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Old 04-03-2009, 08:51 PM
Clutch Clutch is offline
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Default WHY was the Desert Eagle born, anyway? And by Israel, of all people?

I'm pretty sure this topic has been done over and over and over again, and for my attempt at resurrection, I apologize.

That said...why was this gun created by IMI? I've never handled the actual weapon - only a 1:1 airsoft replica - but even that has shown me that carrying something like it and ammo for it would, at the very least, weigh about as much as a MP5 and ammo; never mind any of the gun's accuracy capabilities and what not. And the muzzle flash from a .50 could probably blind a platoon. But I've heard so many explanations as to why it was created and why it's not used by any known military. "It was made to stop engines." "It was made to penetrate armor." "You can't hit the broadside of a barn with it." Etc. etc. What's the real story behind this thing?
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