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I want a .50 BMG pistol!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by somerandomguy, Feb 23, 2013.

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  1. somerandomguy

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    Who's with me?
     
  2. Muskyman

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    It would be fun to shoot someone else's, but I can think of hundreds of guns I would rather have.
     
  3. Nugilum

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    I value my wrists too much. :what:
     
  4. chris in va

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    No...you don't.
     
  5. Ehtereon11B

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    I have a .50BMG paperweight. It is roughly 3/4 the length of my XD45. A "handgun" shooting a .50BMG would classify as an SBR.

    Other than that, you wouldn't want one.
     
  6. Sam1911

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    Not unless you're putting a stock on it, or register it so that you can.

    A gun that isn't "designed or redesigned to be fired from the shoulder" doesn't meet the definition of a "rifle" -- short barreled or not.
     
  7. Deus Machina

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    I've seen full-sized .50 BMG rifles being fired without the muzzle brake on, to the point of breaking firing rests and collarbones.

    I'll leave the pistols alone.
     
  8. TJ AK-74

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    FYI: If a .50BMG handgun was commercially made, then .50BMG ammo could be considered "Handgun Ammunition" which would subject it to "armor-piercing" regulations, essentially making any surplus AP, API, APT, and APIT ammo illegal to sell to civilians IIRC. :banghead::fire::cuss: So no, I don't want one. It'd b cool-looking, but thats about it.
     
  9. Fremmer

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    I shoot my fiddy pistol with one hand, lol
     
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    I am I love big cal hand guns my biggest SS 44 mag SBH
     
  11. tuj

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    I too have a 50BMG paperweight. I have no idea how you would ever get the recoil down to the manageable level in a handgun. If you haven't handled a 50BMG round..well, it's huge.

    I guess you could try to make like a recoil-less rifle round, although with a pistol I don't see how you would redirect the blast.
     
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    A .50 BMG pistol has been made:

    [​IMG]

    Totally useless. The .50 BMG uses very slow powder; it needs barrel. This thing was more of a "because we can", and I'm sure it's a spectacular fireworks show to discharge it, but the velocity would be abysmal.

    No, it wouldn't.

    Ammunition intended for or suitable only for a handgun

    AP .224" and .308" bullets are still widely available and legal to own. Where you'd get pinched is if you had them loaded into cartridges, and you're only firearm so-chambered was a handgun, or you got caught with them loaded in a handgun.
     
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    No idea if its real.... [​IMG]
     

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    Looks about real. Having watched the custom short-barreled M2s run during the night shoot at Knob Creek, at high rates of fire that fireball grows until, even standing directly behind the gunner, it is difficult to see his form in the corona of the ongoing blast.
     
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    MachIVshooter

    I was told that a "recoil supression" company built that just to show how good they were, dont know if it's true.....but it sounds good.

    Like you said "just because we can can gun"
     
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    This is insane. No, you don't want a .50 BMG handgun. There is such a thing as too much gun, and this is it. If you want a big handgun, try 10mm, .45 ACP, .44 magnum, or even 500 S&W. Those are all considered to be big in the handgun realm.

    The bones in your forearms wouldn't hold up, and keep in mind that your wrist is a gliding joint. It doesn't like sharp impulses. What you're asking for is like saying you want to ride on the nosecone of an Atlas rocket on your lawn chair because you like to go fast. It's a free country and you're entitled to talk about anything you want, but I don't think these pie in the sky ideas fit within the community of THR. We promote responsible gun ownership and like to stay realistic. An influx of "I want glock to make a pistol that shoots tank shells" or "What's the best gun to shoot zombies with" kinda waters down the experience here.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  19. Ehtereon11B

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    Was going by the length the action would have to be to accommodate the round. Not the legal definition of SBR.

    The closest you will probably ever get to a .50BMG is probably the .50AE. And that has enough kaching ($) when you pull the trigger anyway.
     
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    Open the window in the trailer. It needs a change of air.
     
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    I have no idea how many of these were made, or even if this kid ever touched this shot off, but you could certainly make one yourself. This is one of Bob Stewart's Maadi-Griffin actions done up as a pistol.
     

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    There is ZERO chance that I would trust anything designed to be hand held - one or two hands - to contain the energy of that round only as far from my head-ball as the length of my arms.
     
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    There are probably more practical, and less painful ways of rearranging your facial features :uhoh:.
     
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    If he gets a 50BMG handgun, I want a 20mm derringer! Ooooooo, or maybe a 950 JDJ suppressed pen gun!
     
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