what does /k/ think about the desert eagle?
>build like a brick shit house
>fun as fuck to shoot
>expensive as fuck to shoot
Shot one in .44 once, it's kinda neat but really just a range toy unless you're an absolute madman and you carry one in a shoulder holster. If I won the lottery I'd buy a gold plated one in .50 AE for shits and giggles but since cash is a finite commodity for me now, I see no point.
Um, like there's a bunch of other israeli manufacturers?
Anyway played too much Resident Evil 2 in college and summer break back home saw the .44 DEagle for sale at the LGS. Had too much disposable income so I picked it up.
.44mag recoil is manageable. Cab be fired one-handed. Also accurate and natural to point and shoot. Unfortunately picky with ammo because of this indented feed ramp on the barrel. Tons of FTF's. Hollow points were usually ok, but there was a notch in it that the cheap .44mag ammo I could find at the time would catch on. I think they were designed to use a specific type of magnum handgun bullet. Also didnt come with a special little tool top clean the gas system and only one mag. mags were like $75 at the time.
theres a reason their country origin used it in one conflict and dropped it
only thing less accurate is the ak
not even subject to opinion
difficult to modify with extra attachments...plus, its already heavy
I have the .50ae
Shits expensive but fun as hell. I've had no problems with it personally.
the galil is basically a better ak-47.
and the deagle is very accurate in my experience.
Some company is making a lightweight Desert Eagle. Still waiting for that to get released
>expensive as fuck to shoot
Get a .357 conversion kit and shoot for pennies.
Also it will recoil like a 9mm pistol.
Depends on your purposes.
As a CC gun? Fuck no.
For long range metallic silhouette shooting?
Perfect, it's a super accurate pistol, probably the most accurate self-loading pistol in mass-production today.
Put a bipod and 10" barrel on it, along with an optic of your choice, and match ammo will let you put holes in holes at pretty impressive ranges for a handgun.
For hunting? Sure, if you get to know it's quirks and how to handle it.
>American design by American company
>manufacturing partially subcontracted to IMI out of convenience
Get raped, inbred.
>it's kinda neat but really just a range toy unless you're an absolute madman and you carry one in a shoulder holster
They're not designed to be CC guns, they're sporting weapons. They just get put in movies and videogames because it looks cool, it gives people the wrong impression.
I figure the new lightweight models can be used as bear-guns though.
They didn't pick the Galil because the US offered them free M16s instead, there's nothing wrong with the Galil at all, it's a great AK.
>don't hold in teacup grip
>don't use ProMags
>don't use weaksauce ammo
>don't use unjacketed ammo
It's not a combat-sidearm operating on short-recoil, it's a specialized sporting weapon with a gas-system, you're expected to clean it after every range trip or so.
That's Magnum Research themselves (they took over production from IMI years ago by the way).
It's 2" shorter, has an aluminum frame, and a muzzle-brake.
They have it in all chamberings (or, well, not .41 or .440 I guess), but the .357 one seems the most logical as the .357 already has super-gentle recoil in the Deagle, it'll kick more than a normal .357 Deagle, but it'll be manageable still.
The Deagle has lighter recoil than any revolver in the same chambering.
>4lbs solid steel construction
>direct gas inpingement
>stoner style rotating bolt-head with radial locking lugs in the slide
Top that off with the barrel being super thick, fixed and featuring polygonal rifling, and you've got a precision weapon.
If you somehow break your wrists with a Deagle you have brittle bones.
I'm using Magtech SJSP, which Magnum Research recommends using. My grip is fine. This gun has jammed the same way when other people have shot it. It's already been back to Magnum Research once, and they polished the internals, but it still jams.
I find that there are two types of DEP fanboys: those who haven't shot it yet and those who will never shoot it (due to their country's laws). People who own them know that they jam. It's a dirty little secret that no one wants to talk about.
>jacketed .357 magnum
That ammo will run you at least $25 a box.
>Depends on your purposes.
>For long range metallic silhouette shooting? Perfect,
I didn't realize that a very narrowly defined type of target shooting was a "purpose." And no, these guns are not that fun for repeated target shooting, due to the weight. Your arms will get tired pretty quickly holding this steady.
>For hunting? Sure, if you get to know it's quirks and how to handle it.
Hunting would be the only practical purpose of this gun. I'm not sure what quirks you think would affect this use. Even the jamming is a non-issue for hunting, since the animal will run away after your first shot if you miss it, so whether your gun lets you shoot a second time wouldn't matter so much.
I wasn't aware that you could use a handgun to impregnate women. Or do you think that the only purpose of a penis is to display your dominance to other males? Lol, liberal logic is literally pre-sapient.
I carry either my HK USPc or my Sig P938 daily for protection around town. I carry my Glock 20 for protection in the woods. The DEP is obviously too big for around town, but it is unreliable in the woods (even though the caliber is ideal) due to the constant jamming.
>My grip is fine
Is it? Because your hands must not touch the magazine at all during cycling.
Have you tried different magazines? Have you tried getting a gunsmith to widen the gasport?
>That ammo will run you at least $25 a box.
>And no, these guns are not that fun for repeated target shooting, due to the weight
Then either lift more or consider the new lightweight model.
>Is it? Because your hands must not touch the magazine at all during cycling.
Trust me, dude. I know what I'm doing. The gun fails to return to battery consistently with a fully loaded magazine.
>Have you tried different magazines? Have you tried getting a gunsmith to widen the gasport?
