Is there a difference between .45 auto loads and .45 acp loads?

I have a Kimber custom target II, will .45 auto by winchester work or do they need to be for a .45 acp

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    .45 ACP is also known as .45 Auto and .45 Automatic Colt Pistol. ACP is an acronym for Automatic Colt Pistol and Auto is an abbreviation. They are all the same exact thing.

    There are many manufacturers (I can't think of any ammo manufacturers that don't make .45 ACP). Winchester is just one of those makers.

    .45 ACP is not a brand, it is a chambering. .45 ACP Winchester, .45 ACP Hydra-Shok, and .45 ACP Fiocchi are all the same chambering and will fit in the same firearm.

    Granted some brands will function better in different firearms than others, but all .45 ACP will fire in a firearm chambered for .45 ACP.

  • 1 decade ago

    Colt developed 3 45 caliber cartridges- 2 rimmed rounds for the revolver, one longer than the other, and a rimless round for auto pistols. The shorter revolver round has died out, so that leaves 45 long colt or 45 LC, and 45 automatic colt pistol, or 45 ACP, which is exactly the same thing as 45 auto.

  • 5 years ago

    Does a Sig Sauer P220 fire a centerfire .45 Auto 230 grain FMJ RN

  • Irv S
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Two names, one cartridge.

    Some people use ".45 ACP" to refer only to military standard 'hard-ball'

    loads, but it's by no means a standard nomenclature.

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  • 1 decade ago

    they are the same thing. .45 automatic colt pistol. .45 acp. they both work cuz they are the same thing.

    Source(s): dads a gunsmith.
  • 1 decade ago

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