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DaBurna
07-24-2012, 21:28
It's one ICONIC piece!! Looks Kick Ass Too!! Any of you guys looking to ever own one? If so, which caliber?

Gregg702
07-24-2012, 21:30
Nope, if I wanted an overpowered pistol, I would get a revolver in .454, .460 mag, or .500 mag.

Warp
07-24-2012, 21:34
Nope.

The_Gun_Guru
07-24-2012, 21:35
NOPE!

I have no use for a handgun that powerful because I have a Mini Draco AK PISTOL!

NUFF SAID:wavey:

TGG

ctfireman
07-24-2012, 21:40
If you're gonna buy desert eagle, you have to buy it in .50. I love owning one even though it's expensive to shoot.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g77/mmsi1002/1287929465941.jpg

skeeter7
07-24-2012, 22:31
Nope, if I wanted an overpowered pistol, I would get a revolver in .454, .460 mag, or .500 mag.


My thoughts exactly...

DesertEagle
07-24-2012, 22:43
31.75ish and it's already crossed off. 50AE is a handful, and not cheap, but FUN! :D

And definately an attn getter at the range.

TKM
07-24-2012, 22:57
Bucket list?

No, it's over there next to my454s, 460s and my 500. About four feet away.

What the hell is wrong with you people?

If you want something get it.

*******.:upeyes:

bac1023
07-24-2012, 23:16
Nope, if I wanted an overpowered pistol, I would get a revolver in .454, .460 mag, or .500 mag.

They don't have anywhere near the novelty of the Desert Eagle.

bac1023
07-24-2012, 23:29
The 50AE is the only caliber a DE should be chambered in.

....just my opinion, of course.

Here's my brushed chrome model.


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/111.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/113.jpg

Trigger Finger
07-24-2012, 23:30
I already have one and it's great!! Living in California I had to buy a 44 magnum but then I bought a 50 AE barrel.

The gun is very accurate and much more powerful than the 44 mag. It is expensive to shoot but not as much as a 500 S&W Magnum. The 500 is noticeably more powerful than the 50 AE.

It's a blast to shoot and has a eyebrow singeing muzzle blast.

Angry Fist
07-24-2012, 23:32
I remember singed eyes, so I'll give it a pass.

Ruggles
07-25-2012, 00:32
I would considered it a classic hand cannon :) I do not have one (well I have the baby version) but maybe someday :)

Morgo
07-25-2012, 04:03
I have one in .357 mag.

Quite reliable and very accurate.

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/deserteagle.jpg

I plan to get a .44 Mag as well.

bac1023
07-25-2012, 05:38
Morgo, where have you been?

...haven't seen you around much. :dunno:

Morgo
07-25-2012, 05:51
Morgo, where have you been?

...haven't seen you around much. :dunno:

Hey bac, just a case of all work and no play.
I'll have to look at changing that :)

Looks as though you have acquired a few more acquisition's since I last logged on :supergrin:

bac1023
07-25-2012, 05:56
Hey bac, just a case of all work and no play.
I'll have to look at changing that :)

Looks as though you have acquired a few more acquisition's since I last logged on :supergrin:

Actually, I just picked them up.

I've got some real nice stuff on the way though. :wavey:

Morgo
07-25-2012, 06:06
Actually, I just picked them up.

I've got some real nice stuff on the way though. :wavey:

Nice work, looking forward to seeing what you have coming :)

I should have a couple of new ones to pick up soon hopefully :)

faawrenchbndr
07-25-2012, 06:15
Hey Morgo! :wavey:



Would like to have a DE in .44 Mag......no use gor a 50

eracer
07-25-2012, 06:18
Nope.

alwaysshootin
07-25-2012, 06:20
I have one in .357 mag.

Quite reliable and very accurate.

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/deserteagle.jpg

I plan to get a .44 Mag as well.

Couple of things, never mentioned, by Dessert Eagle owners, who have the .357, or 44 Magnums. It's expensive to shoot, and the .50 is the only caliber to own in a Dessert Eagle!!!!!!:cool::whistling:

Oh yea, one other thing. If you think they look cool, wait until you shoot one. Absolutely, the coolest handgun I've ever shot

SigFTW
07-25-2012, 07:27
Bought one, 44mag and sold it (at 20% profit). It was a fun gun to shoot and would draw a crowd. I did not care for how picky it was with ammo.

