The Impressive .45 Colt/.410 Handguns
The .45 Colt/.410 handgun market has been driven and defined by the popular Taurus Judge series of double-action revolvers. With the success of the Judge, other manufacturers have released new or redesigned models in order to provide dual-caliber shooting options for this growing segment of the market. Here are some of the models currently available:
.45 Auto Rim In .45 Colt
Aside from differences in the dimensions of the cartridge case, the Auto Rim round has a significantly thicker rim, approximately 0.090" versus approximately 0.060".
The Colt .45
The most recognized item in any Texas Ranger's wardrobe, outside his circular Silver Star badge, has to be his sidearm.
Handloads: A Mild-Mannered .45 Colt
Two sets of handloading data exist for the .45 Colt, due to the myriad guns chambered for the cartridge during the last 150 years. For this load, I referenced .45 Colt (Revolver) data that, “may be used in older guns as long as they are in good condition.”
I Have This Old Gun: Colt Second Generation Buntline Special .45
One of the things Hollywood does well is create legends. And one of the most enduring to come out of the television Westerns of the 1950s and ’60s was the Buntline Special, a Colt Single Action Army with a 12" barrel.
The .45 Colt: History and Performance
From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.
More on +P Ammunition
After I wrote about about +P ammunition a while back, there were several reader responses. For that reason, I have dug into the matter again to come up with more data on the subject.
An Ammunition First
For the first time in its history, Winchester has combine two different calibers into one box to satisfy the need a particular type of revolver.
A New Cartridge?
It seems that a new .45 caliber is being introduced for Cowboy Action Shooting, consisting of shortening.45 Colt brass to .45 ACP length.