SHOT Show 2015: Magnum Research Booth

    Magnum Research brought a good representation of their line to SHOT, including perhaps every variation of the Desert Eagle. New for this year from Desert Eagle will be printed finish guns in numerous patterns (see the pictures below for the animal print versions) and a new brushed stainless finish in all three calibers: .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, or .50AE.

    Perhaps the most exciting news for Deagle fans is the addition of a new “compact” and “lightweight” version of the Desert Eagle. I enclose those adjectives in quotes because that is relative to the Desert Eagle line only, of course: the gun has a five-inch barrel and weighs “only” fifty ounces, which is a significant downsizing for this normally monstrous gun. The gray, matte/satin finish on the new lightweight model was, in my opinion, also the most attractive of the bunch.

    There were also a number of the Magnum Lite .22s on display.  The graphite-barreled models are shockingly light.


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    James Reeves

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