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Desert Eagle 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by clancy, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. clancy


    Feb 16, 2011
    What's the general opinion of Desert Eagle's 1911? I have a chance to buy one, and don't know much about it. The few reviews I have read online say good things. Anyone here have an opinion, either positive or negative?
  2. jrs93accord


    Jul 10, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Extremely nice 1911. Great buy for the money. Has the sweetest trigger pull I have ever felt from any 1911 right out of the box.


    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011

  3. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    I checked one out at the LGS back when I was in the market for a 1911. It was solid feeling 1911 and it looked good. Like you all the reviews said nothing but glowing things. Then I looked up there customer service even thought I hope to never use it I still like to know its there. There customer service is nothing but horror story after horror story. I read a lot of they have had my pistol over 2months with no return ETA. Also they keep pistol 3-4months sent back no problem found. I decided to past on the Desert Eagle 1911 and go with the RIA instead. One other thing to note is on there website the warranty is very strict. They do not cover the finish if the gun is gotten any way other then a store front. Also you have to fill out a registration card are the warranty is void. Things like this on top of the poor customer service I read about. Scared me off I still think they feel like extremely solid handguns and I might get one in the future. I just want to be more comfortable with the 1911 platform first.

    Here is a link to there warrenty you have to google search it to find it.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I love mine.

    Its one of the best sub $700 1911s on the market.
  5. GearGuru


    Nov 19, 2005
    Metro Atlanta GA
    Kahr Arms now owns Magnum Research, that should hopefully help with customer service issues as they transition and synch up. I have a Commander version on order and hope the good things said hold up for it as well. I have a close contact at Kahr and I'm sure they will get things straightened out at Magnum Research.
  6. Comedian


    Aug 3, 2010
    Its too bad they have that billboard size name on the slide. It kills the looks.
  7. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Right behind you...
    The weird barrel lengths* are a put off for me.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  8. Scamp

    Scamp Geaux Tigers!

    May 10, 2009
    I agree, they could have done it better, should have made it smaller.
  9. I have 2 and love them both.

    Here's one wearing American Holly grips.



  10. Everybody always says that about almost every 1911, but if they all looked exactly the same, what fun would it be to collect them all?
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  11. packsaddle


    Jan 15, 2009
    I had one but sold it to pursue other avenues.

    It was a sweet gun.
  12. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Yeah, but I got used to it.

    Its a great 1911.
  13. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Well said.
  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I wish it came with a checkered front strap. I like the high cut.
  15. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City
    Really, if it's going to say DESERT EAGLE that big on the slide, why not go for broke and make it take up the whole gun?
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  16. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Or at least come in a .50 cal option. :tongueout: :rofl:
  17. If you look at the bottom picture I posted above you will see where I put some 3M tape on the front strap. Not as "pretty" as checkering, but it fills the bill for right now.

    It also helped with the grip, as I find smooth grips a bit harder to get a firm hold on.
  18. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    No offense, but grip tape, just doesn't cut it for me.
  19. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    I've heard great things, but damn that's a huge billboard!
  20. None taken. As I stated above, it fills the bill for right now. I will probably sell/trade the Holly grips, as I have a set of VZ's on my other DE1911C and don't need the grip tape for it. Just can't get used to the smooth/slick feel of non-checkered grips.

    Take care.