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Old April 14th, 2017, 02:47 PM   #1
 
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Bought one today. Weighs in at 5 lbs. Has a cero-coat finish that is just beautiful. One thing I don't like is the non adjustable sights. Will have look around for some. It is the IMI made in Israel.
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Kinda cool. But I just can't help but think of the 2 or 3 guns I could buy with what that costs.


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Nice. Range report would be great.

The only semiautomatic Magnum I use is a Coonan.

I like revolvers.


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Bought one today. Weighs in at 5 lbs. Has a cero-coat finish that is just beautiful. One thing I don't like is the non adjustable sights. Will have look around for some. It is the IMI made in Israel.
If the sights are zeroed as mine was from the factory you won't need to move it. I have the Israeli IWI 50ae, and I simply love it. Its recoil is soft for such a big caliber, the 29 smith in 44 mag, and alaskan 454 i own are far worse. Never had any issue with mine, owned it 7 or 8 years. The desert eagle is a bit of a transformer as well. You can buy the 50 ae barrel, and mag, and quickly swap it with no tools, less than a minute. I would never part with mine.

Here is a typical target at 20 to 25 yards with mine, it leaves large holes. This was with a 300 grain speer gold dot hp reload.



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Really cool! And heavy! That has got to be some good fun!
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Congratulations, great gun. You can even carry concealed. I would think shoulder holster would work fine ankle and IWB probably not so much.
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I have short fingers and cannot get a good grip on it. I can fire 454 revolver with no problem.
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That sounds like a TON of fun!
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That thing is cool. Nice purchase and congrats.
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If the sights are zeroed as mine was from the factory you won't need to move it. I have the Israeli IMI 50ae, and I simply love it. Its recoil is soft for such a big caliber, the 29 smith in 44 mag, and alaskan 454 i own are far worse. Never had any issue with mine, owned it 7 or 8 years. The desert eagle is a bit of a transformer as well. You can buy the 50 ae barrel, and mag, and quickly swap it with no tools, less than a minute. I would never part with mine.

Here is a typical target at 20 to 25 yards with mine, it leaves large holes. This was with a 300 grain speer gold dot hp reload.



Here is mine..

That's some very good shooting!
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It's true! I have one as well and it's dead on!

I'm interested in the new 44 Mag L5 "Lightweight"

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That's some very good shooting!
Thanks, since I reload for it, I have shot it enough to get good with it. Hey it would only take one hit in that area to accomplish its task.

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I'm interested in the new 44 Mag L5 "Lightweight"

Now you have done it, I had not seen the new model, but instantly knew when I saw it, I was gonna have to acquire one VERY soon. Maybe thats why i have been holding out on buying a 44 or 357, now that is a good excuse.
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Congratulations, great gun. You can even carry concealed. I would think shoulder holster would work fine ankle and IWB probably not so much.
Bought the shoulder rig from magnum research for mine, made by gould and goodrich, its concealable with a coat, but I feel the shoulder rig could be better being the price I paid for it.
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I collect Lugers too

[QUOTE=eahicks;3052705]Kinda cool. But I just can't help but think of the 2 or 3 guns I could buy with what that costs.

I collect Lugers too. Those Lugers are expensive for a good one that will cost as much or more and they are 'used'. So, this pistol was a no brainer for me especially with the cero-coat finish.
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I have one in .41 mag. great shooter but need hot ammo to function. (Don't use lead ammo! Jacketed only, gas ports are right by the end of the chamber and will plug.) Cheaper than Dirt had mags a few years ago for $10.00. I bought more than I will ever wear out. Gets a lot of attention at the range, mine was $700 nib.
Also bought Millet adjustable sights with the white outlines and pachmayer grips, not even sure if they are still available.
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