What do you think of .45 Super?

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It is super!


I think .45 Super is great. Heavy bullets, loaded hot, are on par with 10mm. Except more diameter.

How about suitability for small concealable pistols? I understand the pistol has to be rated for +P, so eg, a SW Shield 45 would shoot it.

heard ammo can be tuff to get… some claim 10mm is better???

I would go for a more robust gun. Don’t get me wrong, my M&P runs like a champ. The Shield is +p rated, but, I don’t think I would trust it with Super. For me, a gun rated for Super, or a 1911 with a 45 Super conversion would be the way to go. In fact, I’m putting together a parts list for a future build of just such a creature.


Hm… This guy does not recommend 45 super for self defense, more of a hunting round in his opinion.


Had never heard of the .45 super before. Interesting concept for hunting or bear protection though I’d probably just go with a 10mm for those jobs. Wouldn’t be my first choice for regular self defense even if I could find a bullet designed to perform properly at the increased velocity.

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You’ll enjoy this video.


I think they would be very hard to find and very expensive, even if you reloaded. :man_shrugging:
Update: I changed my mind. :thinking:


Well I’ll be darned, I learned something new. Underwood has several offerings. :slightly_smiling_face:



  • SKU : 728
  • Cartridge : .45 Super
  • Bullet Brand : Underwood Ammo™
  • Bullet Weight (gr) : 255
  • Bullet Construction : Hi-Tek Coated Hard Cast
  • Bullet Model : Flat Nose
  • Bullet Material : Lead
  • Brinell Hardness : 21
  • Case Type : Nickel Plated Brass
  • Supressor Safe : Yes


  • Muzzle Energy (ft. lbs) : 654
  • Muzzle Velocity (fps) : 1,075
  • Sectional Density : 0.180



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Wow, if your gonna shoot shoot or just get a flame thrower ( MO MONEY )

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I’d love a 45 win mag! But it seems like that ship has already sailed. Nine mike mike is the norm. It’s like there’s an abundance of guys with faginas now.

But in all seriousness I’ve been looking for 45 Super brass. It’s out of stock everywhere. I wish it was offered with small primer pockets so it would be easier to identify at a glance. I’m not sure I would want to use Super for carry ammunition, but it would be great to have some in the ammo locker!