New Desert Eagle 1911 Pistols

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Magnum Research announced the company is now offering stainless steel variants of the company’s Desert Eagle 1911G, 1911C and 1911U pistols. All models are a Series 70 configuration.

1911GSS Specs

  • 5.05″ barrel
  • 8.625″ OAL
  • 36.z oz
  • ships with two 8-round magazines
  • MSRP – $904

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1911CSS Specs

  • 4.33″ barrel
  • 7.87″ OAL
  • 33.9 oz
  • ships with two 8-round magazines
  • MSRP – $904

1911USS Specs

  • 3″ barrel
  • 6.85″ OAL
  • 25.8 oz
  • ships with two 6-round magazines
  • MSRP – $1,019

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From Magnum Research:

Magnum Research® Puts the Shine on three new Desert Eagle® 1911 Models

Pomona, NY – USA based, Magnum Research Inc. (MRI), manufacturer of innovative, reliable and accurate firearms, presents three new models to their timeless Desert Eagle 1911 product line. The popular Desert Eagle 1911G, 1911C and 1911U are now also offered in stainless steel.

The first of the stainless steel offerings is the full-sized DE1911GSS. It features a 5.05″ barrel, 8.625″ OA Length, slide width of 1.28″, and a weight of 36.2 oz. The slide thickness

is 0.92″, grip thickness of 1.30″, with a trigger pull of 3-4 lbs., and a trigger reach of 2.77″. The grip has front strap checkering at 20 lines per inch. It has a high-profile sculptured rear sight, drift adjustable for windage, pinned-in white dot front sight. It is shipped with two 8 round magazines. All three models have the Series 70 configuration. MSRP is $904.

The slightly smaller DE1911CSS has many of the same features as the 1911GSS, but it has a shorter barrel length of 4.33”, overall length of 7.87” and weighs just 33.9 oz. MSRP is $904

The smallest 1911, the “U”, undercover model, was first introduced last year, and it now features an aluminum anodized frame and a stainless steel slide. The DE1911USS has a barrel length of just 3”, height is 5”, an overall length of 6.85”, and weighing in at a mere 25.8 oz. making it perfect for concealed carry. MSRP is $1,019.00.

“The demand for our 1911 models has always been strong for Magnum Research.” stated Jim Tertin, director of manufacturing for Magnum Research. “So we decided to dress it up, and with the combination of the crisp trigger pull and the accuracy, this will be a very fun gun to shoot. It looks good, fits well in your hand and with stainless steel you can expect to be able to pass it down to your son or daughter.”



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Giolli Joker

    No please, write the full “Government” and “Commander” words on the slide, you still have real estate to exploit…

    • Tim Pearce

      Yeah, and go ahead and throw in a few sales slogans on it, too. Nothing’s classier than a gun covered in lettering.

      • Wetcoaster

        They should at least throw in a Grip Zone label, right? 😉

  • Tim Pearce

    Wow! *Another* 1911? How innovative!

  • I’m kind of surprised that Magnum Research hasn’t gotten Bul to do a cosmetic redesign of the pistol along the lines of what IWI/Tanfoglio did to the CZ75 to create the Jericho 941/Baby Eagle.

  • echelon

    Another $1000 1911 clone that lacks features I can get on a $500 clone…and also without obnoxiously large lettering gobbing up the slide.

    I’ll take a pass on this one…

    • supergun

      I have one. Paid a little over $600 for it. One on the nicest 1911 I ever owned. Deadly accurate. This Company, “BUL” in Israel made the original KIMBERS. You know their reputation. They were better made than the Kimbers today. This Desert Eagle will out shoot a Kimber all day long. For a THIRD of the money.

      • echelon

        I’m sure street prices vary wildly now in the current market. My point is that they are trying to market this as an upscale gun but for the MSRP it just doesn’t have the features. And honestly I haven’t shot a modern 1911 that isn’t “deadly accurate”…and I’ve shot a lot of different ones, trust me.

        Don’t even get me started on Kimber! 🙂

        • supergun

          Do you have a Desert Eagle? If you don’t have one, then quit running off at the mouth.

          • echelon

            Whoa, calm down. No need to go zero to hero in .02 seconds, my friend.

            You don’t have to justify your purchase to me. If you’re happy with it then good for you. I’m not running my mouth off about it. I’m just pointing out that in my opinion, I think there are just as good if not better options for the money. If you can’t have a civil conversation on the internet with me then don’t comment back okay?

            And yes, I’ve shot both the government and commander DE 1911s as well as a whole host of others. But mostly that is irrelevant here because I was merely pointing to the price point vs. the features. I don’t have to have shot it to know that it doesn’t have features that other guns do. And I’ve put thousands of rounds down $350-500 Filipino and Turkish 1911 clones to know that they are also quality and “deadly accurate” as you say.

          • supergun

            You can buy one on slickguns for around $500 give or take a few $$$. I would rather have a DE than a Filip or Turk. These Eagles are better than Kimbers, which are way more money. Current Kimbers are way over rated. The original ones were made by BUL which makes the Desert Eagle. The Springfields are excellent. I like the Smith and Wesson E Series with the bobtails.

          • echelon

            Well when it comes to 1911s one certainly has options, no?

            It’s quite obvious that you really like your DE 1911, and that’s great. If you’re happy with the money you spent and product you received then you can’t ask for anything more really.

            I just personally feel that when certain features become standard then it is completely nonsensical to bring an offering to market, at a higher cost, that doesn’t have those same features. The design itself is over 100 years old, it’s acquitted and we know it can shoot well with even decent materials and construction.

            So in conclusion, for me, I find the DE a no go based on both lack of features and the aesthetics – I’m not a fan of the HUGE writing on the slide – even at the reduced street price.

            But again, I’m glad you like yours and there certainly isn’t a lack of options in the category so…

          • supergun

            Nice chatting with you.

  • Huge isn’t it—-I can’t stand that!

  • Yes it is–You would think by now these companies would realize potential buyers don’t like the billboards!

  • Blake

    Uh, at least AFAIC, if it’s a Desert Eagle it should be called a Desert Eagle (& look like a Desert Eagle) & if it’s a 1911 it should be called a 1911, but don’t call it both please…

    • Giolli Joker

      Game and match.

  • Mystick

    Another billboard ad 1911… can I rent that space out for advertising, too?

  • supergun

    I have one. Very nice tight accurate pistol. Best gun for the money. Can get them on Slickguns. com around $600. Don’t mind the words on the side. Love this pistol.

  • supergun

    “BUL” in Israel makes these pistols. Best one I ever owned. BUL also made the original KIMBERS, not the sorry one being made today. That is why it is named “DESERT EAGLE”. Nothing American about this pistol, except for the marketing company.

  • supergun

    “BUL” in Israel makes these Pistols. They also made the original KIMBERS,,,,not the sorry ass ones being made today.