The reason for Desert Eagle grips size

Ever wondered who has hands big enough to shoot Desert Eagles comfortably? I bet he carries enough of them to do New York reloads…or at least his book characters could.

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13 Responses to The reason for Desert Eagle grips size

  1. Tango says:

    I don’t recognize the face. Who is he?

  2. Clarke says:

    Larry Corria – NY Times best selling author of the Monster Hunter International series from Baen. Oleg did the cover for his self-published book, which was later picked up by Baen.

  3. Shootin' Buddy says:

    Are his hands Michael Jordan sized?

    • Wing and a Whim says:

      Matt could palm my head. Easily. Fortunately, he was too much of a gentleman to do so. He falls into the class of gentlemen who make sedans look like clown cars, and have a wary paranoia about doorways and ceiling fixtures.

      After having a flying buddy who is 6′ 8″ and built like a neanderthal, Matt was not shockingly large in person. However, upon meeting him, I did have a powerful urge to try to squeeze into an airplane and go explore the Alaska bush with him.

      • Matt G says:

        Sounds like a good time, Wing. I’ve some time off coming. When do we leave?

        • Wing and a Whim says:

          I don’t have the time off to spare this year, sadly – I’m stretching to get to Blogorado.

          I don’t know if you’d fit in my plane, though – when Flying Buddy first told me he’d seen a Taylorcraft for sale, he looked down at the top of my head (or my cleavage; same line of sight for him), and said,
          “And I thought, that’s a you-sized plane!”

          I’ve gotten someone who’s 6’3″ in, but we were, ah, very snug. Still, we can try!

    • Matt G says:

      I don’t know what size MJ’s hands are. He’s a couple of inches taller than me. He only wears a size 13 shoe, though, so they may be a bit smaller.

  4. Flint says:

    Yeah, all my pistols are double-stack, because I just can’t comfortably hold a single-stack grip.

    A good rating of hand size is how many piano keys your hand can cover, from extended thumb to extended pinky.

    • Matt G says:

      I can press 14 white piano keys, but the ones in the middle get pressed, too. If you just want the ones at each end pressed, it’s 13, maybe.

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