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    .45 question

    My cousin has been around guns since he was adapoted when he was little. He is 50 years old. He recently bought a .45 xdc. After him telling me he knows alot he asked me what the difference was between .45 auto and .45acp ammo.

    Now I told him there was no difference except maybe how much grain one has. Is there a difference? He showed me in some catalog they had .45 acp and .45 auto of the same brand and the auto was like a dollar more.

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    As far as I know it is the same thing. ACP stands for Automatic Colt Pistol.

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    two terms for the same thing.

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    Apparently he doesn't know as much as he thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    Apparently he doesn't know as much as he thinks.
    This is true. But you cant convience him that. His neighbor a friend of mine had some old black powder he wanted to get rid of because he didnt know how old it was. He called and asked me to help (I know you pour it out and run a thin line far away then light it and wait for the results), but due to being Christmas Eve I was at the in laws and told him to wait till the day after Christmas and I would come over there.

    So he is talking to my cousin (since he knows it all) and my cousin goes burn it. Instead of pouring it out and running a line (because it was windy...like it couldnt wait) he stand over it with one of those long grill lighters and lights the powder. Needless to say he suffered burns on his hand and face. Though his hand took the worst of it. Only took alittle over a month to heal. And now you cant even tell but he was lucky.

    Thanks for letting me know. I knew what it stood for I just didnt know if one had more powder, if one was a strong bullet, or possibly a different size. Makes me wonder why the catalog had the same product for the same price but had acp and auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevard View Post
    My cousin has been around guns since he was adapoted when he was little. He is 50 years old. He recently bought a .45 xdc. After him telling me he knows alot he asked me what the difference was between .45 auto and .45acp ammo.
    Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brevard View Post
    So he is talking to my cousin (since he knows it all) and my cousin goes burn it. Instead of pouring it out and running a line (because it was windy...like it couldnt wait) he stand over it with one of those long grill lighters and lights the powder. Needless to say he suffered burns on his hand and face. Though his hand took the worst of it. Only took alittle over a month to heal. And now you cant even tell but he was lucky.
    At this point I would administer a bit of tough love; firearms is not a subject where one can afford to assume, or worse, choose to be flat out ignorant. People get killed this way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brevard View Post
    Thanks for letting me know. I knew what it stood for I just didnt know if one had more powder, if one was a strong bullet, or possibly a different size. Makes me wonder why the catalog had the same product for the same price but had acp and auto.
    Probably based on the manufacturer's preference to put "45 Auto" or "45 ACP" on the box. As everyone has stated already, they're the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by literaltrance
    At this point I would administer a bit of tough love; firearms is not a subject where one can afford to assume, or worse, choose to be flat out ignorant. People get killed this way.
    +1 Good post!

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    I felt bad for him and I know he learned from his mistake (which I am glad he was able to). I asked him why he didnt do it the right way. He said it was quicker to do it his way. So yeah he spent Christmas and about 3 other days ina burn center.

    I give him flat out hell for it. When we go and shoot. I load his magazines and guns for him and make sure I am far far away while he is shooting. Though I will admit he is pretty safe with guns. He just doesnt no squat about black powder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevard View Post
    When we go and shoot. I load his magazines and guns for him and make sure I am far far away while he is shooting. Though I will admit he is pretty safe with guns.
    Brevard, either he's safe or he isn't. If he is, why do you feel the need to get as "far away" as possible? I'm thinking I wouldn't be going to the range with either one until they took some training on handguns. Just my .02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekhead1219 View Post
    Brevard, either he's safe or he isn't. If he is, why do you feel the need to get as "far away" as possible? I'm thinking I wouldn't be going to the range with either one until they took some training on handguns. Just my .02.

    Well I guess I forgot to finish typing that sentence out...SORRY! When he is actually shooting he is safe. I mean clearing the chamber and leaving the slide back, ejecting the mag and never pointing it at people. I dont stand too close to anyone while they are shooting except for my wife and that is so I can help and give her pointers if she needs it.

    I thought he was pretty safe with guns but the black powder incident has me wondering.

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    You can put it on your lawn, BUT wet it in so it can't be lit

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