Shooting AR-15 in .45 caliber??


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Old 06-18-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default Shooting AR-15 in .45 caliber??

Have any of you folks done this?

If so, what was it like?
I'm sure it was fun, a blast,etc., but I am curious about stuff like:

*Accuracy at short range (25 yards)

*Recoil - worse or better than the standard .223? About the same?

*Quality of the gun you used. Any jamming?

I understand that Olympic Arms makes the .45 cal version of the AR-15. Does anyone else? What's your first-hand experience with the quality of these guns?

Thanks in advance for all helpful replies.



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Old 06-18-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
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Sorry - just realized this is better suited for the AR-15 section. I'll repost there.



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Old 06-18-2009, 01:58 PM   #3
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The AR-15 in 45acp was made by LaFrance Specialties. Totally dedicated to and designed from the ground up as a 45acp...no interchangeable parts.

100% reliable...very light recoil and shoots 3 inch groups @ 100 yards.

Designed as a LEO carbine to replace discontinued MP-5's.

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The AR-15 in 45acp was made by LaFrance Specialties. Totally dedicated to and designed from the ground up as a 45acp...no interchangeable parts.

100% reliable...very light recoil and shoots 3 inch groups @ 100 yards.

Designed as a LEO carbine to replace discontinued MP-5's.

La France M16K - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks, Dgunsmith. Have you done a lot of shooting with it yourself?
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There is a civilian legal semi-CAR with a 16" barrel...I have sold a few and shot one customers quite a bit...SWEET just begins to describe it !

Tim LaFrance is a firearms genius !

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There is a civilian legal semi-CAR with a 16" barrel...I have sold a few and shot one customers quite a bit...SWEET just begins to describe it !

Tim LaFrance is a firearms genius !
Yeah....sounds very interesting.
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Olympic makes a 45acp upper using their barrel & bolt and modified magazines. There are other alternatives. I have their upper and one of these lowers:





From YellowLogicLow cost marine electronics and AR-15 Style 80% Completed, Sten Mag Lower at YellowLogic They do require machining but it's worth it. 15 rounds of 45acp (hollow points or 185 gr flat nose) fit into a Sten mag. A lot better solution than Oly's mags. There's also cncguns.comCNCGUNSMITHING - www.cncguns.com - Home of the AR45 who make a 45 lower that uses grease gun magazines.

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Beautiful pictures. Thanks!

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You might want to look into Bushmaster's .450 Bushy. It's not .45 ACP, but it uses a 230 gr. bullet and it slings it up around 2500 ft/s.



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