45 Auto (ACP)
Handgun Cartridge



The 45 ACP is a great choice for competitive shooters and plinkers alike. A-No.2, W231, and A-No.5 are the powders that we use most commonly in the lab.

Like most pistol cartridges, the 45 ACP headspaces on the case mouth. When loading for this cartridge, bell the case mouth just enough to reliably guide the bullet into position and then secure the bullet with a taper crimp. Using this seating and crimping technique will help ensure proper headspacing.



Nosler Ammunition

Loaded for 45 Auto (ACP)


Defense Handgun 45 Auto AMMUNITION


45 ACP (Auto) +P Bonded JHP 230 Grain

Bullet Style:  Bonded Jacketed Hollow Point
Use:  Personal Defense

45 ACP (Auto) +P Tipped Bonded 230 Grain

Bullet Style:  Tipped Bonded
Use:  Personal Defense





45 ACP (Auto) 185 Grain

Bullet Style:  Jacketed Hollow Point
Use:  Targets

45 ACP (Auto) 230 Grain

Bullet Style:  Jacketed Hollow Point
Use:  Targets



Nosler Bullets

Designed for Loading & Reloading 45 Auto (ACP)


Custom Competition Bullet

  • 45 Caliber 185 Grain

Sporting Handgun Pistol Bullet

  • 45 Caliber 230 Grain