As for the .50, I would consider it if I find one for a good price. But there are much better guns out there I want before the DE .50.

zackwatt
07-25-2012, 07:28
Got one, and 50AE is the only caliber to have it in!

http://imageshack.us/m/162/7503/img5804sz8.jpg

bac1023
07-25-2012, 08:03
I should have a couple of new ones to pick up soon hopefully :)

:banana:

CajunBass
07-25-2012, 08:06
Nope. No desire for one.

mr00jimbo
07-25-2012, 09:05
If I was going to get one, I'd have to go all out and get one gold plated with tiger stripes!

SigFTW
07-25-2012, 09:14
If I was going to get one, I'd have to go all out and get one gold plated with tiger stripes!

lol, pimp my gun!!

fnfalman
07-25-2012, 10:26
I have little interest in owning a Desert Eagle. However, if I were to have a hankering to own one, it'd be in the original caliber.

M&P15T
07-25-2012, 10:31
If you're gonna get one, ya gotta get two. The get them gold plated.

And call the "deagles".
http://survivalstarter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/GOLD-DESERT-EAGLE-50-CAL.jpg

bac1023
07-25-2012, 13:56
If I was going to get one, I'd have to go all out and get one gold plated with tiger stripes!

:rofl:

bac1023
07-25-2012, 13:56
I have little interest in owning a Desert Eagle. However, if I were to have a hankering to own one, it'd be in the original caliber.

That would be 357mag.

zackwatt
07-25-2012, 14:03
That would be 357mag.

Shhhhhhhh! The Desert Eagle doesn't come in any caliber other then 50AE!!! :badpc:

SigFTW
07-25-2012, 14:07
Shhhhhhhh! The Desert Eagle doesn't come in any caliber other then 50AE!!! :badpc:
:rofl::rofl:

DaBurna
07-25-2012, 15:46
That would be 357mag.

Aside from BADASSNESS.... Wouldn't it be more economical to own a DE in .357mag from an ammo cost?:dunno:

ted1
07-25-2012, 15:53
The 50AE is the only caliber a DE should be chambered in.

....just my opinion, of course.

Here's my brushed chrome model.


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/111.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/113.jpg

Sweet that is beautiful but i still don't want one i would not shoot it enough to justify buying it. But it is a nice looking weapon.

Sent from my DROID RAZR

zackwatt
07-25-2012, 16:10
Aside from BADASSNESS.... Wouldn't it be more economical to own a DE in .357mag from an ammo cost?:dunno:

Keep the Desert Eagle for .50...

If you want something in .357 get this:

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/39747-1/coonan_357mag_0856.jpg

bac1023
07-25-2012, 16:14
Sweet that is beautiful but i still don't want one i would not shoot it enough to justify buying it. But it is a nice looking weapon.

Sent from my DROID RAZR

Thanks

kevinfromwebb
07-25-2012, 16:51
I"ve always thought they were cool looking guns... I've seen a few at the gun shows... I got to shoot one monday evening at the indoor range I go to... I was shooting my Glock 17 and 34 and wondered what the heck that loud noise was... When he would shoot I would just back off... It was a nickel plated .44 mag... It was fun to shoot... Maybe one of these days if I found one at a good price...
Is the .50AE much stronger than the .44???

Kevin

michael e
07-25-2012, 16:53
Maybe one day, but not untill I have bought me a 41 460 480 500 mag. I want my hard to get brass easy to locate after I shoot.

TalkToTheGlock
07-25-2012, 18:34
I had two of them but sold them to find my Hk Mark 23 and a USP45 tac. I don't miss them at all.

They are cool guns but like others have stated, if you want something gigantic get a .500.

427
07-25-2012, 18:57
I have an early DEagle in .357.

El_Ron1
07-25-2012, 19:04
If I was going to get one, I'd have to go all out and get one gold plated with tiger stripes!

You're in Cokeman 2423 country! :patriot:

bac1023
07-25-2012, 22:15
Is the .50AE much stronger than the .44???

Kevin

Yea, its a good 50% stronger than most 44mag ammo.

bac1023
07-25-2012, 22:16
They are cool guns but like others have stated, if you want something gigantic get a .500.

I have a 500 mag also, but for me at least, the Desert Eagle has much more "cool" factor since its an auto.

