Jun 10, 2015

Weapons of Choice: Desert Eagle - Magnum Semi-Auto

DE .50 caliber in stainless steel
This gas operated, rotating bolt semi-auto pistol has become famous thanks to Hollywood and Magnum Research quality manufacturing.
The Desert Eagle series of pistols offers calibers from .50 caliber through the magnum line and even the .357 Mag.
Unlike the Coonan 1911 chambered for .357 Magnum, the Desert Eagle will not cycle .38 Special ammunition nor does it offer a recoil spring to do so. Magazine capacity is nine rounds. You can purchase replacement and upgrade parts directly from Magnum Research, including spare mags.

As you can see in the following cutaway, it is different than a 1911:
Desert Eagle cutaway
 Although different in makeup than the M1911, it has an auto lockup so the slide is held open after the last round is fired. All of their pistols are two-handed operation because of the powerful ammunition they fire.
DE .357 Mag in black
The safety is ambidextrous and safe from accidental firing when safety is engaged. The barrel is six inches and a whopping 10-inch barrel is also available in .44 Mag and .50 caliber models. It is hefty, weighing 71.4 ounces with an empty magazine.
New for 2015, you can order a .357 Mag Desert Eagle with a muzzle brake integrated into the barrel.
.357 Mag with integrated muzzle brake

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