Military Review

The most powerful small arms. part of 1. Desert Eagle Pistol

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Pistol Desert Eagle has not earned fame in the military service or in special units, but is rightfully one of the most famous pistols in the world. It can be safely called the legendary model of small weaponswhich gained fame among the masses. Popularization of the pistol was largely due to computer games, as well as various films in which it was often used because of its impressive size and frightening appearance.


The Desert Eagle Pistol (translated as “Desert Eagle”) is a self-loading pistol of large .50 caliber (12,7 mm, for a minute, this is the caliber of large-caliber machine guns). It was created in 1983 year and is the fruit of the joint work of the American company Magnum Research and the Israeli company Israel Military Industries, she also engaged in its production for a long time. The gun was initially positioned as a hunting weapon, as well as a weapon for self-defense against various wild animals and attacks from criminal elements.

The huge in size, angular pistol weighing up to two kilograms is recognizable all over the world and knowingly enjoys the reputation of super-weapon among pistols. This is largely due to a very powerful unitary cartridge - .50 Action Express (12,7x32,6 millimeter). This ammunition is considered one of the most "slaughter" pistol ammunition on the planet. The cartridge is distinguished by the presence of a 20-gram stupid-headed bullet with a truly huge stopping power. Of course, hunting with such a gun on a bear or other large forest dwellers is a rather dubious idea, but even when you meet with a large predator, you will have a chance to stay alive if you have a Desert Eagle gun on hand.



The original patent application for the new pistol was filed by Bernard S. White, an employee of the American company Magnum Research in January 1983. In the future, this patent served as the basis for the development of the gun Desert Eagle, the first working copy of which was released in the United States in the same year. After that, the gun passed the final revision in the Israeli company Israel Military Industries and in December 1985 received the second patent, which finally approved the characteristics and appearance of the weapon, which was put into serial production. The gun enjoys stable demand in the market despite its relatively high price, depending on the model and caliber it starts from around 1600 dollars, for example, the model “Desert Eagle, .357 Magnum, Black” will cost the US $ 1572 dollars.

Initially, mass production of the new pistol was deployed in Israel at the production facilities of Israel Military Industries, in 1995-2000 it was transferred to the Saco Defense plant in Maine, USA, but then returned to Israel in connection with the acquisition of Saco by General Dynamics. Since 2009, the gun in the United States has once again been manufactured by Magnum Research. Today, the gun is available in three main calibers: .357 (9 magazine capacity), .44 (8 magazine capacity), and .50 (7 magazine capacity).

The initial goal of the representatives of Magnum Research was to create a new, truly unique sporting and hunting autoloading pistol for one of the most powerful revolver cartridges at that time .357 Magnum (9х33 mm). The new pistol was supposed to compete with revolvers of the same caliber in sport shooting at long distance silhouettes and hunting. It is worth noting that in the US, hunting with “weapons of one hand” is quite popular — large revolvers that can be hung with various tactical accessories and optics. In this regard, a new hunting pistol for a powerful cartridge would be guaranteed to find its customers, so in the end it turned out.


From a technical point of view, the Desert Eagle pistol was designed according to a scheme that is typical not for self-loading pistols, but for automatic rifles. In its automation, the designers used the principle of removal of powder gases for recharging. The vapor pipe is located under the barrel of the gun, and the powder gases are discharged directly to the bolt carrier. Locking is done by turning the shutter larvae. The shutter itself and the locking with the lugs (larvae) resembles the mechanism that was implemented in the famous American automatic rifle M16. The use of a similar system by the designers of the pistol was dictated, among other things, by the power of the cartridges used, which are superior to those commonly used in self-loading pistols. The use of the most powerful .50 Action Express cartridge (12,7 × 32,6 mm) made the Desert Eagle pistol competitive in those areas where only revolvers were previously dominant. Cartridge .50 Action Express was developed in 1988 year specifically for this model gun. The energy of his expansive bullet weighing 19 grams is 2200 joules.

The pistol has four bolt stops that engage with the breech breech. The gun uses a trigger type trigger, the fuse is mechanical, two-way, it blocks the shutter of the weapon. Desert Eagle sights are open, unregulated. The gun is equipped with single-row magazines, designed for 7-9 ammunition, depending on the caliber of the weapon.

