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S&W 1911 or the Desert Eagle ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hot_sauce, Nov 26, 2008.

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  1. hot_sauce

    hot_sauce Member

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    I currently own a glock. Want to make a switch, went to the local gunshop here in Pakistan and I saw both the S&W 1911 and the Desert Eagle.

    Havent ever fired either one of those. Which handgun would you recommend ?
     
  2. Coyote3855

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    S&w 1911.
     
  3. Flame Red

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    +1 for the 1911.
     
  4. Marcus L.

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    Depending on which Glock model you have, you might be better off keeping the Glock. For most, it makes a better overall defensive pistol. Now if you are looking to buy a pistol in addition to your Glock, definately go with the S&W 1911.
     
  5. HoosierQ

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    Don't get Desert Eagle. It is just not a practical firearm.
     
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    save your self a couple hundred and get a Bersa. i am the youngest at ISPC and i have the cheapest gun but boy when i get up there and i start gettin alpha after alpha i laugh at the guys who spent 500-600 on a glock or XD.
     
  7. SRT1

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    Depends. For pure fun and impressing friends - Desert Eagle. For any type of defensive work or carry - S&W. I've had Desert Eagles and I always end up trading them away after the initial fun and "shock and awe factor" is gone. Totally impractical for much besides having fun. The 1911 is a great weapon to have for many occasions from carry to home defense to just plain shooting fun.
    Good luck in your decision!
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  8. MagnumDweeb

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    Sorry to ask this but by 'Pakistan' do you mean the country? I'm not aware of any city, town, or such being named Pakistan here in the U.S.. Oh and +1 on the S&W 1911 but if you can get it look at Rock Island, my uncle has two and is a total 1911 fiend and fell in love with them complaining about the purchases he made on Kimber and Colt. I personally like the RIA better and would get one if I wasn't a revolver fiend and stocking up on EBRs.
     
  9. Olympus

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    +1 on the 1911. Though I'd go for something other than a S&W. Try some Kimbers!
     
  10. crushbup

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    I'd imagine that the Desert Eagle would be difficult and expensive to feed; leagues more so than the S&W. If you plan on using it often, go for the 1911.
     
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  12. reconNinja

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    If you are prone to bear attacks you may be more interested in the DE.

    The Smith would be far more practical, though.
     
  13. tomh1426

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    Id go with the 1911
    Your talkin about the big Desert Eagle right?
     
  14. politicaldookie

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    If you want something to look at and shoot as a novelty or for hunting then the DE is a fine choice. If this is a carry weapon or for home defense keep the Glock or go 1911. I have all three and when it comes to day to day carry I rely on my Glock 21. I sure as heck don't keep keep a .50 AE in my briefcase. The 1911 is always a fine choice but the only reason to get that would be for change...and with Obama as the leader of the world you already have that. :neener:
     
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    I think he's talking about the Baby Eagle. I would take one over any 1911, but that's just my opinion.
     
  16. Marcus L.

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    Yeah, I figured he was talking about the Desert Eagle. The Baby Eagle 9mm(also called the Jericho 9mm) would be a much better choice over the S&W 1911.

    Provided that you can get ahold of soft point or hollow point ammunition, I would stick with 9mm outside of the United States.
     
  17. I_AM_LEGEND

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    get the 1911, desert eagles are for looks and thats about it, they're not practical for anything but using for paperweights and maybe exploding watermelons. If you're looking for a gun for recreational use, home defense, a carry gun, target shooting, etc... the 1911 is tried and true and probably the most respected handgun of all time. The Desert Eagle is a show gun and good to blow money on expensive ammo and get a few "ohhs" and "awws" from teenagers at the local gun range. It looks cool, but you wouldn't want one in a gunfight, unlike in the movies, a deagle is probably one of the worst guns to use in a shootout....
     
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    I had the same idea in mind, except add a PTR-91 into the mix. Between the DE and 1911 I would definetly pick the 1911. For the price of the DE, add a couple extra mags at $46 per mag and a holster, you could pick up a very nice 1911-a Springfield Loaded Operator(example).

    You get a better firearm, just as "bling" as a DE with better performance in my opinion.

    Dont get me wrong, I would love to have a DE, but if you add all the options the 1911 just has more to offer.

    Go with the 1911-:D:D
    Regardless of make!!
     
  19. zammyman

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    1911 all the way
     
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    if you are indeed out of country as you posted, I'm going to have to second the eagle, if in fact it's a baby eagle in 9mm. Definitely much more available round over seas. If you have consistent access to .45 ammunition, the 1911 is a good choice. S&W makes a great 1911. If you are state side.... 1911!
     
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    +1 Smith & Wesson 1911A1
     
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    For what reason?

    I like the 1911 and would most likely choose it first. But, for a toy, the DE would be fun to own.
     
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    Please~!

    S&W 1911 all the way~! :scrutiny: ;) :D
     
  25. hot_sauce

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    Yes, I live in Pakistan. Very near to the Afghan border.

    Thanks for the advice guys, I still havent made up my mind.

    I went to the shop again, and fired the two handguns this time, and I have to say, the 1911 felt very comfortable in comparison to the Desert Eagle. the DE was pretty darn heavy.

    I also checked out the 9mm version of the DE known as Jericho, it seemed nice aswell.

    I want a gun for self defense, and I dont want a handgun that is too heavy.

    I guess im gona have to make a decision between the Jericho and the S&W 1911
     
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