The Desert Eagle Pistol is a large, powerful, gas-powered, semi-automatic pistol capable of firing a .50 AE (Action Express) caliber, although minor field adjustments (replacement of barrel, bolt, and magazine) allow these Pistols carry .357, .41, .44 and .440 rounds. The Desert Eagle was developed by Magnum Research in the United States of America, and its design was further developed by Israel Military Industries (IMI), which later produced a somewhat similar product to the Jericho 941 or "Baby Eagle" used on the market in the United States. Although the two look similar, Jericho uses different internal functions.
In the mid-1980s, the Desert Eagle entered the market and found a special niche of target shooters, competitive shooters, and collectors (where scopes and special muzzle extensions can be fitted). Hollywood maintains its outrageous vision for Desert Eagle, which features heavily in the film.
Desert Eagle. The 50 caliber pistol uses a special rifling technique in the chamber to minimize wear and tear when the bullet is fired, thereby extending the life of the weapon. It also uses a concept common in rifle mechanics, featuring a rotating lock and bolt instead of the standard "recoil" principle. A short stroke gas piston is attached to the bottom of the barrel. The Desert Eagle can fire up to 7 rounds.
50 A.E. ammo (or .440 Cor-bon) and up to 8 rounds. 41 and .44 rounds or 9 rounds. 357 ammo. The single-action firing process forces the slide into a recoil position (similar to other semi-automatic pistols) until a new cartridge is inserted.
The hammer is exposed at the rear of the frame, and the magazine is usually loaded through the bottom of a fairly sturdy pistol grip.
The size of the circle, especially the .50 caliber Action Express (AE), provides high levels of recoil as expected. In addition, the auditory noise produced by this pistol requires the use of special high-performance hearing protection, especially when shooting indoors.
The maneuver takes some practice to master, so the Desert Eagle pistol is said to be more suitable for big hunting than close combat in a military or home defense environment. However, Hollywood movies will leave readers unconvinced.
The Desert Eagle has since been produced under three different brands, including the Mark I, Mark VII and Mark XIX. The Mark I was the first production model (since it was discontinued), and the Mark VII was followed by an adjustable trigger assembly. The two have different barrel lengths of 6, 8, 10, and 14 inches, and the main calibers are .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum (and later .41 Magnum and .50 AE forms).
The Mark XIX is the latest production model in the Desert Eagle series, itself based on the Mark VII. it provides. 357 Magnum, . 44 magnums, .440 Cor-bon (gold finish) and .50 auto exposure models. Unlike the previous Mark I and Mark VII, the Mark XIX was only sold in 6" and 10" barrel lengths.
There is no doubt that the Desert Eagle, especially its .50 AE onwards, is a very powerful pistol. It's also quite expensive for interested owners, and the ammo itself isn't cheap. For some owners/collectors, simply owning this large caliber pistol will suffice if the hands are big enough.
The effective range should be around 200 meters.
- Close Combat (CQB) / Personal Protection
269 mm (10.59 in)
152 mm (5.98 in)
Front and back; optional optics
Gas powered; semi-automatic
656 ft (200 m; 219 yd)
Desert Eagle - Base Series Designation
Desert Eagle Mark I
Desert Eagle Mark VII
Desert Eagle Mark XIX - Latest production model capable of various chambered ammunition sizes.