Whoever coined the phrase ‘Size doesn’t matter’, never held either one of the monster handguns in the video below. Both the Desert Eagle 50 AE and the 500 S&W Magnum are monster pistols to be sure and both will drop whatever you are shooting at. With that said, these two handguns are not to be used, or taken lightly, especially by someone who has never fired a large bore firearm before, you just might end-up with a broken wrist and possibly a broken nose too boot.
Before we get to the show, here’s a little bit of information about our two competitors, first regarding the Desert Eagle 50 AE:
USA based Kahr Arms and the family of firearms that also includes Magnum Research and Auto Ordnance, re-introduces the Desert Eagle Mark XIX .50AE pistol with a 10″ barrel.
The DE5010 is a .50AE gas-operated, rotating bolt semi-automatic pistol. It is constructed with a high-quality carbon steel barrel, frame and slide, and a full Weaver style accessory rail system on the barrel. The DE5010 also features fixed combat-style sights. The pistol is finished in black oxide, but, other custom finishes will be available in the future. The Desert Eagle Mark XIX with the 10” barrel is also offered in a .44 Magnum model.
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The barrel length on the DE5010 is 10″ making the overall length 14.75″ in either caliber. The bore diameter is .495″ for the .50AE, .429 for .44 Magnum, height is 6.25″ and the slide width is 1.25″. Total weight with an empty magazine is 4 lbs. 12 oz. Magazine capacity is 7 rounds for the .50AE and 8 rounds for the .44 Magnum. MSRP on the DE5010 is $1,683.00 and the DE4410 is $1,650.00.
About the 500 S&W Magnum:
In 2003 the gunsmiths and engineers at Smith & Wesson wanted to deliver maximum power for serious handgun hunters. The power they sought required an entirely new frame, the massive “X-Frame™,” and was the basis for the new Model S&W500™, the most powerful production revolver in the world. This ushered in the era of the “big gun” and was only the beginning. For ultimate power and velocity there’s nothing even close to an X-Frame model handgun.
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So there you have it folks, so enjoy the show.