The Desert Eagle - Good idea or not?
The last time we talked - we discussed the lowly .25ACP - this week I want to go to the opposite end of the spectrum.
The Desert Eagle 50AE. Is it too big? Is there really such a thing?
Playboy's Miss November 1992 - doesn't think so at all. In fact on April 8, former Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams received her long-awaited gun permit and purchased a .50 caliber Desert Eagle handgun to keep in her home for self-defense.
While we at ForgedFromFreedom.com - support Ms Adams constitutional right to purchase any and all lawful firearm(s) that she would like - the 50AE (Action Express) might be just a little big for practical self defense applications. The round is rather large/ heavy and the over penetration of perpetrators and/or New York City apartment walls - could pose as potentially problematic. Not to mention that the going rate for 50AE rounds are going for approximately $1 a round - on the low side. Not totally undoable - but I wouldn't want to pay the bill for an afternoon at the range - that's for sure. So should you buy one - is it too big? Sure! It's a fun weapon! Huge knock down power and come on - look it! Gorgeous and iconic! Is it the best choice for every day cary? In our humble opinion - probably not. So unless you're a complete bad-ass like Jerry Miculek and can successfully fire off 5 shots of 50 AE in under a second - you might want to leave that Desert Eagle in the safe and bring the 9mm, 40, or 45 instead. (Check out Jerry with the Desert Eagle below)
- Agent M