Desert Eagle.

Desert Eagle.


It’s expensive. Too heavy. And almost entirely
impractical. The Desert Eagle isn’t a very good handgun
– but nonetheless it is remarkably popular: it features in hundreds of movies, television
shows and video games. So how did such an unwieldy weapon become
so iconic? Why is the Deagle a trademark of many first person shooters? And is bigger
always better? The Desert Eagle was designed as a semi-automatic
rival to large-frame, high calibre revolvers: a gas-operated pistol able to feed from interchangeable
magazines and with superior capacity to a typical 6-round cylinder. Design started in 1979 at American co Magnum
Research, Inc. – with the first finished pistols produced in 1982 by Israeli weapons manufacturer
IMI. The latest iteration – the Mark XIX – emerged
in 1995, and like some kind of fashion accessory, even comes with a number of choices as far
as finish is concerned. Amongst them, the most demure is plain Black:
others include three chromed options of various lustres; nickel either satin or bright; and
gold both 24 karat and in a more durable Titanium variant; and if either gold finish isn’t suitably
ostentatious – then there’s always the tiger stripes. There are also more practical options, such
as the choice of either a 6-inch or 10-inch barrel: and your calibre preference, either
.357 Magnum, .44 Magnum or .50 Action Express. The latter cartridge was designed specifically
for high-calibre semi-automatic pistols, and indeed the Desert Eagle was the first handgun
chambered for it: a performance jump from the already mighty .44 Magnum round, and right
on the cusp of calibres deemed legal. The .50 cal chambering set the pistol above
most other magnum options, which in turn has led to it finding popularity in action films
since the 1980s – supplanting Dirty Harry’s .44 Magnum as the most powerful handgun in
the world. For almost as long as video games have existed,
they have been influenced by cinema. While the firearms in early games were often
made generic through lack of resolution, as the number of polygons possible to push on-screen
grew, weapons were able to be rendered in ever greater detail – giving rise to games
with realistically rendered arsenals. However, due to concerns over the use of trademarks,
the real-steel Desert Eagle’s name hasn’t always matched its in-game appellation. Sometimes it’s known by generic terms that
allude to its higher calibre – the ‘magnum pistol’, ‘heavy handgun’ or ‘.50 AE’ offering
a clue as to the handgun’s power. Sometimes the name is a mite more imaginative:
and while the ‘Silver Talon’ in Soldier of Fortune, ‘Desert Ranger’ in Tomb Raider, or
Counter-Strike’s Night Hawk .50 cal’ might not be instantly recognisable by name, the
imposing sillhouette of the Deagle is unmistakeable. Counter-Strike in 1999 was one of the earliest
realistic depictions of the gun: the game was originally a mod for Half-Life, and eventually
graduated to a full retail release. The weapon’s digital rendition mirrors the
real steel’s power: while magazine capacity was limited, its high damage and one-shot
headshot potential more than made up for any shortcoming. The game graciously overlooks the weapon’s
impracticality for combat use, with the firearm eventually becoming a fast favourite for use
in tandem with a primary weapon. The powerful pistol returned in Counter-Strike:
Source, and once again more recently in Global Offensive – each time filling a similar high-powered
backup role. Stylish, powerful and capable of skillfull
headshot kills – the Counter-Strike depiction is a definitive one: with the game enjoying
huge popularity over its lifespan, particularly in a world before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In the opening scenes of COD4 the Desert Eagle
is very prominent: as a deposed president, you’re bundled into a car, given a none-too
gentle buttstroke, frogmarched to a pillory – and then, after some posturing – shot in
the head by the golden high-calibre pistol. It’s fatal punctuation for a coup d’etat:
a show of force in public execution – and that’s what the Desert Eagle is all about:
exhibition. A vulgar display of power. It’s a compelling moment, and the Desert Eagle
is the totem of such potential: setting the story in motion in an explosive fashion. It’s not until the very end of the campaign
that the pistol makes a return: this time as a grim portent of doom, executing a squadmate
and moving towards your position with similar intent – only diverted by a timely distraction
and some quick-thinking by Price. The later instalments weren’t afraid to see
the Desert Eagle’s reprise in its pivotal role: Modern Warfare 2 sees the pistol crop
up in a few instances, notably in the hands of Brazilian arms dealer Rojas’ assistant
in the first of the favela missions. Modern Warfare 3 sees even more liberal use
of the high-calibre option: protagonist Yuri uses it as his default sidearm – and you find
yourself staring down its barrel in one pivotal scene with Price. The iconic weapon reappears at the climax
of MW3’s campaign, too – with Makarov mirroring the down-the-barrel viewpoint with Price,
and then subsequently executing poor Yuri after his heroic intervention. It seems like every do-or-die moment in the
Modern Warfare series simply must include the weapon – but I suppose if you’re going
to threaten the player with a gun to the face, there are few weapons with as imposing a profile
as a .50 calibre Desert Eagle. Between its depiction in cinema and video
games, the Desert Eagle has established quite a reputation: and when it comes to imposing
presence and high-calibre action, there are few hand-held weapons that can compare. Its one-upmanship in power and capacity over
magnum revolvers – and a commanding on-screen presence – have cemented its place in popular
culture. Its cinematic influence bled into video games,
where its virtual representation reflects the real steel weapon – and the lust for power
of those who wield it. Unrestrained exhibition. Terrifying potency. And who cares about practicality when you’ve
got a golden gun that shoots giant bullets? Thank you very much for watching, and until
next time – farewell.

