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Old 09-23-2013, 06:02 PM   #11
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Haha thanks...... and yeah probably more of a movie gun and also if you want to comfortably aim and maintain arm height to shoot a target probably a different kind of handgun is required, unless lets say a huge bear is coming to attack you..... :s aha
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I have one mainly because several years ago a friend was selling some of his collection and he offered it to me for a price I couldn't turn down. I shot it some when he owned it but I haven't since it came to live here. Its a good conversation piece. People that have only seen them in movies can't wait to hold one but most are not interested in shoot it. Guess they don't know its one of the softest shooting 44 mags around. It is like holding a 2x4 but a lot of the guns I own are just here because they are different. Like someone else said. to each his own.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:34 PM   #13
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I bought one (a .357mag) way back in the '80's....
It was an impulse/novelty buy (I thought they looked cool after seeing them in the movies). Most impractical pistol that I have ever purchased.
It was fun to shoot for a while, but that wore off.
Sold it & don't ever see me buying another.
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Not for me. I would trade it in for the G3 I saw on egun. More practical....
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It is a funny thing about the size of handguns over time. In the old days the handgunners were in love with the small under powered Colt Navy .36 caliber percussion pistols.
Colt introduced the .45 caliber SAA revolver. People referred to it as the "Big Iron" that kicked way too much. We see the Peace Maker as a small medium powered handgun. I wonder how shooters will see these big auto pistols in the future?
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I have never held a desert eagle. Small guns are uncomfortable to me. I might like it.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:16 AM   #17
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They weigh alot, if u can handle the weight.. u should be fine with one, i like it cause it feels and looks awesome
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Owned a couple over the years. The 357 and 44 are more practical. The 50 is a hoot to shoot. Of the guns come and gone, wish I would have kept the 50. Still have some ammo.
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Yes i agree the 50 is awesome
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I've always thought of desert eagles as awesome novelty guns...

Simply for fun at the range.

But I wouldn't mind owning a good plated .50 as a backup to protect myself from bear or something.
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