|Manufacturer||Red Army Standard|
|Bullet Weight||230 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||850|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||369|
|Cost Per Round||57.0¢ per round|
As Russian ammunition, this 45 Auto has steel in two important places: its bullet and its case. The bullet offers pretty standard ballistic performance as it weighs 230 grains and is loaded to a muzzle velocity of 850 fps. It has what is known as a bimetal jacket, which is mostly made of steel with a thin exterior layer of copper. Be certain that such a bullet will attract a magnet.
This round’s steel case makes its price point even lower, although it also makes it non-reloadable. (Steel cases also have a tendency of letting more fouling enter a pistol’s action.) This ammo’s steel cases are polymer-coated to reduce friction during feeding and extraction, and their Berdan primers are just as non-corrosive as any brass-cased American round’s. A budget-friendly alternative courtesy of our friends Dimitri and Viktor!