The Only Logical Rifle To Go With Your Tiger Striped Desert Eagle

I’m sure Magnum Research sells a lot of Desert Eagles in general, and probably even a lot of this model (TG-TS Titanium Gold Tiger Stripes):

The Desert Eagle just doesn’t do it for me.  It’s bulky, incredibly heavy, and very expensive.  Yea you can get it in the big boy .50AE caliber, but I don’t really see the purpose of that either.  You are supposed to be using your handgun as a first method of defense, or as they say to “get to your rifle”.  I know it’s a good gun, but I just think that there are better options for most applications.

I saw this the other day on the internet and I thought, what a perfect companion for owners of a tiger striped desert eagle:

Yea it’s just a photoshop… but really, “if you build it they will come” I think definitely holds true again in this case.

You can check out the Desert Eagles over at Magnum Research – HERE

Being a Minnesota company as well, I definitely support Magnum Research and would like a few of their other guns.  That new .380 Micro Desert eagle is intriguing, and they have some nice looking rifles based off the Remington 700 platform which I am definitely interested in.

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cmblake6 February 20, 2010 at 03:57 pm

OMG dude. Gah! I quite like the Baby Eagles. What I wish they’d bring in are the ones with the frame mounted wipe down safety.

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Admin (Mike) February 21, 2010 at 02:03 pm

I wish they would make a baby eagle that is gas operated, like its bigger brother.

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cmblake6 February 20, 2010 at 04:01 pm

Just went back over there. 1911’S!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! “Walther P99!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Jericho. Charles Daly. Charles Daly bankrupt and closed. Bah!!!!!!

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cmblake6 February 20, 2010 at 04:02 pm

Anybody going to be importing Jericho?

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Fred February 20, 2010 at 06:34 pm

Wasn’t the Deagle originally designed simply as a “because we can” type of gun? What I mean is they never intended it to be a combat firearm or anything, but just a show of what they could do if they wanted to.

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Admin (Mike) February 21, 2010 at 02:12 pm

That would make a lot more sense if that’s the case!

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Linoge February 20, 2010 at 08:50 pm

As with Fred, I was always under the impression that Desert Eagles were firearms designed expressly for the purpose of fulfilling the “because we can” concept – one of the biggest handguns, sporting one of the biggest bores, in one of the overall biggest packages. I doubt it was ever intended for actual service, but instead for those folks who collect guns just to have them, use them periodically, and show them off – there certainly is no shortage of firearms like that already on the market.

That said, it is my understanding that .44 Mag and .357 Mag out of that thing provides less of a kick than 9mm out of a Beretta, so it might just have its uses after all. And, hell, if you run out of rounds, it would make a damned good club.

All that said, the Baby Eagle / Jericho is an oustanding firearm, and I love mine to death. The new fast-action one is a bit… odd, though.

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Josh February 20, 2010 at 10:20 pm

That “Baby Desert Eagle” fast action looks to be a near exact copy of a Walther P99/Smith & Wesson SW99. I had one for a while. I did not care for it much at all. Looked cool in the newer 007 movies though!

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Bryan S. February 21, 2010 at 08:49 am

One downside of the new Micro DE in .380 is that teh trigger gaurd sits flush with the end of the barrel. Big hands could, if not cautious, get in the way.

It does have a good upside. The lighter dual spring action combined with the stainless body make is one of the few small autos that my wife can cycle the action on. (Weak hands assisted by nerve problems)

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Admin (Mike) February 21, 2010 at 02:14 pm

Ouch you’re right, that would definitely be something you’d have to be very careful of when drawing under stress!

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Tim February 21, 2010 at 09:54 am

They were designed as hunting pistols actually. They were never intended as a service pistol. Hollywood and video games latched on to them as “combat pistols” due to their visual appeal and big bores but that was never really their intended role.

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Alejandro February 24, 2010 at 06:48 pm

Come to think about it, wouldn’t a .50 beowulf with a KAC gold plated rail be the carbine equivalent of a DE?

I mean, both are gas operated, can throw a cat in the barrel and hold some 10 rounds or so.

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Admin (Mike) February 25, 2010 at 03:30 pm

hehe yea that would work too

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Adam January 6, 2012 at 05:19 pm

Dude shut the hell up… Sure desert eagles are big and bulky and blablbla BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THERE F*CKING AWESOME…. its just like a Lambo.. its not a average car… but its the king of cars and everyone loves a lambo. its the same way with desert eagles.

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ENDO-Mike January 6, 2012 at 05:30 pm

You did not just compare a Lamborghini to a desert eagle….. Oh wait you did. LOLOLOL

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DaveP. January 6, 2012 at 08:20 pm

I’m gonna assume you just forgot the “sarc” tag…

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David Rodgers February 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

The thing about the desert eagles that are cool is that (for people like me that hunt with handguns) when using the 44 magnum round in revolvers you lose velocity and have that blast in your face from the cylinder gap ….. where with the DE you don’t … and with the DE no expensive add-on scope mounts either because it has an integral rail…. I definitely get your point about the stupid gold tiger stripes though.

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Tanner June 30, 2012 at 02:23 pm

You know what’s REALLY cool about that Deagle? Can’t be shot. Talked to a Magnum rep about their gold-plated Tommies, and he told me the gold on the Deagle melts and flies off while shooting it.

He said that the gold-tiger striped Deagle is nothing more than a very expensive wall hanging.

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