.45 230 gr Hybrid Hollow Point
.45 230 gr Hybrid Hollow Point
.45 230 gr Hybrid Hollow Point
.45 230 gr Hybrid Hollow Point
.45 230 gr Hybrid Hollow Point
.45 230 gr Hybrid Hollow Point

.45 230 gr Hybrid Hollow Point

SKU: 65300


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Our copper-plated bullets, including the 45 hollow point, start with a swaged lead core and are then electroplated with copper to their final weight, leaving no lead exposed. Following this, they are re-struck to precise specifications to ensure a solid bond and consistency across every round. Our bullets, including the 45 ACP hollow point ammo, are indoor range safe and incredibly accurate, making Berry's Superior Plated Bullets® the finest copper-jacketed bullets in the market.

.45 ACP Hollow Point Bullets

The 45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol), also known as 45 Auto, was invented by John Browning back in 1904 for use in his Colt semi-automatic pistol. After some testing, it was adopted by the United States Army for use as their official sidearm. The military had noticed a lack of stopping power in their current ammunition calibers, so they had been looking for a suitable replacement. The 45 ACP became just that.

Nowadays, .45 ACP ammo is still a very popular caliber. Although the 9mm has replaced the 45 Auto as the go-to option for most military standard-issue pistols, some select law enforcement and military units around the world still prefer the 45 ACP. The round also continues to see use in high-caliber target shooting competitions. Perhaps the best use for hybrid hollow point bullets is for self defense or personal protection.

45 ACP Ammo Breakdown


Diameter - .452 inches
Total Capacity - 26.7 gr+h2o
Primer Type - Large Pistol

Stopping Power

Compared to a popular handgun round like 9mm, the 45 ACP has more stopping power. If you want to get technical, 45 ACP has a stopping power of up to 592 ft lbf compared to 441 ft lbf for 9mm.

Benefits of a Heavier Grain 45 Hollow Point

The .45 ACP, a staple in the world of firearms, excels when it comes to self-defense and personal protection, especially in its hollow point form. The heavier grain 45 hollow point bullets offer distinct advantages over lighter variants. These heavier bullets, known for their stopping power, create a more substantial wound channel upon impact. This is crucial in self-defense scenarios where bullet penetration is paramount.

Controlled Expansion Meets Deep Penetration

When a 45 hollow point bullet strikes a target, its expansion is reliably controlled, even when passing through heavy clothing. This ensures that the bullet reaches vital areas while reducing the risk of over-penetration. The solid copper construction of these bullets facilitates this reliable expansion, making them a preferred choice for law enforcement and civilian use alike.

Ballistic Performance

Another aspect where the heavier grain 45 hollow point excels is in its ballistic performance. When fired from a longer barrel, such as a 5-inch barrel, these bullets maintain high velocity and energy, translating into deeper penetration in tissue or ballistic gelatin. 

Smoother Feeding

The heavier grain also contributes to smoother feeding into the feed ramp. Firearms like the Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) are designed to handle these rounds efficiently, minimizing feeding problems. This is especially important in high-stress situations where reliability is non-negotiable. Additionally, the round nose design of many 45 hollow point bullets aids in reliable feeding, ensuring that each bullet is chambered smoothly and consistently.



Bullet O.A.L.: .610" 

Cartridge Name: 45 ACP 
Cartridge O.A.L.: .1.210"
Recommended Velocity: 825 - 975 fps

  • Load data for our Superior Plated Bullets® can be found in any manual or on any powder manufacturer’s website.
  • Cast or jacketed data with the same grain weight and profile will work with our bullets.
  • You can use a taper or a roll crimp.
  • Don’t over crimp the brass after seating. This causes bullet core separation, leading to increased copper fouling and accuracy issues.
  • Don’t exceed the recommended maximum velocities listed. This creates bullet core separation and accuracy issues.
  • Use a round nose seating stem. A flat point seating stem will alter the performance of the Hybrid Hollow Point.