The Desert Eagle is one of the more unusual handguns in history, but if you look at how it was developed, you can begin to understand its existence. Originally designed by Israel Military Industries as the IMI Desert Eagle, it’s become known as the Deagle due to its creator, who wanted to keep his identity hidden from his competitors. The Desert Eagle was created as an answer to the Russian Makarov and Stechkin pistols and was originally chambered in .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .41 Magnum because of this design purpose. What Makes this Airsoft Pistol Great? This airsoft pistol is a replica of a real gun, so it's heavy and it shoots with quite a bit of force. It also has an adjustable hop-up, which means you can adjust the amount of backspin to account for different ranges.