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themanbeau 09-20-2009 02:42 AM

Glock 20 to .50 GI?
 
Hi, Glockmen-

I like the model 20 in 10mm, but was thinking I might like something fatter
in cartridge for Alaska, or other bear-prone (I live in one-btw) wilderness
areas. I remember thinking the .50 GI looked darn cool :cool: when I first
heard of it, but was put off when I saw the (relatively high) price for
them.

That is, until I saw their nifty conversion kit (around $500) for the 20.
Now, I am way more impressed/inclined to get one. Especially with that
much-smaller (hey, my hands are not large-OK?) GEN IV? frame.


What do you think about this?

hogger129 09-20-2009 03:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by themanbeau (Post 162299)
Hi, Glockmen-

I like the model 20 in 10mm, but was thinking I might like something fatter
in cartridge for Alaska, or other bear-prone (I live in one-btw) wilderness
areas. I remember thinking the .50 GI looked darn cool :cool: when I first
heard of it, but was put off when I saw the (relatively high) price for
them.

That is, until I saw their nifty conversion kit (around $500) for the 20.
Now, I am way more impressed/inclined to get one. Especially with that
much-smaller (hey, my hands are not large-OK?) GEN IV? frame.

YouTube - Guncraft Industries .50CAL GLOCK .50 GI

What do you think about this?

A Glock in .50? Holy crap. I bet you that ammo has to be expensive. But at least there is a .50 gun that is more practical than a Desert Eagle.

Gatekeeper 09-20-2009 03:58 AM

50GI not 50AE(desert eagle)
 
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...Fifties001.jpg
The fifties, L to R: .50GI (Guncrafter Industries), .50AE, the .44 magnum for size comparison, .500 Wyoming Express, and the S&W .500 magnum

themanbeau 09-20-2009 03:58 AM

Glock 20 to .50 GI?
 
Hey, Bud-

Thanks for reading/response. You know, I haven't really checked (listen to
me, with Google right at my fingertips-care to volunteer?) yet, but I know
the G.I. cartridge is just a larger, heavier, fatter version of the ACP, so maybe
not. I know it is nothing like the cartridges people will compare it to, like the
Desert Eagle, etc.; especially in price.

Time/Research/Feeback will tell-

michigan0626 09-20-2009 04:03 AM

Why would you convert to .50 GI. The 10mm has better ballistics.

themanbeau 09-20-2009 04:05 AM

Glock 20 to .50 GI?
 
Quote:

Why would you convert to .50 GI. The 10mm has better ballistics.
The (original) John Browning principle: "Bigger hole=good!" :D

Besides, if enough gunnies buy the kits/bullets, you know good-and-well that Hornady and Cor-bon
will pop up and help us out with the bullet design, and speed.

Thanks for response-

michigan0626 09-20-2009 04:08 AM

Im all for bigger hole if it has same amount of energy at barrel. Heavier bullet will travel farther. BUT, the 10mm has about 250-400 ft/lbs more enery.

Dillinger 09-20-2009 04:27 AM

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Guncrafter has a couple of rounds. One is a 275gr that travels at like 890 feet per second and a 300gr that travels at like 850.

Personally, I wouldn't convert a pistol like a Glock to this type of round. I would be seriously concerned about chamber pressure, given the fact that the whole bottom of the pistol is polymer. :eek:

Guncrafter's own custom built 1911's are VERY thick across the frame and slide to handle not only the pressure, but the recoil of the round.

Here's a comparison of the pistol rounds in question.

themanbeau 09-20-2009 04:37 AM

Glock 20 to .50 GI?
 
Quote:

Personally, I wouldn't convert a pistol like a Glock to this type of round. I would be seriously concerned about chamber pressure, given the fact that the whole bottom of the pistol is polymer.
Well, that may be....but in this age of Obamaism and sue-happy lawyers, I don't think a small, new company like Guncrafter just slapped a GI slide on a 20/21 and said, "there, we're done." ;)

Thank you, Mr. (John?) Dillinger-

Dillinger 09-20-2009 04:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by themanbeau (Post 162366)
Well, that may be....but in this age of Obamaism and sue-happy lawyers, I don't think a small, new company like Guncrafter just slapped a GI slide on a 20/21 and said, "there, we're done." ;)

Thank you, Mr. (John?) Dillinger-


Guncrafter has had this kit for sale for awhile. Long before Obama ran for President.

That said, my opinion stands. I don't like that much powder/power in my hand without some specifically engineered steel surrouding it.

Take a look at this pistol, and then compare it to a standard Glock frame...

G.I. .50 Model 2

That's a lot of steel surrounding that big cartridge.

I would be interested to see a Range Report is you decide to step up and make the conversion though.

Good luck!

JD


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