Gun Digest Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP

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Gun Digest Books, Oct 20, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 400 pages
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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, 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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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
The Beginnings
7
In The Beginning
9
What To Shoot
37
The Case of Brass
81
Bullets
111
Powders
165
Primers
179
Fun With the 45 ACP
195
Reloading the 45 ACP
201
Factory Ammo and Testing
263
Offshoots of the 45 ACP
309
Competition with the 45 ACP
353
Defense with a 45
371
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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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