Gun Report

Magnum Research Desert Eagle 9mm

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The Desert Eagle in our opinion represents the economical rendering of a proven design in a proven caliber. However, we preferred the other guns.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle 9mm

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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Magnum Research offers a dot for visual reference when moving the slide to breakdown position. The safety/decocker rides on the slide like on the Beretta 92FS.
Despite a heavy steel frame and full-length dustcover, the Desert Eagle recoiled more than the alloy-framed pistols. Note how the unlocked barrel barely moves from locked position.

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