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Old 09-20-2009, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default 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 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?
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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 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.
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Default 50GI not 50AE(desert eagle)


The fifties, L to R: .50GI (Guncrafter Industries), .50AE, the .44 magnum for size comparison, .500 Wyoming Express, and the S&W .500 magnum
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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-

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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."

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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!

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