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    New Purchase

    I have been looking to purchase my first handgun for quite some time, and it just so happens my landlord stopped by today, stuck his head in my window and said "wanna go to the gunshow?"
    yes sir! I have been almost dead set on a glock 17 up until today.
    I picked up a Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle 9mm Polymer Model. Was the only one in the whole show.
    This gun fits in my hands so beautifully, I love the sights and the look. And the price was right so I just couldn't pass it up.
    Price - $600.00

    Came with two mags (edited from clips), cleaning kit, lock, and spent casing.
    I also picked up two boxes of Federal 115 grain.
    Thoughts? Comments?


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    Forgot to mention this is a IWI, second generation.

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    Nice weapon! Congrats!

    Are the clips for your hair?

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    Sorry magazine! lol I am still learning the annoying terminology of this ...sport?
    Was hoping for more opinions on the gun as I really was not able to do much research on it before purchase, I know now smart right?

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    It looks like a very nice gun. If it fits you and feels right you probably picked the correct gun. Be safe, become proficient!

    RCG

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    Congrats.....JJ

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    Just joking?

    So i ordered some snap caps, proper anti fog eye protection, and ear protection, and now I am trying to decide on a cleaning kit.
    As you can see my setup came with some parts, but wondering whats a trusted brand of whatever else i need?
    Oil? Swabs? cleaning spray?
    Any suggestions please? I will probably order from amazon, are any of these just above acceptable? http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...n+cleaning+kit

    TIA

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    Looks like you did well. Congrats.

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    Thanks but I have been hearing a lot of mixed reviews, as much so as the glock, am hoping to find someone on this forum who has owned one and can tell me details...
    I was banned on another popular forum for reason " a dumb ass spammer" after asking the same questions, cant seem to find a forum i need, and this makes me a saaad panda.
    I realize it isnt a common gun, but isnt that what the internet is for, to broaden the response?

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    I haven't heard anything bad about the Desert Eagles but IIRC they're gas operated so you might want to find out about it. I could be wrong but check nevertheless, it might not apply to yours.

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    Ok well now I feel like a complete noob, IIRC? Limited info on my gun, gas operated is bad?

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    IIRC means If I Remember Correctly. Gas operated is not bad but you'll need ammo that will work with it. Does your manual tell you whether it is or not?

    Long ago my friend bought a Desert Eagle 357 and his is gas operated but that doesn't that yours is too.

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    Oh ok, good to know that abbreviation thanks.
    Manual does not say anything about gas operated?
    All i have been able to find is the manual here - http://www.magnumresearch.com/docs/m...BY%20EAGLE.pdf
    And this - Magnum Research maker of the world's most powerful handguns

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    That looks like a very nice gun.

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    Yours is not so that's good news. Enjoy it.

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    Ok good, thanks Sigma and Jeremy.
    I have not had a chance to take it to the range yet and see if the weight will be a problem for me, but I have thoroughly enjoyed learning and field stripping it. Also been practicing safety checks every few hours or so to get into the habit of it often.

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    Go shoot it and then tell us how you like it. The internet is a place where a lot of people will tell you what they think, if you are lucky some tell you what is true. A lot of what you hear is parrot foder. Sometimes when you do not agree with local conjecture you will get banned on some sites.

    It's a good gun, I hope it shoots well for you. 600 is a fair price, not the best out there but not outragious. Is it a new model or is it an older one? Mag Reasech was recently purchased by Kahr, who make great guns in my opinion. This gun is a DA/SA model and the one I have shot had a very nice smooth trigger on it. It is a good size gun not very heavy and the grip angle appealed to me. Fed 115's are good stand by 9mm bullets. Be safe and enjoy the new gun!!!!

    RCG

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    Will do! I love the term parrot fodder lol. I did lots of reading prior to the gunshow and your right, lots of opinions out there even when people havnt owned or shot the gun which seems strange to me.
    This is the new model put out by Kahr just in the past two years or so i believe.
    Thanks for the info!! Ill take some pics and video when I go fire, hopefully this week.
    I need to find some cleaning spray and oil and swabs for it i guess before i go fire it and clean it up via manual recommendation.

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    When you get something be sure it is polymer safe. The easiest thing is to get a CLP at a gun store or possibly Walmart. They clean adequatley, the lubricate pretty good and they protect nicely. Get a good 9mm bore brush and for swabs cut up an old tee shirt. Don't over think this just get it to where it is comfortable and it works for you. I always carry a can of CLP in my bag and some sqaures of old tee shirt, and old washcloth to wipe big areas off, an old tooth brush and a bore brush. It makes for quick and effective cleaning.

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    Awesome thanks for the tip! I do tend to over think things sometimes so that is great advice for me.

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    Oh also, what would be the best way if I wanted to change the colors on the sites from white to something else? Was thinking Jig paint or something?
    And, for more added safety, because I purchased this weapon not only for range use, but for home defense, is there a common way to mark a loaded magazine to easily identify and separate it from an empty one? Or is that a bad idea?
    Glad I found this - http://www.zahal.org/groups/jericho-accessories

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    Clean and lube your gun before you shoot it. Shooting it straight out of a box is not a good idea though lots have done it, I know I did, always learning as time goes by.

    As for loaded mag vs empty I think you should be able to tell the weight differences in your gun. Rule number one is IT'S ALWAYS LOADED whether you think it is or not.

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    Yea, I almost went to shoot it out of the box, thankfully the range was full as it was sunday and great weather.
    I am going to order a cleaning kit today I think or purchase one in the city.
    And yea, I have to be honest the first time I shot I was so nervous I was shaking a little bit. Safety is always #1 for me, and always will be.

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    Good because the rails might be dry. You don't want metal to metal wear. I use a dab of grease on all metal to metal contacts and that includes the hammer where it hits the firing pin. I use machine oil on the moving parts like the trigger and the hammer pivot points. Also a little oil on the middle of the recoil spring rod with the slide locked open. The action will spread it.

    that's all there is to it and in no time you'll be a pro.

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    Yea, it seemed as thought they were a little dry, i practice field stripping it a couple of times but thats it. Wont until I clean and oil/grease it.
    I have to say although this gun is a tad on the heavy side, i am loving it more and more, cant wait to fire it.
    Its too bad I live in the city, I am planting a garden this year and our area is covered with rabbits! Pellet rifle it is.

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