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Desert Eagle .50 IWB (Pics)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Thumper, Jun 5, 2006.

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  1. Thumper

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    So, as an exercise in the surreal...What do you guys think?

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    Comments welcome!
     
  2. dev_null

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    Hope you've got suspenders! :D
     
  3. Thumper

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    That's the good part. It actually works. There's a lot of surface area there and rough side out leather works to hold the gun up.

    It's kind of silly, but it definitely works.

    I was really surprised by how comfortable it was. I wore it all day today hanging out with friends in shorts and a t-shirt.
     
  4. chris in va

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    Leaning to one side are ya?:what:
     
  5. ZenMasterJG

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    Ha, thats amazing. And people complain about luggin' around a 1911!
    I've shot the .50 DE a couple times... and cant hit the broad side of a barn!
    I'll stick with the 9 and .45 :)
     
  6. lyricsdad

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    whoa iwb! how is it when you sit down???
     
  7. Black Snowman

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    I've used mine for fun in a couple bowling pin shoots and did pretty well considering. My best time on a run of 5 pins was 4.27 seconds. Takes a while to get it up into action and get back on target with it. In comparison my best .22 LR time is usually around 2 seconds.

    If you can carry it comfortably and keep it out of sight I say go for it. If you ever have to use it, you know you can be confident in the performance of the round. :D
     
  8. GregGry

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    I need one :D. As a matter of fact the DE is the only pistol I have held that the grip was big enough. If anything the width of the grip could even be bigger. Being 6'6" tall and 235 pounds I could probably ccw one and it wouldn't look like like I had a 15 pound sledge hammer on me :D I bet it does get heavy though...
     
  9. Red Dragon

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    You're gonna need an extra insole in your shoe if ya wear that all day:neener:
     
  10. Gewehr98

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    Looks like a Milt Sparks Summer Special clone...

    I could use one for my Desert Eagle Mk1. Home-made, or do you plan on making more?
     
  11. MTMilitiaman

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    I am actually a big fan of the Desert Eagle. My dad and grandpa have Mk Is, which means I have been shooting them since before they were really popular. But I honestly never thought of them as a CCW. If I did CCW one, I would have to think a shoulder holster under a loose jacket would be more comfy, but if that works for you, by all means...go for it. No one will ever accuse you of being under gunned, at least against another handgun.

    I know the penetration Nazis are going to cue in here any second, but I still have to congradulate you on a novel concept.
     
  12. Thumper

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    I kind of made this as a novelty, MTMilitiaman. Funny thing though; it ended up being much more functional than I thought. Here are some pics requested from another site:

    Comparison with my "real" carry guns:

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    How it sits on the belt (pardon the fish white belly):

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    And concealed:

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  13. dev_null

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    Thumper, that's just *wrong*!

    And I thought I was a geek for buying a shoulder holster for mine! :D
     
  14. Thumper

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    You know you like it! :D
     
  15. dev_null

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    Hell, yeah!

    Wonder how that would work with a Utilikilt? :D
     
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    How much bigger do you have to buy your pants?
     
  17. whitebear

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    My only concern is that you're asking for back problems carrying that monster - you'd better get another one for the other side to balance you out. :neener:
     
  18. dev_null

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    And don't fall in the creek, you'll never get out! :p
     
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    am i understanding this correctly: you made those holsters? if so do you make them for sale or just for your personal use? i'd support a board member for a holster or two :)
     
  20. Thumper

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    Yeah, I made it myself.

    After getting a couple of requests, I'm trying to figure out if it would be worthwhile to make a few and sell them. Maybe there's a niche market for this stuff.

    It would be a good excuse for me to buy a .500 S & W! :D
     
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    Thats just COOL!

    Since you're obviously not a small dude (based on the pictures), if you can pull it off then more power to ya. Have fun with it!
     
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  22. Maxinquaye

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    "It would be a good excuse for me to buy a .500 S & W! "

    Not only that, the .500 would be a legitimate tax write off if you got in the business of making custom holsters part time.

    Very nice looking work BTW. I can make about anything out of wood or metal, but i'd have no idea how to even start working on leather...
     
  23. Tried'nTrue

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    It looks like you have an eye for fine cutlery, too. That Benchmade Rukus should compliment the DE nicely :D And is the Spydie a Military? Good choices!
     
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    As an aside, while I do come from the school of thought that a good shoot is a good shoot, regardless of gun/caliber/load used, I imagine the use of a super-magnum class hunting handgun in a defensive shooting would raise a few eyebrows. That, and even a very solid attacker likely would not stop a heavily-constructed 325 gr. bullet moving at 1,500 FPS. I have put these loads through soft mediums that stopped my .25-06 loads with 117 gr. gamekings clocking just over 3,200 FPS.

    The only time I carry my Mk XIX .50 is when I'm hunting with it. The thing is just too cumbersome.
     
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    I wonder how that would look on the 5'5" 115lb Skunk....
     
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