The .40 S&W caliber came from the world of FBI firearms testing and development. After several agents were killed or wounded in a 1986 shootout, the Bureau determined to replace standard issue revolvers with semi-automatic pistols. Agent John Hall played a key role in these tests and the end result, after many changes and collaborations, was the introduction of the .40 S&W in 1990. This round is also known as the .40 cal, .40 Smith, .40 Auto or 10X22mm. This is a very popular round with law enforcement and the caliber fills a nice niche between the 9mm and the .45 ACP. The round was an instant success upon introduction in 1990.
Also known as the .45 Auto, there is hardly a more iconic firearm caliber than the .45. The ‘GI .45’ became an icon during WWII. From the beaches of far-flung islands in the Pacific to Normandy to the bastions of Nazi Germany, the .45 military issue led the way as a personal sidearm. This caliber has been the gold standard for stopping power for generations. Any personal defense handgun will invariably be compared to it, either favorably or not, in terms of takedown ability. This caliber, developed by John Browning in 1905 for use in his prototype firearm that would soon become the M1911, is the epitome of classic American firearms. Gen. John T. Thompson of Army Ordnance insisted on a real ‘man-stopper’ pistol. He received such a weapon from John Browning in the .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP).
Lone Star Munitions takes pride in offering high quality ammunition at affordable prices. All ammunition cartridges are manufactured on site by the Lone Star Munitions team and are available to you at factory direct prices. All components are American made and of the highest quality. Gunpowders are modern, smokeless powders from prime brands such as Hodgdon, Winchester, and Accurate. Primers are non-corrosive and are supplied by Remington, Federal, Winchester, or CCI. Bullets, depending on design and material, are supplied by firms like SNS Casting and Berry’s Manufacturing. We currently load with re-manufactured brass, sourced from indoor ranges across the United States. Every case has been professionally cleaned, inspected, polished and processed. Several steps are included in the process to ensure that each and every brass casing is safe and suitable for use. All ammunition products available to our customers have been extensively tested for velocity and verification of proper performance in the appropriate caliber of modern firearm. Each individual round has been case gauged, visually inspected and measured against SAAMI specifications in several ways and at several points along the way prior to boxing, ensuring proper functionality in your firearm.