Originally Posted by robocop10mm
Very true. There is no such thing as a .45 LC. It is simply the .45 Colt. BUT, with the .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) floating around, some folks can get confused. Many, if not most folks refer to the revolver round as the Long Colt to avoid confusion.
Nicknames and misnomers abound in the gun world. I have never seen an M-16 cambered in .223 but many people refer to them by that caliber. Is an M-14 a .308? Why is a .22 LR when fired through a pistol still called a "long rifle"?
I personally do not get too excited about "long" being used with the Colt, but to each his own.
the gun world has LOTS of misnomers.the m-16 isnt chambered for the 223 cartridge it is chambered for the 5.56 nato and the are so close in dimension they can be interchanged however the 5.56 is loaded to much higher preasures. other misnomers? 44-40 actually 44wcf, 38-40 actually 38wcf, 30-30 actually 30 wcf, 30-06 actually 30 springfield 1906 or 30 government 1906 just to name a few. just some fun facts