I keep hearing that people carry the .45acp "because they don't make a .50" or things along those lines. This is primarily from the "bigger is better" crowd.
So how about this for a "caliber war"? These are more like caliber discussions here, and therefore I feel comfortable posting them.
The ballistics from your average .45acp is 230gr @ 830 - 900fps. Not bad. How about this bad boy?
According to their website, their premier performer is the 50GI, which is a 300gr JHP sizzling along at 860fps out of a full-sized 1911 package.
Soooo... to those who made the claim that they don't make anything bigger than the .45acp, now that they do, will you live up to your claim, or stay with the pop gun you currently have on your hip?
This goes double for reloaders, and should the cartridge become more widespread... simply no excuse not to carry it.
Sooo.... if it becomes widespread (read less expensive platforms and cheaper defense ammunition), will you leave the .45acp for something with more powerful in the form of the .50GI?
P.S. I think these guys are listening to the 'net. Back when I originally stumbled onto this handgun/cartridge combo they only offered a loading in the 700fps range. Most agreed that was too slow, and it seems they've upped the power. J.S.