difference between acp and jhp ammo?

can i fire jhp ammo out of a highpoint 45 acp

12 Answers

  • Jeff
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    ACP = "Automatic Colt Pistol"= calibers developed by John M Browning for his self loading pistols .... rimless cases designed especially for magazine fed, semi auto pistols. 25ACP through .45 ACP

    Bullet construction is usually described in a shorthand also... RNL would be round nosed lead, WC is wad cutter, JSPSWC would be jacketed soft-point semi- wad cutter, etc. JHP is "jacketed hollow point"

    Seems like you should have asked a few questions before you invested in a HiPoint...

    Cant polish a turd.

  • riopel
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    'simply regular' forty five ACP ball ammo (FMJ) has killed extra men than 45 ACP hole factor ammo ever will. Ball ammo feeds better, is more nontoxic, and penetrates extra deeply and extra reliably than JHP is equipped to. FMJ ball ammo works very good towards heavily dressed goals - Which is THE reason, 'WHY' I lift it all iciness lengthy. At the same time, ball ammo will not be politically right. Over the last 50 years socialist politicians have feed the American public a steady weight-reduction plan of misinformation about FMJ bullets. Therefore it is extensively and erroneously believed that JHP bullets are, 'reliable'; and FMJ bullets are, 'dangerous'. Nothing might be farther from the truth - Nothing! ALL BULLETS ARE damaging. As soon as a bullet is, 'in the air' it's hazardous; AND, the real risk comes from the entire, 'immaculately easy misses', peripheral, 'cross-throughs', and numerous wildly discharged bullets that some distance too many American shooters have a tendency to fire. Every time you utilize a forty five ACP pistol you must verify which bullet style it feeds more reliably. Typically a exact pistol will manage one unique company of JHP ammo well, and an extra brand under no circumstances. This is know-how you, the shooter, have to recognize; and the one method you're going to find it out is to test. Notice: FMJ, ball ammo shouldn't be used, 'just for apply'. Every military on the face of Planet Earth makes use of FMJ ball ammo - both, those which can be signatories to the Hague conference Accords, and people that are not. (There are excellent motives, 'Why' too!)

  • 8 years ago

    ACP is part of the name of cartridge. It stands for Automatic Colt Pistol, indicating it was first designed by the Colt company and is for and auto-loading (what we can semi-auto) pistol. The .45 ACP was invented in 1904 by the famous John Browning for Colt. The name of the cartridge differentiates from the .45 Colt cartridge made for revolvers of the time.

    JHP (Jacketed Hollow Point) describes the type of bullet, which can be on any type of cartridge. The most common type of bullet, especially for target shooting or practice, is FMJ (Full Metal Jacket). FMJ bullets are covered entirely in a copper jacket. JHP have a copper jack, but the tip is hollowed out, so you will notice a visible hole and might even be able to see the lead instead the jacket. JHP ammo is primarily made for defensive purposes because it causes the bullet to expand like a mushroom or flower when it hits flesh. JHP is usually about twice as expensive as FMJ ammo.

  • 8 years ago

    ACP=Automatic Colt Pistol, the round your HiPoint was chambered to shoot. JHP means Jacketed Hollow Point which is a type of bullet with a hollow point. Some semi auto pistols don't like JHP bullets very well, especially if the hollow is very large, it tends to hang up on the feed ramp. The only way to tell is try some. If it works, OK. If it don't, the feed ramp may need to be polished. It works for Colt and clones, but I don't know enough about HiPoint to tell.

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  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    They are two separate things. ACP is short for Automatic Colt Pistol. It is part of the caliber designation for some handgun rounds. JHP is short for jacketed hollow point. It is one style of bullet. There are also lead and FMJ among others. Yes a high point should handle .45 ACP JHP bullets.

  • 8 years ago

    ACP- Automatic Colt Pistol

    JHP-Jacketed Hollow Point

    Sometime a gun or box of ammo will simple have "auto" such as Winchester PDX1 .45 AUTO or Glock 21 .45 AUTO because they don't want to put another companies name on their product.

    Same goes for .38 Smith & Wesson Special or .40 cal Smith and Wesson, they are normally shortened to .38 Special and 40 cal.

    Also FMJ-Full Metal Jacket

  • 8 years ago

    ACP means 'automatic colt pistol' and is a term put in the name of some calibers developed by Colt/John Browning. JHP means 'jacketed hollow point' and is a term to label the type of bullet such as 'FMJ' meaning 'full metal jacket' and 'SP/ST' for 'soft point/soft tip'

    ACP and JHP are mutually exclusive terms. So the answer to your question is yes it Highpoint 4595 can fire hollow point.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    A few terms to keep you compnay,

    JHP - Jacketed Hollow Point

    ACP - Automatic Colt Pistol

    FMJ - Full Metal Jacket

    SWC - Semi Wadcutter

    LSWC - Lead Semi Wadcutter

    LSWCHPGC+P - Lead Semi Wadcutter Hollow Point Gas Check At MAX SAAMI pressure.

  • 8 years ago

    Yes, JHP is jacketed hollow point. ACP is Automatic Colt Pistol, most .45 ammo is .45ACP.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Just to add to BBeans answer acp stands for " Automatic Colt Pistol " which is just the name of the particular round just like .40 S&W stands for .40 " Smith and Wesson "

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