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    For those of you that have a Glock M 20 or M 21, in a copy of Combat Handguns they have what they call a "drop in conversion kit for the Glock 20 or 21 to convert itto a .50 calibersemi-auto. WOW!

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    Having just picked up a G20 that ad did catch my attention but I'm not sure if I really need another caliber of ammunition to hoard.

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    ROFLMAO, you think by any means you would be able to control a .50 in a Handgun without years of using that load and not be charged with excceive force?
    S/F. Vic

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    reconvic wrote:
    ROFLMAO, you think by any means you would be able to control a .50 in a Handgun without years of using that load and not be charged with excceive force?
    S/F. Vic
    Wikipedia:

    The .50GI operates at pressures comparable to the .45 ACP, around 15,000 psi (100 MPa). Interestingly, felt recoil is also similar to the .45 ACP. The .50GI has quickly developed a reputation for accuracy, though this is due in no small part to the extreme precision with which the semi-custom and very expensive Guncrafter pistols are produced. The 300 grain (19 g) JFP (jacketed flatpoint) produces a 25-yard group of 2.24 inches, and the 300-grain JHP (jacketed hollowpoint) and 275-grain JHP produce a 25-yard group of only 1.14 inches. The penetration and delivered energy of this slower round is about the same as a .40 Smith and Wesson and .45 ACP cartridge. Despite its .50 caliber size, it is a far cry from the .50 Action Express and .500 S&W Magnum in terms of ft·lbs; however, it offers the practical use of a large caliber projectile never before seen in a semiauto handgun. Factory loaded ammunition has an impact force which ranges from .40 Smith and Wesson to lighter .357 Magnum rounds, topping out just below the 500 ft·lb mark.
    Yeah, sounds like a real beast to shoot... :P

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    The penetration and delivered energy of this slower round is about the same as a .40 Smith and Wesson
    Factory loaded ammunition has an impact force which ranges from .40 Smith and Wesson to lighter .
    Then I'll just stick with my .40 S&W!

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    At last a wise man lol. That will never have a problem with excessive force.
    Say safe.
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    zoom6zoom wrote:
    The penetration and delivered energy of this slower round is about the same as a .40 Smith and Wesson
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    Factory loaded ammunition has an impact force which ranges from .40 Smith and Wesson to lighter .
    Then I'll just stick with my .40 S&W!
    Yeah, I hadn't really looked into the particulars of the .50GI and the conversion kit until I got on this thread and after reading up on it I think I'll stick with the 10MM as my hand cannon.

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    Well I had no idea we were talking hunting lol.
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    How about a drop-in conversion to .22LR for less exxpensive taget practice so you could be sure of hitting what you aim at?? As well as not shoving a quarter down a rathole every time you pull the trigger at the range??

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    Well, if you are using a 1911 I high recommend a Marvel .22 Conversion, you will shoot better because same grip trigger pull, just no recoil. I shoot one and swear by it, though I do shoot my custom Ruger .22 at matches also. I see that Sig offers one now but I cannot give any feedback on it as of yet because I don't own one. I do have a AA for my Wife's Glock 19's and it is Ok but not as accurate.
    S/F. Vic

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    The penetration and delivered energy of this slower round is about the same as a .40 Smith and Wesson and .45 ACP cartridge. Despite its .50 caliber size, it is a far cry from the .50 Action Express and .500 S&W Magnum in terms of ft·lbs; however, it offers the practical use of a large caliber projectile never before seen in a semiauto handgun. Factory loaded ammunition has an impact force which ranges from .40 Smith and Wesson to lighter .357 Magnum rounds, topping out just below the 500 ft·lb mark.
    Why the hell would I pay to lessen the effectiveness?

    The whole point in me getting the 10mm was I didn't want the 40 Short and Weak. Now I can pay to get it converted to something comparable.....woo hoo.

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    Sheriff wrote:
    If a bear is within 10 yards of attacking you, I doubt if his/her family members would ever prevail in an excessive force claim.
    Well I had no idea we were talking hunting lol.
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    What does defending yourself from a bear have to do withhunting?
    one of the larger threats in my area is bears, and that is why I carry a .40 cal or larger handgun when I am out in their territory. And there has been plenty of times the bears have been infringing onmy territory too.

    So the .50GI is a significantly lighter load than the .50AE?
    I had a Desert Eagle and avoided the .50AE due to the exclusiveness of that round and the cost's associated with it. I instead went with the desert eagle in.41 Mag with a 6" & 10" barrel for it. It was fun to shoot, but too difficult to carry comfortably.

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    It was a joke that is why I wrote LOL at the end.
    A little humor never hurts. In Arizona at least the area I live in to see a bear you have to go to the zoo.
    S/F.Vic

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