1911 vs. Desert Eagle

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ttdub, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. ttdub

    ttdub New Member

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    If you were given the choice of either pistol for free, what would you choose?
     
  2. Diesel44

    Diesel44 New Member

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    Depends on what 1911 it was. If any 1911, I'd take a Wilson Combat Supergrade any day over a desert eagle.
     

  3. Overkill0084

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  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    no contest! the 1911! the DE is more a novelty and a gun you just want to shoot for the fun of it. the 1911 is a way more practical gun to own and shoot. now if the right deal came along, yes i would buy one and shoot it and be happy just to say i had one.
     
  5. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I'd choose the 1911. You just can't find a more outstanding handgun chambered for the .45ACP than the 1911 IMO. Not to mention you can't beat a classic John Browning firearm.
     
  6. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    If someone where to hand me a Nighthawk Customs 1911, I wouldn't complain. If someone where to hand me a desert eagle, I would sell it and buy a 1911. lol
     
  7. sweeper22

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    In my opinion, both would look pretty good on display. Both would be fun to show off to your friends or take to the range. But if you want to actually put your gun to work, the 1911 has many practical uses and the DE has very few.

    If I won the Powerball jackpot tomorrow, I'd probably have a dozen 1911s in short order. And I'm not sure I'd have a single Desert Eagle.
     
  8. Olympus

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    Depends on what brand of 1911. I don't want any more Filipino 1911s. My old man has a DE in .44 Mag and it's honestly a lot of fun to shoot from a rest. He has a 4x Leupold on it and it will shoot a butterfly at 75 yards all day long. Offhand shooting isn't practical, but if you shoot off of a bench, it's a lot of fun!
     
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  9. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    1911 all day long.. I agree with the DE being more of a novelty gun.. I would take DE .50 though, and buy an ankle holster for it
     
  10. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    It looks like we all agree that the 1911 is a way more practical handgun. The desert Eagle will never be in use like the 1911. Either gun for free is great of course.
     
  11. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Did anyone say the 1911? That would be my choice as well.
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I've seen DE's, I've held DE's, I've shot DE's

    Gimme a 1911.
     
  13. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    I would take a 1911 any day over a Desert Eagle.