When fired, the powder gases are discharged through a hole located in the immediate vicinity of the chamber, after which they are directed along the bore into the front part of the barrel to the short-stroke piston. Then the piston pushes back the massive bolt of the pistol, after which the cartridge case is extracted. The piston and venting tube of the Desert Eagle pistol in the barrel define the signature, recognizable, massive silhouette of a weapon. The brutality of the weapon and a sufficiently large size gives and a characteristic muzzle, having a triangular shape. The length of the gun is dictated by the relatively large stroke of the bolt carrier.


Since the start of mass production, several models of the Desert Eagle pistol have been created. Mark I and Mark VII models are already discontinued. The features of the Mark I model were a number of differences in the design of the gun (the location of the handle cheek, the fire switch). The Mark VII model was distinguished by the presence of the Weaver bar on the barrel, which made it possible to mount various additional accessories on the weapon: tactical lights, laser designators, and optical sights. Also, this model has an adjustable trigger. The guns of these models could use .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum cartridges. The most modern versions of the gun are produced exclusively on the basis of the Mark XIX model. It was created on the basis of the Mark VII pistol and is available today in three calibers .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .50 Action Express, differing also in barrel length - 6 or 10 inches. In this case, the re-equipment of the pistol for the use of cartridges of another caliber can be made quite simply: to replace the barrel, magazine and bolt. You can perform these actions in the field.

The length of the “Desert Eagle” pistol even with the shortest 6-inch (152 mm) barrel is 27 centimeters. Such dimensions make the weapon extremely impractical in a city firefight, as well as inconvenient to carry in everyday life and an unprofitable option as a means of self-defense. In addition, the large size of the cartridges used with the pistol has led to the fact that its handle, in which a single-row magazine is placed, is very inconvenient for coverage. It is difficult for people with a small hand to even hold this weapon, not to mention firing from it.

Due to its large size, strong recoil, heavy weight, as well as its small magazine capacity, this gun was never considered by special services or the military as a suitable weapon. It is worth noting that the manufacturer has never positioned the Desert Eagle as an army or police weapon, always highlighting its hunting purpose. Moreover, the gun "Desert Eagle" has never been tested in difficult operating conditions, the weapon is considered to be very sensitive to care. All this did not prevent this pistol from earning the image of an ultimatum weapon, sometimes it is even called a “hand gun”, in many respects such an image is actively cultivated by computer games and the film industry. In any case, this is exactly the case when the caliber matters and the pistol is justly regarded as one of the most powerful representatives of small arms. Desert Eagle was originally designed to hunt large game and shooter protection from dangerous large animals, the .50 Action Express cartridge has a very strong stopping effect, and the manufacturer claims that the weapon can protect the owner even from a hippo.


Because of the large weight, which can reach two kilograms, the gun is very difficult to properly hold. The high power of the cartridge leads to the firing of a very strong recoil, as well as a very loud sound of a shot. In fact, in confined spaces, shooting from this pistol using .50 Action Express ammunition can lead to injury to the hearing aid shooter, even if it uses special headphones. Therefore, .50AE cartridges are simply prohibited in many closed shooting galleries. When firing a pistol, a large tongue of flame arises, which is pulled out of the barrel, not equipped with a flame arrester. For this flash it is very easy to detect the position of the shooter, and at dusk the flash from his own shot temporarily blinds the shooter.

The recoil when firing from such a “hand gun” when using .50 ammunition of a caliber is great even when holding a weapon with two hands, although lower than that of other types of handguns of similar caliber. The recoil is lower due to the lower initial velocity and mass of the bullet, as well as due to the implemented mechanism of automation, which stretches the transmission of the recoil momentum of the shot to the arrow in time. When fired from right-handers, the gun goes to the left, for left-handers - to the right, which is typical of any firearm. But because of the very powerful .50AE cartridge size, this effect in the Desert Eagle pistol is most pronounced. Experts note that with insufficient grip or insufficiently strong muscles of the shooter, recoil when fired can lead to a blow to the face with a pistol.

We can definitely say that as a service weapon, the Desert Eagle loses almost any pistol. It is inconvenient to wear it, and it is not even covertly concealed. Strong recoil when firing causes the shooter to think more about how not to drop the pistol from his hands than about hitting the enemy hiding behind cover. Even a special power can also be attributed to the minuses in the service use, such a gun is simply not needed for firing "only" at people. Despite all its obvious flaws, the gun enjoys strong demand in the market, as evidenced by the huge number of modifications that are available to customers on official websites.


