Unprimed Brass Cases
45 Cowboy Special (Large Pistol primer)Cowboy 45 Special, 45 SPL, C45S
0.892 - 0.896 O.A.L.
The Cowboy .45 Special is a case that is optimized for use with light loads in .45 Colt caliber revolvers for Cowboy Action Shooting. Light loads with excessive airspace are a recipe for case splits and erratic function. By using the Cowboy .45 Special case, with its .45 Colt rim and .45 Auto length, the problem no longer exists. While many claim that .45 Auto load data can be used in this caliber, it is important to realize the limitations of the firearm it is chambered in and only use loads that fall within the pressure range of that firearm. Generally these can be loaded using .45 Colt dies and a modified (shortened) crimp die, or .45 Auto Rim roll crimp die.
John D of Littleton, Colorado
I've been using these in a Taurus Tracker DA revolver chambered in 45 ACP. They work great. You don't need the moon clips for firing or ejecting empties. They make ejecting the empties the way the revolver is supposed to work. I use ACP dies for reloading using a shellholder for 45 Long Colt. Being the same length as ACP cases they don't foul up the chambers ahead of the case mouth and ACP ammo drops right in and functions normally.
Warden C of Fulton, Missouri
I've used this brass supplied through another party for several years. While the smaller volume makes better use of smokeless powder, where it really shines is when loaded with black powder or substitute black powder. A proper load for Cowboy Action Shooting can be made without filler material and still have plenty of power and smoke. Thanks Starline for making this case available directly from your catalog.