Gun Digest Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP

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Everything you've ever wanted to know about America's favorite handgun cartridge!

Designed nearly a century ago, the .45 ACP cartridge has earned a well-deserved reputation as a superbly accurate, slap-em-down handgun cartridge. An honored veteran of two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and lesser conflicts across the globe, the .45 ACP is now more popular than ever for competition shooting, law enforcement and self-defense. Now, just in time for the .45 ACPs 100th anniversary, ...

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Overview

Everything you've ever wanted to know about America's favorite handgun cartridge!

Designed nearly a century ago, the .45 ACP cartridge has earned a well-deserved reputation as a superbly accurate, slap-em-down handgun cartridge. An honored veteran of two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and lesser conflicts across the globe, the .45 ACP is now more popular than ever for competition shooting, law enforcement and self-defense. Now, just in time for the .45 ACPs 100th anniversary, handgun expert Pat Sweeney gives us the inside scoop on America's favorite big-bore cartridge. If you own a handgun or carbine chambered for the big .45, or if you're considering buying on, you'll find everything you need in the Gun Digest Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP.

It's all here:

  • The origins of the .45 ACP and the guns that use it
  • Reloading tips, tricks and techniques
  • The inside story of .45 ACP cases, bullets, primers and powder
  • And so much more!
It's the best one-volume guide to the most popular big-bore handgun cartridge of all time!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440202193
  • Publisher: KP Books
  • Publication date: 11/17/2009
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 498,117
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Sweeney is a certified master gunsmith, film consultant, certified armorer instructor for police departments nationwide, author of many of Gun Digest Books' best-selling titles, and Handguns Editor for America's largest general-circulation shooting magazine, Guns & Ammo.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 In the Beginning 9

Chapter 2 What To Shoot 37

Chapter 3 The Case of Brass 81

Chapter 4 Bullets 111

Chapter 5 Powders 165

Chapter 6 Primers 179

Chapter 7 Fun With the .45 ACP 195

Chapter 8 Reloading the .45 ACP 201

Chapter 9 Factory Ammo and Testing 263

Chapter 10 Offshoots of the .45 309

Chapter 11 Competition with the .45 ACP 353

Chapter 12 Defense with a .45 371

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