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Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Kamarathin, Oct 15, 2012.
Looking for pro's and con's for getting an upper chambered for .45 ACP.
Pistol power in a rifle sized platform.
Finding good mags
Weight of the ammo payload
Cost of ammo.
I have Olympic's version, it shoots good up to 50 yards (longest I have tried).
The mags work well, but are propietary and are expensive. Mag capacity listed as 18, but 15 is all I can sgueeze in.
45acp is more expensive to shoot.
I believe JonM has one of these also.
Yes i do. Mine is the original olympic version from the early 90's its accurate to 100yards. Mine uses converted uzi type mags capacity 15. Ive got one of those and one of the newer olympic plastic mags. Both work.
If you gotta do the pistol caliber thing go with a 9mm. Magazines are huge issue with the 45acp guns. They also hammer the snot out of your internals. Mine has broken bolt catches and snapped off hammers. Maybe they have redesign it a bit since then. But its not something i would use on my sole home defense shtf lower.
Ok, cool, thanks everyone.
I don't have an opinion on this but I do have to ask a question. Both the cons come in with the .45acp being more expensive to shoot. What are you guys paying for your .223/5.56 ammo? Because I'm at $.30 per round for .45. That is $6 per box of .223 which is about what I get the cheap stuff for.
45 is more expensive than 9mm, if considering a pistol caliber carbine.
I frequently buy steel case .223 for about 24 cents per round. Best I can do on brass right now is about 33 cents/rd.
Got ya. I was making the comparison from .45 to .223. Didn't think about the pistol caliber comparison. I shoot both in handguns and it is $.10 per round mor to shoot the .45.