Like another member I have a Desert Eagle in 50 AE. I honestly don't shoot it very often due to the high cost of the ammo so no, I would not buy one. I hate to admit it but it's been about 2 years since I fired my DE.
It would be entertaining to fire such a round out of a carbine but the cost and recoil would be excessive.
would be a decent bear defense gun though.
Hi-Point need to design a new carbine that operates from a gas-piston, they would have to lighten the slide/bolt on the carbine so it could be manipulated by the piston, it's really not a big modification to the existing design, rhis would make all sorts of caliber weapons feasible.
um yes it is. do you knwo the difference between pure blowback and gas operation? it would require a complete redisgn of the entire weapon. nothing would tranfer from one to the other. not ever going to happen
Blowback, cardridge pushes the slide back and is ejected, the recoil spring pushes the slide back into battery.
Gas-operated, cardridge is fired, some gas is redirected near the end of the barrel and travels up to the piston head pushing a piston rod, the piston rod pushes the bolt back (or HP's slide which is attached to this rod.