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New Desert Eagle 1911 :)

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bac1023, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. bac1023

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    I picked up my DE 1911 this afternoon and snapped a few pics. :)

    I never thought I'd see an Israeli 1911, but now I find one sitting on my carpet. :supergrin:

    All jokes about the rollmark and the terrible marketing slogan aside, this is a well done $700 1911. A typical 1911, especially in this price range has a trigger weight of about 4.5-5lbs. The Desert Eagle's trigger is quite a bit lighter than the masses, as in at least a pound, maybe a pound and a half. It also has a crisp break. It was very surprising how nice the trigger is. Its certainly the best trigger, by far, of all my 1911s in this price range or even a little higher. :cool:

    The actual gun looks nicer then the model depicted in the AD. As you can see, mine does not have front cocking serrations. Also, the AD shows a thumb safety, plunger tube, and slide release that don't match the rest of the gun. However, those parts do match on mine. Sure, the rollmark really hurts, but the right side of the gun is very clean without an ambi safety or those front serrations.



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  2. bac1023

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    Here are some pics. :)

    As you can see, it comes well equipped in a nice case and extra mag.


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  3. drc767

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    It looks nice.....If they just could have kept the left side of the slide as clean as the right, with just the rollmarks on the frame, they would have nailed it. Are you planning on shooting this and reporting back?
     
  4. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

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    Very nice. :thumbsup:

    Is the grip safety stainless? It kinda looks that way on my screen.
     
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    Looks great. Congrats. How does it feel, fit & finish vs other $700 1911s?
     
  6. bac1023

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    Yeah, its going to the range with me this weekend. :supergrin:
     
  7. bac1023

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    I personally think the nicest fit and finished 1911 in this price range is the Kimber Custom II. I would say that the DE is a half notch below that. However, it does have a better trigger than the Custom II.
     
  8. reminiz

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    So, for the price, it sounds like it fits and looks better than the Remington R1 .:whistling:
     
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    Congrats!

    They do seem to be built pretty well I checked out a couple the other day and wasn't too disappointed I'm interested to find out how it shoots.
     
  10. Cerebrus

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    nice lookin 1911.. I know I am going to catch grief for this.. but I could totally live with that roll mark.. I dont find it that offensive..if I had the spare $$ layin around it would not stop me from buyin one..however a crappy range report from Bac would.. :whistling:
     
  11. CA_DUDE

    CA_DUDE Dude here.

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    Nice looking pistol there Bac! The rollmarks are a little on the large side, but to me they're nowhere near as bad as the ORM 1991's.
     
  12. reminiz

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    It doesn't really bother me either. Now maybe if you took some gold crayon over it, that might be a problem. Although, nobody on GT would do such a thing:upeyes:
     
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    javelinadave Hebrew Hammer

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    I saw more civilians carrying 1911's in Israel than any other weapon. I would NOT have guessed that before I visited there.
     
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    CA_DUDE Dude here.

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    Surplus M1911's or modern? Just curious.
     
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    I'm not one to get into anybody else's business so I didn't ask.
    Sorry.
     
  16. bac1023

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    Thanks.

    Yes sir, it is stainless.
     
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    ¨Excuse me Mr. Mossad operative, mind unlimbering that hogleg and let me take a gander at it?¨

    :rofl::supergrin:
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  20. Rinspeed

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    I'm surprised the trigger is so nice and think it is pretty good looking except for the SS grip safety. When you take it apart get some pics of the inside please.