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Posted: 2/6/2006 10:54:21 PM EDT
Is the .50 AE strictly a Desert Eagle/IMI proprietary caliber? I think I've seen an AR setup for the .50 AE but I don't think I've ever seen another pistol manufacturer use the .50 AE. I know there is a company that makes a 1911 chambered in .50, but I think it was a smaller (shorter) version.

I was just sitting around watching a few of my favorite gun movies (Man on Fire and Collateral), messing with my new Glock 21, and wondering what would it be like for Glock to make a .50, and thinking that the .50 AE would be an interesting cartridge for them to use.

I guess this is what happens when you sit around sipping on rum and coke on your day off whilst watching movies....
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 5:00:37 AM EDT
No the round is not proprietary. I have seen it offered on a few revolvers.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:49:07 PM EDT
Anyone know the CUP rating on .50AE vs. what the glock can handle without coming apart?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:07:45 PM EDT
I know this is way out there, but I remember a thread on HKpro long long ago where somebody suggested a roller-locking .50AE

They did the math and the bolt/rollers/whole operating system would have to be as big as a HK93 bolt (5.56mm) to safely operate.

So there's some food for thought as to why there are few pistols that size.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:09:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 1:09:59 PM EDT by VBC]
To push a 300 grain .50 cal bullet to 1,600 fps in a handgun has got to be a butt load.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:22:45 AM EDT
There was even a 1911 style .50 for a while. By Lar Grizzly. The Mark V I think it was.
They only seem to make rifles now, a .50 BMG and an AR. A lower with a grizzly bear on it.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 9:30:49 AM EDT
Don't know the about your 50 AE questionh but the 50 cal AR uppers that you mentioned are chambered for .50 Beowulf(not sure of exact spelling) and the 5o cal 1911 is chambered for the .50 GI(proprietary 50 cal round with same overall length as .45 ACP).
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 9:35:18 AM EDT
Tromix makes 50AE AR uppers. There is at least one revolver that shoots it. And magnum has made barrels for the DE as long as 14 inches.

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 9:42:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By --bullseye--:
Don't know the about your 50 AE questionh but the 50 cal AR uppers that you mentioned are chambered for .50 Beowulf(not sure of exact spelling) and the 5o cal 1911 is chambered for the .50 GI(proprietary 50 cal round with same overall length as .45 ACP).



tromix makes a .50AE AR setup.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 7:59:19 PM EDT
I believe AMT made a .50 AE 1911 style pistol. I know they made a .30 carbine one.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:29:33 PM EDT
Yeah, the AMT Automag V (I think, might be IV) was offered in .50AE
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