Let's dismiss a couple fallacies first:
1. You must keep a DE scrupulously clean, even to the point
of field-stripping, cleaning and oiling it after 50 shots at the range.
2.-IME-they don't jam, if you do your job.
Which isn't as
easy as, say, "doing your job" with a 9mm Glock.
3. IF you do your job, and also aim well, they are
That said, I get no better enjoyment from any other gun I
have. It kicks out a hilarious fireball with WWB ammo, and with
a box of the good stuff, it's like savoring a fine brandy.
I CC this gun sometimes, because I can't even imagine
a BGs reaction when this thunderous hand cannon begins
to roar. It makes most other pistols, 1911A1s included,
seem small by comparison. IMO, it probably helps if you're
a big guy, because mine fills my hand beautifully.
The DE44 is a great conversation starter at the range.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I enjoy trying
other peoples guns at the range, and somebody always
wants to try out the DE44.