|Reload Time||1.62 sec|
|Used by||Grunt, Lab Worker, Scientist, Worker|
|The Far Cry Weapons|
|Machete · Desert Eagle · M4 · Silent MP5 · P90 · Jackhammer · G36 · OICW · AW50 · M249 · Rocket Launcher · Mk 19 · Minigun · M2 · Mk 2 Grenade · Flashbang · Smoke Grenade|
The Falcon 357 is a pistol available in Far Cry.
This pistol is the first weapon the player acquires in the game. It is best suited to combat at very close range; a well-placed shot to an enemy's chest or head is a one-shot kill. However, the pistol's effectiveness is dramatically diminished in open environments due to its heavy recoil, poor accuracy and slow rate of fire, and it cannot match more appropriate mid- to long-range weaponry. Furthermore, even early in the game, the Desert Eagle is outclassed by other, superior close-range weaponry (most notably the P90). However, it is still useful against the Trigens encountered later in the game, since the creatures are unable to withstand more than two or three well-placed rounds. Another advantage of the Desert Eagle is that it is the lightest firearm in the game, allowing for increased stamina when sprinting.
Far Cry Classic
In Far Cry Classic, the Falcon 357 is called the "Jungle Falcon" and has been given a new model. Like all non-scoped weapons in Far Cry Classic, it is now possible to use the weapon's iron sights for more accurate shooting.
The Desert Eagle is a large calibre, semi-automatic pistol that fires powerful rounds that are normally only used in revolvers, such as the .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, or .50 Action Express. Despite its reputation and widespread popularity, it is actually quite impractical for use as a sidearm, due to its large size and weight, high recoil, relatively small magazine capacity, high price per unit, and costly ammunition. As such, it is not employed by any major military or police forces and mostly wielded by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
- The Desert Eagle has appeared in each of the main games in the Far Cry series, although with a different name every time — in Far Cry 2 the weapon is known as the Eagle .50, while in Far Cry 3 it is called the D50.
- At the end of the original Far Cry, the Desert Eagle that Jack Carver uses to execute Harland Doyle makes the same firing sound as the P9P from Perfect Dark Zero.