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model4006
September 20, 2008, 12:50 AM
I learned something about taking advice on firearms today. See i took my new polished chrome desert eagle .50ae or "deagle" as i like to call it (you know how us youngsters are with nicknames) to the range and it is AWESOME!!!

I got an overwhelming response from this board and almost everyone on it, plus some people i know not to buy one, and i think i made the right choice. The gun is awesome, a blast to shoot (literally) and after only 3 rounds I shot it one handed, lots of fun! the muzzle flash is not as bad as i was lead to believe, however the recoil is substantial. it gives a very hard rotating motion in your hand, it makes it difficult to absorb the recoil in your shoulders and sorta pounds the web inbetween thumb and forefinger. not nearly to the point of making me not want to shoot the gun, in fact it is for sure my favorite gun to shoot (might just be the newness still hasnt worn off).

anyway if you even think you might like a gun, my advice is save your money (took quite awhile for me to save enough for this one) and just go buy it!

p.s. polished chrome is teh sweetness!!

p.p.s. i need a reloader now, time to start saving again!

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scrat
September 20, 2008, 12:52 AM
save the brass. now where are the pics

halfbreed808
September 20, 2008, 06:22 AM
Here, here. Show us some of the sweetness.:D

Thernlund
September 20, 2008, 06:29 AM
Nothing wrong with the Desert Eagle at all. I myself wouldn't be opposed to owning one.

That said, I'm with the others...

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u90/ericfeick/ermey-weapon.jpg

;)


-T.

model4006
September 20, 2008, 10:18 PM
I dunno what I was thinking...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/91nx2k/P9200124.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/91nx2k/P9200129.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/91nx2k/P9200135.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/91nx2k/P9200136.jpg

Notice the second can of pop almost completely covered by the grip, pretty fat...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/91nx2k/P9200138.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/91nx2k/P9200139.jpg

yeah.......

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/91nx2k/P9200146.jpg

LongHairedHippy
September 20, 2008, 11:19 PM
that certainly is a fine crew-served weapon.

macadore
September 20, 2008, 11:51 PM
I got an overwhelming response from this board and almost everyone on it, plus some people i know not to buy one

Niche guns are like that. Some people love them, some don’t. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy one if it fits your niche. I would love to have a Desert Eagle but there other guns I want first.

CountGlockula
September 21, 2008, 02:14 AM
anyway if you even think you might like a gun, my advice is save your money (took quite awhile for me to save enough for this one) and just go buy it!

Sorry model, I politely disagree. I like to kick the tires before buying the car.
It works for some and it doesn't work for others.

Thanks for sharing though.

RaisedByWolves
September 21, 2008, 02:58 AM
Nice gun, I would have opted for a different finish, but still.....




Why is it that the cats allways have to get in on the gun pics? I cant get a gun pic without the cat being in it.

Boris
September 21, 2008, 04:16 AM
Only ever tried the .44 Eagle and couldn't agree with you more. My favorite gun. Very comfortable to hold too. I don't see why people complain about it being too big. Would love to try the .50 Eagle though. Only .50 cal pistol I ever shot was the Magnum Research BFR.

VARifleman
September 21, 2008, 04:59 AM
Glad you like it. It does look good. Great last picture by the way.

moooose102
September 21, 2008, 09:02 AM
nice gun! not 4 me, but it is still a nice gun. and, i am glad you are happy with it. THAT IS ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS.

bannockburn
September 21, 2008, 11:12 AM
Model4006

Very nice gun; a friend of mine has a an older chromed .44 Mag Desert Eagle and it really is a "blast" to shoot. Great pics too.

rfurtkamp
September 21, 2008, 11:46 AM
You'll have fun, love my old 44. Ignore the fudds who don't see the point in owning something they don't personally want, and well, enjoy your toy ;0

http://media.furtkamp.com/eagleleft-web.jpg

Aran
September 21, 2008, 11:52 AM
I'm still trying to save for my Mateba Model 6.

model4006
September 21, 2008, 01:13 PM
thanks for all the positive responses guys, next ill need to post some pictures of the damage this bad boy will do. i need to make a trip to the grocery store...

daorhgih
September 22, 2008, 11:20 PM
I've been a .45ACP shooter all of my gun-related life. G-21, Taurus Tracker in .45ACP, and a Randall .45. I play bass in a band and have arms and hands strong enough to shoot those all day. So I recently got a .50AE DEP. It is fun to read others' experience with the .50AE DEP. I was very lucky to find one at a "fire sale," as in a friend found a real, bring-back AK47 for sale by a legal supplier, and he needed $1000 ASAP. I bought the pistol, 6" and 10" barrels, four magazines and fitted case. There is a cutout for the 14" .44 mag in the case, but I didn't get one with it: ( I WTB 14" .44 mag barrel.) My near-by mil-surp dealer had some broken boxes of IMI 50AE at $1.00 per round so I bought all of them. Loading the magazines took more out of me than firing them! I figgered I had a method to shoot the pistol, that would save my wrists (not knowing just how hard the recoil would be, yet.) I put on latex examination gloves, ear-plugs, plus muffs, racked the slide to charge one into the chamber, and immediately had a jam. Throat was finished but not polished. I release the slide with a bit more snap, and got no jams after that. Two-handed isosceles hold, leaning against a 4x4 support at the range, 25 yd targets. Nice smooth action, no take-up or creep, then at the same time: a "click" and "WHAMMMO!!" Nice surprise. But I flexed at the elbows, which brought the gun back directly between my eyes. The just-cocked hammer is hard and sharp! On 5 1/4" shoot'n'see I hit 11:00. 2". The recoil process is remarkable. I could feel the bolt try to twist my grip (which is why I wore the latex), turn and come back to the rear. At that point, the first time, I was struck in the forehead by the hammer. I didn't try to control the recoil, and "relaxed" is not a good adjective to use around this piece. Next shots I held on better, took the recoil in the shoulder and was pleasantly surprised: the reaction of the shooter (me) is nothing when compared to the others at the range under the same canopy!! "*** WAS that!?" That's some of the fun of owning a DEP. I shot a total of 28 rds, all in the black (one bullseye.) After one magazine I shifted to one-hand shots using a lot of breath-control. I believe that if a guy can handle a full blown +P in .45 he will have no trouble shooting an Eagle. Just try to be sure there are a few other guys at the range, to get an interest in all the ruckus. Also, it is polite to say "Fire In The Hole" before you let one off. ((I am seriously looking for the 14" .44 barrel.)) I'll buy a brass-catcher before my next excursion.

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