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Magnum Research Desert Eagle L5 and L6 pistols, from Waffen Ferkinghoff

Waffen Ferkinghoff is a German company that holds exclusive rights to distribute in Europe the firearms manufactured in the United States by the Kahr Arms Group under brands such as Thompson, Auto-Ordnance, Kahr, and Magnum Research. Among those are the new Desert Eagle L5 and L6 semi-automatic pistols, which Waffen Ferkinghoff showcased this year at the IWA OutdoorClassics expo as a prelude to their distribution in Europe.

Waffen Ferkinghoff showcased the Magnum Research Desert Eagle L5 and L6 semi-automatic pistols at the 2016 IWA OutdoorClassics
The Desert Eagle L5 pistol is slightly shorter and much lighter than all previous models, and sports a prominent muzzle compensator

The L5 is a slightly shorter (“barely” 27 centimetres) and lightweight (about 1,4 kilograms when unloaded) variant of what is probably the most famous pistol of modern times, thanks to Hollywood's prominent advertising. Available in calibers such as .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum and .50 Action Express, the Desert Eagle L5 pistol sports an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame, a matte black finish, and a prominent muzzle compensator.

Waffen Ferkinghoff showcased the Magnum Research Desert Eagle L5 and L6 semi-automatic pistols at the 2016 IWA OutdoorClassics
Unlike previous Desert Eagle models, the L6 pistol is fully manufactured out of stainless steel
Waffen Ferkinghoff showcased the Magnum Research Desert Eagle L5 and L6 semi-automatic pistols at the 2016 IWA OutdoorClassics
 A bolt-stop device is a factory feature on all Desert Eagle L5 and L6 pistols

The L6 is indeed very similar to the L5, except its slide and barrel are both machined out of  matte finished stainless steel. Among its features are a bolt stop device, Combat-type fixed sights, and two MIL-STD-1913 “Picatinny” rails. Magazines for both the L5 and L6 Desert Eagle pistols hold seven, eight, or nine rounds depending from the caliber.

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For more information visit the Waffen Ferkinghoff website

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