with 10 shots fired approximately 10' from the chronograph screens.

    SA Mil-Spec w/5" bbl: 1215 ft/sec

    SIG-Sauer P220 w/4.25" bbl: 1212 ft/sec

    It appears that the quick burning powder sacrifices nothing when going down 3/4" or so in barrel length.

    If interested, a detailed report is here:


    For those interested in contacting the company:

    Phone: (208) 527-8614

    Email: ATaylor@cheytac.com

  2. Warren

    Warren Member

    Apr 5, 2004
    Northern California
    Great report.

    Looks interesting but I'm not gonna be the first on my block to carry them.

    I'll let others be the test beds and I'll stick with my 230 JHPs
  3. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Jan 3, 2003
    South PA, and a bit West of center!
    As ever Steve - many thx for a valuable heads up. I too would be inclined to wait a while but - interest is piqued and so - will see what develops.

    Thx again. :)
  4. Newton

    Newton Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    RBCD isn't what you would call "successful" and their similar ammunition line is on sale to everyone.

    Limiting this stuff to LEO only sales is commercial suicide.
  5. YammyMonkey

    YammyMonkey Member

    Jan 6, 2004
    Denver, CO
    Is this that "blended metal" stuff that's supposed to rip a bad guy in half if you hit him in the ankle or somesuch? For some reason I associate the RBCD mentioned earlier with the LeMas BM rounds.
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