The Magnum Research Desert Eagle is amongst the most powerful semi-auto pistols you can buy. It is also a chunk of a handgun to carry. More recently, Magnum Research introduced the Desert Eagle L6, an aluminum framed model. It weighs 11 ounces less than the standard Desert Eagle, but it is still chambered for the same butt-stomping rounds including .357 Magnum, .429 Desert Eagle, .44 Magnum, and .50 Action Express. New for 2023 is the L6 in an all-black Cerakote finish.
- Model: Desert Eagle L6
- Caliber: .357 Magnum, .429 DE, .44 Magnum, .50 AE
- Action: Single-action; gas-operated
- Capacity: 7-9 rounds
- Barrel Length: 6 inches
- Overall Length: 10.75 inches
- Weight: 3lbs. 7 oz.
The all-black Desert Eagle L6 is another flavor of the lightweight L6 to choose from. It features a six-inch long barrel with a Picatinny rail on the top of the slide for an optics mount, as well as an accessory rail on the dustcover for a weapons light. It has the same four-slotted muzzle brake carried over from the original L6 to reduce muzzle flip. Magazine capacity will vary depending on what caliber you choose. The .357 Magnum version will hold nine rounds while the larger calibers will have a seven-round capacity. It features the same frame-mounted safety and left-side mounted slide stop and magazine release as all other Desert Eagle models. The package is topped off by a generous Hogue finger-grooved grip. This new release has an MSRP of $2,621.
About Magnum Research
Magnum Research was founded in 1979 with the mission of producing the most powerful handguns that could practically be made. Their flagship handgun is the media iconic Desert Eagle. Magnum Research branched out into the revolver market with their BFR or Biggest Finest Revolver. In 2010, Kahr Firearms Group brought Magnum Research under its umbrella and since then, Magnum Research’s modern facilities have turned out smaller arms for everyday carry like the MR1911 and the Baby Eagle in addition to the products modern shooters have long turned to for more power.