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!