Perhaps, one of the main purposes of the pistol, besides sports shooting and hunting, was the film career, in which the weapon achieved really great success. The Magnum Research website even created a special section that can be called the official “portfolio”: it lists all the feature films in which the Desert Eagle had time to play.

Information sources:
http://www.armoury-online.ru/articles/pistols/israel/DE
https://militaryarms.ru/oruzhie/pistolety/desert-eagle
http://army-news.ru/2015/08/testiruem-legendarnyj-desert-eagle
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  1. Mik13
    Mik13 11 January 2018 07: 37
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    It is believed that Dr. Sigmund Shlomo Freud could tell a lot of interesting things about the buyers of this gun ...
    1. Cxnumx
      Cxnumx 11 January 2018 08: 11
      +3
      Quote: Mik13
      It is believed that Dr. Sigmund Shlomo Freud could tell a lot of interesting things about the buyers of this gun ...

      banana, sometimes just a banana))
      and this miracle-yudo is certainly impressive ... perhaps they can fill up a bear with a lion)
    2. Vard
      Vard 11 January 2018 08: 15
      +3
      As for the gun, I won’t say it ... in the USA they use mostly women ... but about big cars ... one of my friends is now avoiding them ... probably for the same reason ...
      1. Artyom
        Artyom 11 January 2018 11: 37
        +2
        This is a wonderful weapon, for show-offs and movies! For shooting at squares, no accuracy! There is a vidos where Puchkov - "Goblin" in America, in a shooting range, shot from various weapons, including a desert eagle. The best result was shown by Colt 1911!
        1. Monarchist
          Monarchist 11 January 2018 18: 39
          0
          I agree with that for stupid show-offs: look at what a shitty objection I’ll shoot right off my head
        2. Maki Avellevich
          Maki Avellevich 11 January 2018 20: 48
          +2
          Quote: Artyom
          This is a wonderful weapon, for show-offs and movies! For shooting at squares, no accuracy!


          with 0.5 cal accuracy is not necessary, the first bullet is enough laughing
      2. Monarchist
        Monarchist 11 January 2018 18: 35
        +1
        "in the USA, women use it mostly" to be stunned: a guy must carry such a shit, and women use
      3. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 13 January 2018 23: 00
        +2
        Quote: Vard
        mostly women use it in the USA ...

        Well, something like this:
    3. vkl.47
      vkl.47 11 January 2018 11: 32
      +3
      what about our monster
      Revolver RSH-12. History of creation
      According to many experts, the pistol is the most powerful combat revolver in the world, which uses a large-caliber sniper rifle cartridge.

      The origin of weapons occurred in the 2000s in Tula, where the “Exhaust” rifle was designed at that time. It is completed with a muffler and a butt
      1. otto meer
        otto meer 11 January 2018 12: 05
        +4
        Quote: vkl.47
        According to many experts, the pistol is the most powerful combat revolver in the world, which uses a large-caliber sniper rifle cartridge
        RSh-12. Used cartridges - PS-12A, PD-12, PS-12, PS-12B. 12,7 × 55 mm. Bullet Energy - 2500-3650 J.
        Smith & Wesson Model 500 .500 magnum and .44 magnum. Bullet energy, for .500 S&W Magnum - 3888 J. Conclusion? Many experts were mistaken.
      2. Mister X
        Mister X 14 January 2018 11: 44
        +1
        Quote: vkl.47
        Revolver RSH-12. History of creation

        hi
        Once I became interested in this sample.
        I published all the collected data in the article. Revolver RSH-12: “elephant” from Tula
      3. petroff
        petroff 23 September 2019 17: 04
        0
        You are wrong, the RSh-12 does not use a sniper rifle cartridge. And it uses an automatic cartridge from ASh-12. Rifle cartridges of the same caliber are used only in the Exhaust rifle. You have been misled by their overall caliber. But the design of the cartridge is different, the rifle has a locking piston inside to achieve noiselessness, the automatic turret does not.
    4. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 11 January 2018 20: 44
      +2
      Quote: Mik13
      It is believed that Dr. Sigmund Shlomo Freud could tell a lot of interesting things about the buyers of this gun ...

