Shooting AR-15 in .45 caliber??

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Miles, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Miles

    Miles New Member

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    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.
     
  2. Miles

    Miles New Member

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    Oops!

    Sorry - just realized this is better suited for the AR-15 section. I'll repost there.
     

  3. Dgunsmith

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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
     
  4. Miles

    Miles New Member

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    Thanks, Dgunsmith. Have you done a lot of shooting with it yourself?
     
  5. Dgunsmith

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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 !
     
  6. Miles

    Miles New Member

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    Yeah....sounds very interesting.
    Thanks!
     
  7. fjkernel

    fjkernel New Member

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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:

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    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.
     
  8. Miles

    Miles New Member

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    Nice

    fjkernel,

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks!
     
  9. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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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.