.45 ACP (no ontology)

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.45 ACP (also referred to as .45 Auto, more rarely 11.43x23mm) is a pistol cartridge designed by John Moses Browning in 1904. As one of the most iconic pistol cartridges in the world, often compared to 9x19mm Parabellum, a large amount of firearms have been chambered for this cartridge. .45 ACP was originally designed for a prototype semi-automatic pistol also designed by John Browning and produced by Colt, which was later adopted in the year 1911 by the United States Army as the M1911.

The cartridge was originally designed to replicate .45 Colt performance in a semi-automatic pistol. It continues seeing service even over a hundred years after its inception, starting with the US military, where the Colt M1911A1 pistol, an improved version of the original M1911, was issued as the service handgun for over sixty years (1924-1985), until it was phased out in favor of a 9x19mm pistol, the Beretta M9.

.45 ACP firearms were also adopted by numerous law enforcement agencies, and civilian shooters, particularly in the United States, as well as other military forces in the world. Even to this day, .45 ACP is still popular, and a variety of modern firearms are still being designed and produced in .45 ACP. The cartridge also provided the basis for a "Magnum" version, of sorts: .460 Rowland, which features a slightly longer case but otherwise similar dimensions.

Mazeworld overview

Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +2 39% 37% 35% 31% 25% 20% 10% 3%

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  • Available for purchase in a gun shop or a weapon shop in boxes of 50 or bulk cans of 500.
  • Available brands and projectile types:
    • Standard (Regular, SP): FMJ, Match, Lead, LSWC, JHP, SEG, AP
    • Reduced Velocity (Regular, -P): FMJ, Lead, LSWC, JHP
    • Personal Defense (Regular, +P): FMJ, Lead, LSWC, JHP, SEG, AP
    • Super (Regular +P+): FMJ, JHP, AP
  • Retail value of a standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 2 P$ /round
  • Recoil level: 3 - Normal

Handloading information

  • Primer type: Large pistol
  • Powder type: Pistol
  • Projectile type: .452, 230 grain
  • Standard load: 125 pwdr
    • -P load: 113 pwdr
    • +P load: 138 pwdr
    • +P+ load: 150 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 21 P$ (0.417 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 1.748 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

Total amount of standard weapons available in this caliber: 23

Class 1 weapons:

  • Colt M1921A Thompson, submachine gun

Class 2 weapons:

  • General Motors M3 Grease Gun, submachine gun
  • H&K UMP-45, submachine gun
  • KRISS Vector, submachine gun
  • Sterling DeLisle, conventional rifle

Class 3 weapons:

  • Beretta 8045 Cougar, pistol
  • Colt M1911A1, pistol
  • Colt M1917, DA/SA revolver
  • FN Herstal FNP-45, pistol
  • Glock 21, pistol
  • Glock 30, pistol
  • H&K HK45, pistol
  • H&K MARK 23, pistol
  • H&K USP-45, pistol
  • Hi-Point JHP, pistol
  • MAC-10, auto pistol
  • Para Ordnance P-14.45, pistol
  • SIG Sauer P220, pistol
  • SIG Sauer P227, pistol
  • Smith & Wesson Model 625-2, revolver
  • Star Megastar, pistol
  • Taiyuan Arsenal Shanxi Type 17, pistol
  • Taurus Tracker M455, DA/SA revolver

Maze Customs

  • Customs weapon families: Available as a chambering for the 1911SS, 1911DS, Glock-LF, MP5 and AR-15 families, and naturally compatible with .460 Rowland weapons in the Blackhawk and Redhawk families.
  • Minor services: Shanxi Carbine (Minor stock modification for the Taiyuan Arsenal Shanxi Type 17), UMP-45 Enhanced (Tactical conversion for the H&K UMP-45), PSDR-3 (Tactical conversion for the S&W Model 625-2)

Barrel length groups

Depending on the barrel length of the firearm, a multiplier to Pain and Limb damage is applied. Please refer to the lists of weapons or to the event lines to know your particular weapons' barrel length.

Group name Length range Damage multiplier
Handgun Up to 6" 1x
Long barrel 6.1" and up 1.1x



See also

Real life information