  2. Sharky
    Sharky 11 January 2018 08: 14
    +8
    Eh, and after all the deserter dragged in CS 1.6 (Counter-strike). At the first appearance on the crt, only $ 800 was enough for him. But the head shots from him turned out excellent am. But, always had to count bullets, because of the store for 7 rounds. Often could catch on reload. Yes, there was a time good.
    1. Dead duck
      Dead duck 11 January 2018 11: 23
      +6
      Quote: Sharky
      Eh, but the deserter was dragging in CS 1.6 (Counter-strike)

      Depended on the directness of the hands.
      For fun well suited. For the game, usually P226 took, more spoiled.
      1. Sharky
        Sharky 11 January 2018 13: 38
        +2
        For the game, usually P226 took

        Desert's trick was that he felled from one shot in the head on the spot. No other gun could do that. good professional players showed a master class with a dessert with enviable constancy.
        1. Dead duck
          Dead duck 11 January 2018 22: 10
          +4
          Quote: Sharky
          Desert's trick was that he felled from one shot in the head on the spot.

          For headshots, time was necessary and the conditions that few opponents.
          The cant of the game, that at the same distance as the Kalash, he hit the head on the spot)
  3. tchoni
    tchoni 11 January 2018 08: 58
    +2
    Cannon for a movie: huge, ugly and stupid, but looks close-up - well, just atas)
    1. igor67
      igor67 11 January 2018 16: 10
      +2
      Quote: tchoni
      Cannon for a movie: huge, ugly and stupid, but looks close-up - well, just atas)

      but the movie is doing its job, it was at a shooting range, it shot from a Beretta, there were two tourists from Russia, and so they scored the entire popular cinema set of weapons and shot for three hours. This set also had this device, soldier
      1. tchoni
        tchoni 11 January 2018 17: 46
        +1
        Quote: igor67
        Quote: tchoni
        Cannon for a movie: huge, ugly and stupid, but looks close-up - well, just atas)

        but the movie is doing its job, it was at a shooting range, it shot from a Beretta, there were two tourists from Russia, and so they scored the entire popular cinema set of weapons and shot for three hours. This set also had this device, soldier

        No wonder. We have a pistol shooting range a rarity. Wearing and owning a short barrel is strictly prohibited for private individuals. And cinema show-offs "seemingly want to feel and test on a tooth". So they come off while there is an opportunity.
        1. igor67
          igor67 11 January 2018 22: 51
          +2
          Quote: tchoni
          No wonder. We have a pistol shooting range a rarity

      2. Monarchist
        Monarchist 11 January 2018 18: 53
        +3
        I would prefer: Colt M1911: both brutally and efficiency or Browning "High Power" model2.
  4. shinobi
    shinobi 11 January 2018 09: 09
    +1
    Well, what's the catch? It’s hard, complicated, expensive, you can't get it in your pocket. You cannot use cartridges with a non-envelope bullet. Revolvers under the same cartridge are cheaper, more accurate and more reliable. And the compensator and recoil make it bearable. the exact same time.
    1. novel66
      novel66 11 January 2018 09: 31
      +8
      the joke is that it’s big and beautiful, if I had such a thing, I wouldn’t let it out of my hands, saying “my love”
    2. Vard
      Vard 11 January 2018 11: 43
      +1
      I lived with my grandmother ... God’s dandelion ... half a centner weighing ten seconds out of him for three seconds ... I covered it with my palm ... I planted it in the target ... I shot it the first time, I almost got it on my forehead, but then adapted ... a very useful thing for self-esteem ...
  5. otto meer
    otto meer 11 January 2018 09: 24
    +2
    It is worth noting that in the US, hunting with "one-handed weapons" is quite popular - large revolvers that can be hung with various tactical accessories and optics.
    It is also worth noting that such a “hunt” is popular not because of a good life, but because of the quirks of local state laws, for example in Iowa or in Vermont. In states with normal legislation, pistols, and practically only revolvers, are used exclusively as second weapons in the hunt. Although there are certainly fanatics hunting with a revolver, but as a rule they are “covered” by a shooter with a normal rifle. Another aspect of using large-caliber revolvers - 44 magnum, 454 Kasull, etc., is self-protection from the beast. Those. the rifle is heavy and dimensional - it will interfere with work, and the possibility of reaching a bear or moose is quite likely.
  6. garri-lin
    garri-lin 11 January 2018 10: 05
    +2
    I like this. Beautiful especially burnished with luminous dots on the sight. In the case, it’s worthless to admire / play, it will come down, in the evening after a hard day, dismantle-wipe-collect, snap the trigger. Zhenervy again quarreled with his wife. Beautiful gun.
  7. sd68
    sd68 11 January 2018 11: 34
    +2
    no, well, the micro version with a shortened barrel Micro Desert Eagle is quite a weapon for self-defense
    laughing laughing
    1. otto meer
      otto meer 11 January 2018 12: 10
      +1
      Quote: sd68
      no, well, the micro version with a shortened barrel Micro Desert Eagle is quite a weapon for self-defense
      Only under .380 AUTO (9 × 17 mm) and 9 × 18 mm. Malawato will be! lol
      1. sd68
        sd68 11 January 2018 14: 48
        +1
        For self-defense just right. Point blank if wink
    2. Mister X
      Mister X 14 January 2018 14: 43
      +1
      Quote: sd68
      Micro Desert Eagle

