Big handgun cartridge a half inch in diameter (12.7mm). Designed by Evan Whildin of Action Arms to be chambered in Magnum Research's massive Desert Eagle pistol. The case has a rebated rim, which makes it function better in semi-automatic pistols than rimmed cases, which are traditionally used in revolvers. A 300 gr. bullet from a 6" barrel of the DE has a velocity of 1,500 fps with 1,600 ft lb of forces, making it extremely overpowered for self defense against a human target.
Dispite its unpractical use for self defense, the .50 AE is frequently depicted from Hollywood films to video games due to the eye appeal of the Desert Eagle pistol. In real life, the .50AE is primarily used in target shooting for those who get a kick out of shooting big bore handguns. It is also a great handgun hunting cartridge for semi-auto enthuiasts. Some might be crazy enough to use the cartridge for self or home defense due to the Desert Eagle's frequent portrayal in the media.
The .50 Action Express Desert Eagle is a big bad mfin' handgun.
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