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45 ACP ammo – 230 Grain TMJ – Speer LAWMAN – 1000 Rounds


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  • Quantity – 50 rounds per box; 20 boxes per case
    Manufacturer – Speer Lawman
    Bullets – 230 grain total metal jacket (TMJ)
    Casings – Boxer-primed brass

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Product info on 45 ACP ammo

45 ACP ammo: Speer® brought sport shooters and law enforcement the excellence of Lawman over 35 years ago. Back in 1968, the line included various calibers of centerfire handgun ammunition, and quickly earned a reputation as a high-performance and reliable product.

Lawman is attractively priced, and the cases are reloadable with clean-burning propellants and reliable CCI primers to complete the package.

Note that the total metal jacket (TMJ) is essentially the same as a full metal jacket (FMJ).

Muzzle Velocity: 830 fps
Muzzle Energy: 352 ft-lbs

Manufacturer Speer
Condition New
Bullet Weight 230 Grain
Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)
Ammo Casing Brass
Quantity 1,000
Ammo Caliber .45 ACP ammo (Auto)
Manufacturer SKU 53653
Primer Type Boxer
Muzzle Velocity (fps) 830
UPC Barcode 10076683536539
Cost Per Round 62.5¢ per round


Cartridge dimensions for 45 ACP ammo

The 45 ACP has 1.62 mL (25 grains H2O) cartridge case capacity.

45 ACP cross section

.45 ACP cartridge dimensions

45 ACP maximum C.I.P. cartridge dimensions.[11] All sizes in millimeters (mm).

 45 ACP ammo

SAAMI specifications for 45 acp. All dimensions are in inches (millimeter)

The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 1 in 16 in (406 mm), 6 grooves, Ø lands = .442″ (11.23 mm), Ø grooves = 45″ (11.43 mm), land width = .147″ (3.73 mm) and the primer type is large pistol. The cartridge headspaces on the mouth of the case at the L3 datum reference.[13]

According to Commission Internationale Permanente pour l’Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives rulings, the 45 ACP cartridge case can handle up to 131 MPa (19,000 psi) Pmax piezo pressure. In CIP-regulated countries every pistol cartridge combination has to be proofed at 130% of this maximum CIP pressure to certify for sale to consumers. This means that 45 ACP chambered arms in C.I.P. regulated countries are currently (2016) proof tested at 170 MPa (25,000 psi) PE piezo pressure.[11]

The SAAMI pressure limit for the 45 ACP is set at 21,000 psi (144.79 MPa) piezo pressure, while the SAAMI pressure limit for the 45 ACP +P is set at 23,000 psi (158.58 MPa), piezo pressure.


The 45 ACP is an effective combat pistol cartridge. It combines accuracy as well as stopping power for use against human targets, has relatively low muzzle blast and flash, and it produces a stout, but manageable recoil in handguns (made worse in compact models).

The standard issue, military 45 ACP cartridge contains a 230-grain bullet that travels at approximately 830 feet per second when fired from the government issue M1911A1 pistol, and approximately 950 feet per second fired from the Thompson M1A1 submachine gun. The cartridge comes in various specialty rounds of varying weights and performance levels as well.[2]

The cartridge operates at a relatively low maximum chamber pressure rating of 21,000 psi (145 MPa) (compared to 35,000 psi/241 MPa for 9mm Parabellum and .40 S&W, 37,500 psi/259 MPa for 10mm Auto, 40,000 psi/276 MPa for .357 SIG), which due to a low bolt thrust helps extend service life of weapons in which it is used. Some makers of pistols chambered in 45 ACP do not certify them to use Plus P ammunition.

In its non-expanding full metal jacket (FMJ) version, the 45 ACP cartridge has a reputation for effectiveness against human targets because of its heavy mass, having the capacity to penetrate tissue deeply, and damage the central nervous system. Its large 11.5mm diameter creates a more substantial permanent wound channel versus smaller calibers, which can lower blood pressure rapidly if critical organs of the circulatory system are hit.

In its expanding hollow point form, it is also particularly effective against human targets. In tests against ballistic gelatin, a 185 grain hollow point traveling at 1,050 feet per second expanded to about .76 inches. This is a significantly large permanent wound cavity for a handgun projectile. For those who follow the energy dump and/or hydrostatic shock theories of wounding ballistics, this is ideal. While slightly decreasing penetration and likewise the chance of hitting a vital organ, a large diameter wound will cause more blood loss. There is also a reduced likelihood of overpenetration, meaning that it is more likely that the projectile will transfer all of its kinetic energy to the intended target, thus more reliably incapacitating them.

Drawbacks for military use include the cartridge’s large size, weight, increased material costs in comparison to the smaller, flatter shooting NATO standard 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge, a cartridge which uses less powder, brass, and lead per round. Standard 9mm NATO ammunition has a more limited armor penetration capability − a deficiency shared with 45 ACP, whose large, slow bullet does not penetrate armor to any great extent. The low muzzle velocity also makes the bullet drop over long ranges, making hits more difficult; however, it is important to note that the vast majority of self-defense situations involving handguns typically occur at close ranges.

