The Desert Eagle was originally designed by Israel Military Industries (IMI). The Desert Eagle, or 'Deagle' as it is popularly known, is unique among pistols for its gas-actuated method of operation. The weapon is mainly produced by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) and Magnum Research for the US Market. The weapon is too bulky for use as a military weapon, despite its constant portrayal in that role in popular media.
The Desert Eagle is a single action, gas-operated pistol. Its gas operated system is normally found in rifles, as opposed to the short recoil or blow-back designs most commonly seen in semi-automatic pistols .The advantage of the gas operation is that it allows the use of far more powerful cartridges than traditional semi-automatic pistol designs. This allows the Desert Eagle to compete in an area that had previously been dominated by magnum revolvers. The downside of the gas-operated mechanism is the fact that it discourages the use of unjacketed lead bullets, as lead particles sheared off during firing could clog the gas release tap, preventing proper function. This mechanism also caused the Desert Eagle to be a very large and heavy weapon weighing in at around 5-6 pounds unloaded. However, in 2015, Magnum Research released lighter versions of the Desert Eagle called the L5 and L6. These versions shaved off around 1.5 to 3 pounds off the pistol, making it weigh anywhere from nearly 3 pounds to 4.5 pounds depending on the model and cartridge. the L5 model comes with a shorter 5" barrel instead of 6" can can only be chambered in .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum. The L6 retains the 6" barrel and is compatible with .50 AE.
The original design from the IMI was chambered only in .357 magnum, .44 magnum and some rare .41 Remington magnum versions. There is also a non-Israeli variant which fires .50 Action Express rounds. The .50AE version is designed by the American company the Magnum Research and is the most well-known variant of the Desert Eagle. In a short comparison, the .50AE is more powerful than the .44 magnum, but it still can't pierce the US standard level III civilian armor, and the recoil is higher, and the rounds are quite expensive, going for around $2.50 USD a piece.
The Deagle .44 is a powerful pistol in game, and it deals a great amount of damage per shot. It can kill a full heath target with 2 shots at close ranges and 3 shots at any other range. This is comparable to DMRs or battle rifle. However, due to the lower headshot multiplier, the Deagle .44 cannot one-head-shot-kill like the MP412 REX at close range (with a x1.4 multiplier compared to the REX's x2 headshot multiplier). Its magazine is larger, with space for eight rounds in the magazine and another spot in its chamber. The recoil is very hard to control If the player intends to push the Desert Eagle to its maximum fire rate, and it's recommended to take time after each shot to make the shots with a better reaction momentum. The MP412 REX dominates the Deagle at close ranges, but can not hold up to it at long ranges.
This "hand cannon" is a good backup weapon in many situations, mostly if the player has an intention to eliminate an enemy at long range. Many players usually equip it along with the close ranged primary weapon and use it as a long range firepower. At long range, an unsuspecting player may suddenly find himself being harassed by a Deagle .44 user, and be forced to take cover. However, at close quarter combat, the Deagle .44 is outclassed in sheer firepower by other pistols, like the Glock 18 or even the M9. Some experienced players even treat the Deagle as a primary weapon, although it's easily outclassed by actual primary weapons.
The regular and R2 suppressors do not decrease the shot-to-kill of the Deagle .44 while it's still usable at medium range. A laser is very helpful in CQC because it makes the Deagle easier to hip fire as it's hard to use the Deagle while aiming down sight in CQC.
Because of the Deagle's magnum ammunition, it can only pick up ammunition from other Desert Eagles or the MP412 Rex.
Pros and Cons
- Very high damage for a sidearm, even at long range
- Good accuracy and bullet trajectory
- Good rate of fire
- Good firepower/magazine ratio for medium to long range
- Good range especially for a pistol
- High recoil if shooting too fast
- Ammunition is only compatible with the MP412 REX
- Reloads slower than other pistols
- Muzzle Velocity of only 1700 studs/s can make it hard to hit moving targets at longer ranges
- The Deagle .44 in-game is a Mark XIX Desert Eagle due to the Weaver rail slot on top of the barrel.
- When a laser is equipped on this weapon, the in-game model is not actually attached to the frame - it simply floats below the weapon.
- The model of the Desert Eagle seems to have a greatly exaggerated length.
- Further, the weapon's hammer appears to be only be at half-cock at all times, rather than full-cock which would fire the weapon.
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