.50 Caliber 1911


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ACP230
January 13, 2004, 11:31 PM
The latest Shotgun News carries an ad for a 1911 type pistol made by Guncrafter Industries in Huntsville, AR. It's takes a new .50 caliber round called the .50GI. The ad uses the slogan, "Controllable Big Bore Power!"
The case looks as long as a standard .45 ACP, but has a longer bullet than the .45 ACP HP in the photo. Looks interesting and reminds me of a story...

Supposedly someone asked a grizzled old lawman, a Texas Ranger I think,
"Why do you carry that old .45 pistol all the time."
His answer,
"They don't make a .50!"

I guess that retort may now be inoperative!

(I know, I know the .50AE has been around for a while. It wasn't available in a 1911 though, was it?)

:cool:

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liliysdad
January 13, 2004, 11:38 PM
It was availabe in the LAR Grizzly, which was basically a huge 1911.

http://www.shooting-center.de/bilder/lar_longslide.jpg

ACP230
January 13, 2004, 11:41 PM
This .50 looks like its in a standard size 1911.

Sven
January 13, 2004, 11:42 PM
Cool - what will they think of next?

Old Fuff
January 14, 2004, 12:54 AM
A .51 ..... it's just what we all need.

horge
January 14, 2004, 01:13 AM
Don't give them ideas, now...

Sven
January 14, 2004, 02:23 AM
Muzzle-loading 1911s?

WonderNine
January 14, 2004, 02:54 AM
ROFL Sven....:D

Seriously a .50 1911 sounds cool to me! A big heavy slow moving high energy (for a non-magnum handgun) bullet. Maybe in the range of 900-1050 fps or so??? Six round magazine? 250-300gr. bullets??? 1911 trigger? I'm sold!

stans
January 14, 2004, 06:36 AM
Hmmmmm.... 250 grain bullet at 500 to 650 feet per second? Been there, done that in IPSC competition. 255 grain LSWC at 710 feet per second out of a five inch barreled 1911, standard barrel and brass, no over pressure signs, used a 17 pound recoil spring, brass barely made it 5 feet from the gun.

squibload
January 14, 2004, 09:37 AM
Supposedly someone asked a grizzled old lawman, a Texas Ranger I think,
"Why do you carry that old .45 pistol all the time."
His answer,
"They don't make a .50!"


I heard it as:
"Why do you carry a .45 Colt?"
"Cuz they don't make a .46 Colt".

:p

Stinkyshoe
January 14, 2004, 01:12 PM
Yep bigger is definitely better.....:D

Marcus
January 14, 2004, 08:23 PM
I`ve been kicking this idea around for ever. A .50 loaded to .45+P or mid range 10mm level and *no more*,that could be chambered in a Commander or Glock 19 sized package would IMO be out-freakin-standing! Marcus

BluesBear
January 14, 2004, 08:30 PM
You'd have to widen the frame to accept a .50 cal magazine.

You could do it in a Glack then they already have a wide frame available.

I can see it now...

NEW for 2004 - The Glock High Road Special chambered in .50GAP !

:neener: :what: :neener: :what: :neener:

45crittergitter
January 15, 2004, 11:08 AM
My buddy has a 1911 in .50AE. AMT? It fits some of my regular .45 1911 holsters, except its a longer barrel/slide. Heckuva carry gun.

Marcus
January 15, 2004, 08:28 PM
I`d think a ".50 ACP" would easily fit in an unaltered wide body frame like a Para no? Marcus

WonderNine
January 17, 2004, 12:37 AM
Stans I meant to say 900-1050fps, not sure what I was smoking when I originally posted that. I just edited it.

stans
January 17, 2004, 10:06 AM
Hmmm... 45 Super is capable of driving a 260 grain bullet at 1000 feet per second.

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