Just saw an add for a 1911 pattern pistol from Guncrafter Industries in caliber .50GI. They're in Huntsville AR (www.guncrafterindustries.com). They taut "controllable big bore power" in "the ultimate 1911 for the serious professional".
Anyone have some 'hands-on' with one of these bad boyz?
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January 18, 2004, 11:15 PM
I live in Wouth Ark and have never heard of these guys! But damn....that cart looks mean!!!!!!!!
I wonder how much i is?
January 18, 2004, 11:33 PM
January 18, 2004, 11:37 PM
Just paid attention to this gun today and from what I understand the guns are not yet out, the price is $2895, and the cartridge shoves the 300gr bullet out the bore at about 700fps for 325ft-lbs ME
January 18, 2004, 11:51 PM
I bet you could get 10 of those in a G20 sized package, and push a that bullet faster. people are just recoil wusses. Crank her up to 10mm load power, and we'll have a real hard hitter.
January 18, 2004, 11:58 PM
the cartridge shoves the 300gr bullet out the bore at about 700fps for 325ft-lbs ME
If that's true, I just lost all interest.
January 19, 2004, 01:23 AM
If that's true, I just lost all interest.
I got the bullet weight and fps from this thread (http://www.1911forum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=69478) over in the general section of the 1911forum. I used an Airhog.com calculator for the ME.
Copy and paste of the letter from which the ballistic info was taken:
I hope the below listed information answers your further questions.
Our web site at www.guncrafterindustries.com will be filled with useful in formation in a couple of days, please check it out periodically for updates.
Also, printed information will be available shortly.
The first batch of pistols are already spoken for!
We are taking orders for the second batch right now and will start shipping these around Feb. 20th, after the SHOT SHOW.
When placing an order, we require ½ down deposit and the remaining ½ prior to shipping.
Feel free to contact us again if you want more detailed information.
Thanks for your inquiry,
GI Model No. 1, 50 GI caliber
Proprietary fully machined frame and slide
Original 1911 Size, weighs 40 oz.
Match Grade Heavy Barrel, 1:18" twist
Heavy Duty Stainless 7rd. Magazine
Heinie Slant Pro Tritium Sights
20 lpi Carry Checkering on Frontstrap
20 lpi Checkered MSH w/ Integral Lanyard Loop
Tactical Single Side Thumb Safety
Light-weight Trigger, tuned to 4#
Full length one-piece guide rod w/reverse plug
Beveled Mag Well
Olive Drab Aluma-Grips w/logo
Comes with two .50 GI magazines in a Cordura Carrying Case
Brief description of the Model No. 1 and the 50 GI cartridge.
The Model No.1 is pure 1911 all the way through, the external dimensions are the same as a std. 1911 and the Model No. 1 will fit holsters for std. 1911's.
It will also accept a majority of 1911 accessories and components with little or no modifications.
The inside of the Model No. 1 has been re-engineered to accommodate the larger 50 GI cartridge and sports a beefy .50 cal. barrel and a very sturdy magazine of heat treated stainless steel.
The pistol is hand built with great attention to fit, finish and reliability, it is in every sense a custom quality handgun.
It is also a very accurate pistol and compares favorably to accurized 1911's in this aspect.
The 50 GI is a proprietary Guncrafter Industries cartridge and was developed from the ground up specifically for our Model No. 1 pistol.
It is a very strong, thick-walled cartridge, which when loaded is approximately the same OAL as a 45 ACP round.
Due to the large caliber, the cartridge operates at relatively low pressures and has a long reloading life.
The concept was to create a practical .50 caliber 1911 without unnecessary bulk or weight, but with increased knock-down power.
Factory loads for the 50 GI typically drives a 300 grain bullet at 700 -725 fps, which translates into a 210 power factor.
This is achieved without loss of controllability - firing this load feels comparable to shooting a std. 230 hard ball factory round.
However, the 50 GI is a very versatile cartridge and can be loaded to higher or lower levels, as desired.
Factory loaded ammunition, brass and reloading dies are available through Guncrafter Industries.
The retail price of the Model No. 1 is $2895.00. Extra magazines are $44.95.
50 GI factory loaded is $14.25/box of 20.
GI manufactures a conversion kit for the Model No. 1, which enables the user to shoot .45 ACP ammunition in the Model No. 1.
The conversion unit retails at $365.00, includes 8 rd. magazine.
January 19, 2004, 02:16 AM
Just what we need, a solution to a problem we don't currently have.
January 19, 2004, 03:11 AM
not so fast, grasshopper.
sure, factory loadings are somewhat anemic, for a .50, but it can be loaded hotter (maybe by quite a bit).
This would make the ideal backup gun for Hog hunting, i think.