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Hey All,

If this round becomes widespread and chambered in more affordable pistols, will you of the "big and slow" school switch from your .45acp to the .50 G.I.? I know I've received the answer, "Because they don't make a .50" when I've asked "Why a .45?"

So I guess, with the 9mm vs .40 vs. .45 worn out... it's now time for .45acp vs. .50 G.I.!

Which one guys'n'gals?


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Well it's a big IF but IF the .50 GI became available in a wide variety of pistols, including an affordable 1911 setup. The ammo became affordable(currently factory loaded rounds are $15 per 20 rounds for ball) at something like $10-12 per 50 in ball, and $15-20 per 25 or 50 in hollow point. Yea, I would probably switch over to .50 GI.

But I'd keep my .45 ACP 1911 for kicks and giggles to.
Of course...when I picked up the 1911...I kept my 9mm Ruger and still shoot it too. You can't have just one gun and yea, I'd like a .50 GI...but I'll have to wait until it becomes an affordable alternative.

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I'd wait to see what bullets will expand at the slow velocities, personally =)

Since the 1911 platform is just as slender as the BHP to carry, with a better trigger to boot, why not?
 

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Hello Josh,

I don't believe I'll ever have the desire to own a .50 GI.

My mainstay calibers are .45 ACP, .40S&W & 9mm.

My "just have to have" calibers are Super .38 & 9X23 Win.

I voted smaller is better, .45 ACP on down to 9mm that is.

Take Care,
The Sockman
 

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1) Not a big fan of shoehorning a pistol to squeeze in a bigger-than-normal caliber. (Thinking of the problems that were brought on with some models when the .40 S&W cartridge was forcefed into 9mm platforms.)

2) The ammo info I saw on the .50 G.I. suggested the bullets might bounce back off bowling pins (hey, that's what I've used my .45s for the most over the years!), and are almost certainly too slow to expand in hunting or self-defense applications.
 
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