The Desert Eagle is a large-framed gas-operated semi-automatic pistol designed by Magnum Research in the U.S., and manufactured primarily in Israel by IMI (Israel Military Industries, now Israel Weapon Industries). Manufacturing was moved to Saco Defense in the state of Maine from 1996 to 2000 which carried the XIX designation, but shifted back to Israel when Saco was acquired by General Dynamics. The Desert Eagle has been featured in roughly 500 motion pictures and TV films, considerably increasing its popularity and boosting sales.
Magnum Research has marketed various versions of the short recoil Jericho 941 pistol under the Baby Eagle name; these have no functional relationship to the Desert Eagle and bear only a moderate cosmetic resemblance.
How much fun can you have with $40? One lunch at P F Chang's for two, no tip. Two IMAX 3D tickets in San Francisco, one Coke and no parking. Three hours of meter parking in downtown San Fran. Five .50 caliber rounds in a Desert Eagle Can you guess which one I picked? Getting to the cash desk of the gun range, I could hear the "pop pop pop" of a couple of guys ahead of me on the range. Some wild waivers and a Visa swipe later, … more