what would you use a .50cal pistol for?
this may seem like a silly question for some, but im pretty curious. im new to handguns and i occasionally lurk around this site and read interesting titbits of information.
a little while back i read a thread where the poster was wanted to know wether a shotgun, or a .50 Desert Eagle was more practical as a home defense weapon. everyone who responded shot down the desert eagle idea basically saying it was rediculous.
so whats the purpose of a desert eagle? if you cant use it as a defensive weapon, is it for novolty purposes only? how many people actually hunt with it? it seems so impractical that it may just be an extension of masculinity, or something used for bragging rights.
so if you own one or have used one id like to hear what you use it for, or why you bought it