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Old 09-28-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default 100 year anniversary of the 45 ACP cartridge too!

It just hit me. Nobody is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the 45 ACP cartridge. Every article and discussion I've seen is only about the anniversary of the 1911 pistol.

The 45 ACP however has gone on to other pistol designs too and still serves today with some Special Forces Units.

Here's the timeline...
1904: Thompson-LaGarde Tests—caliber of new handgun should be at least .45
1906–1907: Handgun trials—Colt enters with .45 ACP design
1910: Final tests—Colt pistol (designed by John Browning) out-performs Savage
March 29, 1911: The Colt pistol is officially adopted as the Model 1911—and with it, the .45 ACP cartridge.

.45 ACP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Happy Anniversary!

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Well happy birthday .45 ACP!!

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.45 ACP= .45 A Constant Performer.

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You are correct so Happy Birthday Old Girl you have served us beautifully in all your years.
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If the ammo companies hurry, they could still put out a special production run of 100 year anniversary celebration ammo.

Maybe a box of 100 with special packaging. Or perhaps make it look old-school like it did in 1911 with the older primers. Or maybe package it in some army ammo pouches like they were carried back in 1911.

Seems like a missed opportunity to not do anything special for the 100 year anniversary of 45 auto. Someone needs to make some T-shirts.

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Automatic

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That's a pretty good idea there, Marthor. I know I'd buy a few boxes .

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It would probably take a couple months to design a new packaging, get it printed and produced and then out to the distributors. December 2011 if they hurry.

T-shirts could get to retail quicker.

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