100 thoughts on “Desert Eagle.

  • September 26, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    "You've got "Replica" written down the side of your guns. And I've got 'Desert Eagle point five O' written on the side of mine"

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  • September 26, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    Isreal is god
    Uzi
    Gali Rifles
    Desert Eagle

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  • September 27, 2019 at 12:40 am
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    First of all only those capable of making one from scratch can say SD*T about the only Gun that has a star in Hollywood.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 7:18 am
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    "the desert eagle isnt a very good handgun"

    me in csgo

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  • September 27, 2019 at 8:18 am
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    Desert eagle MK2

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:58 am
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    Desert eagle stats:

    Power: High
    Versatility: Good
    Usefulness: Low
    Style points: Maximum, but in a titanium gold fade decorated in diamonds.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:25 am
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    Wtf deagle is the best pistol ever

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:02 am
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    5 almost SIX years later I'm recommended this gem of a series ❤

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  • September 29, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    my name is juan
    juan deag

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  • September 29, 2019 at 4:55 am
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    What bugs me in MW2 is that dude Rojas definitely takes like 10 shots without reloading lmfao

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    We need a scar or ump-45 video on this

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    Desert Eagle = good, bad, ugly

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  • September 29, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    MW in depth?

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  • September 30, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    Sooooo no mention of this being agent Smith's gun in the Matrix films?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    Desert Hub.com

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  • October 1, 2019 at 11:02 am
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    It’s not a gun, it’s a flex.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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    id say 'who the hell would carry such a gaudy piece…..' but i carry a snub nose .45lc…ported barrel, made of titanium, blue color….so, who am i to judge? haha

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  • October 2, 2019 at 10:05 am
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    I've held a .50AE Desert Eagle before. The grip is so large I have to use my other hand to hit the mag release.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 11:44 am
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    Ahoy

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  • October 2, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    Clearly missed Max Payne 2, where prominent characters like Mona Sax and Valdemier Lem had made their stage presence with this hand cannon.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    A deagle is impractical? Riiiiight

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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    I would prefer a 6 inch.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:27 pm
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    This video could of been 2 seconds. All you had to say was cod4

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Ahoy,the only man who can make deagle sound epic

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  • October 7, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    The best voice on the site

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    Guns 100

    Alteration 100

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  • October 8, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    if i remember correctly, I was told that this was vehicle stopper, meaning that at sentries if a vehicle didn't stop they'd just shoot the engine

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  • October 9, 2019 at 1:57 am
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    This is my favourite revolver, wonder if they can make a machine pistol Desert Eagle or Extended Mags Desert Eagle

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  • October 11, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    Battlefield doesn’t exists in this universe…

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  • October 12, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    Resident Evil 2s Desert Eagle is my favourite by far, with the wooden handle.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 4:34 am
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    Why use a Deagle? B I G B U L L E T S

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  • October 13, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    I’ve owned a 50AE For over 30 years. It’s probably the most comfortable automatic hand gun I own.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 11:09 pm
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    1:29
    EN TIGER TOTT

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  • October 14, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    Isn't a good handgun? This man has never handled a Magnum research Desert eagle. Reliable, low recoil(for a .50) and only around $1500

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  • October 14, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    Top 10 anime fights

    1. AK-47 VS M16

    2. AK-47 VS D-EAGLE

    3. AWP VS D-EAGLE

    4. ROCKET LAUNCHER VS GRANADE LAUNCHER

    5. M16 VS M14

    6. AK-47 VS AWP

    7. BUTTERFLY KNIFE VS KARAMBIT

    8. REVOLVER VS D-EAGLE

    9. UZI VS VECTOR

    10. FLAMETHROWER VS ROCKET LAUNCHER

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  • October 15, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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    The new gun for Pubg😮

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  • October 15, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    Maaaaan no footage from the og Tomb Raider games=) They actually treated it as the giant hand cannon it is iirc, with Lara having to take her time and use both arms to shoot it, and still had a huge recoil and recovery time.

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  • October 16, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    My desert eagle flew away and went to the Sahara.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    one of my favorite gun jokes "The Desert Eagle .50 cal, for when you absolutely positively need to shoot the intruder behind the fridge… at the neighbors house" not that you could aim the damn thing well enough to. (vast majority who own one can't effectively wield them. Its a showpiece only)

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  • October 17, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    is that me ?

