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Gift Guide—.45 ACP Ammo

Armscor ammunition is one of the most affordable brands of ammo Cheaper Than Dirt! carries in any caliber and is my go-to brand for training and practice. With uniform crimps, consistent overall length and polished casings, I know every round I put through any of my guns burns clean and shoots accurately. So accurate you can ace any competition. Team Armscor member Mike Seeklander continues to prove it. His latest accomplishment was taking the gold in the pistol division of the IDPA Back UP Gun Nationals using his Rock Island Armory 1911 and Armscor ammo.

White and yellow boxes of Armscor ammunition in different calibers against a black background.
Armscor is my go-to brand of ammunition for any caliber.

Armscor makes one load for the .45 ACP—a full metal jacket bullet with 230 grains and a velocity of 830 feet per second. With a slightly lower velocity than many other brands’ .45 rounds, the Armscor .45 ACP produces less felt recoil, allowing me to shoot accurately in both full-sized and compact semiautomatic handguns.

Armscor doesn’t skimp when loading its .45 ACP either. Where some ammo companies may load using small pistol primers to save money, Armscor uses large ones as they should—without ever raising the cost per round or box.

Armscor produces its ammunition in the United States and even makes its own reloadable brass.

In my experience using Armscor ammunition, the failure to fire, failure to feed, squib or any malfunction is less than some of the other bigger-named brands I have used. The value for money is undeniable.

For .45 ACP practice, training or competition ammo, try out Armscor. From Rock Island Armory to Springfield Armory 1911s to the cheapest Hi-Point, Armscor .45 ACP ammunition works. If it doesn’t, Armscor promises to replace it free.

Click Here to Start Shopping Online at Cheaper Than Dirt Cheaper Than Dirt! has tested and proved the Armscor .45 ACP 230-grain full metal jacket ammunition functions reliably and accurately in these .45 ACP handguns:

  • Kahr Arms
  • Springfield XD
  • SIG Sauer 1911
  • Ruger
  • Smith & Wesson 1911
  • Taurus
  • H&K USP
  • Colt 1911
  • Para-Ordnance
  • Remington 1911 R1

And of course Rock Island Armory 1911.

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What has been your experiencing shooting Armscor ammo? Tell us in the comment section.


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Comments (6)

  1. I’ve shot several hundred rounds of 45ACP through my Spingfield Loaded 1911 and S&W 1911e with no problems. Same for 22LR in my Ruger SR22. Came across Armscor ammo when it was on sale, tried it and will use it again.

  2. I’ve had problems with the 22 lr in my ruger single six it dirty up in all six chambers so bad you can’t get the shell to go in and this is before you get half way through a box I’ve tried several times but never get all 50 rounds to load the 22’s is all I’ve tried

  3. Learn to Reload and get good @ it. I can crank out 2000 rnds. while watchingTV after I cast the Lead bullets on one weekend.(40 yrs. experience behind me)

  4. I range fire 100 rounds a week (indoor) with my CC a Glock 36 and I have all kinds of problems with Armscor mostly F/T extract and feed. In a Glock 21 no problems. The best results in the 36 has been with the PPU ammo.
    and my carry ammo Federal Hydro-Shok.

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