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Colt Anaconda or Desert Eagle?

I actually own a DE44 and actually love it. All the cranky nay-sayer clowns can skoff at the DE all they want, fact is DE's are a niche big bore semi that has pros and cons. I buy SHOOTERS not safe queens. DE's are a absolute hoot to shoot. How much of a giggle is a 44 Anaconda going to put on your face ? Like all the other bazillion .44 revolvers out there you pull the trigger it goes bang. DE's are definitely not for everyone. They will favor the handloader. I further advise against a . 50 DE as its insanely pricey to shoot and offers minimal advantage over a 44 . Strictly just my opinions as a DE owner.

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I actually own a DE44 and actually love it. All the cranky nay-sayer clowns can skoff at the DE all they want, fact is DE's are a niche big bore semi that has pros and cons. I buy SHOOTERS not safe queens. DE's are a absolute hoot to shoot. How much of a giggle is a 44 Anaconda going to put on your face ? Like all the other bazillion .44 revolvers out there you pull the trigger it goes bang. DE's are definitely not for everyone. They will favor the handloader. I further advise against a . 50 DE as its insanely pricey to shoot and offers minimal advantage over a 44 . Strictly just my opinions as a DE owner.

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No. You brought it back from the grave, the revolver will always be sexier, period. I'm not even a revolver guy, but there's no real 'choice' between the two.
 
I've shot a DE and it didn't fit my hand...in fact, for me, it wasn't all that fun to shoot. Now, my 1986 Python? That revolver is a blast to shoot...and way more accurate than I am.
 
I've shot a DE and it didn't fit my hand...in fact, for me, it wasn't all that fun to shoot. Now, my 1986 Python? That revolver is a blast to shoot...and way more accurate than I am.
I bought a DE for short money because it was too good a deal to walk away from. In fact I bought a bunch of stuff from the widow. I quickly sold it knowing it was going to be nothing short of “a toy” I’d never shoot.
I’m thinking if you have baseball glove sized hands it will work for you. My Python however fits my hand just fine and it’s not just a gun, it’s a keepsake from a very good friend.

OP. Push. Push. Poke. Poke.

You still don’t have the Anaconda!!

😂
 
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I am sorry for highjacking the thread, but I don’t want to start my own;

How does the new model Colts compare to S&w Performance Center and Ruger Custom Shop?

I really want to treat myself to a really nice .357 but I am not sure what I really want.
 
I am sorry for highjacking the thread, but I don’t want to start my own;

How does the new model Colts compare to S&w Performance Center and Ruger Custom Shop?

I really want to treat myself to a really nice .357 but I am not sure what I really want.
If you want quality spend the coin on something older and more classic.
A S&W with a Hillary hole ain’t cutting it and I’ll take an older Colt over anything new from them IMO.
Ruger has a solid reputation but I only owned a Super BH and never shot it. I did shoot the same model back in the early 80s and it wasn’t for me.
I’m upset at myself for not buying my buddy’s 629 that replaced his SBH but sometimes money got tight back then.
 
I had a DE and have many revolvers. Notice the "had" on the DE. It was a fun gun, but damn did it get dirty inside. It's a direct blowback to cycle the slide just like the AR platform. If you do go with a DE get one with a 357 and/or 44 mag bbl. You'll have to sell a kidney to buy 50 A&E if that's the bbl you get. In the end I traded the DE as it just wasn't for me. It was more of a discussion gun at a group shoot then something you regularly took to the range.

Get the revolver!!!

Interesting to read something you posted that long ago. Tastes change and against my own advice I bought a new to me DE with a 50AE and 44 Mag barrel. Live and learn! 😝
 
Yes the Deagle is a gimicky gun, however it is a hell of a lot of fun to shoot and EVERYONE recognizes it as the most filmed pistol in modern times.

I take mine to the range regularly while the Python sits in the safe.

To each their own........
 
I bought a DE for short money because it was too good a deal to walk away from. In fact I bought a bunch of stuff from the widow. I quickly sold it knowing it was going to be nothing short of “a toy” I’d never shoot.
I’m thinking if you have baseball glove sized hands it will work for you. My Python however fits my hand just fine and it’s not just a gun, it’s a keepsake from a very good friend.

OP. Push. Push. Poke. Poke.

You still don’t have the Anaconda!!

😂
Yes, the Python I have was bequeathed to me by a dear old friend that passed away about 20-25 years ago though I don't shoot it that much.

He had a small private range on his property that as a kid I would ride my bike to shoot. My dad's land had plenty of room to shoot as well but I just so enjoyed shooting with Charlie my friend.

We really enjoyed each other's company. I was 14 or so and he was in his late 60's at the time. He really taught me how to shoot and also how to fly fish. I ended up with one of his split bamboo rods as well.
 
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Yes the Deagle is a gimicky gun, however it is a hell of a lot of fun to shoot and EVERYONE recognizes it as the most filmed pistol in modern times.

I take mine to the range regularly while the Python sits in the safe.

To each their own........
Yup. I had a blast shooting mine the other day. I was thoroughly impressed with the accuracy at 60ish yards too
 
DE is flash, Colt is classic.
I had a beautiful 6" King Cobra with box and papers paid $350 for it, gifted it to my son.
Gun show had one for $1800, no box.
I love my son, but sometimes I kick myself.
 
