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  • We're talking just lights and sirens here, not mounted .50-caliber machine guns.

    Lights and sirens, badges and guns for the TARP cops

  • The Big Fifties were single-shot weapons with octagonal 34-inch barrels that used huge cartridges: .50-caliber, 600-grain bullets driven by 125 grains of black powder.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • With the rails, too, came buffalo hunters carrying deadly accurate .50-caliber Sharps rifles that could kill effectively at extreme range—grim, violent, opportunistic men blessed now by both a market in the east for buffalo leather and the means of getting it there.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • The fedayeen stormed out of the alleyways, and I watched as Kevin leaped onto the truck and manned the .50-caliber machine gun.

    In the Shadow of Freedom

  • Suddenly, I heard the familiar du-du-du-du-du-du of a .50-caliber machine gun, and I knew that Kevin had run back to the convoy to provide cover.

    In the Shadow of Freedom

  • I learned later that he had climbed into one of the Humvees to man a .50-caliber machine gun in the turret of the truck.

    I’m Still Standing

  • We were met on the tarmac by a welcoming party that consisted of a military police Humvee with a .50-caliber machine gun mounted in the turret and a long line of civilian buses and a couple of trucks for our baggage and equipment.

    I’m Still Standing

  • Five men wearing black flight helmets and night vision goggles manned four .50-caliber machine guns and a 40mm grenade launcher.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • The crack of the .50-caliber round shattered the calm of dawn and sent every bird in the valley screeching into the air.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • When he reached Wicker he noticed that the more agile man had already unpacked and assembled his .50-caliber Barrett M82A1 rifle and was surveying the lay of the land through a pair of M19/22 binoculars.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

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