Manufactured by Israeli Military
Industries, for Magnum
Research. A Gas-operated massive motherfucker.
Generally known to be one of the most powerful pistols available today, the Desert Eagle
has obscene stopping power. Coming in .357, .41 .44 Magnum
, .50 Action Express and .440 Cor-Bon calibres, the Desert Eagle
fires big-bore rounds. Popularized by films, television
and video-games, e.g. Half-Life Counter-Strike
, the Desert Eagle is in fact avoided by everyone from counter-terrorism squads to terrorists themselves. It is about twice as heavy as the average pistol
11 inches in length - a normal pistol
is about 6-7 inches. The Desert Eagle has considerable recoil and its only
real use is sport-hunting, due to its single-shot
accuracy, and sheer power
- it could probably stop a bear dead in its tracks. The .50AE
, is half an inch in calibre and weighs 'only' about 19 grammes. It's relatively slow, however, which severely impacts on its performance as a longer-range weapon.