45 Bullets

45 Bullets

Choosing the Right .45 Caliber Bullets for Reloading

.45 caliber bullets for reloading have a diameter that falls between .451 and .458 inches, and, depending on the exact diameter, can fit a variety of handgun and rifle cartridges, including the .45 ACP, .45 Colt, and .45-70, among others.

As for weight, .45 caliber bullets can greatly differ. Most commonly, you'll find .45 bullets weighing between 185 to 230 grains, but you can find lighter or heavier options out there too.

If you're looking for speed, lighter .45 bullets are your best bet. Their higher velocity delivers a flatter trajectory, while reduced recoil can be a significant advantage for shooters with smaller builds or those who engage in long shooting sessions where fatigue is a concern.

On the flip side, if power is what you're after, heavier .45 bullets are the way to go. These bullets pack more punch and offer superior stopping power, making them suitable for self-defense and hunting larger game. Plus, they tend to perform exceptionally well at closer ranges due to their slower velocity and increased mass.

.45 Bullets for Sale at Gritr Sports

Over at Gritr Sports, we've got a massive selection of .45 bullets from the top dogs in the industry. If you're a fan of Nosler's legendary precision, Hornady's innovative designs, or Federal's exceptional performance, we've got something for you.

Our range includes everything from .45 hollow points designed for self-defense to flat-nose hunting bullets known for their straight-line penetration without deflection or deformation. Need bullets for practice sessions? Full metal jacket bullets (FMJ) are perfect, while lead bullets present a cost-effective solution for those who shoot in high volumes.

For those looking for advanced bullet designs, we offer .45 Wilson Combat Controlled Fracturing bullets, engineered for superior penetration and reliable fragmentation as well as their Fluid Transfer Monolithic bullets, designed for maximum energy transfer and controlled expansion.

So, whether you're looking for .45-70 Govt rifle bullets for hunting or .45 ACP handgun bullets for target practicing, Gritr Sports is your one-stop shop for all your .45 reloading needs. Explore our collection today and experience the difference quality ammunition can make.


What is the size of a .45 bullet?

The diameter of a .45 bullet typically falls between .451 and .458 inches, depending on the compatible caliber.

How much does a .45 caliber bullet weigh?

The weight of a .45 caliber handgun bullet, designed for loading .45 ACP ammo, is between 185 to 230 grains, but there are lighter and heavier options available.

What .45 reloading bullets do I need for self-defense?

Usually, .45 self-defense bullets are heavier, between 200-230 grains, and feature a hollow point for increased tissue damage through expansion.