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Who's got a Desert Eagle(baby Eagle)and what do you think?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mdsteele, Feb 6, 2003.

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  1. mdsteele

    mdsteele Member

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    I've had mine for about five years now and have yet to have a malfunction of any kind. I shoot 50 rnds through it a week and it is very comfortable to shoot. It's a duty size 9mm with only a decock.
     
  2. faustulus

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    I've had one for 8 years. I don't shoot it much becuase it is a .40 and well I dispise the .40. But it was my first pistol I bought and I am loath to get rid of it. That and it shoots like a dream. It has had some feed problems in the past. I had a trigger job on it and now it has one of the best pulls of any gun I own. It did get me hooked on the CZ family.
     
  3. 10-Ring

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    A buddy of mine had one, had a trigger job done to it and hada really nice little shooter.
    Comfy in the hands, ate everything he fed it and was really accurate. The steel frame & slide work well together to absorb recoil.
     
  4. arinvolvo

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    I have fired the baby 40...it is a nice solid gun...I liked it, but I never bought one...so maybe that means something....

    Or maybe I just forgot that I liked it...I dont know...I cant remember. :rolleyes:
     
  5. joeoim

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    I have had one for about a year now and really like it.
    .45 ACP, holds 11 rds with one piped.
    I don't think it's ever failed to feed or fire.
    Shoots good.
    Check out EAA's Witness before you buy. It's basically the same pistol, with rubber grip panels . I like it a little better.
    Take a look at the "wonder finish".
    Joe
     
  6. Handy

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    Great gun, especially at current prices. Built to last, polygonal rifling, all steel. Heavy, mine often failed to lock open. But a good weapon. CDNN has a compact for $279!
     
  7. Tecolote

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    The IMI Jericho/Baby Eagle comes in a bunch of variations, from decocker to manual decock. It's not just a Tanfoglio. IMI engineers actually supervised production of the frame, slide and barrel. They were finished and assembled in Israel. Unlike the Tanfoglios the IMIs have full length frame rails and a more ergonomic grip. They're known for their durability and reliability. Unfortunately they were expensive to produce so Israel had begun to move away from them in favor of the less expensive Glocks. The flow of arms from Europe to Israel in unreliable so IMI is now producing the Jericho/Baby Eagle successor, the Barak.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Handy

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    I try to not be TOO critical of looks, but that thing smacks of Sci-Fi Channel.
     
  9. triggertime

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    I had a Jericho variant when they were being imported by Magnum Research, which is basically a Baby Eagle with a frame mounted safety ala the CZ-75.

    The only downside other than its mediocre accuracy was that the beavertail was unnecessarily sharp and had a tendency to cut the web of the hand while aquiring your grip prior to the drawstroke or while manually cocking/decocking the hammer.

    Other than that, it was reliable, just not very accurate.
     
  10. arinvolvo

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    I am going to have to second Handy's statement....How do you set it to "stun"?
     
  11. mdsteele

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    Hey Handy, what is CDNN? I did a search and found a parts site.
    If I could get a compact for under three hundred I will buy it now.
     
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    I was blind-sided by a compact 9mm Baby Eagle I picked up for a friend in another part of the state, $239 used. I test shot it for him and was so impressed with the recoil and accuracy that I kept it and dumped my P7

    .....after shooting them for 18 years!


    Now if I could just find a shoulder rig for it, nobody seems to have the spicific one but I assume it fits in a CZ or EAA just fine( but I don't know which version )




    FWIW- Kieth's Gun Shop in Gresham Oragon sells the entire Baby Eagle line for $299, $279 at gunshows
     
  13. Handy

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    If you go to that parts website and download their PDF catalog (follow their download instructions), it has a ton of cheaper new guns.

    http://www.cdnninvestments.com/dowournewcat.html

    It's 10.2Mb and slow, but has everything they sell. Or just call their 800 number.

    Just downloaded and didn't see it. Call 'em.
     
  14. mdsteele

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    Thanks Handy! And Dude.
     
  15. mdsteele

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    I called CDNN and they are out of stock on the compact baby eagle.
    It WAS 279.00! What a bummer, I would have scooped that up in a hurry.
     
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    I just picked one up in .40, mainly because it was very cheap and a CZ based gun. The fit and finish are very nice--above that of my Witnesses, and on par with a CZ. Excellent trigger. I can't wait to hit the range and try it out.

    GR
     
  17. XavierBreath

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    I like mine a lot. It's steel, black, accurate, and reliable. The only thing I would change is the rear sights. They stick up like rabbit ears. A blued barrel would have been nice as well. Other than that, I challenge anyone to find a better sidearm for the same money. FWIW, mine is a .40.
     
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    The rear sight on the IMI Jericho/Baby Eagle is purposely massive to allow for one handed cocking by using the rear sight to hang onto the belt. It's one of the techniques taught in Israel where chamber empty is the typical carry mode.
     
  19. Longbow

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    the Barak is so....

    damn ugly!.... ' thought Glocks were ugly....:eek: :eek:
     
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