Famed TTAC and occasional TTAG writer Jack Baruth loves him some Desert Eagle. His four-star review called the Deagle “the best overall big-bore auto in history.” Copy that. The gas-operated, rotating bolt semiautomatic is a hoot to shoot with terminal ballistics to die for (from?). So we’re looking forward to testing the Deagle’s latest iteration: the Desert Eagle L5. “L” for light. Thanks to cut-outs and an integral muzzle brake system the aluminum-framed pistol weighs 50 ounces (as compared to the steel Deagle’s 71.4 ounces). “5” for a five-inch barrel. Our L5’s arriving in .357 Mag, which isn’t as insane as the .50AE models but plenty punchy. Watch this space.