GUN Baby Eagle .45 as first pistol?

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  1. VANOS

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    After much research, I am 99% I am getting this gun. Anyone have any experience shooting one? Positives/Negatives? It will be my first pistol and will be primarily for home defense to be kept next to the bed, and also to have fun with at the range. I am also getting a Kel-Tec P3AT for CCW (not in DC).

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  2. FuckMyLife

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    why do you think you need a 45?
     
  3. AustinL911

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    My friend's got a 9mm version. Nice, accurate range gun IMO. But, I wouldn't want one for carry, which you said you're not. Home defense; I'm sure it'd be fine.
     
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    People like them...

    You can get better guns for the $$$.

    I would never buy a Kel-Tec.
     
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    Why do you think he thinks he needs a 45?
     
  6. Ultimate_Ninja

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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (BlackBerry8100/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

    I'd get something a little more non-cliché myself. There are better guns for the price IMO
     
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    Whats cliche about a baby eagle? The baby eagle is largely a clone of the cz-75. Personally I'd rather have the frame mounted safety on the cz-75 than the tumor on the slide of the eagle, but it should be a solid gun.
     
  8. MTech

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    it's pretty heavy..and no rail (you might want a light or laser on it since using for home defense.. Also it's just under 4in barrel.. not huge deal but if you're just going to have it at home you don't have to worry about concealing it so the better accuracy/speed of a longer barrel is always nice. I'd give a look at similar priced poly pistols like the M&P45, XD45 or even a Glock if it feels good in your hand.
     
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    I've got one in 9mm and :love: it. Great shooting gun. Some people have said that it might be a little on the heavy side, but I think it's fine. Grow some forearm muscles :mamoru:
     
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    i just got rid of mine (9mm) for computer parts, but when i had it, its fun reliable gun to shoot, nice and hefty gun. and great grip, fits very well.

    i believe the new models are coming out with polymer frame with rail or full metal frame with rails.
     
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    Just go ahead and put him on your IL - just did today along with PenisBird.
     
  12. VANOS

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    I've done plenty of research and it seems like a perfect round for target shooting/home defense combined :dunno:
     
  13. VANOS

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    Yeah I wish it came with a larger barrel, sort of weird to only make it available in "semi-compact", especially in .45 :hs:
     
  14. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Baby Eagles are heavy and pretty direct CZ knockoffs (to the point that I thought it was a CZ first time I handled one). The extra mass can help to cut down on perceived recoil.

    Not sure why you would want .45ACP for a first pistol. It's almost twice as expensive as 9mm and the recoil might be a bit much unless you have experience shooting centerfire pistols.

    Actually, the recoil I perceived with the Baby Eagle in .45ACP was about the same as my P220 and G21.
     
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    your making a good move. Great guns!
     
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    :bowrofl:

    You'll target shoot that thing exactly one time. Then you'll realize how expensive 45ACP is, and wish you got a 9mm.
     
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    And, with the technology of today's bullets, caliber doesn't matter anywhere near as much as it used to even twenty years ago.
     
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    people saying whether a gun is good or not for home defense is a joke and should be ignored.

    *oh no, this 9mm isn't not good enough for home defense!! god knows a 1500lb guy w/body armor is going to invade your house and you'll never be able to stop him with a simple 9mm**
     
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    :werd: I got a 1911 .45acp that has sat in my safe with only about 400rds through it since I bought it.. I am about to sell it and buy some type of 9mm :hs:
     
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    If you're getting that kel-tec just make sure you don't shoot it frequently - they wear out quickly i've heard. Shoot it enough to get familiar with it, then just CC.

    As for the .45 - i wouldn't buy a .45 for target shooting and HD as others have mentioned it's just too expensive for target shooting.

    I try to shoot my .45 weekly because it's my daily carry piece and it really sucks dumping that much money into rounds - i'm looking into getting the 22LR conversion for it so i can target practice cheaper :o
     
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    I thought .45 was all over the place? How much for a box of 20 fmj?
     
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    I shoot range reloads and it's $12 for 50, if i buy good shit at the store local it's about $20 a box of 50. 22LR is like $5 for 50 or something crazy cheap :rofl:

    I pay about $20 a box for my carry ammo, 20 rounds.
     
  24. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Cheap WWB .45ACP will run ~$30/100. Blazer can be had for ~$22/100, but it seems to sacrifice all kinds of quality to keep costs low.

    9mm is slightly more than half the cost of .45ACP.

    Prices keep going up, and .45ACP seems to jump before 9mm.

    Quality self-defense ammo will run you at least $0.50-$1.00/round, regardless of caliber - assuming you stick with the more common calibers (.380auto, 9mm, .357SIG, .40 S&W, .45ACP, .38SPL, .357).
     
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    You would be MUCH better off getting the original copy. the CZ 97...

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    Those baby eagles are such a "rough" copy. If you compare them side by side the CZ has a much better fit, and better machine work.

    As for what you shoot, that's up to you. I shoot a shit load of .45 acp and it's my favorite round.
     

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