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View Poll Results: What is Your Favorite 45 Caliber Handgun Cartridges
45 Colt 33 44.00%
45 Automatic 52 69.33%
45 Schofield 0 0%
45 Government 1 1.33%
45 GAP 1 1.33%
455 Webley 0 0%
45 Auto Rim 1 1.33%
45 Win Mag 2 2.67%
454 Casull 2 2.67%
460 S&W 3 4.00%
45 Cowboy Special 2 2.67%
45 Short Colt 0 0%
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Old November 5, 2021, 09:03 AM   #1
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What is Your Favorite 45 Caliber Handgun Cartridge?

I'm sure I missed a few and hope to be able to add them...we'll see.

Nope, unable to add once posted!

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Old November 5, 2021, 09:26 AM   #2
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I'm sure I missed a few and hope to be able to add them...we'll see.



Nope, unable to add once posted!
Hard to make a choice. I love this caliber, from 450 Adams to 454 Casull...each one has its merits and limitations.

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Old November 5, 2021, 09:27 AM   #3
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Should be able to choose more than one...pretty sure I added that option
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Old November 5, 2021, 09:57 AM   #4
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of the 5 that I have, I chose my favorite 3.
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Old November 7, 2021, 11:31 AM   #5
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I chose two, but for very different platforms.

45ACP for my 1911.
And 45 Colt for a lever action carbine.
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Old November 7, 2021, 11:39 AM   #6
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What's the difference between .45 Schofield and .45 Short Colt? I thought the term ".45 Short Colt" was created to describe the .45 Schofield rounds when used in an 1873 SAA.
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Old November 7, 2021, 01:28 PM   #7
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What's the difference between .45 Schofield and .45 Short Colt? I thought the term ".45 Short Colt" was created to describe the .45 Schofield rounds when used in an 1873 SAA.
There is no such thing as a 45 Short Colt....which means..... ;-)
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Old November 7, 2021, 02:49 PM   #8
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There is no such thing as a 45 Short Colt....which means..... ;-)
Then why did you include it in your poll?
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Old November 9, 2021, 10:15 PM   #9
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I like the 45acp, I sure the reason being that is the only 45 cal I shoot.
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Old November 10, 2021, 01:23 PM   #10
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I SHOOT more ACP. 1911 and a Vaquero. Vaquero and Henry rifle in .45 Colt

Would love a .460, Super Blackhawk or S&W and a lever. S, L, LR capable; 45C, .454Casull, or .460.
Mostly likely shooting .45C 95%, .454C 4%, and .460 1%. A true, anything in North America round.

A Remlin 1894 would be awesome. Henry could do it, too.
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Old November 10, 2021, 07:47 PM   #11
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ACP!!! ACP!!! A cartridge that packs a punch is the one for me!!
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Old November 10, 2021, 08:31 PM   #12
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Old November 11, 2021, 08:11 PM   #13
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I still carry it now!!
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Old November 11, 2021, 10:03 PM   #14
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.45 LC
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Old November 11, 2021, 10:43 PM   #15
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.454 Casull.


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Old November 11, 2021, 11:00 PM   #16
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Admittedly, of these cartridges, I have only fire 45acp, but I really do like it.
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Old November 13, 2021, 01:12 PM   #17
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If I were a reloader, probably .45 Colt. But since I'm not (yet), it's .45 ACP for all the great guns and loads it's available in.

I'm generally satisfied with my .357 Mag (7.5" Blackhawk Bisley) when I want power and range, so I haven't really gotten into the big bore hand cannons. But some day I plan to get another Bisley in either .45 Colt or .44 Mag.
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Old November 16, 2021, 05:21 AM   #18
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.45 Colt. It does a lot of things better than the other choices do and does things some of the choices can't do.
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Old November 16, 2021, 07:04 AM   #19
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.45 ACP……fer sure.
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Old November 16, 2021, 01:54 PM   #20
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45 acp paired with a 1911.
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Old November 16, 2021, 04:34 PM   #21
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Only ever owned 45 colt.
I have nothing for comparison.
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Old November 16, 2021, 07:01 PM   #22
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.45 ACP and .45 Colt.
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Old November 17, 2021, 06:43 PM   #23
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I have a .45 Auto, and I may get another one, because I have faith in them.
A Springfield XD would be good.There are so many different guns now, that’s it’s a little frustrating trying to pick one.

But this gun keeps popping up in my mind as a good one.



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Old November 18, 2021, 10:42 AM   #24
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Gas Bag, I kick myself in the tail selling mine. I still have one in .40SW. That's one of my favorite platforms.

If I were a serious reloader with firearms in all of those choices, I would probably have a different answer. With that, I have to be like most others and say I like the .45ACP best. It's such a versatile cartridge, a lot of fun to shoot, and plenty of recipes to load.
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Old November 18, 2021, 02:49 PM   #25
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I have .45ACP's semis, (Colt and Browning BDA) several Ruger SA revolvers in .45Colt, (a couple with ACP cylinders as well) and a couple of semi autos that shoot the .45 Win Mag (one gas operated one recoil operated), and I have barrels for my Contender for all those cartridges as well.
Also had a .45acp semi auto Tommy gun, but I passed that on to my son a few years ago...kinda miss it, oh well...

Don't have any of the bigger .45 caliber cases, don't have a use for them
which is not the same as saying there is no use for them,

I've had a .45 caliber handgun of my own of some type since 1980, and won't be without one.
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