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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Feud, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. Feud

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    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?
     
  2. jr45

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    yes.
     
  3. DonP

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    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.
     
  4. MakAttak

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    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.
     
  5. Feud

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    Thanks guys!
     
  6. Trebor

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    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!
     
  7. Taurus 66

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    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
     
  8. .cheese.

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  11. Werewolf

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    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.
     
  12. 6_gunner

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    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.
     
  13. .cheese.

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    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.
     
  14. Feud

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    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.
     
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    Its not .45 Auto Rim is it?
     
  16. Feud

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    Nope, center fire.
     
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    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
     
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    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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