Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911 !!!

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Magnum Research is manufacturing a 1911 which will go on sale next year! Two sized model will be on offer.

Magnum Research has entered the 1911 segment of the handgun market with its first two offerings, a full-size (5.055” barrel) and semi-compact (4.33” barrel) Desert Eagle® 1911 pistol. Both models feature enhanced beavertail safety, skeletonized trigger and hammer, crisp trigger, extended safety lever, beveled magazine well, tightly tolerance frame and slide for enhanced accuracy.

I believe that these pistols will be manufactured in the United States, not imported from Israel.

Model1911 “G” Full-Size
Caliber.45 ACP
BarrelLength| 5″
FinishBlack Oxide
Weight Empty2.261 lbs
Magazine7+1 Rounds
TriggerSingle Action
SafetyGrip Safety, Extended Thumb Safety

[ Many thanks to the reader who for emailed me the info. ]

UPDATE: The pistols are manufacutred by BUL, Israel. Thanks to Spyros for the info.

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  • Mitsuman Mitsuman on Apr 10, 2014

    I purchased a 1911 DE1911GR just 2 weeks ago. I took it to the range and shot over 100 rounds. It has a 8 round mag, but it only held 7 without having it racked back before insertion. It also got stuck on the firing pin stop when attempting to take it apart to clean. They sent me 1 prepaid label overnight to work on it. They sent it back telling me they removed a burr and made adjustments where necessary. (I inspected it thoroughly and saw no burr before I sent it out) They polished it so much they opened up the play until it rattled. I am so upset for spending so much on this ruined gun words cannot describe. Word of caution. If you have problems with it, fix it yourself. It really did start off as a really nice gun before they destroyed it.

  • Hugh Jorgan Hugh Jorgan on Apr 11, 2014


    The Wilson Combat 47D mags worked the problem WAS NOT with the gun, it was with the stock DE magazines. Still not happy about that, but I am happy that the gun (in my opinion) is PERFECT!! I just shot with it two days ago for my CHL range qualification, and my groupings were so tight and dead center, the Range master said I had already qualified halfway through the shoot!! In fact, as he advanced my target to the 15-yard mark he said "You've already passed...lets see a Lethal Weapon smiley face".

    Attached photo shows my attempt...and although I wasn't able to pull off officer Martin Riggs' (Mel Gibson) accuracy...I felt like a "lethal weapon" when I saw the other participants targets (some who barely kept it on paper!!