View Full Version : Glock: caliber--50 AE

September 5, 2005, 01:35 PM
I would love to see Glock make a single stack 50AE with a 5 inch ported barrel. I know the Glocks are strong( I have a G17) but could they handle such a cartridge? I also know how light they are, so with such a powerfull round, would they be painfull, or impossible to fire without injury? Just curious--I think it would be a neat gun. :D

September 5, 2005, 02:08 PM
They could be designed to be strong enough. You obviously couldn't just rechamber an existing model.

I would say that the chances of a .50AE Glock coming on the market are just slightly worse than impossible... ;)

September 5, 2005, 02:13 PM
i am willing to say it cant happen on the current glock design. The desert eagle is a gas operated with a rotating bolt to contain the pressure. also why they can use a 44 mag in a semi auto.
So with that being said, i dont see it happening. Perhaps the .50 GI would be a better bet. thats my .02

September 5, 2005, 02:26 PM
Nope, not even a good idea but a extremely bad one. Even ported the gun will send you to the ER.

John Ringo
September 7, 2005, 10:11 AM
I would highly doubt that you would ever see a 50AE Glock because there's no real purpose for that type of round in a "combat" style handgun. It's more of a novelty IMHO. Glock isn't known for putting out novelty models per se.

I would expect to see the 50AE pop-up from other manufacturers down the line. GI is making a 1911 in 50AE now, but it sells for $3000.

September 7, 2005, 10:54 AM
At a guess, the slide would have to be scaled up until it was about a foot long to offer enough mass to operate.

September 7, 2005, 12:28 PM
I don't believe a polymer framed weapon could handle a cartridge that powerful. Leave it to the metal guns.

John Ringo
September 7, 2005, 02:48 PM
Don't forget that the Glock 20 is probably one of the best at firing hot 10MM loads. Even the 10MM round turned the "metal guns" into mush:-) Take a look back over the history of 10MM loads and you will see what I am talking about. The Colt Delta Elite & Glock both emerged as the only two that could weather the pressure. So, I don't think a handgun being polymer is the issue. The HKs & Glocks will easily gobble up hot +P loads all day long when even many of the metal guns begin to have premature break downs in springs and other components.