Most powerful pistol

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by rem870forever, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    What is the most powerful pistol
     

  2. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    A sawed off 50 bmg lol
     
  3. Sonic82

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    A pistol is usually defined as a semi-auto...with that said, it would be an AutoMag (discontinued) in .44mag or a Desert Eagle in .50AE or .44 Mag...I'm not familar with any others.
     
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  4. CarlsbadRanger06

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  5. trip286

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    Sonic, that's the currently accepted usage, however, the term pistol came about alongside the advent of the hand held firearm, those as we know, were single shot, black powder.

    OP, I think this may float your boat. Unless your careless, then it's gonna sink the hell out of it.
     

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  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Maadi was reported to have made a bolt action .50 BMG pistol

    There is also a revolver in .600 Nitro Express.


    Now, WHY either of those exist is FAR beyond me.
     
  7. Marlinman

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    Any above mentioned has been the most powerful at one point or another. So has the 454 cassul round. The cassul is most known in the raging bull package i believe.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  8. trip286

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    I saw a semi in .50bmg, but didn't put it up here because it's decidedly large and has a forend pistol grip too. Is the .600 nitro more powerful than the .50bmg?
     
  9. Marlinman

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    Ya it is

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  10. Chris762

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    Well actually in units of energy in a theoretical world, the .50 BMG is over 50 percent more powerful than the .600 nitro. Logically it makes perfect sense as well.
     
  11. Marlinman

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    In foot pounds of impact inside 50 yards it isnt though

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  12. grizzlymag

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    Don't for get the .45 win. Mag.
     
  13. Muliemaster

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    Not the most powerful as the op ask what is most powerful.
     
  14. Marlinman

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    I kimda already said that one when i said the 454 cassull. There is not really enough of a difference in the two to be worth mentioning. Except the cassull has a little longer case i think.

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  15. Marlinman

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    Agreed mike. What would you say it is then?

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  16. grizzlymag

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    What pistol fires the 454 cassull ?
     
  17. Muliemaster

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    I say the 50 is, but the 600 is a close second ,either way I dont want either of those hand cannons
     
  18. Muliemaster

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    A freedom arms fires the 454
     
  19. Marlinman

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    Raging bull by taurus and t/c has rifles and pistols-single shot-chambered in it

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did