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Red Army Standard isn’t some decades-old army surplus that the Russians have had stashed away in a locker somewhere. This is Russia’s new production 45 ACP ammo, imported by Century International Arms of Florida and ready for target shooting action! Buy 45 ACP – 230
As Russian ammunition, this 45 Auto has steel in two important places: its bullet and its case. The bullet offers pretty standard ballistic performance as it weighs 230 grains and is loaded to a muzzle velocity of 850 fps. It has what is known as a bimetal jacket, which is mostly made of steel with a thin exterior layer of copper. Be certain that such a bullet will attract a magnet. Buy 45 ACP – 230
This round’s steel case makes its price point even lower, although it also makes it non-reloadable. (Steel cases also have a tendency of letting more fouling enter a pistol’s action.) This ammo’s steel cases are polymer-coated to reduce friction during feeding and extraction, and their Berdan primers are just as non-corrosive as any brass-cased American round’s. A budget-friendly alternative courtesy of our friends Dimitri and Viktor!
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The standard issue military .45 ACP round has a 230-grain bullet that travels at approximately 830 feet per second when fired from the government issue M1911A1 pistol. It operates at a relatively low maximum chamber pressure rating of 21,000 psi (140 MPa), compared to 35,000 psi (240 MPa) for both 9mm Parabellum and .40 S&W, which due to a low bolt thrust helps extend service life of weapons. Due to standard-pressure .45 ACP rounds being inherently subsonic when fired from handguns and submachine guns, it is a useful caliber for suppressed weapons to eliminate the sonic boom.
Today, most NATO militaries use sidearms chambered for the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge, but the effectiveness of the .45 ACP cartridge has ensured its continued popularity with large-caliber sport shooters, especially in the United States. In 1985, the .45 ACP M1911A1 pistol was replaced by the Beretta M9 9mm pistol as the main sidearm of the U.S. military, which in turn was replaced with the SIG Sauer P320 9mm pistol in 2017, designated M17 for the full-size and M18 for the compact.