The Desert Eagle is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, magnum-caliber sporting pistol manufactured in the United States by Israeli Military Industries for Magnum Researc
|Place of origin||United States|
|Designer||Magnum Research; Israel Weapon Industries (final refinements)|
|Manufacturer||Magnum Research and Israel Weapon Industries*(2005–current)Israel Military Industries*(2000–2005)
Mark VII Mark XIX
h and is primarily used by target shooters and hunters. The Mark XIX is the latest version of the revisions the Desert Eagle has gone through since its creation. The pistol is popular in media due to its large size and powerful caliber, but is never used by professionals for the same reasons. Its unwieldy weight, recoil, noise, and the high price of the weapon and its ammunition also dissuade potential customers. Cartridges it can be configured to fire include .357 Magnum, .41 Magnum, .44 Magnum, .440 Cor-Bon, and .50 AE.