What is .50 Action Express?
The .50 Action Express is a powerful rebated rim cartridge developed by Evan Whildin (NOT the Israeli Army)of Action Arms specifically for the IMI Desert Eagle (NOT a close range combat pistol) The rim diameter of the .50 AE is the same as the .44 Remington Magnum cartridge for whcih the pistol was already chambered, consequently only a barrel and magazine change is required to convert a .44 Desert Eagle to the larger, more powerful .50 AE. All Desert Eagle pistols are gas operated automatics with a rotating bolt locking system similar to that found on the AR15 M16 rifles. The recoil of the .50 AE Desert Eagle is roughly approximate to 240 grain .44 magnum ammunition fired from a heavy revolver such as a Ruger Redhawk. Significant but not life changing.
Lamerswho have no experience with guns outside of video games should probably not try to write about them.
A .50 caliber pistol cartrige that, due to action movies and video games, has recieves more merit and admiration than it deserves. The most popular pistol in .50 AE is the large, intimidating Desert Eagle. In reality, .50 AE weapons are very impractical and overly powerful. The recoil and noise are too much for most shooters, and the large diameter of the round limits the capacity. For example, the .357 Magnum Desert Eagle holds 9 rounds, as opposed to the variant in .50 Action Express which holds 7. Why sacrifice two rounds for a needlessly big bulet, when you could have two more in the proven stopper caliber of .357 Magnum. Think about that next time you see 'Eraser' or 'The Last Action Hero.' The .50 AE is a needless overkill.
I just fired my .50 AE Freedom Arms revolver, and my arm hurts like hell!
Badass gun that this fucking n00b obviously can't handle. Overkill is necessary when you're dealing with an endless horde of zombowlies that need an instant and terribly gooey beheading.
OMFG! ZOMBIES! *pulls out .50 AE Desert Eagle* *2 seconds later* oops...I guess I should clean this up...
Close-range combat pistol developed by the Israeli Army. Featured in many action movies. Labeled inaccurate, but some models have a gas chamber, therefore reducing the kickback and dispelling the "inaccurate claim".
If you shoot one at a 55-gallon barrel, the bullet upon entering leaves a hole the size of a nickel, yet it leaves a hole the size of a soda can when exiting.....