Cascade Cartridge Inc., commonly known as CCI, is an ammunition manufacturer based in Lewiston, Idaho that specializes in rimfire ammunition, centerfire handgun ammunition and primers. Established by Dick Speer, brother of Vernon Speer, in 1951 as a steady source for primers, CCI evolved quickly into the full-scale operation dedicated to providing shooters with a wide variety of ammunition targeted for specific applications that it is today.
Now, more than 60 years later, CCI is a subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems – a conglomerate that owns the Federal Cartridge Company as well as many other high-profile ammunition manufacturers, while also holding the production contract for the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri. This partnership furthered CCI's ability to provide shooters with innovative new products marked by their consistent performance and unyielding reliability. Moreover, it has placed the company among the leaders in the rimfire ammunition industry. With ties like that, CCI is a name that shooters can trust.
As noted, CCI/Speer Lawman® .45 ACP ammunition is a product from Speer's "Lawman®" line of ammunition. Designed as a recreational load suitable for plinking, target shooting and training exercises, CCI's Lawman® line of ammunition is lauded for its uncanny accuracy, reliability and performance. Many Lawman® loads even duplicate the velocities and projectile weights characteristic of their "Gold Dot®" line of personal defense ammunition to ensure that shooters are making the most of their practice. Moreover, the Lawman® brand offers a variety of centerfire handgun loads in several different calibers that utilize Speer bullets and CCI primers to ensure that all shooters can trust the brand.
That said each box of CCI/Speer Lawman® .45 ACP ammunition, as noted, contains 50 non-corrosive, brass-cased cartridges. Each cartridge weighs 230 gr and contains a total metal jacket projectile, which is specially designed for stable external ballistics as well as increased muzzle velocities. In fact, this particular load is capable of producing muzzle velocities that have been observed to travel at speeds of up to 830 fps. All CCI/Speer ammunition is manufactured using premium raw materials and newly manufactured brass cases in the United States at their main manufacturing facility in Lewiston, Idaho.