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    On the subject of a .50 caliber pistol...

    Does anyone here own one or carry one? If so, which model? More specifically, has anyone ever owned or shot a Guncrafter Industries Model 3 .50 cal.? Opinions of all types are welcome!
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    Well,,,

    No I dont have a guncrafter,,, basically a GI 45 modified to hold and fire the .50 GI,, not much difference from 45 ACP..

    I do however have a Desert Eagle in .50 AE,, its a magnum!
    I also have an 8 3/8 Smith and Wesson 500 magnum,, its Really a Magnum!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    No I dont have a guncrafter,,, basically a GI 45 modified to hold and fire the .50 GI,, not much difference from 45 ACP..

    I do however have a Desert Eagle in .50 AE,, its a magnum!
    I also have an 8 3/8 Smith and Wesson 500 magnum,, its Really a Magnum!!!
    I'll bet that .50 cal ammunition is harder to find and more expensive.

    For those wanting a 1911 style gun with superior ballistics, look into 10mm. Several here own and carry them.
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    Question 10mm pistol

    Isn't the 10mm the gun the FBI tried and dumped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    I'll bet that .50 cal ammunition is harder to find and more expensive.

    For those wanting a 1911 style gun with superior ballistics, look into 10mm. Several here own and carry them.
    Well, I'm pretty sure it ain't cheaper !

    50 v 45 .... 45 just for practical reasons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrarian View Post
    Isn't the 10mm the gun the FBI tried and dumped?
    The FBI "eventually concluded that its recoil was excessive in terms of training for average agent and police officer competency of use and qualification,[10] and that the pistols chambered for the caliber were too large for some small-handed individuals. These issues led to the creation and following replacement to a shorter version of the 10mm that exists today as the .40 Smith & Wesson."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10mm_Auto

    We have one member in the Charlottesville, Va area who owns two Coonan 10 mm 911s - he loves them.

    STI offers several models also. The 5" Nitro 10 and the 6" Perfect 10.
    http://www.stiguns.com/nitro-10/
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    Well,,,

    Sooo were all off topic now...

    I do want the 6" Perfect 10,, http://www.stiguns.com/the-sti-perfect-10/ ,,, 2621$!!!!
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    I don't know if I would like a .50 in a 1911, but I did see a drop in .460 Rowland conversion kit on Brownells last night that looked tempting.

    http://www.brownells.com/handgun-par...-prod5003.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Truth View Post
    Does anyone here own one or carry one? If so, which model? More specifically, has anyone ever owned or shot a Guncrafter Industries Model 3 .50 cal.? Opinions of all types are welcome!
    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    Sooo were all off topic now...

    I do want the 6" Perfect 10,, http://www.stiguns.com/the-sti-perfect-10/ ,,, 2621$!!!!
    We're still waiting for someone with an opinion on the .50 cal - I have never shot one, don't like the ballistics.

    Meanwhile, we are discussing similar guns of "all types."
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    Personally I have no desire for a 50 caliber handgun. 45/70 is as large as I have in a rifle, as far as power the Mosin Nagant serves me just fine.

    But keep in mind I only speak for myself, I will support anybodies choice in caliber, or type of gun.
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    Well,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    We're still waiting for someone with an opinion on the .50 cal - I have never shot one, don't like the ballistics.

    Meanwhile, we are discussing similar guns of "all types."
    Well,,, OK... I answered his topical questions,, except to say,, Yes I did Carry my Desert Eagle Openly to a
    Get together,, but not the S&W 500..
    The 10mm really is not a similar caliber, but it does have the punch!
    The 50 GI is bigger than 45, but not much more powerful,
    the 46 rowland is just another variation on the same theme,, think 45 gap..
    The real 50 cals are real magnums with higher preasures,,, they are Different!!
    The 10mm is a super cartridge, not a big 40,,
    anymore than my 9x23 winchester is just a big 9 nato...
    These are different animals!
    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

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    I've shot somebody else's S&W .500. It's loud. I'm recoil-tolerant so don't go by my saying it was no worse than X, and a lot softer than my .45acp Downsizer WSP http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/201...allest-pistol/ I had folks who flat out refused to take a second shot with that itty-bitty belly gun. Lots of folks. (Ask some of the Virginia folks - their hands probably still hurt.)

    It's not your everyday carry gun, but I would not be upset carrying it in a quick-access rig on my pack in bear country.

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    I have a Desert Eagle .50AE that I shoot regularly. As mentioned earlier it's a beast compared to the .50GI but a bit tame compared the the .500 S&W. I don't use it for carry very often, it's just a bit on the heavy side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    I've shot somebody else's S&W .500. It's loud. I'm recoil-tolerant so don't go by my saying it was no worse than X, and a lot softer than my .45acp Downsizer WSP http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/201...allest-pistol/ I had folks who flat out refused to take a second shot with that itty-bitty belly gun. Lots of folks. (Ask some of the Virginia folks - their hands probably still hurt.)

    It's not your everyday carry gun, but I would not be upset carrying it in a quick-access rig on my pack in bear country.

    stay safe.
    The thing is a true palm buster - takes a very special hand grip......which Skid conveniently forgets to tell you. Don't bother asking me how I know
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    Thanks for all the input guys. I think I've ruled out a .50 GI for now as a possible choice for a larger caliber pistol. I think I've decided I would rather have a .500 S&W Mag if I'm going to go that big, but that big is really unnecessary for me at this time.

    I'm really torn between .357 Mag, 10mm, or .41 Mag. Currently searching hard for suitable .41 Mags. 10mm seems like it's just better than the .40 in every way, ballistics wise.

    Wish I had infinite $$$ for this custom 10mm P220 conversion:
    http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc...35/m/324107199

    on this gun:
    http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProdu...-two-tone.aspx

    Might have to sell the .40
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    I've got a Desert Eagle .50 also.

    I rarely carry it other than to the range. It is a large gun, hard for me to take off the safety quickly due to my small hands, and does a number on my hands trying to shoot it.

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