Morgo
07-26-2012, 03:43
Hey Morgo! :wavey:



Would like to have a DE in .44 Mag......no use gor a 50

Hey mate,

I figure atleast with the .44 mag (and .357 mag) I'd have plenty of other firearms in those cals to justify a reloading setup etc. Still a .50 could happen someday :)

Morgo
07-26-2012, 03:54
Oh yea, one other thing. If you think they look cool, wait until you shoot one. Absolutely, the coolest handgun I've ever shot

Its smaller brother, the Automag III .30carbine, is one cool handgun to shoot as well :)

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1040164.jpg

Morgo
07-26-2012, 03:56
If you want something in .357 get this:

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/39747-1/coonan_357mag_0856.jpg

End of the year :)

MarcDW
07-26-2012, 05:30
I had one in .44 Mag and loved to shoot it.
However it is one of those guns which are too big, to heavy to carry anywhere and it should have a sling like a rifle.

SouthpawG26
07-26-2012, 06:25
I've had some epic BTF's with the DE....

bac1023
07-26-2012, 06:56
End of the year :)

You certainly need a Coonan, Morgo. :cool:

I've got an original.


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/115.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/117.jpg

fnfalman
07-26-2012, 08:35
The Desert Eagle was the first .357 Magnum autopistol. Not to mention that the Governator didn't use no Coonan in the movie Commando.

Keep the Desert Eagle for .50...

If you want something in .357 get this:

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/39747-1/coonan_357mag_0856.jpg

professorpinki
07-26-2012, 08:55
Nope. No desire for one.
.
I plan on buying an arisaka long before I get one of these... but I wouldn't mind shooting one once.

SigFTW
07-26-2012, 09:53
Keep the Desert Eagle for .50...

If you want something in .357 get this:

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/39747-1/coonan_357mag_0856.jpg

This is on my list. The only reason I have not "pulled the trigger" pun intended, is because of the long wait. I was hoping to find one used local.

I think I will just "pull the trigger" :tongueout: and order one.

RYT 2BER
07-26-2012, 17:01
I have one in 50ae.. And one in 44 mag.... I plan on having them forever :supergrin:

SigFTW
07-26-2012, 17:08
This is on my list. The only reason I have not "pulled the trigger" pun intended, is because of the long wait. I was hoping to find one used local.

I think I will just "pull the trigger" :tongueout: and order one.


I pulled the trigger! now I have to wait 9 to 12 months:faint:

Morgo
07-26-2012, 20:13
You certainly need a Coonan, Morgo. :cool:

I've got an original.


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/115.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/117.jpg

I think so too :)

Have you had a chance to compare the original to one of the new ones?

CBennett
07-26-2012, 20:28
No, no real need. They look cool but id never use it. For me it would be more like a P7m13 or a nice 1911...something id actually use and or carry every now and then.

JerryVO
07-26-2012, 20:56
I would love one in .50 ae. Total bad ass range toy. Unfortunately I used all of my credits with the wife for an AR build in progress so it wont be any time soon.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk 2

NEOH212
07-30-2012, 23:05
It's a great gun but NOPE! Not for me.

Too big, too heavy, and the money is better spent elsewhere, like on another HK!

:supergrin:

bac1023
07-30-2012, 23:36
I think so too :)

Have you had a chance to compare the original to one of the new ones?

I haven't Morgo, but I always like originals better. :ool:

PlasticGuy
07-31-2012, 06:08
The Desert Eagle .50 is a very cool gun. The Coonan is a little less cool but a lot more practical. My pick is the LAR Grizzly in .45 Winchester Magnum though. Mine is both very reliable and very accurate, and recoil is not nearly as bad as I would have thought. It's far more pleasant to shoot than a .44 Magnum revolver, despite having nearly equal power. It was a highly underrated gun in it's day, and is even more underrated now.

s&wfan
07-31-2012, 06:39
I hope to own one someday. I would go all out and get the gold plated, tiger striped version (just kidding). I'd go chrome.

bac1023
07-31-2012, 14:20
I hope to own one someday. I would go all out and get the gold plated, tiger striped version (just kidding). I'd go chrome.

I think the brushed chrome model looks the best.

Foxtrotx1
07-31-2012, 15:41
Seems to me the .44 mag would be the most practical caliber.

How would you manage follow up shots with the .50?

Then again, i see the pistol as more than a range toy.

bac1023
07-31-2012, 15:54
Seems to me the .44 mag would be the most practical caliber.

How would you manage follow up shots with the .50?

Then again, i see the pistol as more than a range toy.

