Originally Posted by Bevo
I have a 1911 and it obviously shoots 45 ACP. I've recently started to get an interest in revolvers. Are there any that shoot the ACP or are the 45s a different cartridge?
Noob question, I know, but I'm trying to learn. TIA for any info.
There are numerous revolvers in .45 ACP. The Smith & Wesson Model 25 and 625 series all are, or have been offered in .45 ACP. And Colt, Ruger, and Uberti all make Single Action revolvers that have extra cylinders so the owner can change form .45 Colt to .45 ACP and back again at will.
The double action revolvers will require clips, either the three round half moon, the two round quarter moon, or the six round full moon clips.
The Single Actions don't require any clips and for this reason are less trouble to fool with. They load and eject just as the rimmed cartridge revolvers do.
I've got two Rugers with .45 ACP cylinders but when I went through all my ACP brass just keep the .45 Colt cylinder in place most of the time now.
I might add that the double action .45 ACP revovlers from Smith can be loaded and fired without the clips, but you will need a pencil or rod to punch out the empties. I've used one of those red Coca Cola wooden pencils they give you in school going into second grade.