Double Tap Ammunition—The 450 SMC
The good folks over at Double Tap are always pushing the envelope on power. They might have out-done themselves with the new 450 SMC. This new round is meant to be fired through any firearm that is chambered for 45 ACP +P. It pushes a 185 gr JHP to 1350 fps, a 230 gr JHP to 1200 and a 255 gr hardcast to 1100.
Did you catch that? It came pretty fast. A 185 grain jacketed hollow point, from a 1911, running at 1,350 feet per second. For those of you keeping score at home, that is fast.
How can they do this in a chamber designed for 45 ACP you ask? They use a special cartridge case. The case is essentially a cut down .308. This gives it thicker walls to hold up to the charge. This is very important when using the 450 SMC in chamber like a Glock that leaves a good portion of the case unsupported. The biggest difference is it uses a magnum rifle primer instead of a large pistol. And it probably kicks like a mule.
Double Tap has promised to send us some rounds to test out. Look for our review in the coming weeks. Until then, check out some photos of expanded rounds. Pretty awesome stuff.