Magnum Research has introduced another set of Desert Eagle Mark XIX animal prints. The new patterns are Kryptek Typhon and the Zebra, and both are available in either .50 AE or .44 Magnum chamberings. MSRP for both Desert Eagles is $1793.
“The Cheetah, Kryptek Highlander, and Snakeskin Desert Eagles sold very rapidly,” said Frank Harris, VP of sales and marketing for Magnum Research. “When you take the largest, most powerful handgun in the world and marry it to a unique animal print, shooters really take notice.”
Like the other designs, the Kryptek Typhon and the Zebra patterns are put on with a water-transfer method. Harris said the patterns have been extensively tested for durability and have proven to be very tough. He said cleaning solvents and acetone will not soften or damage the finishes.
The Desert Eagle .50 AE is a gas-operated, semi-automatic pistol with a 7-round capacity in .50 AE and 8-round capacity in .44 Magnum. Both guns are 10.75 inches long and have 6-inch barrels. Slide widths are 1.25 inches, heights are 6.25 inches, and weights with an empty magazine are just under 4.4 pounds in .50 AE and just over 4.4 pounds in .44 Mag.
Both handguns include Weaver-style accessory rails for easy mounting of aftermarket optics and scope rings.