Originally Posted by cpttango30
While I think the DE is a horriable pistol and would not burden myself with ever owning one. I have shot one in 50 ae. They are not really that hard to deal with as the gun is the size shape and weight of an anchor for the USS Missouri. That being said ONLY shoot a DE if you like being pelted in the face with scorching hot brass. Unless you shoot like a gangbanger. The rotary bolt on that thing rotates so hard and fast you can't keep it from smacking you in the face with brass. NOT my IDEA of FUN day at the Range.
Now the only other rounds close would be the 460 smith and the 500 smith. These unfortunately are only available in a revolver. But they are the big bore heavy weights that will out perform the 50 ae with just about any load.
The Dessert Eagle is just a very unique gun that takes practice on how to brace yourself for the kick. If you take the time to practice and learn how to use it properly it is a very accurate gun capable of stopping any man and most animals. I've owned one for about 4 years now. It took me about 300 rounds to figure it out but once you get the hang of it, it's quite easy to shoot. You just have to practice and get the basics of Big Bore Pistols. They are not a 9mm and can't be shot like one. I have no problems with brass hitting me in the face.
I also have a S&W 500 that I like better than the Dessert Eagle but I have always liked revolvers better. A .460 Magnum is on my bucket list for sure. I shot one and I want one.
With any of these hand cannons double taps are very challenging and rapid fire is about impossible.