by B.B. Pelletier

If you look around the Pyramyd Air website, you can find several Desert Eagle .50 AE airsoft pistols. So why did I pick this one to show you?

This is one BIG gun that fills your hand!
The other .50 AE pistols are large, but they’re half the weight of this one! This is a big, hefty pistol, just like the .50 Action Express firearm it copies. When you hold this gun, you know you have something in your hand! The Desert Eagle .44 AE is also a heavy gun, but it shoots only the lighter BBs.

Packs a POWERFUL punch!
The .50AE is a powerful cartridge, so I think the airsoft copy should be powerful as well. This one is. With 0.20-gram BBs, it gets 250 f.p.s., while the other guns get 230 with lighter 0.12-gram BBs. That puts this spring pistol in the gas pistol class – but for a lot less money.

It’s accurate and adjustable
This big bruiser has adjustable Hop Up, which is how you adjust the gun to match the BB you have selected. You can even adjust it to shoot 0.12-gram BBs for higher velocity, though you will most likely get the best accuracy with the heavier ammo.

It’s a repeater
This is a repeating air pistol that is cocked for each shot by pulling back on the slide. The metal magazine holds 25 BBs that feed automatically as the gun is cocked. Because it’s a spring gun, you don’t have to buy gas or CO2 powerlets. Just keep it filled with BBs and shoot to your heart’s content.

Don’t forget targets!
Sticky targets are very popular with all airsoft guns. They catch the BB for a moment so you can score the shot, then it rolls down the sticky face into a collection tray at the bottom. Another great target is the action type. The target falls when hit and is reset by hitting another target or automatically by the action mechanism of the target, itself. I’ve used the Crosman electric resetting target enough to know it works well. The resetting target by Leapers looks interesting. Although I haven’t used it, the concept is a lot like a carnival shoot. The BBs fall into a netted cage behind the target and are captive til you get ready to collect them.

A target you will LOVE!
The Shoot-N-C targets are great fun with an accurate airsoft gun. They “light up” at the spot the BB penetrates, which gives immediate feedback without the need to go downrange. They have sticky backs, so when one gets shot up, simply paste another over it and keep on shooting!

You’ll probably want a holster, too
I’m going to recommend the Special Operations Universal Tactical Black Leg Holster, but I want you to check with Pyramyd Air when buying it, to ensure that it will fit this pistol. The .50AE is a huge sidearm, and you don’t want to take any chances when buying any accessories for it. One nice thing about this holster is that it also comes in a left-hand version for the same price.

I know that this is a more expensive gun. There’s nothing wrong with the other Desert Eagles Pyramyd sells, but I wanted you to know about this one because it really stands out from the rest. If you’re looking for a large, powerful 6mm spring pistol, this is the one to get!