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Desert Eagle Hardkick Version .50 Full Metal gas Blowback BB Gun

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  • Desert Eagle.50AE
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Product Description

The Desert Eagle .50 Full Metal gas Blowback BB Gun is a very well made airsoft gun.

we do not know the maker of this gun but it could be Tokyo Marui or a copy of one if it is a copy its a good one as it is exactly the same as the tm version.

this gun has been a good seller and we have had no returns on it at the time of wrighting. 

its solid metal and very heavy in fact i think its the most heavy bb pistol i have held before.

it comes with a pack of spare parts in the box the mag holds 27  x 6mm rounds i would use .20 or heaver bbs with this gun.

user review of the Desert Eagle Hardkick Version .50  

"A number of handguns have near legendary status. Guns like the Colt 1911, the Luger P08 and the Colt SAA 'Peacemaker' achieve it through their place in history, but one or two achieve it through their mere presence.

Foremost amongst these is the Desert Eagle. In real steel form it is huge, heavy and hugely powerful, firing a .50" round.

Although designed as hunting handgun (for bringing down big game like Moose and Bear), the Desert Eagle has also become a Hollywood favourite, brandished by 'hard-man' heroes and villans alike and becoming even more famous as the weapon of choice of Agent Smith in 'The Matrix' trilogy.

Tokyo Marui, Western Arms and Marushin have all had a go at making the archetypal 'hand cannon' over the years, but this Hardkick TM model quickly earned praise as the best airsot replica of the Desert Eagle and I was interested to see how much was hype and how much was justified.

Markings on the gun are, as one expects of TM guns, clear and well defined and TM have either paid or decided to ignore IMI to include licensed markings, so it no longer bears the laughable 'Dezart Eagle' markings.

The magazine is metal and nicely engraved with round counter markings as per the real thing - Just 7 rounds!

Overall, though, the gun feels solid, heavy and well made

Visually, it's an improvement due to the properly licencsed trades. These are "DESERT EAGLE .50AE PISTOL"/"ISRAEL MILITARY INDUSTRIES LTD. (I.M.I.)" on the left side of the slide and "MAGNUM RESEARCH INC. MINNEAPOLIS MINN.

All the markings are deep, wide and sharply moulded. I can't 100% say they are true to the real gun in this, I suspect not, but they certainly look good.

The slightly rubberised grips bear correct IMI logos and feel OK.

The trademark triangular barrel is well replicated and there are dovetailed in rear and foresight (both plain). The ambidextrous thumb safeties, the trigger, hammer, magazine release button and take down lever are all metal.

The hop-up on the TM Desert Eagle is a joy. Simply slide back a cover on the rear of the barrel and you can move a slider across. No allen keys, no disassembly. All pistols should be this simple...

Sometimes I feel aspects of some Tokyo Marui guns are over-hyped, but this is certainly not true of the 'Hard Kick' of the revised Desert Eagle.

The old Dezart Eagle had it all except performance and capacity. TM corrected the capacity, by upping this guns to 27 rounds and set about giving the Desert Eagle the performance to match its image.

The kick is at least as great as any other airsoft handgun I have fired (over 50 different ones by the time I write this review). So great in fact, at least on Propane, that I fear the gun will break on each shot, but I cannot say I have seen any sign of wear on this lightly used gun and I have yet to read of a broken Desert Eagle Hardkick, despite reports of long term usage on Green gas.

Carrying out my standard 5m/6 round, off hand test, this kick produces less accuracy than the weedy earlier release. I am pretty sure that it would match the older gun from a bench, but the kick throws your aim off, requiring a realignment.

The best 5 grouping is 4.3CM (1.8 inch) across, but there are 3 shots in a very tight group, right on the aim point. However, the remaining 3 shots are spread around, albeit, still well within the target centre.

Over 10 shots, the TM Desert Eagle Hardkick averaged a mighty 315 fps (using Propane and the Airsoft Innovations adaptor, with .2g Excel BBs) indoors (at 21C).


Shot      FPS
1 324.2
2 321.9
3 316.2
4 318.1
5 315.1
6 312.0
7 312.8
8 311.9
9 312.8
10 312.9

An odd aspect of the gun is how you cock it for the first shot. With 99%+ of other single action airsoft guns, you can slap in a gassed magazine, cock the hammer and fire the gun to chamber your first round. However, do this with the TM Desert Eagle and the hammer falls and nothing else... You have to rack the slide to cock it. Very realistic, but, as far as I can recall, unique in this respect...

