"A compact, lightweight semi-automatic pistol designed for law enforcement and personal defense use. 12-round magazine with option to extend to 16 rounds."
―GTA V description on the Rockstar Games Social Club.

The Combat Pistol, appearing as Desert Eagle in the 3D Universe, is a pistol featured in Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasGrand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V. In GTA V, it is manufactured by Hawk & Little.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Combat Pistol takes the form of a Desert Eagle in both Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and it is referred to as such in it. It is modeled after the .50 caliber version and holds seven rounds per magazine.

The weapon also appears in some cutscenes of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, but it is never available in normal gameplay.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Referred as the Combat Pistol, the Grand Theft Auto IV rendition is modeled after the .357 variant of the Desert Eagle and features a more detailed appearance. It is obviously a bit larger than the Pistol and features a slightly longer barrel. The Combat Pistol has nine rounds per magazine.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Combat Pistol now takes the form of a compact pistol that closely resembles an HK P2000 combined with a Beretta Px4 Storm. It hold 12 rounds per magazine (that can be replaced by a 16-round magazine) and allows various attachments on it.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Desert Eagle in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is basically more powerful than the Pistol, but holds less rounds than the former in a single magazine, resulting in a constant reloading when used. It takes 2 body shots with poor skill level; if one's skill is gangster or hitman level they can kill non-armored NPCs in one shot and two for armored NPCs.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Weapon Statistics - 3D Universe
Damage Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
70 (At 'Poor' skill level)
140 (At 'Gangster' and above)
N/A N/A 7 N/A N/A
N/A N/A Cannot be determined 7-round standard magazine Upper slider N/A

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Combat Pistol is more powerful than the standard Pistol, but sacrifices ammunition capacity for it, holding only nine rounds in the magazine as opposed to seventeen rounds for the Pistol. While it can be used for drive-bys, its semi-automatic capabilities and the 9-round magazine makes it hard to use at neutralizing targets in car chases.

The Desert Eagle takes about 3-4 shots to an unarmored NPC in the body to kill them. The Combat Pistol in GTA IV has a much higher fire rate than the GTA San Andreas rendition (it is the same as the Glock), which is odd, as the Desert Eagle in real life does have a semi-automatic rate, but much slower than that of the Glock due to its heavy recoil.

GTA IV Overview

Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Damage Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
333 50 / 164 9 N/A 2000
In-game Statements / Markings
4/8 [?]
180 RPM

130 RPM [?]
170 RPM [?]
150-300 RPM [?]

Cannot be determined 9-round standard magazine Upper slide 2 seconds

Grand Theft Auto V

The Grand Theft Auto V rendition can be considered a step-up of the standard Pistol, since it has slightly more damage, better accuracy and a bit more range (all according to in-game stats) while sharing the same fire rate and ammo magazine (both default and extended). According to the lettering on the gun itself, the Combat Pistol in GTA V is chambered for 9mm ACB.

GTA V Overview

Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage [?] Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
13.5 (21.6)


0.37 120 / 394 12 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A 12-round magazine N/A N/A
N/A 162 RPM
140-150 RPM [?]
240 RPM [?]
Cannot be determined 12-round standard magazine

16-round standard magazine (Extended clip)

Upper Slider Average
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
Fire Rate
Clip Size


Grand Theft Auto V

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Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online (Unlock)
Rounds (24) $19 $ (Rank 9)
Default clip (rounds) Default Default (Rank 9)
Extended clip (rounds) $397 $
Flashlight (provides ilumination when aiming) $472 $
Suppressor (silences but slightly reduces damage and range) $1837 $
Black Default Default ()
Army $100 $5000 (Kill 100 players)
Green (Collector's Edition and Enhanced Edition Exclusive) $7500 (Kill 200 players)
Orange (Collector's Edition and Enhanced Edition Exclusive) (Kill 400 players)
LSPD $600 $5750 (Kill 600 players)
Pink (Collector's Edition and Enhanced Edition Exclusive) $7500 (Rank 50)
Gold (Collector's Edition and Enhanced Edition Exclusive) $10000 (Rank 75)
Platinum (Collector's Edition and Enhanced Edition Exclusive) $12500 (Rank 100)


In-game model

HUD icon

First Person View


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


Desert Eagle's locations map

Los Santos

  • Playa Del Seville - Corner of wire fence around beach. From Carl's house in Ganton, head east towards the main road that overlooks the ocean in East Beach. Head south from there towards Playa Del Seville. On the corner as the road curves west towards the Ocean Docks, head along the beach and look in the corner of the wire fence that separates the beach from part of the docks.


