“An ancient Desert Eagle pistol, in .44 magnum. Interest in late 20th century films made this one of the most popular handguns of all times.”
The Desert Eagle really serves as an excellent mid-game pistol, offering higher damage than the old 10mm, and a fairly common ammo type. It out-ranges the .44 Magnum revolver by a bit, and carries 2 more rounds in a magazine, but the .44 Magnum does more damage and can be fired for fewer AP. Overall, this weapon is great until you can get your hands on a needler pistol or .223 pistol. Could be replaced by the 14mm Pistol, but only with an armor-piercing fix patch.