posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 08:13 PM
The .50GI is the answer to a question that was never asked. It's a gonzo round, with zero usefulness, IMO. How often do you hear complaints about the
terminal performance of the .45 ACP? It's a fringe cartidge for well-heeled gun nuts, and will never gain acceptance as a serious defensive
cartridge. Sure, you can blow big holes in people with it. But it takes up a lot of space, making it difficult to put into a gun that people with
reasonably-sized hands can fire. It has heavy recoil, so it's controllability in defensive encounters is questionable. It generates a lot of energy,
so it's more expensive to produce weapons that can safely handle the pressures.
For those that like it, more power to you! It does have a "cool" factor to it. And it might work as a bear gun. But the general trend for defensive
calibers is smaller, not larger.