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Owners of Desert Eagle AND revolver of same caliber?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by gunnutery, Aug 30, 2009.

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  1. gunnutery

    gunnutery Member

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    I had mentioned this on another post. However I don't think anyone that this question would apply to read the question.

    I've had an idea for reloding a revolver by stripping rounds from a Desert Eagle magazine into the chambers of a revolver of the same caliber.

    My problem is that I don't own a Desert Eagle and at present, I can't afford a Desert Eagle magazine to test my theory. And even if I could afford one, I wouldn't want to drop $30 to $40 on a magazine if it didn't work. I also imagine guns stores would get a bit uneasy if one were to suggest trying such an idea in their store.

    So, if someone has these components to give this a try, please do and post your thoughts on how it works...or how it doesn't. Thankyou.
     
  2. Quiet

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    Find a gun range that rents out Desert Eagles and test out your theory?
     
  3. herbie1

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    Interesting idea. It would work much like a speed strip I suppose.
     
  4. wally

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    Why not buy speed strips or speed loaders made for your gun.

    I've a DE in .44mag and a S&W629. I don't see any merit at all in the idea. The mag holds eight, the revolver six and you have to partially strip the round, insert it in the cylinder, and then strip it the rest of the way, if you strip it beyond the release point before the bullet in in the cylinder the spring will send it flying. I can load a hand full of loose rounds faster.

    --wally.
     
  5. gunnutery

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    Thanks a lot for trying, I appriciate it. I've been hesitant to try carrying speed loaders as they are bulky and i'm not sure where to put speed strips on my person. Had it worked, the magazine couldve protected the rounds, held more, and have a slim profile. Thanks again.
     
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    Simply Rugged (Rob Leahy in Wasilla Alaska) makes a nifty little speed strip pouch that snaps over your belt and when you unsnap it drops the speed strip into your hand. He also sells speed strips at a very good price.
    Takes up less room and conceals better than a mag holder too.
    Check it out.
    cb
     
  7. Beelzy

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    If you need to "speed reload" a Desert Eagle..........you're doing it wrong.

    Not much gets past the first magazine. ;-)
     
  8. General Geoff

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    Get your cylinder cut for moon clips, and carry half moons if you're concerned with bulk. :)
     
  9. PandaBearBG

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    Maybe old school cowboy style cartridge belt? Not the full out 50 rnds around the waist, but the hunter style? You know a leather length that holds about 12 rounds that just feeds thru your belt?
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    Or those fold up belt mounted shell holders? I know they make them for rifles, but maybe someone good with leather could make one for you, for pistol caliber
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    Found it! Uncle Mike and Blackhawk both make one! Hope this helps!
     
  10. kanook

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    I've carried my extra rounds for my 30 carbine Blackhawk in my m1 carbine mag. Holds them together to stop rattle noise from being loose in a pocket.
     
  11. Rembrandt

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    I have both a DE .44mag and a S&W 629.....the idea doesn't work as well as one might think...speed loaders are faster.
     
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    Lawdog suggests doing this (by buying an el cheapo Promag and snipping the spring until you get the desired result)

    http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/2009/01/trivia-for-day.html


    That said, I prefer speedstrips. Tuff Products makes them in several calibers, and I carry mine in my pocket (2 in my pants pocket, 4 in my vest)
     
  13. gunnutery

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    Thanks for everyone's suggestions, I just acquired a cartridge holder much like the one PandabearBG posted. Although mine is black and only holds 5 rounds. I tried it out yesterday around the house to see how it felt and how well I could conceal it under a t-shirt.

    I've been curious about my OP though for a while and wondered if it would be plausible or practical. In response to the Lawdog post, it didn't seem like he had done it himself or if he had, some better affirmative reporting (maybe even some video or pics would've been helpful.

    Anyway, thanks for everyone's input.
     
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    Why not

    do a test of concept with a .22?
     
  15. gunnutery

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    I would if I had a .22 revolver.
     
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    prolly not, ask if they have any dumby rounds or snap caps most have some on hand to test out chambering and such. Also depends on shop, some shops i frequent are into tinkering around some are a little "stiff".
     
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    I just loaded up a ruger 22/45 magazine and then unloaded it into the cylinder on a NEF R92. It wasnt particularly difficult, however it didnt seem any faster than a hand full of bullets either. Revolver was in the right hand, mag in the left.
     
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    .357 Magnum's.
    I found it easier to still load from a handfull of rounds. Speed loaders for revolvers for me, thanx.
     
  19. Molasses

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    Okay, just for giggles I decided to give it a whirl. I'm not even going to go into the adventure that ensued, involving digging through the cluttered mess that's my gun room while a cat tried to trip me at every turn.


    My first thought was that a single action would be easier to load out of the Desert Eagle mag because of the funnel effect of the loading cutout in the frame. Tried both a Colt SAA and Ruger Vaquero in .357 and discovered that there just wasn't room to make this easy. Grabbed a S&W Mdl 28, which had plenty of room to work with and it turned out that the rounds could be controlled well enough to guide into the chambers. BUT. The sharp corners on the back of the feed lips are not conducive to doing this without feeling like one is carving strips off one's thumb and the mag spring is maybe 4X stronger than what I'd consider optimal for fast or easy use in this fashion. Now, IF one were to plan on having a Desert Eagle mag for sole use as a revolver loading device, it'd be easy enough to modify to address both of those issues. However, I didn't get the impression that it was fast enough in my (admittedly limited) trial to make it worthwhile over other methods already brought up by other posters in this thread.
     
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