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Old 03-29-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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Found at the Charlotte gunshow today

This interesting ammo.... Triton Quik-Shok in 450 SMC. Anybody know anything about it?
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
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No, but I've got a gun to shoot it.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:26 AM   #3
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Re: Found at the Charlotte gunshow today

For no charge, I can autograph a box or two for you!

Here is something I posted in another thread about the 450 SMC...

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The 450 SMC came from a meeting at NASGW (can’t recall the exact year) with a buyer from a major distributor. They had been buying .45 Super ammo from Triton and when we discontinued producing the ammo, they were concerned because they still had plenty of Springfield Armory 1911s set up for the .45 Super. The buyer was aware of the trademark issues with the .45 Super and asked us if we could come out with a cartridge with a different name. One of my employees said, “yeah we can call it the suck my c**k”. After everyone got a chuckle out of that, I said, “how about the SMC?” The folks at STI already had a 1911 called the 450 that could handle the .45 Super, so we called it the 450 SMC. To make the name politically correct, we told everyone SMC stood for Short Magnum Cartridge. Those in the “inner circle” knew the real name.

This did give us a chance to improve upon the .45 Super cartridge case by using a small pistol primer pocket. Primer flow was a constant nuisance with the .45 Super and the smaller primer pocket would help alleviate that issue. In the end, we were able to squeeze more velocity out of the 450 SMC than we could with the .45 Super.
Glad to see some of that stuff is still out there.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:26 AM   #4
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This interesting ammo.... Triton Quik-Shok in 450 SMC. Anybody know anything about it?
Did you pick it up?

Still want to pull the trigger on one of those.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:29 AM   #5
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I'll bring mine to Gunstock. Help me remember when it's time to pack.
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:13 PM   #6
 
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Re: Found at the Charlotte gunshow today

I found some of this at a local pawn shop... Does it need a modified 1911?, I have a brand new springfield XD 45 service pistol. Do you guys think the XD can handle the quick shok 450 triton 230 grain?
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