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  • October 20, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    3:45 that crosshair placement tho

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  • October 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm
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    The desert eagle is very popular most likely because of .50 calliber, people think of it like a .50 calliber sniper as a pistol and that it would be great

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  • October 21, 2019 at 2:18 am
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    New MW has done it even better. 😍

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  • October 22, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Pubg mobile

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  • October 22, 2019 at 9:03 am
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    Why did pick that color pallet for the thumbnail it looks like a fimilare website

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  • October 22, 2019 at 11:32 am
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    israel forever

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  • October 22, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    -made by israel
    -has a golden model
    of course

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  • October 23, 2019 at 8:37 am
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    who the fck cares is this a good handgun or not. This is a fckng piece of art. I conpletely love it.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 12:49 pm
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    Who only come here for csgo

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  • October 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    Press "R" Reload Your DEagle

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  • October 24, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    "Is bigger always better?"

    Dick size? yes. Bullet cartridge? Maybe

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  • October 27, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    2:57 did that guy pee

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  • October 28, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Спорим тут нет русских)

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  • October 31, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    Should be more like "who cares about practicality, when you've got a big golden gun… that shoots big bullets."

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  • November 2, 2019 at 3:49 am
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    0:51 du u need an mri

    yes i want a deagle mri

    get rekt doctor

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  • November 2, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    Imagine your a sniper

    Your rifle is a Baret 50.
    And your sidearm is a DE 50.

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  • November 2, 2019 at 11:48 am
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    "ThE dEseRt eAglE iSn't A vEry gOoD hAndgUn"

    Phhssss, yeah who cares about a gun that can blow your fucking head off

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  • November 2, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    Roblox Phantom forces and Killing floor 2 also have the Desert eagle

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  • November 2, 2019 at 5:55 pm
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    2:57 wtf are they doing

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  • November 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    Nobody

    Youtube: want to see a gun!?!?

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  • November 5, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Ah the deagle. About as american as hot-dogs and stealing oil from third world countries.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    "alright just let me get out my little desert eagle" – ellis l4d2

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  • November 7, 2019 at 11:39 am
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    desert eagle looks like a handcannon than a handgun

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  • November 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm
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    You have the most perfect voice

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  • November 8, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    I feel like the .44 magnum version would be practical. Certainly more so that the old .44 auto mag.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 12:55 pm
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    I’ve learned

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  • November 9, 2019 at 1:46 am
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    2:40 what game is this

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  • November 9, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    Dis Bitch did not just say that that is a high cal rifle

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  • November 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    Roleplayer Weapon Of Choices.. Some of them also Paired with Double-Barrelled Shotgun as Primary

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  • November 11, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    A "none too gentle butt strike". Well, what would you prefer, a gentle butt strike? :3

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  • November 12, 2019 at 12:06 am
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    I know this is 5 Years old. But no Halo?

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  • November 12, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    its the most american gun next to the m4

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  • November 13, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    ah yes, a colt classic

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  • November 14, 2019 at 6:46 am
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    Something is wrong on the thumbnail

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  • November 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm
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    PUBG

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  • November 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    My brother didn't believe .50 caliber pistols existed until he googled it. He still didn't believe it, but I think a .50 AE bullet through my deagle's barrell and his skull changed his mind.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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    Mah favorite pistol

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  • November 16, 2019 at 6:51 am
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    It is stupid to call it a deagle

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  • November 16, 2019 at 12:11 pm
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    It's like a one handed sniper without a scope.

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  • November 17, 2019 at 2:10 am
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    If you like flexing on dem haters, a Tiger-Stripe Gold Deagle is exactly what you need.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:08 am
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    3:59 bruh

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:51 pm
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    İ was gonna say Cs:go?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    Desert Eagle, The hardest weapon to find in Call of Duty : Modern Warfare

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  • November 21, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    I can imagine literal BOXES of a variety of camouflaged Desert Eagle's somewhere in Africa being traded by African drug lords .

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  • November 22, 2019 at 12:48 pm
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    The Deagle is now mabe in America and is the second most powerful hand-held gun in the world

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  • November 22, 2019 at 5:14 pm
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    It may not be practical, but at least it has gold tiger stripes

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  • November 22, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    We need this series back

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  • November 23, 2019 at 11:02 am
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    I think in the title you misspelled ‘piece of shit’

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  • November 25, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    6:14…

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  • November 26, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    3:05 okay who tf reloads a pistol like that i want to fucking know

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  • November 26, 2019 at 7:41 am
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    Kitchen gun!

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  • November 26, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    Is it me or is that This guys voice sounds
    like Cpt. Price

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  • November 26, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    The deagle never left modern warfare

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  • November 27, 2019 at 12:52 am
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    Is nobody else gonna mention how the title card resembles the pornhub logo?

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  • November 27, 2019 at 4:59 am
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    I DONT BELIVE YOU. IT IS GODLY.

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  • November 27, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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    In CoD Modern Warfare 3 also had remarkably moment of Desert Eagle in the final stand of Team Metal, Grinch dual wielding them and at one moment shoot two different enemies without even looking at them.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    The Desert Eagle is also in crew expendable

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  • November 30, 2019 at 12:47 am
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    Teacher :What S ur favorite bird
    Kid:Peacock
    Another kid: Albatross
    Me: Desert eagle

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  • November 30, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    Of course it was designed by americans

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