I have always been a huge fan of the Magnum Research Desert Eagle. There is nothing quite like holding onto a 4.5 pound hunk of beautiful, shiny metal that can deliver the means of .50 Action Express, .44 Magnum or .357 Magnum.
We have seen Desert Eagles in various movies, as Hollywood clearly understands man’s inherent desire for power. To be the baddest dude on the scene, a man needs a gun to reflect his inner toughness. OK, let’s get back to reality.
Desert Eagles are incredible handguns that millions of Americans treasure in their firearm collections and truly enjoy shooting at the range. The feeling of shooting the most powerful semi-auto handguns on earth is amazing. I happen to own a Desert Eagle in each of the three calibers offered, and I honestly cannot pick a favorite.
People joke all the time about carrying Desert Eagle for protection. A full-sized Desert Eagle will make your standard 1911 handgun look and feel like a derringer. Some people have referred to it as a “Bear Country” gun, to assume the only true means to carry such a massive piece would be for protection against wild animals. Sure, they are great for showing off to friends, drawing attention at the range and maximizing your gun collection; but what else would draw a firearm enthusiast to own the largest semi-auto pistol available in today’s market?
In the video below, I demonstrate how simple it is to handle a Desert Eagle in .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum and .50 Action Express.
You will also notice how accurate it is with the six-inch barrel, as well as the newer and lighter Desert Eagle L5 with an aluminum frame and five-inch barrel.
Take a look at the video and let us know your thoughts on the Magnum Research Desert Eagle models.