Big Bore Test: The Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX in .44 Mag

The casehardened Magnum Research Desert Eagle combines power with rugged good looks, and it is available in three different calibers; we chose .44 Magnum.

In the case of Magnum autopistols, the old saying “Beauty is in the Eye of the Viewer” is very rule No.1. A gun can be trimmed to fire the .44 Magnum a little – if you have ample pain tolerance and access to a good carpal tunnel operator – but there’s no way to keep the reliable Magnum weapon in sizes or weight and regardless of the manufacturer you generally have to be an admirer of hardcore in what needs to be a large and sparkling steel blaster. In this particular section of the weapon world there is no plastic space, and svelte does not apply. Big Bore Test: The Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX in .44 Mag

Over the years, many attempts have been made to manufacture Magnum semi-cars for a very niche market, undeniably. But since its launch more than 30 years ago, Magnum Research Desert Eagle is the only one in (mostly) continuous manufacture and it is the best-known. Although production between the US and Israel has been transferred back and forth, the arms with almost 500 large and small screen credit scores have gained legendary status; they are currently manufactured in the United States at Magnum Research in Minnesota. Big Bore Test: The Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX in .44 Mag

Three major Versions of the Desert Eagle have been published: Mark I in .357 and Mark Magnum in 1983; Mark VII
in 1989 with minor refurbishments; and Mark XIX in the 1990s, which allowed users to switch between.357 Magnum,.444 Magnum and.50 Action Express.
The Mark XIX is available in a number of finishes ranging from stainless steel to black
oxide, stripped tiger, burnt bronze, titanium gold, chrome, satin nickel, polished nickel and 24 carat gold.
And the Magnum Study Desert Eagle is now color-casehard.

The Platform

A 4.41-pound CNC-machined steel assembly with the 3-inch Picatinny track on top, a long release on its left side and a sizable ambidextract thumb safety, a relatively small release on its left side, a gold-plating trigger, a squeezed gold-plated trigger, a long beavertail; an 8-round steel-magazine; a re-fixed stamped-up magazine; a tight hammer spur; an eigh-round steel magazine;

Go back to the 4.41-pound line above because you have never seen one human before. The arm is enormous. Twenty years ago I first shot a Magnum Desert Eagle, and the impressions did not change. It is a simple matter, but it is a beefy bunch of steel on the Desert Eagle’s slide, and it slams back and forth, if you hit a round off, while the weapon recoils strongly, in the middle of whatever blast you make. I own Magnum revolvers. If you’re used to wheelguns, it’s a totally different situation.

These colors are pretty good. And although manufactured using a modern chemical process, they are sufficiently similar to sell the concept and justify a high $2.278 price tag as opposed to the former bone-charcoal method of real casehardening. Blues and bread dominate, and bright sunlight makes them pop at least in my test sample. The coverage covers more than 100% of the slide and frame, with smaller bits made of dark oxide. She huddled around here and brought a one-word universal response — “Good! “—and it is, of course.

Can The Magnum Research Desert Eagle Shoot?

Here, may we be frank. The Desert Eagle feels really uncomfortable in my hands – a lot more usual than before to work with polymer-framed pistols. Grip is only too large a hair to be comfortable and it’s not surprisingly hard. It’s never going to be a booting pistol or, so to say, a serious competitor. Yet he’s a serious gunman, definitely.

During tests in an indoor field, I took a rest at 25 yards on my normal black bullseys, the new
pistol stood, and with each shot my concentration was on — at each end of the path of the bullet.
Four jacket loads, which I buckled into three bullet weights, (naked lead forbidden in the Desert Eagle gas operating system). However, at the other end, at the very end of the line, they created very nice five-shot classes.

240-grain JSPs from Winchester’s “White Box” began the show with the “classic” Magnum bullet weight as lower-priced play. Then, with its 240-grained JHPs, Black Hills followed up. The Winchester Platinum Tip HPs of 250 grain shocked both of
me with what they printed. They put us in a higher-level bracket. All three carried less than 2 cm, and I had no hold on the
gun because of the all-black sights I don’t work well anymore with my eyes.

The Desert Eagle hit the premium Barnes VOR-TX XPB rounds of 225 grain suddenly.
But these light bullets produced feed-ramp stops when lighting the recoil and suggested that they didn’t completely cycle the slide.
It seems that in this round the gun’s gas system doesn’t have enough steam. This load precision was just perfect, and was well over 3 centimeters high.

For a good variety of hunting situations, either deeper penetration with a soft point or wider expansion with a hollow point, will be good choices with the first three loads. We will only reserve the ammunition of Barnes in the first place for the revolvers. Notice that in the evening, a large part of the countryside will light up in the circles of the Black Hills.

The shooter uses the revolving bolt head, which is identical to the AR-15, and
which features .44 Magnum pressures, with corresponded locking slats at the backs of the barrel. Before I reached the range I thoroughly loaded those locks in the bolt head and barrel, and the frames and slide rails in order to give the weapon a reasonable chance. The test pistol displayed high working tolerances. It’s more complex than your typical self-pistol – more focus is required – and as the testing revealed, even with the highest quality content, it can be a highly sensitive ammunition.But neither the weapons nor the ammunition are a comments; just a notation of life realities.

I used the walnut grips on the desk, since they look classier;
and there is absolutely no rivalry in a shadow-box on the wall.
For field use, however, I will go for Magnum Research’s hog rubber grip.
The light search will be another ball game, but the smooth walnut grips are also not moving through the palm. By the way, the trigger was far away from the goal rating. The one-action pull surpassed my 8-pound amount and moved markedly prior to the pause. Magnum Research seems to be very sure that when you put your finger into the trigger guard, you really want to fir the weapon.

Twenty Years Later

Since my 1998 introduction to the Desert Eagle, the production technics and design evolution have changed a little. It hasn’t diminished and its success has neither. Magnum Research has done an outstanding job with this color-coffered edition, and if you have added a Desert Eagle to the family, it will be the best option far beyond the beautiful colors of the range and hunt. Visit for more info

Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX

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