The first two models are the .45 ACP Desert Eagle 1911G and Desert Eagle 1911C pistols, model numbers DE1911GSBCAB and DE1911CSBCAB. Both models feature a precision-cast frame machined from carbon steel and a slide machined from solid steel billets, and both sport a matte black finish.
The “G” model is a full-size 1911 with 5-inch barrel and 8.625-inch overall length (OAL), while the “C” model is a commander-size with 4.3-inch barrel and 7.87-inch OAL.
These two models also incorporate an exclusive gray frame treated with a high-temperature ceramic Cerakote coating and are accented with black appointments. Either model is available now for $948.
The other two new models in the Magnum Research and Cabela’s offering are similar .45 ACP Desert Eagle 1911G and 1911C pistols, model numbers DE1911GCH and DE1911CCH. However, these models (pictured below) feature a case-hardened steel frame developed using Turnbull’s bone charcoal process. Either model is available now for $1,120.
All four models offer a slide width of 1.28 inches, a slide thickness of 0.92 inches and grip thickness of 1.30 inches. Each model also includes a high-ride beavertail grip safety, extended magazine release, beveled magazine well, aluminum trigger with an over-travel stop, stainless-steel full-length guide rod, extended thumb safety, enlarged ejection port and an attractive double-diamond checkered wood grip. The sights for all models are also high-profile sculptured; drift adjustment for windage, with a pinned-in front sight blade with horizontal serrations.