image from MRIfirearms.com
‘“We saw the lightning and that was the guns, and
then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns”.
There is an Eagle from the Middle East that has no
wings. It is a big frame revolver that has the stopping
power of a buffalo rifle. It is the most powerful hand-
gun in the world. It was created for the elite Israeli
military--the Desert Eagle Mark XIX Action Express
semi-automatic pistol that chambers a 325 grain .50
caliber cartridge--the largest centerfire cartridge of any
magazine-fed self-loading pistol.
This is a pistol with rifle DNA, like the M16, it uses a
gas-operated ejection/chambering mechanism,
secondary to its massive load, and this softens the
recoil to that of a Glock. The Eagle is 10.75 inches
long and it weighs 4 1/2 pounds. The grip is formed
for two-handed shooting. It comes in basic black,
hand-brushed chrome, bronze, or a gold titanium
nitrate coated finishes.
There is a Playboy cover with Pamela Anderson
holding a pink Desert Eagle. The Eagle is very
expensive; around $1,742.00. It has not been
picked up by any other military. It is basically a
celebrity handgun, and does not have any real
practical utility. Jeffrey Epstein had a brace of
them. It takes big hands, strong arms, and a big
ego to handle one of these bad boys. They have
used them in 400 action movies and video games.
The Desert Eagle
does not fly; its .50 slugs do,
stopping all prey.
Posted over at d'Verse Poet's Pub