NEW Magnum Research Warrior! Custom Desert Eagle Crusader 1911

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

Outlaw Ordnance and the Kahr Firearms Group have teamed up to bring the firearm industry some pretty gnarly custom pistols in the last couple of years, and they are at it again. Magnum Research has dropped their 2nd “Warrior Traditions” pistol with the unveiling of a Custom Desert Eagle Crusader 1911 chambered in .45 ACP which was professionally Cerakoted by none other than Outlaw Ordnance. This pistol is going to have an MSRP of $1,250 and allegedly only 50 firearms are going to be made. The complete specifications for the Crusader 1911 can be read below:

  • Barrel Length: 5”
  • Overall Length: 8.63”
  • Overall Height: 5.25”
  • Overall Width: 1.28”
  • Overall Weight: 38.01 Oz
  • Sights: Windage & Elevation Adjustable Rear w/ Dovetail Front w/ Horizontal Serrations
  • Magazine: (1) One 8-Round
  • Skeletonized Trigger, Extended Beavertail Grip Safety, Accessory Rail
  • Distressed Red & Black Cerakote completed by Outlaw Ordnance

This highly-attractive, custom 1911 is based off of one of Magnum Research’s catalog models in the 1911GR. The obvious selling point is the tremendous curb appeal from the distressed red and black Cerakote work and the additional embellishments in the grips. An even more detailed breakdown of the pistol can be read below as presented by the Kahr Firearms Group:

Kahr Firearms Group is proud to present the next in our “Warrior Traditions” series of custom pistols. Each Warrior Traditions gun will feature a design theme based on the symbolism and gear used by members of a historical warrior class.

The second gun in the series is “The Crusader” 1911 from Magnum Research. Many modern warriors take inspiration from the Crusader Knights who fought to liberate the Holy Land from conquest.

On the right side of the slide is engraved with the Crusader motto “Deus Vult”, meaning “God Wills It!”. The Crusader battle cry “In Hoc Signo Vinces” is below that, meaning “In this sign thou shall conquer!” Crusader crosses from different orders are engraved on the front and back of each side. The aluminum grips feature images of knights in armor. Each Crusader 1911 is finished with a distressed Cerakote Red and Black, then coated with Cerakote Clear to preserve the metal.

The Crusader 1911 starts as a Magnum Research 1911GR series pistol with 5” barrel, combat sights, skeletonized trigger, extended beavertail, and an accessory rail. One 8 round magazine is included.

While 1911s might not be everybody’s cup of tea, the 100+ year old John Browning design still has a tremendous following and if you want to set yourself apart from the herd a great way to do it is with something custom like this. With potentially only 50 handguns being made, what do you guys and gals think? Is this something you would be willing to dive in on at a price tag of $1,250? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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  • Jthomasw Jthomasw on Dec 21, 2019

    "who fought to liberate the Holy Land from conquest"

    Um... as far as the 'Holy Land' goes, I'm pretty sure that when you come 300 years after the fall of Jerusalem the word is 'reconquer' not 'liberate'.

    If the crusaders had wanted to protect the Christian kingdoms that were still around in that part of the world, they wouldn't have spent the first three crusades carving their own kingdoms out of former Byzantine territory and ended by sacking Constantinople itself, on the fourth and last, paving the way for the Muslim conquest of the Balkans.

    Like the Muslim conquest, the crusades were driven largely by a toxic blend of fanaticism and greed.

    And please, if you are going to buy a 'Desert Eagle', buy an actual Desert Eagle in 50AE

  • Alexcabbie Alexcabbie on Dec 24, 2019

    Why on earth would anyone shell out hards earned bux for this? I could see buying a custom engraved commemorative USAF Security Police S&W Model 15 or an Elmer Kieth Commemorative .357 IF I had the coin to spare. But this thing commemorates NOTHING. The Crusades were mostly abject failure and besides, a commemorative sword would be more appropriate. I think the best way to celebrate the warrior ethic is to practice and learn to hit what you're aiming at.