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.50 Caliber 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ACP230, Jan 13, 2004.

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  1. ACP230

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    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:
     
  2. liliysdad

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    It was availabe in the LAR Grizzly, which was basically a huge 1911.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. ACP230

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    This .50 looks like its in a standard size 1911.
     
  4. Sven

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    Cool - what will they think of next?
     
  5. Old Fuff

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    A .51 ..... it's just what we all need.
     
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    Don't give them ideas, now...
     
  7. Sven

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    Muzzle-loading 1911s?
     
  8. WonderNine

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    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!
     
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  9. stans

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    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.
     
  10. squibload

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

    :p
     
  11. Stinkyshoe

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    Yep bigger is definitely better.....:D
     
  12. Marcus

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    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
     
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    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:
     
  14. 45crittergitter

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    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.
     
  15. Marcus

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    I`d think a ".50 ACP" would easily fit in an unaltered wide body frame like a Para no? Marcus
     
  16. WonderNine

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    Stans I meant to say 900-1050fps, not sure what I was smoking when I originally posted that. I just edited it.
     
  17. stans

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    Hmmm... 45 Super is capable of driving a 260 grain bullet at 1000 feet per second.
     
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