The iconic Desert Eagle has traditionally been available in a number of finishes: stainless steel, titanium, gold, chrome, nickel, or bronze to name a few and now, for a limited time, in a Cheetah print.
“We always have had a tremendous amount of interest among fans of the Desert Eagle every time we introduce a new pattern or finish,” said Frank Harris, VP of Sales of Marketing. “The introduction of the Cheetah print was something our dealers thought would appeal to collectors and also those people who just want a more wild finish on their DE.”
The new Cheetah finish on the Desert Eagle .50 AE and .44 Magnum utilizes a water transfer method. Extensively tested for durability, the finish proves to be very tough; even cleaning solvents and acetone will not soften or damage it. The MSRP on the Cheetah print Desert Eagle is $1793 for either the .50 AE or the .44 Magnum.
The Desert Eagle .50 AE is a gas-operated, semiautomatic pistol with a 7-round capacity in .50 AE and 8-round capacity in .44 Magnum. Both guns measure 10.75 inches in length with a 6-inch barrel, or 14.75 inches with a 10-inch barrel. Slide width is 1.25 inches, height 6.25 inches, and the weight with an empty magazine is approximately 4.4 pounds. It has a trigger reach of 2.75 inches and a sight radius of 8.5 inches with the 6-inch barrel. The Weaver-style accessory rail easily allows for aftermarket optics and scope rings.