|Appearance(s):||Grand Theft Auto V|
Grand Theft Auto Online
|Damage:||51 (per shot)|
|Ammunition capacity:||9 (12 with Extended Magazine)|
|Manufacturer:||Hawk and Little (GTA V)|
- "High-impact pistol that delivers immense power but with extremely strong recoil. Holds 9 rounds in magazine."
- ―GTA V description on the Rockstar Games Social Club.
The weapon is a bonus to those who purchased either the Special or Collector's Edition and is available for free in game at Ammu-Nation. It will also be available to buy with in-game currency in the enhanced version of the game from any Ammu-Nation store. However, the players who bought the Special/Collector's edition of the original game will still get it for free.
The Pistol .50 has the highest damage per shot of pistols, and a standard semi-automatic rate of fire. Capacity is lower than that of the Pistol but it can be freely improved to be on par with it. It is available at level 1 in GTA Online and is free, making it a powerful weapon to begin with. The main weakness of the Pistol .50 is its accuracy, which makes it ineffective for drive-by shooting and of a limited efficiency while on foot. However this handgun remains effective against NPCs in close quarters. This is a good weapon for quickly finishing the first waves of a survival as a single shot to the chest is able to kill enemies at lower survival waves.
- Suppressor: Free
- Flashlight: Free
- Rounds x24: $57
- Extended Magazine: Free
- Black (default) - Equipped by default
- Army Tint (Desert sand) - Free
- Green Tint - Free
- Orange Tint - Free
- LSPD Tint (Metallic Blue) - Free
- Pink Tint - Free
- Gold Tint - Free
- Platinum - Free
- Like the GTA IV rendition, the Pistol .50 carries 9 rounds in a single magazine. Though this seems incorrect because of it being a .50AE pistol. In real life, the .50AE Desert Eagle would only hold 7 rounds while the .357 correctly holds 9 rounds.
- The Pistol .50 is notable for having a very high recoil; when fired, it will blow Michael, Trevor, or Franklin's hands upwards heavily.
- This is not present in the Next-Gen version while in FPS mode, however, as it kicks backward rather than upward when firing in first person. Likely done to make it more accurate when in first person.
- Unlike the real Desert Eagle, the Pistol .50 has tritium-illuminated iron sights (like the Pistol and Combat Pistol) that are based on other modern combat pistols such as the FN Five-seven. This is noticeable if you aim down the weapon's sights while in first person.
- The extended magazine is far larger than it should be. It is rougly twice as long, while holding only +33% bullets than the regular one. The size would have been correct if the regular clip had only 7 bullets.
- Even though it is based on the Combat Pistol seen in previous games, the Pistol .50 actually lacks the long beaver-tail of an actual Desert Eagle and has a trigger guard that bears more resemblance to that of the PT92.
- The Pistol .50's beta model much more resembles its real life counterpart than the final product. It was possibly changed to avoid copyright issues.
- Its sound is similar to GTA IV's Pistol .44. Additionally, both weapons work in a similiar way, having similar magazine capacities (9 for the Pistol .50, 8 for the Pistol .44), both have a high recoil, both have the name of their caliber in the name and both share the record for being the most powerful pistols in the games they appear.
- The Pistol .50 on the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 platforms had an error where the reload sound effect would be almost completely silent. On the Xbox One/PS4 and PC platforms, this has been fixed.