I don't think too many people are worried about follow up shots with the DE.

Its not a service pistol after all.

barth
07-31-2012, 15:58
I thought about it, but those guns are gigantic.
Plus I already have a Hand Cannon.
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/thumbnail/photo23/88/e4/58a184fec103__1341504179000.jpg?tw=0&th=720&s=true&rs=false

Foxtrotx1
07-31-2012, 17:49
I don't think too many people are worried about follow up shots with the DE.

Its not a service pistol after all.

If it's reliable I see no reason not to use it as one in a home.

bac1023
07-31-2012, 18:23
If it's reliable I see no reason not to use it as one in a home.

Where I live, I'd be worried about over penetration. Its really not something to use for any kind of defense, in my opinion.

Its basically just a fun, expensive range toy. Its also been used for hunting where legal. Its very accurate and packs one hell of a punch.

I've never had a malfunction with mine.

alank2
07-31-2012, 19:14
Hi,

My first pistol, 24 years ago, was a 357 DE. Man I had some fun with that pistol. Sure it was heavy, but with a box 50 rounds and some bowling pins at the range you could have a great time. I used to love blasting the top of the pins off with enough neck hits. I ended up selling it a long time ago and would like to have another one, but the price $$$ is way way up there. IMHO get a chrome finish, the black oxide is very poor.

Thanks,

Alan

Foxtrotx1
07-31-2012, 19:25
Where I live, I'd be worried about over penetration. Its really not something to use for any kind of defense, in my opinion.

Its basically just a fun, expensive range toy. Its also been used for hunting where legal. Its very accurate and packs one hell of a punch.

I've never had a malfunction with mine.

yeah, I think one in .357 would be a great way to enjoy shooting some hot loads.

slimgoodman
08-01-2012, 18:23
Last year a Desert Eagle Mod. 7 in .357 was my birthday gift to myself. A really fun range gun. Well made and accurate. No regrets.

nathanours
08-01-2012, 18:43
I'm definitely in the minority here, but I kind of find them to be ugly. Weird bulgy lines, and not much real use other than a range toy. Give me a good 1911 any day over one.

Jade Falcon
08-01-2012, 18:55
Yep! Now, if someone will only give me $1,500 so I can go buy one....
.50AE please!

DreamWeaver88
08-01-2012, 18:56
The 50AE is the only caliber a DE should be chambered in.

....just my opinion, of course.

Mine too.

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL806/138216/250085/45809046.jpg

DW

alwaysshootin
08-01-2012, 19:52
Hi,

IMHO get a chrome finish, the black oxide is very poor.

Thanks,

Alan

Opinions, everyone has one! IMHO, the black oxide is the only one of interest. The Deagle is gaudy, and any color, other than black oxide, extenuates gaudiness! Black oxide, makes it look like a battle weapon, not a firearm, that is made for the big screen!:faint:

bac1023
08-02-2012, 04:11
I'm definitely in the minority here, but I kind of find them to be ugly. Weird bulgy lines, and not much real use other than a range toy. Give me a good 1911 any day over one.

Well, of course.

Its apples and oranges to me though.

bac1023
08-02-2012, 04:12
Opinions, everyone has one! IMHO, the black oxide is the only one of interest. The Deagle is gaudy, and any color, other than black oxide, extenuates gaudiness! Black oxide, makes it look like a battle weapon, not a firearm, that is made for the big screen!:faint:

It is what it is though.

Its not a battle weapon, its a novelty piece that does well at the range and on the big screen.

Make mine in brushed chrome.

alwaysshootin
08-02-2012, 06:09
It is what it is though.

Its not a battle weapon, its a novelty piece that does well at the range and on the big screen.

Make mine in brushed chrome.

And that's why, opinions are, well opinions. You are correct, the Dessert Eagle is not a battle weapon, it's just, with the black oxide finish, it looks like other battle weapons. Similar finish, to a FAL, or Garand. I wouldn't want those, chromed, gold, or gold tiger striped, but, am sure, there are those, that wouldn't have it any other way!:supergrin:

alank2
08-02-2012, 06:10
Hi,

Opinions, everyone has one! IMHO, the black oxide is the only one of interest. The Deagle is gaudy, and any color, other than black oxide, extenuates gaudiness! Black oxide, makes it look like a battle weapon, not a firearm, that is made for the big screen!:faint:

I actually greatly prefer a quality black or blued finish on a weapon, but the black oxide on the DE looked terrible all the time. It isn't a durable finish. Just pointing out that if you want it to look great for the long haul, black oxide will be a pain to deal with. They used to have a polished and deep blued finish that looked much better and probably didn't wear as easily that looked awesome.

