NOVEMBER 16, 2012
MAGNUM RESEARCH HAS LONG BEEN FAMED FOR THE DESERT EAGLE…
Magnum Research has long been famed for the Desert Eagle handgun, introduced in 1982. First offered in .357 Magnum, the unique, gas-operated autoloader was later produced in .44 Magnum, .41 Magnum and .50 Action Express. Easily identifiable by its unique silhouette and massive size, the iconic autopistol has been featured in hundreds of action movies and TV shows.
I’ve used a .50 AE Desert Eagle, and its performance was as impressive as its size. The gun’s gas operation, combined with its steadying heft, made recoil manageable and helped produce good accuracy. However, this is a specialized handgun for shooters who value its uniqueness and enjoy impressing others at the range. Its practicality is limited.