I've shot one of these before and it was a hoot. This time I managed it quite a bit better, and shot a much tighter group. Really, there is nothing great about a Desert Eagle apart from the stupid size, and awesome big-bore caliber. I've shot the .44 Magnum variant and found it to be a bit more pleasurable, but .50 AE certainly takes the fun cake. There is a bit more muzzle report, and a considerable amount of muzzle flash, combined in a grab bag of felt recoil. You certainly feel the rounds lighting off. The gun has crap ergonomics, and the slide was grating against my hand, but the trigger was decent. Chalk it up as a fun gun for sure, especially if you are trying to impress Guidos, Newbies, and l337 Op3r4T0rz. I still want one.