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  • adjective of or relating to the bore of a gun (or its ammunition) that measures forty-five hundredths of an inch in diameter


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  • Inside Blair House, the moment Agent Stout heard the first shots he ran to the gun cabinet and grabbed a Thompson .45-caliber submachine gun.

    The Kennedy Detail

  • A twenty-seven-year-old woman who was a follower of convicted murderer Charles Manson had tried to assassinate President Ford with a .45-caliber automatic as he shook hands with spectators near the state capitol in Sacramento, California.

    The Kennedy Detail

  • The handles of his two .45-caliber pistols bulged beneath his biceps.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • Next to the chain was a Bible and .45-caliber bullet.

    Respect The Jux

  • Urda nodded and handed over one of his Kimber .45-caliber pistols.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • He knew their ears were ringing from the blast of the powerful .45-caliber Kimber so he shouted in Arabic, “Which one of you wants to go to hell next?”

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • The Thompson gun was less than thirty-four inches long, weighed ten and a half pounds, and fired fat .45-caliber pistol rounds.

    The Gun

  • The lessons he thought he learned from watching swinging corpses and death throes in the stockyard led him to design the Thompson gun as a .45-caliber weapon.

    The Gun

  • Nick had drawn his duty weapon, an H&K .45-caliber pistol, and he put on the speed now, moving alongside Catherine and then slightly in front.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin Deep

  • He opened the case and began to unload its contents on the table: a .45-caliber handgun, duct tape, a watch, a screwdriver, wire cutters, a piece of wooden two-by-four, a crowbar, and a small pouch filled with marbles.

    Respect The Jux


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