Following the success of its Cheetah print for the Magnum Research Desert Eagle, the company has introduced two new unusual prints—the Kryptek Highlander and the Snakeskin, available in either .50 AE or .44 Magnum. MSRP for both patterns is $1793.
The limited edition Kryptek Highlander and Snakeskin print Desert Eagles are only available while supplies last. Previous Shooter’s Log coverage of the Cheetah print DE is here. Our readers didn’t express a high interest in the previous print, but, obviously, other shooters did.
“Our Desert Eagle in the Cheetah print was a huge success” said Frank Harris, vice president of sales and marketing. “We introduced it to our dealers early in the year, and it sold out very quickly shortly thereafter. It just proves that gun enthusiasts have a growing interest in something a little different from the norm to show off at the gun range.” The new Kryptek Highlander and the Snakeskin patterns are put on the gun using a water-transfer method. The company says 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, according to a company release.
The Desert Eagle .50 AE is a gas-operated, semi-automatic 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. Slide width is 1.25 inches, height 6.25 inches, and the weight with an empty magazine is about 4.4 pounds in either chambering. It has a trigger reach of 2.75 inches and a sight radius of 8.5 inches with the 6-inch barrel.
Link to Baby Desert Eagle III Series introduction here.
Link to all-stainless Desert Eagle story here.
Link to Desert Eagle 1911G story here.
Magnum Research says additional animal patterns will be introduced later in the year. What would you like to see?