DESERT EAGLE 1911G .45 ACP

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Known primarily for their Desert Eagle pistols in .50 AE, Magnum Research’s new Desert Eagle 1911G in .45 ACP takes flight as a full-featured but affordable 1911 update of the classic John Browning design.

Known primarily for their Desert Eagle pistols in .50 AE, Magnum Research’s new Desert Eagle 1911G in .45 ACP takes flight as a full-featured but affordable 1911 update of the classic John Browning design.

Magnum Research, the Minnesota-based company that most notably gave the world the Desert Eagle pistols in .44 Mag and .50 AE, has introduced a new pistol bearing the Desert Eagle name. This one is a bit more traditional, a bit more familiar-looking. That’s right—it’s the Desert Eagle 1911.

“What? A new 1911? How radical!” Yeah, okay, there are a bunch of them on the market, but is that ever a bad thing? When I think of the 1911, I think of Acapulco’s cliff divers. They always execute the swan dive—always. Why? Because it’s classic, effective and—arguably—perfectible.

A design that’s been around for almost 100 years has pretty much had most of the bugs worked out of it. Of course, once a gun’s been around that long, tinkerers have often inserted a few new bugs into it.

Magnum Research, which was recently purchased by Kahr Arms, will introduce two sizes of the new pistol this year: a 5-inch Government Model-sized gun dubbed the Desert Eagle 1911 “G” and an approximately Commander-length version called the Desert Eagle 1911 “C.” We received one of the former for test and evaluation.

Pull weight of the single-action 3-hole aluminum trigger measured 4.6 pounds, with some take-up and creep but virtually no overtravel. The single-sided extended thumb safety on the Desert Eagle 1911G crisply clicked on and off— big enough to be easy to find and long enough to provide good leverage.

Pull weight of the single-action 3-hole aluminum trigger measured 4.6 pounds, with some take-up and creep but virtually no overtravel. The single-sided extended thumb safety on the Desert Eagle 1911G crisply clicked on and off— big enough to be easy to find and long enough to provide good leverage.

Gun Details
The first thing you notice about the Israeli-made pistol is its good looks. It has a matte finish of black oxide. The high sweep beavertail grip safety, though, is polished and left “in the white” for contrast. It’s an unusual but not an unappealing decision. It matches well with the three-hole aluminum trigger and the shiny, exposed steel of the grip screws, muzzle and recoil spring plug.

The grips are visually pleasing, too. They appear to be cocobolo and are checkered in the double-diamond pattern. The aforementioned screws holding them in place are Allen heads; a good choice for those concerned about scratching the nice wood.


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  • http://MSN Capndave

    NICE!!!,I havent bought a handgun in 8 years.this is going to be my next purchase!!

  • butch cole

    Looks to be well executed. 1911 .45ACP will never go out of favor. It’s a war hero and should live on forever no matter who makes one. All of John Brownings designs have helped us be who we are. This is one of the best.

  • MANNY COLON

    I RECENTLY PURCHASED A DE 1911G,LET ME TELL YOU,STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX AND 400 ROUNDS LATER, FLAWLESS. IT IS MY FIRST 1911 AND MY FAVORITE IN MY COLLECTION.

  • http://yahoo springer

    I just purchased the Desert Eagle C 45acp. This pistol sends chill bumps down my back. What a pistol. Best 45 1911 I have ever had. My gun fanatic Brother say what I had and he bought the last one on the shelf, the G model. I don’t consider myself a good marksman, but I put 2 bullets in the first bullet hole that I shot,,,,straight out of the box. Bad to the Bone Pistol. Bul makes this piston in Israel. They used to make the Kimbers, when Kimbers were good pistols.

  • http://yahoo springer

    I have always wanted a Kimber. But I did some research on the Desert Eagle C 45acp. I purchased a Desert Eagle C 1911 45. This is one bad a– semi-automatic. Not only does the thing shoot well, it is nice to own as work of art. This is a Hall of Fame 1911.