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Logan636 01-19-2012 08:08 PM

Picking up my first Desert Eagle!!!
I'm fairly excited about tomorrow because I will be going to my favorite gun shop and picking up my very first Desert Eagle. It is the black Mark XIX model in 44 mag. If anyone out there owns one do you have any wisdom on how to properly care for one. I know from reading articles and watching videos across the internet that they have a dual recoil spring system. I was also told that the springs should be wiped down with grease and not just your standard gun lube. Any truth to this and if so where can u get the grease u need?

Olympus 01-20-2012 01:36 AM

My old man a .44 and it's a lot of fun to shoot from a bench. He has a 4x scope and I can shoot nice clover leaves with it at 50 yards. He's never done anything special to it as far as cleaning. No problems so far. It's fun to shoot, but so are a bunch of other guns that aren't so heavy. It rarely gets taken out of the safe. Hope you enjoy yours.

Durangokid 01-20-2012 02:15 AM

I like the LAR Grizz .45 Win Mag. This gun also has a .357 Conv. kit. The "Muffler" can be removed and replaced with a Colt Bushing. The Big 1911 uses most of the internal parts found in a 1911 issue pistol. These guns are often found in Grizz country.:D

JonM 01-20-2012 02:21 AM

just dont shoot unjacketed ammo. it will clog the gasport. other than that nothing special needed. just lube like any other handgun leave the gas piston dry.

Viking 01-20-2012 08:28 AM

They are definitely an awesome weapon. Over the years I have wanted to own one in 50 or 44 until about a year ago when I picked one up for about the 3rd or 4th time and realized it's just too big for a skinny guy like me. Truth is my Redhawk with 7 1/2" barrel is at the upper end of common sense carrying for me. That being said, when I go hiking in the woods around my place I wouldn't leave home without it, especially considering the bear and cougar that are also in those same woods and may think I'm fair game.

GLKmiester 01-22-2012 12:47 AM

I just had to sell mine this past summer. I had the new US made one in brushed chrome and 50 ae. I loved that gun but I didn't shoot it enough so it was the first to go when I need the extra money for my house payment. I will be buying another one later on in life.

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