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.50 Gi

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by .cheese., Aug 14, 2007.

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  1. .cheese.

    .cheese. Member

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    anybody use this?

    What's the deal with it? Is it a decent cartridge?
     
  2. Warren

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    There have been a few threads discussing it.
     
  3. makarovnik

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    I'd rather use a 1911 platform in 10mm or .38 super.

    BTW the .50GI pistol can be converted to shoot .45acp but you can't convert a standard .45acp 1911 to shoot .50GI. They had to make the frame and slide wider to accomodate.

    I think the .50GI bullet moves at something like 750 FPS. That's sloooow!
     
  4. coelacanth

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    anything that's a half inch in diameter,

    weighs in excess of 230 grains and moves out at better than 750 fps qualifies as a pretty serious defensive caliber. According to the Guncrafters website some of the loads in the 280 - 300 grain range can be loaded to between 800 and 900 fps. I imagine the recoil gets a little brisk at those velocities though.
     
  5. Gifted

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    Yeah, but it's twice the weight of a .45ACP IIRC. That cartridge goes for the "slower-heavier" school. I think it would be amusing to get an FA tommy gun chambered for it. I'll probably have to wait a bit to do that though.
     
  6. MPanova

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    There 1911 is my current dream gun. I just wish I could figure out how to afford it with out being in devorce court :confused:
     
  7. Crunker1337

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    I think it would be a neat gun for fun. But as far as hunting, combat, or serious competition, I think you could do better with a smarter choice.

    I'd like to see a .50GI bullet taking on a watermelon :D
     
  8. Deer Hunter

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    Probably has ballistics very close to a 230 grain .45 load.
     
  9. Gator

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    "But this goes to 11"
     
  10. Jim Watson

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    Rich man's toy. You'd have to have your butler crawling around looking for brass at that.
    Ballistics are a 300 gr FMJ at 700+ fps and a 275 gr JHP at 875 fps.
     
  11. Cavalier Knight

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    [​IMG]

    This is a brand new item, you can find pictures/info on our website www.guncrafterindustries.com We will start shipping in about 3 months, cost is $595.00. We are taking orders on a first come first serve basis. A $200 deposit is required per unit. We will contact you shortly before shipping at which time the remainder is due.

    Here's some general info:

    The 50 GI conversion unit will fit Glock pistols 20/21, including the new SF versions (be sure to specify whether standard or SF when ordering as the magazines are different). The unit consists of a complete top end and a magazine, simple drop-in installation on user's Glock frame. Capacity is 9+1 with extended base pad, 8+1 with standard base pad. Slide and barrel machined from stainless steel forgings. As is typical of all Guncrafter Industries' products, very high quality machining to tight tolerances.

    Easily controllable, with .50 cal. stopping power. 50 GI factory ammunition available from Guncrafter Industries, as well as 50 GI brass, bullets and reloading dies. This is a conversion unit, not a complete firearm. Therefore, no FFL is needed and it can be shipped directly to the user.

    50GI LINK
     
  12. briansp82593

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    wow, i totally want to try one of those, if not own one :D
     
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