is a truely BEAUTIFUL Lion
; yet this shows the need of wearing a .50 caliber revolver
I 'm not sure that even my .44 magnum revolver woud be enuf
to control the situation; maybe.
The .50 S&W sounds to me like it is too powerful to be practical.
I join in that point of vu.
I 've never fired a .50 caliber handgun; .44 magnum the heaviest that I 've fired in a handgun.
From what I understand, the .50 has triple the power of a .44 magnum.
It has the same energy as a 12 gauge 3-inch magnum shell,
which is quite a lot of recoil even in a long gun that has a
shoulder stock and is gripped in two different places.
I can't imagine what it would be like firing a handgun
with that much energy.
Yes; I have spoken with guys who have fired a .50 revolver, tho.
One fellow described needing 3 rounds to take down a charging boar;
last round in the head.
He said that while dressing the boar, he found that his earlier
gunfire had blown out his lungs, but he kept charging anyway.
The shock wave from the .50 had not been enuf to take him down.
If the .44 magnum isn't enough power,
the only alternative I'd recommend would be the .454 Casull.
Understood. For anti-personnel purposes,
I don 't believe that more than .44 special is appropriate.
And only if the person carrying the gun can handle it well.
If the .454 Casull is too much for them, they will be better off
defending themselves with the .44 magnum even though it has less power.
Well, remember that recoil has no effect on the first shot.
In a defensive situation, u 've gotta
get the job done
(Incidentally, I believe that is a intentionally staged shot with a circus lion and a lion tamer.)
I was thinking that.
There r several possibilities to avoid the risk n inconvenience
of moving lions around, e.g. using a computer graphic lion,
or a stuffed lion.