      There is nothing American in it, since it is produced in the USA under a Czech license.
      Micro Desert Eagle is almost an exact copy of Kevin ZP98, developed at the end of 90's by ZVI.
      1. sd68
        sd68 18 January 2018 00: 29
        0
        I know. I didn’t write that American
  8. brn521
    brn521 11 January 2018 12: 31
    +1
    The recoil is lower due to the lower initial velocity and mass of the bullet, as well as due to the implemented automation mechanism, which stretches the transmission of the recoil momentum of the shot to the arrow.

    It is not clear, due to which the return is lower? Shutter fighting stops clings to the barrel. The barrel is tightly attached to the frame. Thus, the return will fly into the hand without any depreciation. I don’t argue with full-fledged pistols, there is some kind of depreciation. There, the recoil goes either to the spring-loaded bolt, or to the hitch from the bolt and barrel, which again rolls back on the spring. Due to this spring, depreciation occurs. Or does the Desert Eagle also have a movable barrel?
  9. Northern warrior
    Northern warrior 11 January 2018 13: 12
    +3
    Absolutely useless bump, trunk for show-offs. To protect against gopniks, a compact six-shot revolver chambered for .357 Magnum (800 Joules) is quite suitable, and semi-automatic rifles and guns steer against a dangerous beast.
    Such a device from the Taurus company is ideal as a weapon of self-defense.

    Reliable, compact, efficient.
    1. otto meer
      otto meer 11 January 2018 13: 59
      0
      Quote: Northern warrior
      Such a device from the Taurus company is ideal as a weapon of self-defense.

      Quote: Northern warrior
      Reliable, compact, efficient.
      I would add - redundant. For self-defense, many companies have much more pleasant lines of self-loading subcompacts.
    2. sd68
      sd68 11 January 2018 14: 50
      +1
      Yeah, is it sticking on top?
      What would catch when you pull out of your pocket?
      And it’s inconvenient to carry a revolver in your pocket
      1. Northern warrior
        Northern warrior 11 January 2018 16: 29
        +3
        There are also such revolvers from S & W, which have a hidden trigger and trigger only double action.
        1. otto meer
          otto meer 11 January 2018 19: 28
          +1
          Of course, but for self-defense, exclusively IMHO, any automatic subcompact is much better suited. Quite enough with 9pairs. It is lighter, flatter, licker. Reliability issues resolved a long time ago. Preparedness for a shot is the same as a revolver .... and indeed
          1. sd68
            sd68 11 January 2018 21: 01
            +2
            Too big to carry "just in case".
            A revolver is just more reliable, especially in the case of a misfire, and there is no problem with a fuse.
          2. Northern warrior
            Northern warrior 11 January 2018 23: 00
            +3
            For lovers of supercompacts, the Boberg XR-9S was created. Volyn is very good for its size:
            Weight - 500 grams
            Length - 130 mm
            Thickness - 24 mm
            Barrel length - 85 mm
            Magazine capacity - 7 cartridges
            Cartridge - 9x19 mm PAIR
        2. sd68
          sd68 11 January 2018 20: 59
          0
          On the one hand, the revolver is more reliable, on the other hand, it’s uncomfortable to wear and if you are not a police opera worker, then it simply will not be at hand at the right time
      2. Northern warrior
        Northern warrior 11 January 2018 22: 48
        0
        It’s inconvenient to carry any weapon in your pocket, even PSM. For this, you need a holster.
        1. sd68
          sd68 12 January 2018 00: 23
          0
          Well, Kevin, he’s a deserter of micro needles, and there will be less PSM, and those that are higher in the photo.
          9 * 18 for self-defense is enough with the head
          As for convenience - my rubber-shot me-38 compact is inconvenient to wear even in a holster, the weight pulls, although the model of the revolver is very compact at 9 mm, and I'm not small in size. smile
          In the 90s, according to the then fashion, there was a gas perfect under 8 mm, made just for pocket models of pistols - it was much more convenient to wear
    3. Slavs
      Slavs 13 January 2018 23: 35
      0
      But it’s not ideal)) An open trigger can catch on a pocket, and sights with such a barrel length (effective fire distance))) are not particularly needed ...
  10. Train
    Train 11 January 2018 13: 51
    +1
    50 EXPRESS was never originally used in needles initially (it was released in 91 on the initiative of Magnum Ricech.ink) - its first caliber, in my opinion 357 magnum, then began to make barrels for this ammunition. There are revolvers and pistols where ammunition is used 30- M1Carabine-such as Automag-3-cartridge carbine carand m1.And it will be more powerful than 50 express
  11. would
    would 11 January 2018 14: 15
    +1
    The Desert Eagle has never been tested under difficult operating conditions; weapons are considered very sensitive to withdrawal.