  • Southwest corner of warehouse in junkyard. Take the northwest road out of Angel Pine and take the first right. Follow this road northeast and look for the Angel Pine Junkyard on the left side of the road. Head down the dirt path and into the junkyard, and head to the heap of scrap in the middle of the junkyard. In front of the heap of scrap, there is an open warehouse with a cement truck inside. Head inside this warehouse and the Desert Eagle is in the southwest corner.

San Fierro

  • Garcia - Starting from Zero RC, go south just and take the first alley to the left, then left again into a small enclosure just in front of STW:Books. It is in the southeastern corner.

Tierra Robada

  • Bayside Marina - In corner of the wall behind house from the Gant Bridge, head north until reaching Bayside, and take the first right. Follow the winding road round and take the first left. Immediately after turning left, look along the left side of the street for a row of posh white houses. Head behind the third house, and look along the back wall. The Desert Eagle is in the corner of the wall to the far right.

Bone County

  • Lil' Probe'Inn - Under solar panel in trailer park. From the Fallow Bridge, cross the bridge and take the third left at the fork in the road. Turn right and pass under the railroad tracks, and look along the right side of the road for a trailer park opposite the Lil' Probe Inn bar. Head towards the trailer park and the Desert Eagle is under the middle solar panel on the east side of the trailer park.

Grand Theft Auto IV


  • Can be purchased from the Underground Gun Shops after passing the mission Museum Piece. It costs $1,500 plus $100 per magazine.
  • Can be also obtained early by attacking the shop manager. He will drop the weapon if provoked.
  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, it is the starting weapon of Luis, with 50 rounds of total ammunition.
  • During the TBOGT mission Going Deep, the NOOSE team will be using the weapon, specifically the detectives from the FIB Buffalos.


  • Francis International Airport - Can be found at the oil refinery on Tudor Street on a platform between two rows of oil refining towers. There is a ladder on the north side of these towers to reach the platform.
  • Charge Island - Can be found underneath a walkway ramp on top of an oil storage tank in the oil refinery under the East Borough Bridge. It can be easily reached by jumping onto the tank from the Charge Island off-ramp before the toll booths from the Broker side.


  • Bohan Industrial - Can be found on the westernmost segment of the uncompleted Northern Expressway. It can be easily reached by helicopter, or by taking a series of stunt jumps across the various segments.



Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $600.
    • The player may obtain it for free by going to any Ammu-Nation with a shooting range, killing the clerk, going to the range and killing the man shooting the Combat Pistol.
  • The player may obtain it by killing soldiers inside and outside Fort Zancudo.
  • During the mission Dead Man Walking, IAA agents use it.
  • In the mission Fresh Meat, Franklin gives it to Michael after freeing him from the meathook.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • Although the Desert Eagle was not featured as an usable weapon, it can be seen in several different cutscenes:
    • In the mission Supply & Demand, Ricardo Diaz can be seen with a Desert Eagle during the cutscene where he shoots his video player.
    • In the mission Rub Out, Lance Vance wields a regular Desert Eagle during the cutscene where he and Tommy gun down Diaz.
    • In the mission The Shootist, Phil Cassidy can be seen dual-wielding two Desert Eagles during the cutscene at the shooting range, one of which he gives to Tommy (although Tommy uses a regular pistol during the competition).

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The appearance of a .50 AE Desert Eagle in San Andreas is slightly anachronistic, as the model firing it first went on sale in 1995, while the game takes place in 1992. A .357 or .44 version would have been more accurate instead, since these two would fit in the game's setting.
  • Using the Adrenaline cheat code reveals that the firing sound for the Desert Eagle is the same as the Pistol but slowed down.
  • It is possible to use a bug to make the gun shoot faster by doing this: Aim, fire, release both fire and aim, click Crouch button, and do the same thing again.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The Desert Eagle, while not referred to as such in-game, does feature a "Deagle 47" etching on its barrel.
  • GTA IV's price of $1,500 is true to the Desert Eagle's actual retail value, as they usually go for $1,500-$2,200 for the .357-.50AE respectively. The gun in GTA IV is the .357 model, making the price accurate.

Grand Theft Auto V