what is a . 50 desert eagle good for?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Mark_Van_Goth, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Mark_Van_Goth

    Mark_Van_Goth New Member

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    It's heavy, hard to conceal, 7 rounds only capacity, etc.... .Ok, it looks very bas ass, especially if you point it at someobe.But tactically it is completely useless.Am I the only one who is missing the point of such weapon?
     
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I hear they make good hammers.:p
     

  3. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

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    My buddy has an 8 3/8 in model 29. Huge, heavy, 6 shots, and bad ass. If all of our guns had to be practical, I would bet we would all have a few to get rid of.
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    This particular gun was originally meant as a target/hunting pistol.
     
  5. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    It has never been marketed as a combat weapon. People assume it should be the badass savior of Weatern civilization because of Arnold and Bruce Willis. It was and remains a hunting pistol.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    IMO, it has no real practical use for any uses i would ever really need a pistol for, but in reality, that would apply to many of the guns i own. i would enjoy shooting one, but i would probably not go out of my way to buy one.

    but i wouldn't turn one down if the price was right!
     
  7. therewolf

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    1. Insane muzzle blast. Loud, hugh flash, a lot of fun at the range.

    2. If you do your job, they have a 6 inch barrel, and are very

    accurate.

    3. You have to shoot something besides paper, at a private

    range. THIS might sell you, the 50AE shatters, 'splodes,

    and collapses stuff at a fantastic rate.

    4. They will hunt, and take down large game, at 50 yards,

    further, if you scope them, and calculate for bullet drop.

    5. If you are a big guy, they feel really good in your hand.




    That's all I can think of, at the moment. But yeah, the DE,

    pretty much in .357, .44, or 50AE is a guilty pleasure gun.

    A side note, the felt recoil, due to inherent counter-weighting,

    strong recoil springs, and the auto-loading, is considerably

    less than a .50, or even a short barreled .44 caliber

    revolver.:)
     
  8. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Hey! No!


    That's what we use Glocks for!!! :D
     
  9. rugerlover22

    rugerlover22 New Member

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    They are a blast to shoot.
     

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  10. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    what is a . 50 desert eagle good for?

    Would you continue to climb through the window of someone's house if you saw the owner pointing one at you?
     
  11. seibert1903

    seibert1903 New Member

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    You get it just to say you own one, of course!
     
  12. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think they would make a good nightstand weapon. I would just have to have a bigger nightstand to put it in....:D
     
  13. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Seven 325 grain .50 AE bullets total 2,275 grains and 9,905 ft-lbs of energy. Compare that to sixteen 124 grain 9mm bullets and you get only 1,964 grains at 6,112 ft-lbs.

    Five 700 grain S&W .500s make up 3,600 grains at 11,200 ft-lbs!
     
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  14. GTX63

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    Alright who is going to be the first one to admit they tried to conceal carry one?
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    not hardly!:eek:

    i would probably turn around at the sight of a 22!:eek:
     
  16. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    What is a .50 Desert Eagle good for?

    They are excellent at turning money into smoke at a very quick pace.

    I don't think I would own one. I tried shooting one. I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it.
     
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  17. John_Deer

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    If we only bought guns we need, no one would need more than four or five and there would be a very small selection. But we buy guns we want, so people buy a 50 cal Desert Eagle.
     
  18. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That's a scary thought. In light of this revelation, I encourage everyone to buy whatever they want. The wilder the better.
     
  19. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How many times have we heard "no one needs an AK47?"
     
  20. Mercator

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    This would make a bum fuggin awesome Super Bowl commercial.