Desert Eagle is a name famous all over the world and, among gun connoisseurs, it is synonymous with performance, power, and dynamics. The Desert Eagle uses a gas-operated mechanism normally found in rifles, as opposed to the short recoil or blow-back designs most commonly seen in semi-automatic pistols. The advantage of the gas-operation is that it allows the use of far more powerful cartridges than traditional semi-automatic pistol designs, allowing the Desert Eagle to compete in an area that had previously been dominated by magnum revolvers. The pistol starts with a high quality carbon steel barrel, frame, and slide with a full Weaver-style accessory rail. Features include fixed combat sights and an ambidextrous safety.
The Animal finish on the Desert Eagle .50 AE and .44 Mag, utilizes a water transfer method. It has been extensively tested for durability and has proven to be very tough; even cleaning solvents and acetone will not soften or damage the finish. This model has a Kryptek Higherlander finish.