It’s very popular in Mexico because for a long time they had a law prohibiting “military” calibers, i.e. the .45.
It is a great round though, I scored two boxes of Silvertips a couple days ago for a good price. They seem to feed in my LW Commander better than Cor-Bon.
Not that I would have ended up a criminal otherwise, but when I look back at those years I realize how lucky I was to grow up at the gun club. Most of the "old guys" that ran the place were WWII vets, we had a couple retired police officers, and just about any profession you could think of. It was a place where doctors hung out with mechanics, loggers were good friends with engineers.