    That was completely refuted by the weapons-based YouTube youtube Vlad Borisych who took the Desert Eagle from the shooting range, which they probably shot without cleaning for months, and the gun itself initially refused to understand. But shot. And then he disassembled it on the video and began to clean it. I warn you right away, on the video the tin is as it is and it causes a desire to tear off the hands of a myriad of people.



    The terrifying cleaning process itself starts at 21:25, but those interested in the video are strongly recommended for full viewing.
  12. tracer
    tracer 11 January 2018 15: 01
    +1
    Personally, I witnessed such a "wedge" that the two with improvised tools for half an hour did not wedge.
  13. Monarchist
    Monarchist 11 January 2018 19: 00
    0
    Quote: shinobi
    Well, what's the catch? It’s hard, complicated, expensive, you can't get it in your pocket. You cannot use cartridges with a non-envelope bullet. Revolvers under the same cartridge are cheaper, more accurate and more reliable. And the compensator and recoil make it bearable. the exact same time.

    I agree with you: this is only for dabble show-offs. Of course it looks impressive, but ...
    1. Tatarin83
      Tatarin83 12 January 2018 13: 09
      0
      Not so long ago I reviewed the cartridge under it
  14. Tatarin83
    Tatarin83 12 January 2018 13: 08
    0
    Not so long ago I reviewed the cartridges for him
  15. SlavaSSL
    SlavaSSL 12 January 2018 18: 03
    0
    I shot several times, like with Desert, in caliber 50, well, in ... After him, 357 magnum seemed like 22lr.
  16. Conductor
    Conductor 13 January 2018 23: 04
    0
    You shoot him, and then tell me the feelings. I shot
  17. Makarov
    Makarov 15 January 2018 14: 39
    0
    Well, with such a thing, if you don’t overwhelm the bear, you can easily stun and dazzle)))
  18. tracer
    tracer 15 January 2018 22: 42
    +1
    This is a weapon for people suffering from an inferiority syndrome or other mental disorders of self-identification in the world ... And the answer is in the country of origin ....
  19. Catfish
    Catfish 20 January 2018 01: 07
    +1
    Quote: Mik13
    It is believed that Dr. Sigmund Shlomo Freud could tell a lot of interesting things about the buyers of this gun ...

    Neither add nor decrease - everything is in color. You look at this work of weapons of "skill" and do not know whether to laugh with delight, or to cry with emotion. fool
  20. petroff
    petroff 23 September 2019 17: 15
    0
    The author, the adjective "hunting" does not yet say that they go to the animal with him. You still go on a moose with hunting boots, or shoot a zatsyts with a hunting ticket. A hunting pistol is a companion tool, just like a hunting knife. Finishing off the wounded animal from a minimum distance and protection from the attack of the beast. The gun can be unloaded, you can wade through the bushes, which is problematic with a long-barreled barrel, but is hunting seriously? Desert possesses neither a stock nor a rifle precision. As you can see, the grip is not very ergonomic and the recoil is wild .... It is by definition not for hunting.