The Types of People Who Carry the .45 ACP.
The .45 ACP or Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge was developed by John Browning in 1904 for use in his Colt Model 1911 pistol. Since then, it has become a popular caliber among firearm enthusiasts and professionals alike due to its powerful stopping capabilities and relatively manageable recoil compared to other large-caliber rounds. In this article, we will discuss the types of people who commonly carry the .45 ACP.
One of the primary user groups for the .45 ACP is law enforcement officers. The round has been used by numerous police departments in the United States and abroad because of its stopping power, accuracy at various ranges, and reliability. Police officers appreciate the ability to shoot through multiple layers of clothing without losing effectiveness. Additionally, some agencies find the .45 ACP preferable due to its low likelihood of over-penetration in confined spaces compared to 9mm or other smaller calibers.
Colion Noir discusses this in the youtube video below:
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A 9mm may fail to expand but a .45 will never shrink. That’s GOLD. I’m using it.
I carry a 45 for one reason….. familiarity. I have nothing against 9mm but I grew up shooting 45’s. Perks of having family members who served in WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. Less capacity, but great weight for control and like you said, consistent recoil. No mater what you carry, please carry.