Last year I designed a round nose bullet for the 45 ACP. The objective was to eliminate the function problems many pistols have with the common semi-wadcutter and truncated cone bullets. I wanted the bullet to be useful in as many pistols as possible. It was not designed to fit a particular pistol so I did not expect match accuracy.
Initial testing of loads for velocity and accuracy was a big surprise, the groups were exceptional! Rifle shooters may scoff at 1” groups at 25 yards, but pistol and revolver shooters will understand. The pictured group is not a “one of”, the bullets averaged 1.2” and several groups under 1” are on record. This was not done on a Ransom Rest, but benched using a Red Dot sight with no magnification.
The bullet is in the Accurate catalog, 45-231B. Because of the excellent results I designed a 200 grain bullet with the same ogive. It is Accurate 45-201B and it is also proving to be remarkably accurate.
I have tested these bullets for feeding in several 45 ACP pistols. However none are stock military 1911 types, if you have a stock mil 1911 and are willing to test some for function send me a PM.
A full report will be published in a future issue of the Cast Bullet Association journal The Fouling Shot.