I have not used a Desert Eagle, but I do have a LAR Grizzly in 45 Win Mag that is a great round for deer, hogs and black bear. But the main problem I see, in some States is, they don't allow semi-auto handguns for hunting.
I prefer a heavier handgun. My 460 and 500 Mag X-frames work just fine for hunting.
ChesterGolf, how can the weight and size make it, not the ideal choice ???
While weight may decrease recoil, you still have to carry the firearm as well as aim the gun, and as for the physical size of the handgun, the large receiver of the desert eagle is too large for most size hands to easily grip. Do you feel the desert eagle is the ideal choice of handgun for hunting???
It may not be the ideal choice for some, but it will work. I believe my 7.5 inch 460 Mag out weighs the desert eagle. Also if that is the only gun one has, what other choice does he have? Other than buy a different gun.
I guess we see it differently, I happen to have big hands and big guns are not a problem for me, even doing off hand shooting.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...