thomasvrosati
thomasvrosati
3 posts
Joined January 2011

50 GI

How about Dillon providing dies and caliber conversions for the Guncrafter Industries 50 GI??  This company is in Arkansas and their products have been in all of the major gun rags.  Hornady and Lee are making dies for the 50 GI and Starline is making brass for GI.  Also GI has for different bullets for their guns (several 1911 variants and a Glock 20/21 conversion).  I have the Glock 21 conversion and I have a Dillon 550B press, but I will have to get the Dillon powder die custom made in a machine shop in order to use my 550B to load the 50 GI.   The powder die is just a longer version of the 50 Action Express powder die, as the 50 GI is a shorter case length than the 50 AE.  Help!    
dillon
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dillon
2,867 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: 50 GI

At this time Dillon has no plans to make a funnel for this cartridge. Simply not enough demand yet.

thomasvrosati
thomasvrosati
3 posts
Joined January 2011

RE: 50 GI

Wow!  Just got the June 2011 issue of the Blue Press and saw the article/review by Peter Caroline called "Glock Superfection"!  The article was about the 50 GI Glock conversion.  Any chance that Dillon will now make dies and conversion kits for the 50 GI?  I work in a gun Shop in Illinois (Midwest Sporting Goods) and as a salesman there, I just recently sold a 50 GI Glock conversion kit to a very happy customer.  There is tremendous merit to the 50 GI cartridge.  No, it's not a Desert Eagle 50, but it's not made to compete with that kind of round.  For self defense, it is a classic with very controllable recoil, something the DE 50 does not have, along with "over penetration" with the DE 50. 
thomasvrosati
thomasvrosati
3 posts
Joined January 2011

RE: 50 GI

In regards to the 50 GI and the Dillon RL550B press.  There is a new company called Union Arms in Illinois.  They made me a 50 GI powder die (funnel and case bell tube that fits into the Dillon powder die, the 2nd stage of the 550B press).  Folks, it works great.  Anyone interested please leave me a line here.  I'll post a price as soon as I get it.  With this tube, one can now get the Dillon .45ACP Caliber conversion Kit and this tube, and you can now load for 50 GI.  50 GI dies available from either Hornady or Lee.
rberardo
rberardo
1 post
Joined April 2015

RE: 50 GI

Seems like Union arms is out of business, any other source for the powder funnel for the 50GI, just got the block conversion and have tons of 50 cal bullets for the 500 magnums and desert eagles, just tough using one stage at a time to reload. thanks.