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.45 ACP load data

 


.45 ACP A detailed list from TM 43-0001-27 "Army Ammunition Data Sheets Small Caliber Ammuntion"

MASTER PO'S DISCLAIMER: The following is for informational purposes only. DO NOT USE THIS DATA TO REPLICATE.

Cartridge, caliber .45, Wad Cutter

Use:
Pistol, M1911A1 and M1911A1 National Match

Description:
WAD CUTTER. the cartridge is identified by a truncated cone bullet. The ogive of the bullet's shoulder acts as a hole punch to cut a clean hole in a target.

Weight - 330 grains
Length - 1.255inches
Primer - Percussion
Propellant -Smokeless powder
Charge - meets ballistic requirements
Projectile Weight -
Chamber Pressure - 18,000 psi
Velocity - 765 fps, 15 feet from muzzle

 

Cartridge, caliber .45,Tracer, M26

Use:
Pistol, M1911A1 and Submachine Gun, M3A1

Description:
Tracer. The bullet is identified by a red bullet tip.

Weight - 331 grains
Length - 1.275inches
Primer - Percussion
Propellant -SR 7970
Charge - 6 grains
Projectile Weight -
Chamber Pressure - 19,000 psi
Velocity - 885 fps, 15 feet from muzzle

 

Cartridge, caliber .45, Ball, M1911

Use:
Pistol, M1911A1 and Submachine Gun, M3A1

Description:
BALL. The bullet is identified by a plain bullet tip.

Weight - 331 grains
Length - 1.275inches
Primer - Percussion
Propellant -SR 7970
Charge - 5 grains
Projectile Weight -
Chamber Pressure - 19,000 psi
Velocity - 885 fps, 15 feet from muzzle

 

Cartridge, caliber .45, Ball, MATCH, M1911

Use:
Pistol, M1911A1 and M1911A1 National Match. The catridge is to be used only in those weapons designated as competition pistols.

Description:
BALL. The bullet is identified by a plain bullet tip.

Weight - 334 grains
Length - 1.275inches
Primer - Percussion
Propellant -SR 7970
Charge - 5 grains
Projectile Weight -
Chamber Pressure - 19,000 psi
Velocity - 885 fps, 15 feet from muzzle

 

Other cartridges include:
M1 High Pressure Test (Identified by silvered case) For proof firing weapons during test or repair.
M9 Blank(identified by no bullet, elongated and tapered case) Used for training and salutes.
M1921 Dummy (identified by no primer and holes in case walls)

 

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