First Look: Magnum Research L6 Desert Eagle

A lighter weight version of a heavy duty pistol.

posted on December 6, 2023
L6 Desert Eagle

Magnum Research has launched a new lightweight version of the classic Israeli-designed Desert Eagle pistol, the new L6 Desert Eagle which comes with an all black finish, a 6-inch barrel and an integral muzzle brake. This new version of the Desert Eagle also comes with top and bottom sections of M1913 Picatinny rail to make adding accessories and optics more convenient. The original Desert Eagle handgun family has always been known for its size and heft, which is why the new L6 was designed with weight reduction in mind. These new pistols which are offered in all of the classic Desert Eagle pistol chamberings like .50AE, and .357 Mag. Despite being chambered in these heavy-hitting calibers, the L6 is still approximately 1 pound lighter than the original model. This weight reduction is also part of the reason the new L6 includes an integrated compensator for better recoil management because of the lighter weight. The L6 has a slide-mounted safety and 7-round magazine. 

Magnum Research Desert Eagle L6 Specifications

  • Type: Gas-operated, rotating bolt semi-automatic
  • Caliber:.50 AE / .357 Mag.
  • Barrel Length: 6 inches
  • Overall Length: 10.75 inches
  • Height: 6.25 inches
  • Slide Width: 1.25 inches
  • Finishes Available: Black aluminum Frame / titanium gold steel slide (.50 AE only), black aluminum frame / stainless steel slide (.50 AE and .357 Mag)
  • Trigger: Single action, approx. 4-pound pull
  • Trigger Reach: 2.75 inches
  • Sight Radius: 8.5 inches
  • Sights: Combat type, fixed
  • Rifling: Polygonal with RH twist, 6 grooves, 1:19 inch twist rate
  • Weight (Empty Magazine): 55 ounces
  • Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds

MSRP for the L6 Desert Eagle varies from $2,645 to $2,690, depending on which finish you choose. Please visit to learn more about the new L6 Desert Eagle or other products from Magnum Research.


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