I finished my very first 45ACP reloads last night. It was dark and cold (cold for NC anyway), but I couldn't stand it so I went out in the backyard and cracked off a couple to make sure they would function.... Well I held the pistol about a foot off the ground and fired 2 for function. The hole in the ground was almost big enough to fit my fist into and about 6 inches deep. I was happy!
These were mixed brass, winchester large pistol primers and 5.0 grains of Bullseye topped with a Rainier 230gr hollowpoint.
I used the cheap Lee Reloader C-face press and Lee deluxe dies, but I did not crimp. I just flared them enough to get the bullet to sit on top and seated them to ~1.110" which is the same as Federal Hydra-Shok. I had 2 of 50 that skimmed some copper jacket so I just filed off the little bit of copper pushed up on those.
I have been able to reload 338WM, 30-06, and now 45ACP on this little press. I may upgrade to the Lee Turret press just so I don't have to keep adjusting the dies.
EDIT: I recovered one of the rounds. It expanded well, but looks like it hit a good rock in the red clay and shed the jacket and part of the nose on one side.