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what is the most powerful handgun?

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posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 07:12 AM
what is the most powerful handgun? Which one of them are the best in accuracy?

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 07:47 AM
My personal favorite as far as power and reliability would be the Commanche, single-shot breech-loading 20-Gauge shot-pistol.

Depending on the load, it should beat out just about every other single-handed weapon.

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 07:50 AM
The most powerful handgun available today is probably the Magnum Research revolver which fires a .500 S&W magnum cartridge with a bullet mass from 300 to 440 grains, depending on how badly you want to hurt your hand.

You can also get single shot breech-loading pistols like the Thompson Contender which fire .223 and (IIRC) the Winchester .30-.30 rifle rounds.

In any case, these guns are absolutely worthless unless you want to (1)have continuing opportunities to visit your nephew the orthopaedic surgeon, (2) have bragging rights for the biggest handgun around, or (3) want to hunt grizzly bears with a handgun -- all of which are silly enterprises indeed.

But why not just google with "large caliber handguns" as a search argument? You do have google, don't you?

[edit on 20-7-2005 by Off_The_Street]

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 09:36 AM
"Google"? Whats a "Google"? Where can I down load it and how much does it cost?

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 10:03 AM
Skippy, "google" is a proprietary software search engine that is invaluable in aiding researchers to find relevant details on almost any item of interest.

I think it is by far the best search engine around, but then, as an Authorized Google Reseller, I admit I'm a bit biased.

but since I am a Reseller, I can get you a subscription to Google at my cost, you being a friend and all.

Just use PayPal to send $15 to and I will provide you with all the download information you need.

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 11:40 AM

Just use PayPal to send $15 to and I will provide you with all the download information you...

LOL don't buy it, its free! ... and it is a good search engine, you can find anything just by typing it in and doing the search (you got the plug for free too so don't complain)


posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 12:32 PM
I was under the impression the magnum 50 AE is used in the desert eagle, which is the most powerful handgun, not the revolver.

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 01:08 PM
You can get single shot handguns chambered for just about anything. As mentioned earlier they are specialized pistols and not very practical for most things and a strong argument can be made that they aren't practical period. The new Smith&Wesson .500 is quite a round. -I'd like to have a carbine chambered in it myself.

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 04:55 PM
The Desert Eagles are not to bad. Most of them can snap your wrist back, lol. My personal favorite is the DE 50e

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 05:51 PM
I'd like that little "pistol" Will Smith had in "Men In Black."

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 06:22 PM
In my opinion, the most powerful hand gun is still the .44 AutoMag

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 06:29 PM
The is the BFG( big fine gun, I think) chambered in the 45-70 government round. What I saw was a 5 or 6 shot revolver. Don't hold me to this but I think it was Magnum Research that built it.


posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 07:51 PM
The most powerful guns would be in the .50 range, but they have quite a recoil (I've heard that some people have broken their wrists shooting the S&W .50 with one hand just to show off
). If you are looking for a very powerful gun that has amazing accuracy, check out the new S&W 460XVR (Xtreme Velocity Revolver). It can shoot either .45, .454 Casull, or the S&W .460. It's said to be accurate up to 200 yards which gets into rifle range, and is the fastest and most powerful .45 in the world with 2400 ft/lbs at 2330 FPS with 200 grain. Like the site says, it seems to have very low recoil which I've read from some reviews. Amazing revolver...

[edit on 20-7-2005 by zhangmaster]

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 08:01 PM
I'll stick to the commando USP Elite thank your very much

Shattered OUT...

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 08:53 PM
either desert eagle or 45 magnum ya its 45 magnum

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 08:55 PM
I think to help clarify semantics about "Handgun", we should seperate production with specialty guns.

Specialty guns can be had in .600 Nitro Express, but not everyone can or will appreciate that. Heck, there even was the short-lived Maadi-Griffin .50 BMG pistol (fired one 10 years ago.....yowza).

Settling on production repeating handguns, the winner right now is the S&W .500 Magnum. The Desert Eagle .50 A&E is likely next, with the new Ruger .460 on their tails.

posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 10:40 PM
I'd definitely have to say the single shot 12guage is the most powerful... Most powerful ive seen atleast...

posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 02:24 AM
the most powerful handguns ever were probably the "howdah pistols" carried by big game hunters in the Victorian Era. Basically they were cut-down hunting rifles used mainly as close range defense against tigers and other predators.

I'd venture to say that a .75 caliber rifle round makes the .500 S&W look wimpy in comparision

posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 02:55 AM
There's a gun store here that sells the DE .50 handgun. That thing is HUGE. I've never fired it, but it would probably break my wrist if I even tried to.

posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 03:51 AM
Yeah, a Desert Eagle .50 Cal Pistol with 9 rd clips:

the prob is, I wouldn't b able 2 fire it.
It makes me want 2 cry.
One of my favorite pistols, and wouldn't b able 2 use it.

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