When the Alliance's Offensive Handgun Project received funding to update one of its designs, its engineers chose to redesign the already impressive Phalanx pistol. Like its predecessor, the Eagle is a compact, fully automatic pistol that delivers unprecedented accuracy and punch with a rapid firing rate. The Eagle is named after the Desert Eagle, a classic handgun which gained a romantic reputation among gun collectors, thanks to its popularity in 20th- and 21st-century Earth action movies.
Your VI, EDI, put in a request to me for a handful of N7-grade weapons. Happy to oblige. I led the engineers who retrofitted the Normandy when it was turned over to the Alliance. EDI kept me company when we were overhauling the Normandy's interior. She's a beautiful ship, Commander. I'll miss working on her.
I left the guns in your weapons locker.
Best of luck,
Lieutenant D. Eugene
Alliance Engineering Corp.
Being fully automatic, the Eagle's sheer firing power can knock enemies back.
The Eagle is best fired in short bursts to avoid accuracy degradation due to muzzle climb. It is extremely accurate if you wish to fire in single shots.
It also has a very good supply of ammo, but the fire rate chews through it at an alarming rate.
Despite being a heavy pistol, the Eagle has low damage per bullet; this makes it a poor choice against targets with armor, which provides those targets a flat amount of damage reduction per hit. For this reason, it's best to carry this pistol alongside a weapon with high single-shot damage, such as the N7 Crusader or most sniper rifles.
The Eagle is the only heavy pistol that is significantly affected by the Marksman power. The rate of fire and accuracy increase can turn this heavy pistol into a devastating close range or even medium range weapon.
The Pistol Magazine Upgrade mod greatly benefits this pistol. Without the mod, it can hold 18 rounds, but with a maxed out capacity mod its capacity is increased to 32, allowing you to engage multiple enemies before having to reload.