GUN Yesterday I finger-fucked a Desert Eagle in 44 mag

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  1. GlassUser

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    I kinda want one so I have a semi in the same caliber as the next rifle I'm getting - Marlin 1894SS in 44 mag. It was a LOT lighter than I expected. I dislike the limited number of cartridges it holds, but I guess there isn't too much to be done with a rimmed cartridge. Now I want to shoot one.
     
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    I'd rather lose a little capacity and gain better reliability/shootability with a revolver.
     
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    I'm not experienced with revolvers and have never shot a desert eagle anything, so I don't know how they compare.
     
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    Revolvers are known for reliability. Desert eagles are not. It is a large gun that is firing rimmed cartridges and using a gas blowback system.

    A guy I work with has one and claims it has never had any failures on him. Other people whom I've talked to that has/have owned one or has shot other peoples have said the opposite.

    The best thing about the revolver is that it doesn't have the 2x4 grip that the DE has. Mounting a scope to either is a moot point.

    I personally have never shot one. I've finger fucked one and hated how large it is. Would I buy one? Sure, if I found one for under $800. Would I trust my life to it and put it in any sort of defensive plan, no.

    I don't know what they cost in texas but the going rate for new base one up here is ~$1300. That buys a very nice revolver.
     
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    My Uncle has one and really enjoys it, never has a problem to speak of with it, including shooting lead cast rounds.
     
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    I thought they were direct impingement?
     
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    I believe you are right. Shitty wording on my part.
     
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    A guy at our club has a DE in 44 and .50AE. They come out every year for raahauges sports fair where like 2000+ people show up to rent and shoot guns. The DE's are pretty popular and I've yet to see them malfuntion. It's not going to be a self defense gun, I'm guessing. It's more of a range toy and maybe a hunting gun.

    I really don't care for revolvers. The bore axis is very high and you get more muzzle flip. The trigger in double action mode is way long and heavy. You get the full recoil as there is not any sort of semi auto mechanism to dampen it.

    The DE on the other hand is a very soft shooter, trigger is pretty decent. It's just a very pleasnt gun to shoot. As far as the grip if your doing the thumbs forward modern isocolese grip/stance it's a non issue. I've got pretty small hands and I shoot the .50ae DE pretty well.

    The DE gets a lot of flack because of the over use in movies and all the damn counterstrike kiddies calling deagle and such. It's actually a pretty fun range toy if your into such stuff.
     
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    I'd like to shoot one at some point. I can see it as a fun range toy, but not much else, unless you're living in the Matrix.
     
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    It might be a defense gun, but it sure wouldn't be my daily concealed carry.

    I also don't care for revolvers, mostly for the DA travel. I haven't shot them enough to pretend to be an expert though.

    My natural grip is thumbs forward. I have huge hands though.
     
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    Hunting. Open carry on the range, especially when paired with a lever action in the same caliber.
     
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    I didn't shoot many rounds through mine, but it ran lights out....

    It was a 50AE. Recoil is more fun than my buddies 454 Casull, without a doubt.

    If I had money coming out the ass, I'd have another.
     
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    Rented the 50AE version at my local range one day for shits and giggles. Fun gun to shoot but I doubt I'd rent it again and there's a lot of guns ahead of that on my want list for the price.
     
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    Pft I shoot 10mm :mamoru:



    I'd take a free one but for a fun gun I think the 460 revolver might win.
     
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    This too. 10mm > *
     
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    Yeah, but find me a rifle that shoots 10 mm
     
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    MP5/10

    I believe someone at one point made an AR pattern in 10mm as well.
     
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    Oh. Well shit.
     
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    DEAGLE ALL UP IN YOUR BIZNAZZ

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    GAT GAT GAT
     
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    Want level VERY high. :wackit:
     
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    yeah, but it's still underpowered compared to a 44 mag
     
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    "pistol caliber carbine"
     

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