.45 Colt (no ontology)

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.45 Colt (Sometimes .45 Long Colt, rarely 11.48x35mm R) is a pistol cartridge developed in 1872 by Colt's Manufacturing Company. It began life as a blackpowder cartridge, though modern factory loads use smokeless powder. Originally conceived to be used in the US Army service handgun of the era, the Colt Single Action Army, it gained popularity and good reputation as one of the Old West frontier cartridges. As of today, it still sees use, mainly among civilian shooters and cowboy action shooting enthusiasts. Most firearms chambered in .45 Colt are revolvers, as well as certain carbines.

Modern factory loads and today's handloaders exploit the generous case capacity and modern smokeless powders to develop much stronger loads than the original factory load of the 19th century. It also formed the basis for .454 Casull, which would be considered its "Magnum" variant ; being dimensionally similar in every way but case length, similarly to how .357 Magnum is longer but otherwise similar to .38 Special.

Mazeworld overview

Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +2 46% 43% 41% 36% 30% 23% 11% 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, Lead, LSWC, JHP, JSP, LSWCHP
    • Personal Defense (Regular, +P): Lead, LSWC, JHP, SEG
    • Pocket Dragon (Regular, +P+): LSWC
    • Milsurp (Surplus, SP): Lead
  • 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: .454, 250 grain
  • Standard load: 104 pwdr
    • -P load: 94 pwdr
    • +P load: 114 pwdr
    • +P+ load: 125 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 17 P$ (0.347 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 1.71 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

Total amount of standard weapons available in this caliber: 6

Class 3 weapons:

  • Beretta Stampede Marshal, SA revolver
  • Colt Single Action Army, SA revolver
  • Pedersoli Howdah 45/410, double-barreled pistol (3" chamber)
  • Ruger Redhawk, DA/SA revolver
  • Smith & Wesson Model 625-6, DA/SA revolver
  • Taurus Model 450Ti, DA/SA revolver

Additional weapons that can chamber .45 Colt rounds interchangeably with their native caliber:

  • All revolvers chambered in .454 Casull, including Maze Customs revolvers
  • Taurus Rossi M92, .454 Casull conventional rifle

Maze Customs

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
Short handgun Up to 3.9" 0.85x
Medium handgun 4" to 8" 1x
Long handgun 8.1" to 12" 1.2x
Rifle 12.1" and beyond 1.4x


.45 Colt Lead

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Real life information