Real .45 Colt Bullet Keyring | Keychain


This 45 Colt Bullet Keyring features:

  • Full length case resized
  • Our new steel swivel pin design
  • Professionally seated bullet
  • Cleaned and Polished

In stock (can be backordered)


The .45 Colt is a rimmed, straight-walled, handgun cartridge dating to 1872. It was originally a black-powder revolver round developed for the Colt Single Action Army revolver. This cartridge was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1873 and served as an official US military handgun cartridge for 14 years. These would normally have a lead projectile, but we have used an FMJ .45 bullet to stop lead contamination and exposure

The .45 Colt (also known as .45 Long Colt) cartridge is a historic and versatile round with several popular use cases. Here are some of the key applications:
  1. Cowboy Action Shooting:
    • Competitive Shooting: The .45 Colt is a favourite in Cowboy Action Shooting sports, where participants use period-authentic firearms and ammunition to compete in marksmanship events that mimic Old West scenarios.
  2. Hunting:
    • Small to Medium Game: The .45 Colt is effective for hunting small to medium game animals at relatively short ranges, especially when loaded with modern, higher-pressure ammunition.
    • Pest Control: Farmers and ranchers may use it for controlling pests and varmints.
  3. Personal Defence:
    • Self-defence: The .45 Colt is still used in revolvers for self-defence. Modern defensive loads are available that offer improved performance in terms of stopping power and penetration.
    • Bear Defence: In areas where bear encounters are a concern, some people carry .45 Colt revolvers loaded with heavy, hard-cast bullets designed for deep penetration.
  4. Historical and Reproduction Firearms:
    • Collecting and Shooting: The .45 Colt is significant for its historical value, being one of the classic calibers of the American Old West. Collectors and enthusiasts often seek out original and reproduction firearms chambered in .45 Colt for their historical connections.
    • Re-enactments: It is used in historical re-enactments and live-action role-playing scenarios to maintain authenticity.
  5. Recreational Shooting:
    • Plinking: The .45 Colt is a fun cartridge for recreational shooting and plinking. Its manageable recoil and the availability of lighter loads make it enjoyable for informal target practice.
    • Reloading: Hand loaders appreciate the .45 Colt for its versatility and the ability to create custom loads ranging from mild to very powerful.
  6. Lever-Action Rifles:
    • Rifle Shooting: Many lever-action rifles are chambered in .45 Colt, allowing shooters to enjoy the cartridge in both revolvers and rifles. This versatility is appealing for those who prefer to use a single caliber for multiple firearms.
  7. Survival and Wilderness Use:
    • General Purpose: In survival situations, the .45 Colt can be a good all-around cartridge for hunting, defence, and general utility. Its effectiveness at short ranges makes it suitable for a variety of tasks in the wilderness.

Overall, the .45 Colt remains a versatile and respected cartridge, with a strong following among enthusiasts of historical firearms, cowboy action shooters, hunters, and those seeking a reliable round for personal defence and recreational shooting.

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Weight 0.026 kg





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