GUN Why do Desert Eagles get a bad rap?

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  1. hsmith

    hsmith OT Supporter

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    Every mention of them i see always gets a ":rofl:" in the response.

    But why? I shot one last night and I didn't think the kick was all that bad, it felt like a pretty solid pistol. Besides price and the price per round ($1 bullet ain't cheap), what makes them a "bad gun"?

    It seems that any pistol featured in some piece of shit video game is automatically "bad" because it is featured. It is def not the firearm i would use for the first line of defense (CCW), it would be a "fun" piece to own and shoot. Is that more the reason (unlikely CCW firearm)?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    its pricey, ammo is expensive, and its fucking gigantic
     
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    i have one in .50AE and love it. but i'm a recoilaholic and like the fact that it is a huge cumbersome hunk of metal. some people dislike it for those reasons.only problem i have is that it is very ammo sensitive which leads to some failures. there are some who dog it cause it isn't the most well made gun around. you also have the counter strike "experts" and the like that think it's the end all be all handgun. and either buy one and claim such or tell everyone who's looking for a gun to get it cause it's the best. bottom line is this..like every thing in life, some like it some don't. if you like it, cool. if you don't, cool. variety and options are what make life interesting. if you want one and can legally get/own one, do it. if you don't, don't. i'll not make fun of or think less of you either way so long as the decsion was made by you for your reasons.
     
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    I dont think they are laughing because it's "bad". It's just that, it's not very practical. More of a novelty.
     
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    :werd:. Hell id own one for pure fun and to day "yea, i own a desert eagl". But you get the people that say

    "Im looking to get a gun for my first handgun now that im 21. Ive been looking at Deagles. Im not planning to carry, its just for home defense"

    thats when teh :rofl: come out.
     
  6. Sideways

    Sideways Do I look like I give a damn?

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    Fire one in the dark and you'll know why.
     
  7. krott5333

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    its more for something flashy. Kinda pointless. but would be fun to shoot :dunno:
     
  8. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Mrbill hit it, it's mostly because video games and movies have glorified it to the point were people who would be better served learning with a revolver or a Glock 19 are ogling a gold plated 2lb monstrosity.

    I'd buy one for the novelty of having a .50AE, but there are too many more practical or collectible guns I'd want first.
     
  9. hsmith

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    Thats the way I looked at it, it would be the same as having a .50 rifle, i mean a $4,000 gun you can hardly shoot anywhere :o

    i guess if you can afford it, there is no worry :o
     
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    :dunno: it was fun to shoot i'd prob be fun to own. i think it is an interesting design as well. i def think the counter strikers give any good gun a bad name :o
     
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    :five-seven:


    Though I do like it :o
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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  14. JaxFlJon

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    I like the .50AE but wouldnt carry one, only as a novelty.
     
  15. Heinzanova

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    I have a IMI DE .50


    Its fun as hell to shoot, but it is pointless, expensive to shoot, and true the recoil isnt bad it is a long full stroked kick, not that of like a super snappy sub compact.

    But the gun itself feels shitty for how much it costed. The trigger isnt as tight at some of my other guns, and the saftey is horrible to work, not to mention it takes a giant to load the damn clip, so fucking tight, and I have left it loaded for so long hoping to compress it....

    Eh.
     
  16. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

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    my understand is, it's not the compressing that weakens the springs, but the constant compressing, and uncompressing.
     
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    Because IMI sucks.
     
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    yup, constant compression does very little to fatigue the metal and make loading easier.

    cycling the spring will do it faster.
     
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    i would buy one if i had to shoot a man through a car door or wall
     
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    because other handguns are incapalbe of such things :ugh:
     

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