- Jul 3, 2003
I suspected as much. Nobody buys a DE .44 Magnum as their first handgun. :laugh:Originally posted by: Brovane
No this is not my first gun.Originally posted by: JulesMaximus
I have friends in Orange County and my In-Laws live in Los Angeles (Torrance area). I know the area well.Originally posted by: Brovane
This to me is novelty gun. I have wanted one for several years and finally decided to take the plunge.Originally posted by: JulesMaximus
It's not, and it is even more mild out of the DE in that caliber. I haven't had the chance to shoot a DE in .50AE but I have fired a handgun chambered in .454 Casull and probably one of the more brutal handguns I've shot was a S&W Mountain Gun which is a light weight, short barreled, revolver chambered in .44 Magnum.Originally posted by: Brovane
It was $1600 with tax out the door in the Republic of California.
I haven't had a chance to fire it yet. The gun is around 4lbs and can double as club if I run out of Ammo . The gun uses 44 standard 44 Magnum Ammo but no lead bullets should be fired through this gun. The gun is supposed to be a little temperamental on Ammo being a gas operated semi-auto. Magnum Research has a list of approved ammo from there website.
Being a semi-auto the recoil is supposed to be lighter than a .44 Magnum revolver. That slide absorbs some of the recoil. I have fired a .44 Magnum revolver before and to me the recoil wasn't that bad. Once I get a chance to make a range visit I will find out.
I think the Desert Eagle is more of a novelty gun personally. It is way too big to carry concealed and way too heavy to carry in the woods for protection. I guess if you're going into combat it might make a good side arm but then again, a Colt .45 is still a lot lighter.
BTW-Where in CA do you live?
I live in Orange County, CA.
Congrats on the purchase. Do you own any other guns? I suspect that you do, this is not a gun most people buy as their first firearm.
I have a Sig 226 9mm, Sig 229 .40 S&W and Para Ordnance P-14 .45 ACP. The wife also has a Sig 232 in .380 ACP.
I live within 10-mins of the Irvine Spectrum.
I own a dozen or so guns (handguns/shotguns/rifles) and have owned and fired many many more over the years. It's a fun hobby. :wine: