What Is a Desert Eagle?


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The Desert Eagle is a semi-automatic pistol designed by Magnum Research Incorporated of Fridley, Minnesota. It fires a .50 caliber cartridge and uses a gas-operated reloading system. The magazine capacity is seven rounds of .50 caliber ammunition.

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The Desert Eagle is a heavy, powerful handgun. The standard 6-inch-barrelled version weighs almost 4 pounds. It is also available with a 10-inch barrel. It comes in a variety of finishes, including titanium gold with tiger stripes. The pistol has been used in many movies and television shows by criminals and law enforcers alike. In reality, it is primarily used for hunting and target shooting.

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