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.50 gi

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Glock1911, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Glock1911

    Glock1911 Jackson Wagoner

    Dec 28, 2007
    Inside your head
    Anybody have one of the Guncrafters 1911's in .50GI, or the Glock top end conversion in this caliber? Any experience at all with this round?

    From all the data I've found it's performance, velocity wise, is just a bit better than a .45 ACP with the same bullet weight. Where this round starts to shine is with the heavier bullet weights (.275 gr. and 300 gr.) that still fly out of the barrel at .45 ACP velocities.

    What are your thoughts, both good and bad, about this round?
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010

  2. samuse


    Jul 30, 2008
    South TX
    I've always thought that it would make a helluva bedside gun.
  3. Glock1911

    Glock1911 Jackson Wagoner

    Dec 28, 2007
    Inside your head
    Nothing against the 1911 platform(see my user name:supergrin:), but I was more interested in something I could slap on my model 20. I, also, looked into the Ace Customs .45 Super kit also, but alas it's only available for the model 21 and truthfully I'm not convinced it really offers anything that the 10mm doesn't.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010
  4. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

    Personally I'm suprised that the .50GI isn't more popular with the big bore fans as a carry caliber.
  5. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson

    Jul 10, 2001
    Look at the prices. A rich man's toy.
  6. GunFighter45ACP


    Jun 11, 2005
    D/FW, TX
    Yup. I'm, all for making a bigger hole, just not in my wallet.
  7. Chonny


    Mar 30, 2010
    Edmond, OK
    I actually have a Guncrafter .45 on order and If I really like it I might get a .50GI.
  8. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    i thought about getting a conversion, then i shot my G20 again with real 10mm ammo and realized that there was no need for anything else, except a fence to put around the crater it made in the ground. God i hope it rains soon and fills it up so i have a pool to cool off in.
  9. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Dec 30, 2007
    Agreed...I actually just received a G20/21 top end kit (in Melonite) yesterday from Alex with a couple boxes of ammo. I am a dealer for Guncrafter, but have never done anything with the .50 GI stuff. One thing I can say is the bullet is pretty damn big!! The pistol shoots suprisingly soft....much more so than a 10mm. Probably more along the lines of a .45. The JHP rounds, if they expand like below in a body , are flat out nasty...It is a pretty pricey setup, but it functioned flawlessly and if it continues to do so, I will probably keep it in my nightstand. It is certainly a niche pistol.....but a pretty cool niche pistol, at that...I did some very unscientific water testing yesterday with various .45 rounds to compare with the .50 GI. If real life expansion (in a BG) is similar to this, I damn sure wouldn't want to be hit with any of the below rounds. All rounds shot through a beater G21SF that I had in my truck. The compared rounds were Winchester Ranger 230g RA45T, 230g Gold Dot and 160g Barnes +P.

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2010
  10. Glock1911

    Glock1911 Jackson Wagoner

    Dec 28, 2007
    Inside your head

    Now, that's what I'm talkin' about.:supergrin:
  11. 454ThunderGod

    454ThunderGod Handgun Hunter

    Aug 18, 2005
    Well if they ever make a conversion for an FNP-45 Id certainly buy it.
  12. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Damn! You weren't kidding Dave. That's impressive. I may have to get one of those for my G20. Is the Melonite finish any more or less than the stainless slides I've been seeing? I like the Melonite look alot better than the bi-tone look. BTW, who did you grip reduction? I've been debating between Robar and Cold Bore. And how much better do you like the way it feels over the original?
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
  13. hurley842002


    Nov 18, 2009
    Littleton, Co
    Any idea what one can expect for penetration with these rounds?
  14. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Dec 30, 2007
    I was just at Guncrafters shop today and was told by Alex that they 230g JHP .50 rounds penetrate 11 inches and the 185g JHP penetrate a little less.
  15. voonman


    Oct 8, 2009
  16. Man that is a thing of beauty! :shocked:

    Now just gotta find a way to get the barrel blacked out.