Desert Eagle .50 AE vs Bullet Proof Glass

The .50 AE is a beast of a handgun round, capable of firing 325gr projectiles and delivering 1,517 ft·lbf. That projectile is almost six times as large as a standard 5.56 round. Needless to say, you don’t want to get shot by a .50 AE. So how does it stack up to bullet proof glass?

The .50 AE is a beast of a handgun round, capable of firing 325gr projectiles and delivering 1,517 ft·lbf. That projectile is almost six times as large as a standard 5.56 round. Needless to say, you don’t want to get shot by a .50 AE.

So how does it stack up to 1.25″ bullet proof glass?

Here’s the .50 AE cartridge compared to other popular cartridges, putting even the .44 magnum in its place.

.50 AE Cartridge

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