Desert Eagle

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by disturbed13, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Who makes it?
    I know my spelling is horrible
    are they all just 1 cal?
    or is there more
    i seen one in a case at a local Gander Mtn. :eek::D
    wish i coulda held it :(
    oh well
     
  2. Ursus

    Ursus Active Member

    They are made by IMI (Israel Military Industries), and come in several calibers: .357 mag, .44 Rem Mag., .50 A.E. and .41 magnum.
     

  3. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    It's big. My hand, from the tip of my middle finger to the bottom of my palm, is 8" (though, the area that my hand hold a firearm is 6-6.5") and when I held the DE, my hands barely made it around the grip; it was the .44mag model.
     
  4. pdbsa

    pdbsa New Member

    37
    Apr 7, 2007
    i own, its big,heavy,and has a grip that only a gaint could use. But its very accurate. i had mine given to me i do not recommend buying their only good as a conversation peice.
     
  5. A-Zo

    A-Zo New Member

    19
    Nov 20, 2007
    They are not cheap either...
     
  6. what would be the point in carrying such a large pistol
    just to look like a bad ass?
    or is there a purpose to it?
    why would anyone buy one? just to flaunt the money that they have?
    or what?
     
  7. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Yes to the first, perhaps on the second, but only if we stay close to the shoreline as much as possible.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2007
  8. omegaman

    omegaman New Member

    2
    Aug 13, 2006
    The Desert Eagle is a great pistol that is maybe best suited for the handgun hunting enthuiast. I have an early 44 Mag and a later 50 AE. The DE is a marvel of engineering and exceptionally accurate. Used examples are a little more reasonable to purchase. I would not recommend it as a first centerfre pistol for anyone. It's also a bit more expensive to shoot because it must use jacketed bullets exclusively. Both of my pistols are capable of match grade accuracy, out of the box. The combination of accuracy, power, durability, and reliability is an outstanding feature of DE pistols. Even with it's cost it represents a great value. I'm a big revolver fan but I'm very happy with my DEs.
     
  9. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Funny, someone told me that they lose a lot of accuracy after 10+ rounds because the barrel will get hot.
     
  10. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    I always wanted one but never got one.

    For awhile years ago they made a 357 version with an aluminum frame that was a whole lot more managable, weight wise. I don't see that version catalogued anymore (??). Anyone got one? How is it?

    LDBennett
     
  11. RIPBiker13

    RIPBiker13 New Member

    43
    Dec 5, 2007
    El Paso, Texas
  12. rondba

    rondba New Member

    33
    Sep 3, 2006
    Arlington TX
    It makes a good trout line weight and thats about all they are good for. A poorly made P.O.S.
     
  13. Watch the movie, "Snatch", and notice what Bullet-Tooth-Tony is carrying.
     
  14. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Ya, but movies are fiction, in reality the DE isn't a really practical gun as it weighs a ton (figure of speech) and when the barrel gets got (and with the heaver calibers, they WILL get hot) the gun becomes inaccurate. Flashy and cool looking and possibly fun to shoot, yes, but combat and defense worthy, no and probably not.

    The Baby Eagle is actually a good line, from what I've heard and read.
     
  15. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    The weight problem used to be handled by the aluminum frame (apparently no longer available ???). They are OK in aluminum, in my judgement.

    The Baby Eagle is a CZ clone! Why not buy the real thing? CZ's are great guns! Certainly better than any clone of them and I have owned a couple of the clones before CZ's were available in the USA starting in the late 1990's. One actually ended up in the trash because it self destructed and no parts were available! The EAA Witnesses are better but they are spotty in quality compared to the real CZ.

    LDBennett
     
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