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.50GI vs .45ACP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Alan Fud, Mar 13, 2005.

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  1. Alan Fud

    Alan Fud Member

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    Just curious how the .50GI compares to the .45ACP in terms of effectiveness?
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  2. Jim Watson

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    On what?
    I have not seen any account of a .50 GI being used in a gunfight or even on game. I think it is an expensive gimmick. If I want more power than a .45 ACP, I have a .44 Magnum... and a rifle.
     
  3. crucible

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    ...or .45 Super in your current ACP reletively inexpensively.

    While I like the idea of it, I can't see the .50 being anything more than a teeny tiny nitch that only a couple of folks own and have (to make) ammo for.

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  4. natedog

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    A little bit better ballistics on paper, and that nice 1/2" hole, but definetly not worth the $2.5k the pistol commands, nor the crazy cost of ammo.
     
  5. Gunz

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    For $2500, I can get a S&W 500Mag for about $900 + $450 (100 rds of ammo) + $900 another 500 and $225 rounds of ammo (50 rds) as back up. This would total around $2475. I would hunt around for some more money to get a couple of holsters.

    That would satisfy my 50 caliber handgun itch for something reliable, powerful, and novel..........

    I will stay with a 45ACP 1911 for sentimental reasons.
     
  6. coylh

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    I'd guess it's twice the man stopper that the .45 ACP is. Look how much bigger the .50 is...
     
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    Do we really need a fighting handgun caliber, bigger than the 45 ACP? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Edmond

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    Hey, you ever go shooting to Rinks?
     
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    Well, I cant say first hand..but Id imagine its a good stopper. If they could do a 50 AE in a 1911..........then.........Id be tempted. :D

    Shoot well........
     
  10. Bergeron

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    I would imagine that it would be superior as manstopper, just as many other rounds are. I find the gun interesting not from a combatative standpoint, but I would love to try one out on bowling pins in particular, and just about any reactive target in general.
     
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