New from Magnum Research: Limited Edition Desert Eagle Cheetah


Ralph loves him some Deagle. Our resident self-confessed Smith & Wesson weenie’s Magnum Research IWI Desert Eagle Mark XIX .50AE review concluded “Shooting a Desert Eagle is like taking a honeymoon in Las Vegas. There’s no justification for it, except for having a raucous good time and burning through all those cash wedding gifts when your spouse isn’t looking.” When Ralph saw the above, $1793 limited edition Cheetah print Desert Eagle – only available while supplies last – he emailed the link with “Redefining Ugliness, One Spot at a Time” In the subject bar. ‘Nuff said? Press release and 2015 promo video after the jump . . .

Pomona, NY – For 30 years, the iconic Desert Eagle has been referred to as a “beast”. Now, more than ever, it looks like one too. Whether you prefer stainless steel, titanium, gold, chrome, nickel or bronze, the Desert Eagle has a finish for everyone. Now, for a limited time, the Desert Eagle can be purchased 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” stated 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 Mag, utilizes a water transfer method. 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.

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” in length with a 6” barrel, or 14.75” in a 10” barrel. Slide width is 1.25”, height 6.25” and the weight with an empty magazine is approximately 4 lbs. 5.8 oz. in .50 AE, and 4 lbs. 6.6 oz. in the .44 Mag. It has a trigger reach of 2.75” and a sight radius of 8.5” with the 6” barrel.

The construction of the Desert Eagle utilizes the latest CNC machine technology providing exacting specifications with tight tolerances creating a work of art in a precision firearm. The grip is anatomically formed and provides an ideal hand seating angle for two-handed shooting allowing for comfortable, rapid and accurate firing. The Weaver style accessory rail easily allows for aftermarket optics and scope rings.

The limited edition Cheetah print Desert Eagle is only available while supplies last. Please visit your favorite dealer today to purchase it in either .50 AE or .44 Magnum.

The MSRP on the Cheetah print Desert Eagle is $1793 for either the .50 AE or the .44 Magnum. For more information about Magnum Research products, visit


  1. avatar JSF001 says:

    Cheetah Print never looks good period

  2. avatar Rad Man says:

    Check out this and other tacky firearms on Discovery’s “Pimp My Gun”.

  3. avatar Jeff O. says:


    Couldn’t it be a feather pattern?

  4. avatar cogline says:

    If I see someone pull out a cheetah print gun while I am at the range I pack up and leave. I don’t want to take the risk.

  5. avatar Ing says:

    Sweet! It’s the perfect accessory to tuck into the leopard-print briefs I wear whenever I’m out pimpin’.

    1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

      Forget open carry or concealed carry, with this you could camo carry!

  6. avatar James in MO says:

    Sitting around the board room…

    “Hey I’ve got an idea! Why don’t we paint a giant gun that only bodybuilder and MMA girls will want?”

  7. avatar preston says:

    good marketing, appeal to the gays and women. LOL

    1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

      I think that is an insult to most of the gays and women *I* know.

      My wife, for example, prefers her guns to look like guns, not horror flashbacks to the 70’s.

    2. avatar Michelle says:

      What. No. Stop.

  8. avatar Another Robert says:

    You guys have the wrong idea–it’s nature’s own camo, right??? (ducking and running as fast as a near-sexagenarian can…)

  9. avatar AllAmerican says:

    I could see this being in the hands of Dominique Strauss Kahn during one of his now infamous “classy” lunchtime workplace orgies… (That were mandatory.)

  10. avatar Buzzlefutt says:

    There’s only one way to top this…. the Kanye West pattern Desert Eagle.

    1. avatar PeterW says:

      Oooh does it come with auto-tune?

    2. avatar Ing says:

      Might as well forget about ever getting one with the “I’ma Let You” finish. The factory only ships those straight to Beyonce.

  11. avatar Ninja says:

    Why couldn’t that do one in ATACS or ACU? Cheetah print sticks out like a sore thumb nailed to a 2×4.

    1. avatar Michelle says:

      That’s… The point, I think. Unfortunately.

  12. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    … for those of you who thought Glocks and Hi-Points were ugly…

  13. avatar Scrubula says:

    Grip angle for two handed shooting? Careful, that’s an SBR under ATF logic.

    1. avatar Drew says:

      No, it’s not. That dose lead down a whole ‘nother path to ATF madness but it doesn’t.

  14. avatar djb says:

    The next pattern they plan to release is measles.

  15. avatar Raul Ybarra says:

    I doesn’t look any better here than it did on Peggy Bundy.

  16. avatar Chuck in IL says:

    Do they make pearl grips for the deagle? It would be the ultimate pimp sidearm if they did.

  17. avatar Tom says:

    April Fool’s day already?

  18. avatar Wes says:

    This makes me love America. Where else can you get an animal print .50 caliber handgun?

  19. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Come on now.
    The real reason Ralph doesn’t like it is because if he set it on his couch, he wouldn’t be able to find it again!

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      It would disappear, because my tiger striped sofa would eat that cheetah spotted gun. It’s already ripped my zebra striped chair to shreds and scared my pussycats.

    2. avatar JWM says:

      LOL. Gawd damm.

  20. avatar defensor fortismo says:

    Looks more like the peacock pattern, as in you’ve gotta let it fly

  21. avatar Don in PA says:

    That’ll look great tucked in my g string.

  22. avatar Ralph says:

    I guess that it’s the perfect pistol for hunting dik dik.

    1. avatar Timmy! says:

      Boy, you ain’t right in the head!

      I must admit I LOL’d though

  23. avatar Governmentknowsbest says:

    Like a big girl in a bar…I’d take it home but I wouldn’t let the boys see

  24. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Just say no…I’d rather have a pink gun.

  25. avatar Hippi says:

    Crap just showed the lady for a laugh now she wants one, I guess she’s related to Peggy Bundy somehow

    1. avatar Dustin Eward says:

      Do your research before you get married… :-p

  26. avatar Model66 says:

    No thanks. I’ll save my money for a cougar Ruger.

  27. avatar Mark says:

    Why, just why?

  28. avatar JoeVK says:

    I blame Call of Duty for this douchebaggery.

  29. avatar mike says:

    I’m thinking supplies will definitely last….

  30. avatar Dustin Eward says:

    I always wanted a DE .50AE in flat black, parkerized maybe…

    Now, well… I think I just won’t talk to those people.

  31. avatar Dan A says:

    I would really prefer zebra stripe. Cheetah spots are a bit too gauche for me.

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