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    hps
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    45acp/45Auto

    This may sound like a dumb question but, are these the same thing??Very new to the handgun world.

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    They are one and the same.

    The question not asked is the dumb question.

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    hps
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    thanks, i thought so

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    .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) and .45 Auto are different names for the same thing.

    There is another cartridge -- now obsolescent -- called the .45 Auto Rim, which is different. The .45 ACP/.45 Auto case is rimless. The .45 Auto Rim is the same ballistic package but in a rimmed case so it can be fired in revolvers without using a "moon" clip."

    Sometimes people (like the highly trained firearms experts at WalMart) confuse .45 Auto with .45 Auto Rim, and hijinks ensue.

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