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  1. Winson O’Boogie
    July 10, 2012

    Couple of things. You said you have a Mark I. Looks like a Mark VII possibly from the photo, but I could be wrong. Mark I was experimental at best. I have an early (1986) Mark VII. There’s nothing cheap about DE’s. Expensive to buy & expensive to shoot. Luxury goods like owning an exotic car or motorcycle. Shoot only FMJ’s. Bullet shapes should be rounded so they feed up the ramp agreeably. Use hot loads to cycle the action. Sellier & Bellot works great and cost $30.00 for 50 rounds. Use only factory magazines & factory ammo. Figure out what works & use that. Tempremental? Yes. It’s no Glock, but it’s more fun than my Glock.

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  2. Roy Anderson
    June 27, 2012

    As soon as I began to read the DE review I immediately thought that this cat was either a Smith fan or one of the many,many, many 1911 lovers. He impressed me as having made up his mind long before his “test/review”. First he buys a used pistol and expects new reliablity from it. Later on in the review he mentions his Smith Model 29. Nice gun, pilgrim. Be nice if it was a strong as a Redhawk though. It’s been my experiance that most semiautos are a bit finicky in regards to ammo, some more that others. I have not encountered the problems he indicated. Maybe I’m just lucky I guess.

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    • cary kieffer
      June 28, 2012

      LOL well Roy you were right about 1 thing. The redhawk is a stronger gun. I have one of those too.
      When I pay good money (too much for a DE) I expect it to work…..period. I have never had a pickier auto ever…when do you draw the line at not expecting reliability from a gun?? 1 box? 5 boxes? Used or not I do expect it to work. It was given a new spring kit and NO reason any other parts should be too worn to function right used or not. I’m glad yours is fine. So’s my buddies….but MANY DE owners experience what I have. My mind was made up AFTER the test….and I stand by it. Conversation pieces at best and overpriced for what you get. Thanks for your comment tho, Pilgrim

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      • Winson O’Boogie
        July 10, 2012

        Yes, of course. 10 out of 10 times a wheel gun will be more reliable than a semi auto. Less moving parts. Less parts period. Different animal. Like comparing a Model to the girl with the old woman in the cubicle with the cat calendars or even a Dodge truck to an Aston Martin. It’s about elegance, not just pure function. They’re temperamental, but reliable once you figure them out. Accept it, or sell it. Up to you.

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      • cary kieffer
        July 10, 2012

        10 out of 10?? Nope…Have had and seen revolvers missfire and get tied up and plenty of auto’s that to date have NEVER malfuctioned. So that statement is alittle off. Anything can fail, the DE’s fail often.

        Anywho, I sold it 3 months ago at a 250$ profit. Used $$ to get a Springfield XD 45 Tactical and convert it to 460 Rowland. 100% reliable, no pickiness what so ever and mid level 44mag power with 14 rounds instead of 8. I am much happier. I know what your saying about the cars but I wasnt trying to compare the eagle to anything. The wheel gun was mentioned only in reference to using up the 44 mag ammo leftovers. I understand elegance just fine but I demand the function as well. (Although “elegant” is not a word that comes to mind for me and DE’s) Neither of my badass Vettes (73 and a Z06) are slow…I wont have a powerful gun that doesn’t work for me either. Enjoy your eagle, I’m glad its working out for ya.

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  3. jason mcdaniel
    June 16, 2012

    If u file down the front wall of the clips jams will cease

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