Replica Desert Eagle

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Desert Eagle

 

The Desert Eagle is a large semi-automatic pistol that was designed by Magnum Research Inc. and manufactured mostly by IMI (Israel Military Industries) as well as a variety of US makers.

 

It is famously chambered for large rounds such as the .357 and 44 magnum cartridges and even a .50, so for an auto loading pistol it packs a punch larger than most.  It has a gas operated mechanism more like that of a rifle, which is what allows it to cycle rounds much larger than a smaller auto loading pistol.

 

The pistol has become well-known in popular culture via movies, TV shows and video games.  Some of its famous movie appearances include The Matrix, Austin Powers, Snatch, RoboCop, Assassins and The Last Boy Scout. In the gaming world it features in Fallout, Far Cry, Rainbow Six, Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty and Tomb Raider.

 

Its bulk and the accompanying issues around practical carriage and field use (and some reliability issues) make it unsuited as a general issue Military or Police weapon, but it is a spectacular weapon to fire and see on the big screen.

This replica by Denix is same size and weight with a metal working action and removable magazine.