This is a discussion on Desert Eagle 44Mag for carry? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by msgt/ret I would not recommend a ThunderCarry. Actually, that has me thinking about the potential......
Ultimate defense gun. You wouldnt have to fire a shot. Just pull that monster and the bad guys will p*ss down there leg and run.
well, i think they weigh around 75-80 ounces unloaded. the SW model 29 is a lot less than that i believe. so, it is a very heavy gun, and very large to conceal except when heavy clothing is appropriate. i couldn't begin to do it. it certainly has the intimidation factor going for it.
Six for sure...Uh, I mean Five. Five for sure..
72.4 oz!!! (Had to look up this DE stuff, not too familiar). That's a heavy beast, but you'll never find me dismissing someone's carry choice based on size/capacity/cartridge. Carry whatcha got. Heck, I had to carry my youngest (colicky) son for 8 hours a day for 4 months straight, and he never weighed less than 10 lbs, lol! If women across the world can do that on a daily basis, with only a scrap of fabric to tie their babies to themselves, certainly some little 5lb gun should feel like nothing carried in a good rig.
My husband teases me, but any handgun I purchase has a holster for it (big, small, even the Ruger Mark III). I've even been looking for a scabbard for the shotgun, just because I can (even though I probably won't, lol). I like options.
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I had a cop friend who happened on an armed robbery once: he pulled out his hand cannon (either Dirty Harry's gun or one slightly bigger) and yelled, "Police! Drop it!" The bad guy said as soon as he saw the weapon he didn't need the shout... evidently he was pretty cooperative, pretty quickly.
Weight and size seems awkward; if you're asking you obviously have thought that through. If you have the weapon already, go for it! If you are contemplating a purchase, you might even try getting a 80 oz chunk of steel and strap it to yourself in rough approximation of your carry position. Wear it for a day or two before you make your decision (or, for me, I would probably make a decision in about two minutes).
Wishing you the best!
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I honestly don't see an upside. 99% of the time, I think that a .50 ae is just as scary as a .380 when it's being brandished. Or, at least, that's what I'd imagine. People are either scared, or not scared, of you holding a gun and a 1911 is already of terrifying proportions to people with sense.
The money is better spent doing many other things & I'd prefer to have more rounds with less power. I'd suspect that the accuracy would just not be worth it, never mind the cost.
Choices are kind of limited when it comes to gold plated handguns..
All kidding aside, unless you want to carry it just to say you did I wouldn't want to use it as a personal defense gun. The safety is stiff and next to impossible to use with your hands on the grips so you have to take a hand off just to operate the safety. Chambering a round requires a really firm hand grip with both hands (sweaty palms and you could easily lose your grip). The way you hold the gun is unique to the gun, if you have your hand under the magazine it will jam or not feed properly. Its easy to forget that at a shooting range, wouldn't want to risk that happening in a situation where your life depends on it. If you shoot it with anything less than a very solid grip, it won't feed the next round properly and will not fire.
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I can still do a lot of things since they were drilled into me at an early age. I surprise myself sometimes.
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I can't believe it would be easy to conceal on anybody... Seems like overkill.
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I'm getting one of the best shoulder holsters for it this next week. I'm sure a lot of you don't know the accuracy this pistol is capable of with a 6 inch barrel in 44mag out to 50 yds. Granted.......it won't be a t-shirt and jeans carry with the rig,but I figure more than effective here in the winter months. I also figure the caliber debate for carry becomes a non-issue with the 44 mag.