They’re big, they’re really heavy, they don’t hold much more than their big and heavy revolver compliments. Also they jam ALL THE TIME. Its really to be expected, as the gun has a lot of recoil, and an action travel that’s REALLY long, so there’s a huge window for stovepipe jams, and enough muzzle-flip to facilitate it.
Well thinking that wasn’t enough Kahr posted videos of their Desert Eagles nearly jamming:
One without the brake almost does too! I wonder how many clips they had to junk because it showed expensive .50 AE brass getting chomped by the massive action of the gun?
Shootin’ Buddy said it best
The less somebody knows about guns, the more they want a derringer.
I would couple Desert Eagles into that. Before I owned guns I had SERIOUS gun lust for a Desert Eagle. Specifically one in brushed Nickle in .44 magnum. Hell even when I had an order screw-up and I got a box of .44 magnum dies, I kept them saying “These will come in handy when I get my Desert Eagle!”, I still have them!
Today, when I look at one, I can’t see the gun I had so much interest in.