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Old 10-26-2010, 8:18 PM
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44 Desert Eagle or 45 ACP 1911?

I have 9mm and 7.62x25 but I always wanted a powerful gun for range fun. I am only interested in the 44 DE due to cost restrictions I cant afford to blast a 50AE much. and yes I know a DE wont be carried but sure looks fun. A 1911 45 ACP is a bette all arounder but is weaker. How much more powerful is the DE 44? What are your thoughts?

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Old 10-26-2010, 8:36 PM
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Go with the DE.. with the way they are dropping off the list left and right you might not be able to get one with out paying a raped price.. you can always get a 1911 when your ready to purchase one.. get the .50AE conversion while your at it.. what's the point of having a DE if its not going to be .50 caliber.?
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Old 10-26-2010, 8:39 PM
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Old 10-26-2010, 8:52 PM
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Odd comparison.... But I'd go with the 1911. I think you'll get more use out of it. If you want it for the novelty then go for the DE. Plus .44RM aren't exactly cheap to shoot.
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I'm kinda fond of the DE in 357mag.
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Well I have a DE in .50AE and a few 1911s. If I could only own one gun and had to choose between my favorite 1911 and the DE... I would sell the DE in a heartbeat.
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With Double Tap you more power than a .45. More like a .41 magnum.
Very managable in the Glock platform. Not as expensive as .44 or .50ae.


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I have a SA 1911, a Glock 19, a S&W .40 and a 44. DE with a factory muzzle brake. - The DE is more accurate and way more fun to shoot than any of the others.
Mine only seems to like +P Ammo though which does get pretty pricey.
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With Double Tap you more power than a .45. More like a .41 magnum.
Very managable in the Glock platform. Not as expensive as .44 or .50ae.


Glock 20 Zombie buster or Glock 29.



These Glocks hold 16 to 21 rounds if you are a Preban Man.



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How big's yer hand? I ask because the DE has a HUGE grip - I can't use one and I have big hands.

Grab one and see for yourself.
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I would normally say "duh, get a 1911."

BUT since you are already rocking a Tokarev, oddball guns might be your thing, and you might be a lot happier with the Desert Eagle.

You'd certainly have your bases covered: A small, not often encountered, wickedly penetrating automatic, and a huge, ungodly powerful, not often encountered automatic.
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44 Desert Eagle or 45 ACP 1911?

I have 9mm and 7.62x25 but I always wanted a powerful gun for range fun. I am only interested in the 44 DE due to cost restrictions I cant afford to blast a 50AE much. and yes I know a DE wont be carried but sure looks fun. A 1911 45 ACP is a bette all arounder but is weaker. How much more powerful is the DE 44? What are your thoughts?
This is just a range gun, right? You're shooting paper targets, so I don't think you need to worry about the .45 ACP round not having enough penetrating power.
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1911's are, for some people if they can choose only one gun, the gun to get. Besides reliability and accuracy, you have tons of after market parts to choose from. You can do a lot of modification on 1911's. If you want to have more power for a 1911, go with +P ammos. Or, like other Calgunners suggested, go with a 1911 in 10mm.

Desert Eagle with .44 magnum, on the other hand, are pretty fun to shoot with. You don't see a desert eagle in the range often and the sound of a .44 magnum will keep people away from your booth when you shoot. I heard there are problems with the gas system. I had a semi-auto shotgun which had gas system before and I had to clean the gun very well so I'm sure it's just the cleaning part.

I'm sure no matter which gun you decide to go with, you'll have fun with them.


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I have a SA 1911, a Glock 19, a S&W .40 and a 44. DE with a factory muzzle brake. - The DE is more accurate and way more fun to shoot than any of the others.
Mine only seems to like +P Ammo though which does get pretty pricey.
Buy the Desert Eagle, you won't be sorry.
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Old 10-27-2010, 5:08 AM
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Got a DE in all the flavors. Love em. Used to shoot them allot.
The .357 is my favorite. More cost effective

1911 is an a must have as well

Wouldn't want to have to pick between them.
Gotta have them both
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If you want to take advantage of .44 mag, get a Ruger Redhawk. If you want a fun range auto, I'd go 1911.
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You'll shoot a 1911 much more often. Unless you're rich or roll your own, the ammo costs of a Desert Eagle pile up fast.
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Brother-in-law has the .44 DE. Although very fun to shoot, It does get expensive.
Of all the pistols we have combined, it's fun for about one magazine's worth. Then we always move on to the 1911's.
I would do 1911.
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Get the DE first, then get a 1911.

I still don't have a 1911 (my dad has a Colt CC in 38 Super tho) but I'll get one one of these days for sure. I save my 44 brass, have dies, yet to get a press, but will do that someday as well and reload. Otherwise, I buy the Miwall 44 +P+ they call them "Hunting" rounds Work well.

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If you're looking for a powerful gun you shouldn't be looking at .45acp. It's not that it's weak, but hot 9mm will impart similar energy. I would go with a 10mm or maybe 357sig. The 10mm could be a 1911 or Glock20, and there are several 357sig options.
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How big's yer hand? I ask because the DE has a HUGE grip - I can't use one and I have big hands.

Grab one and see for yourself.
I'm 5'7". I don't have big hands at all and it doesn't seem to be a problem.
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Good info.

I am 6'3" with huges hands so big grips are great.

44 mag are about 70 cents a shot
45 acp are about 43 cent a shot

10mm seems just as expensive as the 44 mag so i would rather go 44 mag.

How is the kick between 44 mag and 45 acp?

The Deagle seems like the one I want.I just don't want to get buyer remorse.
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DE is just fun to shoot. 1911 is by far more useful (nightime noise checks, Shooting comp., etc.)I really liked my DE but I don't hunt or open carry so it became an expensive paper punch.
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1911, DE's are big, uncomfortable, they jam, and are just not fun.
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Good info.

I am 6'3" with huges hands so big grips are great.

44 mag are about 70 cents a shot
45 acp are about 43 cent a shot

10mm seems just as expensive as the 44 mag so i would rather go 44 mag.

How is the kick between 44 mag and 45 acp?

The Deagle seems like the one I want.I just don't want to get buyer remorse.
The weight and size of the DE compensates a lot, but there's still a healthy difference in the recoil. Nobody will want to stand next to you on the line.
My muzzle brake helps a lot but it's still a cannon. Also, in order to keep mine running smoothly, I use +P ammo which is more like 1.20 a round.
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Hmmm so much info but no clear choice...
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The clear answer is- BOTH! Because if some is good, more is better.
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Hmmm so much info but no clear choice...
Here is the clear choice...

There is only one Desert Eagle but there are plenty of 1911 models.. get the DE and have some fun and when your ready to join the 1911 club you can debate on which 1911 to get.. we can't decide for you we can only give opinions.. my $0.02 would be the DE as stated before.
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Here is the clear choice...

There is only one Desert Eagle but there are plenty of 1911 models.. get the DE and have some fun and when your ready to join the 1911 club you can debate on which 1911 to get.. we can't decide for you we can only give opinions.. my $0.02 would be the DE as stated before.

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I'm 5'7". I don't have big hands at all and it doesn't seem to be a problem.
So, there it is, it fits.

Here's another pearl...

The DE WILL NOT shoot lead, only jackets. Shooting cast or swaged will plug the gas ports and mandate a trip to the gunsmith.

So if it fits and you shoot jackets, Bob's yer uncle.
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