Four factory magazines. No, I'm not going to let Bubba touch this thing. Last time I brought a gun to a gunsmith, they put the trigger pivot pin of my Hi Power in backwards and fucked up the frame.
Do you hand-load or are you just using knowledge you've gleaned from /k/? Handloading doesn't save you a lot of money, at least until you've loaded like 3,000 rounds, and you'd have to load FMJ ammo for it to have any chance of cycling reliably in a DEP - and even then, it might not. Anyway, this is a bullshit cop-out because you can hand-load .44 mag and .50 AE too.
>Then either lift more or consider the new lightweight model.
Right. So you don't own one.
Oh, and I guess I have to say it for you, but the trigger pivot pin on a Hi Power is a one way pin. It only goes in from one direction. Putting it in from the other direction will damage the frame and must never be done.
If you missed it in my earlier post, my DEP already went back to Magnum Research once and they confirmed the issue. They didn't fully fix it, though. Virtually every other DEP owner that I've talked to has said that they have experienced some type of jamming with their guns. If you look at TYM's video on Youtube, he also had major jamming with his DEP. The only reason you get some people claiming that their guns never jam, I think, is because they don't shoot more than 20 rounds at a time.
>the awkward moment when you looked in the mirror and realized that you were a liberal all along
>The gun fails to return to battery consistently with a fully loaded magazine.
I've seen that problem, Yankee Marshal solved it by tweaking the feed-lips on his magazines with a plier.
>expensive as fuck to shoot
cheap if you get the .44 :3
I shot one, it was alright. I have large hands and I wasn't really a big fan of the grip. Prefer revolvers but big bore hand cannons are always going to make my dick diamonds
I unironically love the Desert Eagle. 8 rounds of .44 Mag is a beautiful thing. I get it, unpractical overkill but damn it nothing else makes you feel like you're an undercover operator in a 3rd world shit hole or a Slavic Arms dealer as much as one.
It would fail to go back into battery, and then go into battery when he pushed the slide.
He adjusted the feed-lips on his magazines and it then worked fine and would cycle properly.
It's a shame most other Magnum automatics didn't take off, I guess that's the hazard of proprietary auto-rimmed calibers when regular Magnum cartridges are relatively cheap.
>It would fail to go back into battery, and then go into battery when he pushed the slide.
>He adjusted the feed-lips on his magazines and it then worked fine and would cycle properly.
I know. I saw the video. He did a Bubba fix to it. There's nothing wrong with the magazines. These are the same magazines that have worked in thousands of other DEPs for years. What my gun (and his, most likely) probably needs, to fix it right, is to have the bolt be either a slightly smaller OD, some dimension on the bolt to be polished better, or the rails to maybe be polished better. Trust me, the problem is the gun, not the magazine. I have four magazines. It happens with all of them, and it's not always when the magazine is full either.
This is one of those guns I want but won't buy because I'll never want to shoot it and everyone who sees it will want to shoot it. So it'll always be getting cleaned and people will be wasting expensive ammo just to say "YOLO, Deagle!"
There's already a lightweight variant being made.
It's available in .357 Magnum, that's 9+1 capacity.
Making a 10mm Auto pistol gas piston operated would be asinine.
Maybe if we're talking 10mm Magnum
.50AE is kind of overrated.
I miss .440 CorBon, now THAT was a Magnum automatic cartridge for the ages.
Technique matters too, yes.
You... You really want me to explain a joke to you. Alright, I've met your type. I can do this. I will now explain the joke yo you. Here you go:
The deagle is an oversize gun used as a toy. Only truly egotistical individuals would use one as a normal gun.
Normal guns perform well enough for there to be no need for a gun like the deagle, so it is an unnecessary toy to enhance pleasure, maybe for some to feel good about themselves.
Ergo, a dick extension.
So there you have it, I had to explain humour to you, destroying any comedic value in it in the process.
My God, every time I go to the range I pray not to meet guys like you.
I have a couple qtddtots about the Desert Eagle.
Would a Desert Eagle in .44 or .357 be eligible for home defense. (I know there are better options)
Are micro Desert Eagles worth spending money on? They look sexy as fuck to me.
I liked mine so much that I bought another! One in .50 and one in .357.
>so it is an unnecessary toy to enhance pleasure, maybe for some to feel good about themselves.
>Ergo, a dick extension.
For this to qualify as a joke, it would have to have congruence with reality, but there is no such thing as a "dick extension," much less a synthetic dick extension that would be able to enhance pleasure to the one wearing it. Your "joke" makes no sense, and only illustrates how you are a liberal and obsessed with penises.
Don't feel bad, though. I grew up watching The Daily Show too. It's hard to de-program yourself from liberal thought patterns.
I own a .50AE and .357 Magnum Desert Eagle. The .50 is impressive but the .357 is a joy to shoot. Even the hottest .357 Magnum loads are mild and comfortable from the Desert Eagle.
>expensive to shoot
Not in .357 or .44 magnum
Not easy to carry to sure, but thing is a hell of a choice for handgun hunting and silhouette shooting. The .357 recoils like a wonder 9 because of the gas system and is 9+1, and the .44 is 8+1
I'd buy one as a range toy, same with a lot of other cool handguns. But jumping through the hoops for an RPAL in Canada just isn't worth it to me. I'll stick to my shotguns and rifles inna woods.
>tfw no one makes Leon's RE2 deagle grips