The company announced both the pistol and cartridge at the same time. However, only recently has Magnum Research started shipping the pistol, along with some accessories.
The 429 Desert Eagle Mark XIX features a stainless-steel slide, frame and barrel. Additionally, the 6-inch barrel incorporates an integral muzzle brake, along with black appointments. The company also equipped the frame with a Picatinny rail for mounting accessories, such as lights and lasers.
Regarding the ammo, Magnum Research based the 429 DE on the 50 AE cartridge. HSM loads the round using Starline brass and Sierra bullets. The cartridge pushes the velocity and energy 25 percent and 45 percent over a .44 Magnum from a 6-inch barrel, respectively. The load blasts 240-grain bullets at 1,600 fps, while the 210-grain bullet comes out at 1,750 fps. Additionally, the 429 DE features 30-degree shoulder headspaces and a neck long enough to hold and crimp a 240-grain bullet without set back under recoil.
Even better, the company is offering 429 DE Mark XIX spare barrels with Picatinny style accessory rails are available in a variety of finishes. Compatible with any MK19 USA or Israel Desert Eagle Pistol with a wide .830-inch rail on top of the barrel, these barrels use a 50AE magazine and bolt. They are available in both carbon and stainless steel in a variety of finishes.
With the introduction of the 429 DE Mark XIX pistol and ammunition, Magnum Research continues its lead in big-bore handguns.
Magnum Research 429 Desert Eagle Mark XIX
- Action: Semi-auto
- Caliber: 429 DE Magnum
- Barrel Length: 6″
- Overall Length: 10.75″
- Height: 6.25″
- Slide Width: 1.25″
- Finish: Stainless steel
- MSRP: $2,143
For more information about the Magnum Research 429 Desert Eagle Mark XIX, please visit magnumresearch.com.