Nothing wrong with the Desert Eagle, most people who down them have probably never even
shot one! As far as Colt revolvers, they only lock at the back, don't lock at the front, and the
different ones I've had over the years usually shoot loose! I see pretty much the same language &
opinion by the arm-chair experts on the Desert Eagle, blah, blah, blah! I've had several over the years
and my Desert Eagle fifty will usually outshoot most revolvers! Their just not for everyone!
 
You’re asking whether to buy a Ferrari (Colt) or a Camaro (DE).

I have a .44 DE and it’s ridiculous. I mean, it weighs a ton and has relatively low capacity. But honestly, it’s a blast… like a Camaro,
Is it a piece of shit? Yeah, sort of, but hey it’s not there to defend your life, it’s there to have a couple laughs with. YOLO. Get the Deagle and have some giggles. Besides, there’s always a sucker to buy it when your done.
 
honestly after owning 2 DE in 44 mag I don’t think they’re POS. The machining is pretty darn good.
My 1980s DE has yet to malfunction with my reloads.
 
The argument of which is better can probably go on forever. Maybe the choice should be based on whether you prefer a pistol or a revolver.
 
I'll throw in my .02
Nod goes to Anaconda.
Better return on investment in the long run.

As for the DE go with the .44 better ammo availability and enough power to cycle the action reliably. Skip the .357 (I have one) as current over the counter ammo is anemic and I have yet to find ammo that will reliably cycle since winchester win clean was discontinued. On win clean the DE cycled like a Swiss watch.
 
You’re asking whether to buy a Ferrari (Colt) or a Camaro (DE).

I have a .44 DE and it’s ridiculous. I mean, it weighs a ton and has relatively low capacity. But honestly, it’s a blast… like a Camaro,
Is it a piece of shit? Yeah, sort of, but hey it’s not there to defend your life, it’s there to have a couple laughs with. YOLO. Get the Deagle and have some giggles. Besides, there’s always a sucker to buy it when your done.


Why is it a piece of sh*t?
 
honestly after owning 2 DE in 44 mag I don’t think they’re POS. The machining is pretty darn good.
My 1980s DE has yet to malfunction with my reloads.
They are not. I haven't seen anything built by Magnum Reseaech (at least after the Kahr acquisition) that is a POS.

Maybe before they were, I don't know. I watched a short documentary on MR, they explained how they had to pretty much reverse engineer the DE because the blueprints were such a mess, basically every gun was custom made.

F*ck return on investment and other junk mentioned. The investment is in your experience, what will make you happy. Are you buying an investment gun or something to have a good time with? ... so get the one you like, comparing a revolver to a semi is stupid. The correct answer is own both.
 
Why is it a piece of sh*t?

“Sort of a piece of shit” I mean, it’s not a Lorcin, more like a Kimber.

All jokes aside, I had a lot of stove-pipe issues and found it to be very finicky with ammo choices. Also, the bluing was somewhat fragile on mine too. It was an older model, circa early 2000’s. Not sure if things have changed. That said, it was “fat girl fun!”
 
Gotta agree w/ Broc.

The answer is BOTH.

I have the 'lightweight' L5 Eagle (44M) and it's SO MUCH FUN to shoot, also have a SuperRedhawk.
Everyone is terrified of it but they all comment on how easy it is to shoot (for what it is).
 
“Sort of a piece of shit” I mean, it’s not a Lorcin, more like a Kimber.

All jokes aside, I had a lot of stove-pipe issues and found it to be very finicky with ammo choices. Also, the bluing was somewhat fragile on mine too. It was an older model, circa early 2000’s. Not sure if things have changed. That said, it was “fat girl fun!”

The gun needs pretty stout 44 loads esp when new. The NIB springs are super tight. Also good 'form' is needed.

I've been running Win whitebox JSP or homemade RNFP (240, 19.8gn AA9)
 
The gun needs pretty stout 44 loads esp when new. The NIB springs are super tight. Also good 'form' is needed.

I've been running Win whitebox JSP or homemade RNFP (240, 19.8gn AA9)

You're quite right on the form. Interesting notes on the ammo. If I still had it, I'd give your rec a try
 
Gotta agree w/ Broc.

The answer is BOTH.

I have the 'lightweight' L5 Eagle (44M) and it's SO MUCH FUN to shoot, also have a SuperRedhawk.
Everyone is terrified of it but they all comment on how easy it is to shoot (for what it is).
I can't imagine wanting a lightweight DE in 44 mag lol. Doesn't that model have a ported barrel?
 
“Sort of a piece of shit” I mean, it’s not a Lorcin, more like a Kimber.

All jokes aside, I had a lot of stove-pipe issues and found it to be very finicky with ammo choices. Also, the bluing was somewhat fragile on mine too. It was an older model, circa early 2000’s. Not sure if things have changed. That said, it was “fat girl fun!”
When I got my first DE, I quickly realized I cannot use my typical thumbs forward grip with my support hand palm high on the grip. That grip style interferes with the slide stop lever which causes malfunctions. You unfortunately (or maybe just me because my hands are large) have to use the crappy almost "teacup" grip.
I'd occasionally get a FTE after adjusting my grip which I figured was ammo related. That was a mid-late 2000's DE.

Then when I got my MKIII late 80s made DE, it has run flawlessly. I must have over 500 rounds and not a single malfunction. This was with the 14 inch barrel BTW.
 
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