After two years of testing, one of the final FBI comments was that services that adopt (or stay with) .40 S&W or 45 ACP did so at the risk of increased recoil and a possible reduction in accuracy as 9 x 19mm with premium quality ammunition had nearly exactly the same performance. A factor rated by the recent FBI testing was accuracy and time to recover. The 45 ACP handguns ranked last, largely due to increased recoil.

Because of its large diameter and straight-walled design, the 45 ACP geometry is the highest power-per-pressure repeating production round in existence. This is because of the higher powers achievable with 45 ACP +P, 45 ACP ammo Super, and 460 Rowland loads. Because of the inherent low pressure of the standard round, however, compensators and brakes have little effect until +P, Super, and Rowland loads are utilized.

Use in suppressors

As standard pressure 45 ACP rounds fired from handguns and submachine guns are inherently subsonic, it is one of the most powerful pistol calibers available for use in suppressed weapons since subsonic rounds are quieter than supersonic rounds. The latter inevitably produce a highly compressed shock wave, audible as a loud “crack”, a small sonic boom, while they travel through the air. Suppressors reduce the audible “report” by slowing and channeling the high speed gas generated by the burning/expanding gunpowder before it exits the muzzle resulting in a muffled “cough”. Suppressors cannot act on a supersonic shock wave continuously generated by a bullet exceeding the 1,087 ft/s (331 m/s) speed of sound at 32 °F (0 °C) ambient cold temperatures, as this shock wave is continuously produced throughout the entire flight path over which the bullet is supersonic, which extends long after it exits the barrel.

The downside to the use of 45 ACP in suppressed weapons is that increasing the diameter of the passage through a suppressor decreases the suppressor’s efficiency; thus, while 45 ACP is among the most powerful suppressed pistol rounds, it is also one of the loudest. Most 45 suppressors must be fired “wet” (with an ablative medium, usually oil or water) to bring sound levels down to “hearing-safe” (under 140 dB, generally).

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Customer Reviews (5.00)

(26 customer reviews)

26 reviews for 45 ACP ammo – 230 Grain TMJ – Speer LAWMAN – 1000 Rounds

    August 12, 2022
    Am okay with this
    January 18, 2022
    Shoot it thru my SKS (1991 vintage Norinco new at the time), accurate, reliable, no feed or eject jams, looking forward to shooting it thru my new Polish AK.
    January 18, 2022
    Order was quick. No issues. Recommend
    January 18, 2022
    Great product arrived on time and great payment options. Del
    January 18, 2022
    Pleased to find pleased with the quick delivery and pleased with the quality and quantity of product thank you
    January 18, 2022
    Fired a 100 rounds through a Russian and Chinese SKS, functioned fine with no FTF or FTE. Good accuracy and no duds. Buy it while you can.
    January 18, 2022
    G this brand and I am very pleased. accuracy and consistency is good, feeds well and does not jam up. a good product and good
    January 18, 2022
    Sweet, good price for this ammo. I shoot a lot of it and haven't had any issues.
    January 18, 2022
    Fair price and like the 4 pay
    January 18, 2022
    Good value, no FTF
    January 18, 2022
    Prompt delivery. Good service.
    January 18, 2022
    Was worried about other reviews, but my ammo came on time and cheaper than anywhere else, locally or online. Will do business again!
    January 18, 2022
    The product arrived just as described. Have a little experience with this brand in the past and have been satisfied with the reliability and consistency of their ammo for the price.
    January 18, 2022
    Arrived as described. Brand new in cartons .
    January 18, 2022
    Great price (for now) , never had any problems with it , i prefer it over American ammo .
    January 18, 2022
    As described great price
    January 18, 2022
    Great Ammo, Great Price so join the club!
    January 18, 2022
    I received the ammo on time, but each box in the case was taped up snd every box was damaged, even to the point that some ammo was loose in the case. The ammo itself is ok, but I repacked it into ammo cans for storage. SG should ensure better packaging, especially for items like ammo. I have been a customer for over 20 years, and this is the first time that I have had this problem.
    January 18, 2022
    Greatjust as pictuered
    January 18, 2022
    Good ammunition for the AK
    January 18, 2022
    Since buying this ammo, I've put nearly 1000+ rounds down range. Never had a bad experience with them. Yes, it's cheap steel-cased, but AK's should eat right through them no problem. Never had a misfire or any other malfunctions while running this ammo!
    January 18, 2022
    Never had a problem running this ammo. Thumbs up palmetto as always.
    January 18, 2022
    Great bullet. Great service from
    January 18, 2022
    Shoots great and a great price! I have bought several hundred rounds and have no problems.
    wayne jack
    November 9, 2021
    I receive the wrong ammunition instead I receive 10 gauge shells when I had order 7.62x39 so I had to wait longer for fed ex to pick up my return and now have to wait even longer for me to get my order I am disappointed with sportsmans response I would of though they would overnight my order or offer me something for the inconvenience but instead I have to wait almost 3 weeks to receive my order
    Make bay
    April 18, 2021
    Nice price without ordering bulk quantities.
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