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what is the difference between 45acp and 45lc

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mantis86, Dec 8, 2008.

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  1. Mantis86

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    I was wondering the main difference between these two calibers if any, does anyone know?
     
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    The .45 ACP (11.43x23mm Automatic Colt Pistol), also know as the .45 Auto

    .45 Long Colt is a revolver round.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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