Good luck,

Alan

alwaysshootin
08-02-2012, 06:25
Hi,



I actually greatly prefer a quality black or blued finish on a weapon, but the black oxide on the DE looked terrible all the time. It isn't a durable finish. Just pointing out that if you want it to look great for the long haul, black oxide will be a pain to deal with. They used to have a polished and deep blued finish that looked much better and probably didn't wear as easily that looked awesome.

Good luck,

Alan

As far as deep bluing goes, the firearm matters not. I would take blued over any other finish offered, hands down. Actually, my love of blued firearms is what got me my Deagle!

Had a Kimber Custom Target, and a friend who is a gunsmith. Needed a bluing job, and asked him to blue the flats. He said he would, but he needed some leeway, on his own bluing skills, and some other changes, he's like to do on the Kimber.

I'll try to keep it short. When it was returned, it was a love hate relationship. The bluing was superb, but other enhancements were to much for my eyes. He jeweled the hammer, trigger, and grip safety sides! Nitre blued the safety, and slide release. :faint: To me, it was kind of like when you see a gold Dessert Eagle! Where is the gold toothed imoticon when you need one?:supergrin:

Long story short! Had $625 in the Kimber, and traded it for the Dessert Eagle, and $200 cash my way! Getting a Deagle for $425 makes me very, very, pleased, with the Deagle! Just glad it ain't chromed, or gold!!!!!!!!!!!

s&wfan
08-02-2012, 06:32
I think the brushed chrome model looks the best.

I actually like the black chrome one the most, but I think those things are like unicorns, good luck finding one. (awaits someone to post gunbroker link with 56 black chrome DEs to make me look like an idjit).

scccdoc
08-02-2012, 07:09
Nice looking and feeling gun,trigger was horrible...............

bac1023
08-02-2012, 20:37
And that's why, opinions are, well opinions. You are correct, the Dessert Eagle is not a battle weapon, it's just, with the black oxide finish, it looks like other battle weapons. Similar finish, to a FAL, or Garand. I wouldn't want those, chromed, gold, or gold tiger striped, but, am sure, there are those, that wouldn't have it any other way!:supergrin:There's quite a few pistols I wouldn't want chromed. The DE isn't one of them though. :)

Jbar4Ranch
08-04-2012, 09:19
My Desert Eagle
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/jbar4ranch/DesertEagle007.jpg

Dessert Eagles
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/jbar4ranch/DessertEagles.jpg

bac1023
08-04-2012, 09:38
My Desert Eagle
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/jbar4ranch/DesertEagle007.jpg



Very nice :thumbsup:

DaBurna
08-04-2012, 11:46
Hey guys would the .357 DE work with .38sp just like a revolver?

Jbar4Ranch
08-04-2012, 11:50
With hot plus P's, possibly. Or with modified recoil springs.

alwaysshootin
08-04-2012, 12:01
With hot plus P's, possibly. Or with modified recoil springs.

The 44, DE, only works with hot 44 loads, and, jacketed bullets, are a must, because of the gas port system. I would think there isn't much in the line of a 38 Special, that would make the DE .357 work reliably.

alank2
08-04-2012, 12:41
Hi,

Yes, you need full power level ammunition to operate the gas system properly.

DO NOT under any circumstances use unjacketed ammo. Lead will melt on the backside of the bullet and CLOG the gas system. Then you will get a nice bump of outward metal underneath the muzzle where the gas pressures are going to blow it out eventually. Don't ask me how I know this... Someone decided to shoot some lead in the DE I had once and it fired all of 3 shots before no longer functioning. I wouldn't even chance lead bullets with a gas check...

Good luck,

Alan

NeverMore1701
08-04-2012, 13:09
I shot one in .50, and while it was fun, I won't likely buy one.

Myke_Hart
08-04-2012, 13:25
Oh yes, it is next on my list.
I already have a .454 and .500.

Next is .50AE then a .460:tongueout:

I would love the Magnum Research package with all the barrels for all calibers.
http://www.duboispc.com/mike.duboispc.com/images/dexix.jpg

Morgo
08-04-2012, 17:21
Hey guys would the .357 DE work with .38sp just like a revolver?

Not likely