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John Browning designed the .45 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge in 1905 specifically for use in a semi-automatic pistol, namely another one of his popular inventions: the Colt M1911. Adoption of this firearm/ammo for the US Army during World War I is credited to another John; John T. Thompson. Thompson loved the .45 ACP and envisioned using it in an “Auto Rifle”. Both the M1911 and the Thompson submachine gun were adopted by American troops by World War II, which makes the .45 ACP one of the most storied ammunition cartridges of the early 1900s in America.
Federal Ammunition has been produced in Anoka, Minnesota since 1922. An American brand known for consistent quality, Federal has partnered with the US Army for most of its history. During World War II the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant was developed and Federal was the lead contractor operating the plant for the War Department. During that time, they produced .30, .50, and last, but not least, .45 ACP. That’s certification that Federal American Eagle .45 ACP is a great choice for your next trip to the range!
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