I own a Coonan (5 and 6 inch barrels) and I have shot the desert eagles. They are all nice guns. I would love to own some other 357 magnum automatics.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...