Trigger pull was 1,085g (38 Oz), which is a heavy side of medium weight pull for a GBB, although it doesn't feel particularly heavy in use, due to a smooth, short 

Take down on the TM Desert Eagle follows the real thing, mostly...

With the magazine removed, pull the hammer back until it clicks into the 'semi-cocked' position. Then push the barrel lock pin on the left side of the pistol in and at the same time swing the barrel lock on the other side counter clockwise.

The barrel, slide and recoil springs can then be slid off the front of the frame. The recoil springs are easy to remove, but the barrel has to be moved slightly forward and then twisted out of the slide. This requires what seems like excessive force and I had to ask on the forums as I felt I must have missed something.

So far, though, there is no sign of any damage as a result of this.


Overall, the TM Desert Eagle Hardkick is a big improvement on the old model.

That said, I can almost forgive the Desert Eagle these such is the level of its performance.

Tokyo Marui have made the sensible decision of making their airsoft Desert Eagle feel as imposing, relative to other airsoft pistols, as the real thing does to other real steel pistols.

People rave about TM's Hi Capa and Sig 226 (which I have not tested prior to writing this review), but for me the Desert Eagle is TM's best GBB by some way.

Not to everyone's taste, but if you want a true 'hand cannon' you won't find many more befitting the title than the TM IMI Desert Eagle Hardkick.

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Product Reviews

  1. Serious handful of power £129.99

    Posted by on

    Okay, the bad bits first - and this is everything I could find fault with.
    1. On occasions, when you chamber the first round the magazine expels most of its gas. Refill and all's good.
    Now for the good stuff.
    This thing is massive - it doesn't feel all that big the first time you hold it, but after a while the size becomes apparent. It's heavy, it's imposing.
    When it goes off, it really goes off. it took a little while to wear itself in, but after a couple of magazines it was kicking pellets out at some phenomenal power. haven;t chrono'd it yet, but it's well in excess of 300 fps and possibly closer to 400.

  2. Fake Tokyo Marui £129.99

    Posted by on

    This Desert Eagle is neither KWC or TM, it's a fake Tokyo Marui; However don't let that throw you off, it's very well made and almost identical to the ABS Plastic TM version, with one small difference which is that it doesn't have a serial number at the top of the grip. This gun is brilliant, has an amazing kick on the recoil and is all in all a very good gun, I would possibly go on saying that it's better than the TM version as it is full steel. 5 out of 5 from myself.

  3. It's a kwc desert eagle £129.99

    Posted by on

    Tokyo marui don't make full metal guns. This must be the gas version of the kwc degle. I don't have this gun so don't take my word for it but I have done a lot of research

  4. As Tina Turner Once Sang 'Simply The Best' £129.99

    Posted by on

    This is one of the bestest Desert Eagle .50AE models that I have bought, I believe it's full 'STEEL' and unfotunately mine got seized by armed police after I sprayed it matt gun black (DO NOT DO THIS!)

    Anyway I give this gun 100% 10/10 TRULY FANSTASTIC and I hope this company keeps them in stock and fully continued as Tokyo Marui/Umarex etc has nothing on whoever is building these guns, I'm planning to buy another and I just hope it weighs the exact same as my last one or perhaps more? :)

  5. big and heavy £129.99

    Posted by on

    Shoots well feels like the real deal glad its orange and not black or silver and its loud great gun.

  6. It's heavy and consumes gas to quickly £129.99

    Posted by on

    The gun gun it self is nice. But it finishes the gas to quickly

Frequently asked questions...

  • what company made this gun? and is the space the hammer hits very strong or is the hammer weak? either way what are the chances of this space getting damaged? (Asked by john)
    • its by a company called tokyo marui, very good, reliable guns. there is an extremely low chance of anything breaking in it (Reply by razor)

  • What fire rates does this gun have? And how much does it weigh? (Asked by The Mysterious Troll)

  • Hi! I would like to know if this gun can do both Semi-auto and Fully Auto? And Which would you recommend in terms of durability and well made gun This Desert eagle or the KWA KP45 Match NS2 in Two Tone? I know these two guns are GAS type but I'm really keen to get a full metal cO2 one because of the cold weather in UK. Do you happen to have one? kind regards..hope to hear from you soon as i'm planning to order one this week when i get my salary on thursday, thanks (Asked by Chris)

  • Does this pistol have a full-auto feature? (Asked by Dan)

  • What type of gass is needed for this gun, Cylinders or just a refilable can (Asked by Ross Dening)

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