Cheap model 29 S&W revolvers would break the top strap when they fired overcharges.
A friend saw one come apart next to him, and luckily, no shards of that gun flew in his direction, but the top strap was sheared off, the cylinder was split at the pin, and the whole gun appeared to have been used as an EOD commercial.
And yes, the .50 A.E is a LOUD and thunderous ignition, a Saturn V liftoff thunder no less!
The .50 Barrett can't be fired at any range near me, it's too big, and it's medium range ballistics outstrip the 200 yard targets we have, which is the longest distance range set we have.
I can't afford to drive 5 + hours to find enough land mass to touch off a few rounds, so I keep what I stockpiled and wait.