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Bubacus
February 10, 2016, 06:37
Move over you wimpy .50 AE Desert Eagle :whistling::

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/02/10/50-bmg-single-shot-handgun/

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/e5af6897-0497-403d-a5d0-223cdb6ab21d.jpg

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50 BMG Handgun

This video came out in 2012, so it has been out for a while, but this is the first time I’ve come across it. I can’t find much information about it, other than it is called the “Thunder” and appears to have been made by a company called Triple Action LLC, which is an FFL based out of Logan, Utah. The project must have been a local gunsmith put together without any serial production. It must have been created as an attempt to say, “Why not?”, along the lines of the AK50 project. The thing is so massive, it looks like it requires a breech block similar to a recoilless rifle or artillery cannon just to load. It includes a massive compensator, and iron sights. Why they even bothered with a compensator on a cartridge so large in something like a handgun is quite beyond me. But it certainly falls into the novelty category, like this German .50 BMG handgun, and there couldn’t have been many made. It seems to have been premiered at SHOT a couple years back, or a similar industry function, because of the photos on the internet with the function in the background. I would almost be concerned about the safety of the hand cannon, letting off a .50 BMG round in front of your face with nothing but a chunk of steel between you and the cartridge. That, or literally breaking your wrists.

Nuttz
February 10, 2016, 07:40
http://www.4bonehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/07-26-2012-Wrist-Fracture-e1343652901345.jpg

kotengu
February 10, 2016, 08:01
http://www.4bonehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/07-26-2012-Wrist-Fracture-e1343652901345.jpg

:D

Texgunner
February 10, 2016, 09:07
rabbit gun? :)

Nuttz
February 10, 2016, 09:13
rabbit gun? :)
https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/2/1425337746290/82d88804-4d56-40dc-97dd-64e09c45ccc7-bestSizeAvailable.jpeg

Douglas S Graham
February 10, 2016, 11:36
Must not be TOO bad, the guy in the vid. shot it twice. Not me though. :eek:

partisan50
February 10, 2016, 18:24
Not good. About fifteen years ago there was a prototype 50 BMG pistol similar to this one and the ATF said that if it (50 BMG handgun) went into production all solid core 50 BMG ammo including match solid ammo would be banned.

That's what happened to steel core 7.62x39 and almost happened to 62gr 5.56.

medicmike
February 21, 2016, 20:43
About 30 years ago a local guy built a pair of 50 BMG bolt action handguns. I did see some VHS video of a friend shooting one of them. Looked very painful, also, when fired the muzzle blast scrambled the camera. Made for great video but left me with no desire to try one out.

gates
February 29, 2016, 01:47
dumb - if you want to shoot a .50 cal out of a pistol get a S&W 500. The .50 BMG has 210-220gr give or take of extruded powder - takes time in a long bbl to burn, that pistol is probably blowing 70-80% of unburned powder out the front - would love to see some crony numbers on a 700gr pill coming out of that thing with standard .50BMG ammo - I reload this caliber and that's a dumb idea.

Shag
May 07, 2016, 20:13
dumb - if you want to shoot a .50 cal out of a pistol get a S&W 500. The .50 BMG has 210-220gr give or take of extruded powder - takes time in a long bbl to burn, that pistol is probably blowing 70-80% of unburned powder out the front - would love to see some crony numbers on a 700gr pill coming out of that thing with standard .50BMG ammo - I reload this caliber and that's a dumb idea.

I might be wrong, but i'm not thinking they built these to be practical.

gates
May 13, 2016, 01:59
TOTAL waste of $ - and I am the KING of wasting $.

W.E.G.
May 13, 2016, 06:42
without earplugs no less


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gates
May 14, 2016, 12:32
Hearing is over rated - especially if you are married:D