Deagle pistols can be dual-wielded in the primary weapon slot for their greatly increased damage output at the cost of precise aiming, stability and the opportunity cost of being unable to use other primaries.
All akimbo weapon modifications cost 40% more than their normal price.
The base accuracy (76) of the Deagle is marginal outside close range; at 15m or more properly aimed headshots may still miss. Various accessories that increase accuracy will solve this problem, though most will decrease concealment making it less viable for dodge builds and more useful for someone who does not need concealment. Silent Killer/The Professional builds will find that these weapons will be very effective.
Acing Gun Nut can work somewhat against this weapon due to the increased rate-of-fire exacerbating the already horrible recoil problem.
The Fugitive's Gun Nut basic skill is useful for negating the weapon's low magazine capacity by adding 5.
A laser sight is very beneficial for this weapon due to its high demand for accurate shots to get the most out of its low ammo pool. Much like for LMGs, the laser sights will give the user a more clear idea where the shots will land.
Purchase the Akimbo skill instead of the Ambidexterity perk, as the bonuses it confers are superior, though at the cost of many skill points.
The Monolith Suppressor is a viable mod option for stealth, it offers the lowest damage reduction after the Asepsis Suppressor, does not affect Accuracy and even boosts the Deagle's Stability.
The item is the decorative front bit of the WE-Tech Tenderizer, a full-metal muzzle brake designed for airsoft M1911s.
The original model name (Meat Grinder) helps confirm the link.
Tenderizers can be utilized in close quarters in the same manner as a bayonet, albeit dealing blunt trauma instead of impalement. Despite this, the weapon butt animation and damage for pistols modded with this part remains unchanged.
The point of a pronged flash hider like this is to split the single bright muzzle flash into a wide four-way cross for the shooter's comfort. Not only is it slightly dimmer overall to avoid blinding the shooter in a dark environment, but it also prevents the flash itself from obscuring the target between shots. By this account, it should help with accuracy more than anything. It might appear more intimidating, or possibly alter stability by changing the center of gravity, but it certainly shouldn't alter the speed and thus damage of the weapon it is mounted on.
The Champion's Suppressor is based on the Knight's Armament Co. Mk23 .45 caliber Suppressor. The real life suppressor is designed to fit only the MK23, suggesting that the in-game suppressor is custom.
A "Monolith" is commonly a single massive monument of stone or rock, often carefully and uniformly carved into shape. A typical monolith possesses a lot of perpendicular and parallel lines and surfaces, similar to the shape of this suppressor.
The suppressor is, in fact, simply an oil filter with a bullet hole on one end used as a makeshift sound suppressor. This is somewhat alluded to by its name, as a "budget" item is a cheap, most commonly homemade substitute of dodgy quality for something currently not available.
The "Jungle Ninja Suppressor" weapon mod is a reference to the game Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. It is used on Naked Snake's custom M1911A1. In the description of the weapon mod it says, "...this suppressor was wielded by a great warrior during the legendary sneaking mission in the 60's." This is a reference to Naked Snake and the mission he did in the 1960's dubbed Operation Snake Eater.
If combined with a Laser Grip (STRYK 18c, Gruber Kurz, Chimano Compact, Chimano 88, Chimano Custom), activation will cycle through the laser on the Laser Grip, the laser on the Combined Module, the light, and then off, in that order. This effect has no practical application but the STRYK 18c, Chimano 88, and Chimano Custom get improved stats from both attachments.
Strangely, the Bling Grip improves concealment, despite being made out of brightly coloured ivory, which would realistically make the weapon more visable at a distance, thus decreasing concealment. Even stranger is that this is true despite the darker Ergo Grip reducing concealment.
The Deagle is based on an "old model" Desert Eagle Mark XIX, chambered in the .50 Action Express caliber as evident by the safety switch, Mark XIX hammer style with tall serrations and "flush" barrel with visible scope rail mounts as current production models usually have picatinny top rails. The in-game magazine capacity of the Deagle is incorrectly large compared to its real-world iteration, which was possibly done to compensate for its slow reload and limited ammo reserve.
The in-game magazine size of the Deagle matches those commonly found on the .357 Magnum version of the Desert Eagle, though implausible as the in-game weapon uses the "flush" barrel made for .50AE rounds that won't fit and won't work with most smaller calibers.
The Deagle is further incorrectly portrayed as being weaker than the Bronco .44, as the .50 AE rounds it fires are heavier, larger and has an overall higher ballistic velocity compared to the .44 Magnum round.
In reality, silencing a Desert Eagle is implausible as the weapon's barrel does not have internal threads to support a suppressor.
"Deagle" is a community-given nickname of the Night Hawk .50c, the Desert Eagle's incarnation in Counter-Strike based on a portmanteau of its full title and the gun's asset file name.
The serial number of the weapon, located on the right side of the weapon above the grip just below the slide, appears to have been filed off, albeit crudely. This suggests that the weapon was illegally obtained as criminals normally remove the serial number off illegally-obtained weapons to prevent them from being traced back to their legitimate sources.
All Akimbo Weapons had a glitch the day they were added. This glitch was, when reloading with an empty mag, the sights would be pulled back, not the whole slide.