GUN n00b question (caliber related)

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  1. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    if i buy a gun that is rated at .45 caliber, does that mean i can fire all .45 caliber cartridges ? or are some longer than others ?

    (we're talking just handgun rounds)
     
  2. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    ok, just read up on some stuff.. apprently it depends on the strength of the gun frame.

    eg.. hk usp .45 can fire all 45 rounds ( +p, +p+) where as the compact usp .45 cannot fire the +p rounds. apprently the frame isn't strong enough ?

    does this all sound accurate ?
     
  3. novass

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    NO !!BE CAREFULL

    There are several .45 rounds. All the ".45" means is the diameter of the bullet OR stated easier .45" of an inch
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    Were the bullet may be the same the differance is in the brass ( the part that stays in the gun.) there are 45 colt , 45 Long Colt , 45 acp, etc etc etc. these mauy or may not chamber in differnt guns but only use the load ( round) that is marked on the barrel. If it say "45 acp" thats all you try to use.
     
  4. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    :bigthumb:

    that's why im asking.

    i think im going to get an hk usp full sized .45, ive gone through too many 'im going to get this one' phases, but this one is it.. i think.
     
  5. taco

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    not all .45 bullets are the same size either. that is something to watch out for.

    .45 acp uses I think a .451 bullet

    45 colt, 454 casull use .454 bullets

    45-70 458 lott and other rifle 45s use a .458 bullet

    there isn't much interchangeability among handgun 45s. you can use a 45 long colt in a 454 casull but not the other way around. other than that there isn't much interchangeability

    funny you were a noob like 2 weeks ago and now you are an expert and just know a 10mm is the king of cartridges.
     
  6. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    true story :o
     
  7. J812MANY

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    99.9999% of .45 semi auto pistols use .45ACP, .45Colt and .45Long are usually used in SA revolvers- mostly cowboy action shooting.

    JK
     

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