Add to that barrel length of 6 or 10 inches (152 or 254 millimeter) and the ability to mount an optical sight, and you get a real gun – this dream of the Yankees and the joy of my grandfather Freud. Some sources this gun is called combat, but it is deeply misleading. Why – it will become clear later. The idea to create a large, extremely powerful pistol originated in the U.S. (and where else could such an idea?) Around 1979. Gun created around a powerful revolver .357 magnum rounds (about 2 times more powerful than the 9mm Parabellum cartridge known).
The pistol was designed to target and silhouette shooting and hunting. I must say that hunting with short arms is very popular in the U.S., but until some time in the middle and big game hunting can be only with pistols – pistols, comparable in strength to the revolvers chambered for the .45 Colt, .41 Magnum, .44 Magnum, .454 Kasull simply did not exist in nature. Authors gun – J. Lindig, J. Skildam and HZ Skildam, founders 'Magnum Research', and B. White – Engineer of the company. The first prototype of the pistol was completed in 1981, but had problems with the operation of automation.
Was necessary outside help and help came in the face of Israeli firm IMI (Israel Military Industries), which has extensive experience in developing weapons. The first production 'Eagle .357 magnum was made in Israel and fluttered in the arms market in 1983. Later, in 1986, there were DE modifications under an even more powerful revolver cartridges .44 Magnum, and in 1987 – and a specially designed cartridge .41 AE (10mm).