The New Magnum Research Ultra-Compact Desert Eagle 1911U

Magnum Research DE1911U

Magnum Research announced the introduction of an “ultra-compact, ultra-light” 1911 style pistol called the Desert Eagle 1911 Undercover or the DE1911U.

The new pistol will be chambered in .45 ACP and will have a 3″ bull barrel.  The muzzle has an 11° crown.  The magazines hold six rounds.  The frame is made of aluminum and the slide is made of high carbon steel.  The unloaded weight is 25.8 ounces.  The gun has an overall length of 6.85″ and a height of 5″.


Magnum Research MLR22AT Rifle

Magnum Research RifleAhead of the 2012 SHOT Show, Magnum Research announced a new .22 LR rifle called the MLR22AT.  This rifle is part of the Magnum Lite series of rimfire rifles offered from Magnum Research.

The MLR22AT uses a graphite bull barrel which is supposed to be six times stiffer than steel, up to a pound lighter than steel and dissipates heat up to 43% faster than steel.  This rifle has a 17″ barrel and synthetic stock, making a total weight of 4.25 pounds.

The MLR22AT uses the Ruger 10/22 trigger group and magazines.  I admit to not knowing much about the Magnum Lite line of rifles, so I do not know what kind of arrangement Magnum Research (owned by Kahr) has with Ruger for the parts production.  But, it certainly speaks to the quality of the 10/22 rifle.