GUN Opinions on the "Baby Desert Eagle"

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  1. Tre003

    Tre003 OT Supporter

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    They've got one in 9mm at my local gun store. It will be my first handgun and I like the way it fits in my hand, could not find a bad review about it. What do you guys think?
     
  2. MTech

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    Really freaking heavy and pricey but they shoot nice.
     
  3. AustinL911

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    My friend's got one in 9mm. I don't much care for the feel of it, but I have to say I'm way more accurate with it than I am with my G23. Go figure.
     
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    Heavy like an anchor, but really accurate.
     
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    don't care for it. It's a range-only piece.
     
  7. Tre003

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    I liked the weight.. it actually felt like I was holding a gun. I was not impressed with the walther p99 which I've had my eye on for quite a while.. and some of the others that I held while I was there. I'll probably pick it up.
     
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    Nice shooter, and reliable. Too heavy to CCW. Pretty much a range gun.
     
  9. idleprocess

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

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    Fired one in .45ACP today. Heavy. Was not overly impressed with it. I was fairly accurate with it though...
     
  10. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    Fired the same one Idle shot.....in 16 rounds it was reasonably accurate, easy
    to shoot, didn't like the failure to feed though on round 14.
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    In other news, I let the owner of the baby eagle shoot the Sig226 and she
    immediately asked how much I paid for it and declared it awesome or some
    shit :)
     
  12. MTech

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    An old buddy had one and the desert eagle and I know he said with one of them he really had to baby it to make sure it'd work perhaps somebody can chime in which model cause I can't remember and he made a pretty big deal of it..
     
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    its a gas blowback design, which is rare for a handgun, if that's what you mean?
     
  14. Tre003

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    From what I've gathered.. marketing.
     
  15. MTech

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    yea but one of them I know he complained clogged up pretty easily so he always pampered the hell out of it. I know his actual carry piece cause of that was a taurus .45 which he said he never had problems which (which those are hit or miss I know)
     
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    The desert eagle was always sort of a technical show-case. It wasn't neccessarily a good design, or even a good idea. And it didn't really serve any imediate need. It was made to show what was possible, and to fire a rediculous round for nothing other than to say they could.

    That being said, I think it's sackriden to all hell and back, and when people say "deagle" it makes me want to strangle kittens.
     
  17. MTech

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    What are they like to shoot?? I hear both sides like it's all big and tough so it handles recoil than others say they really kick.. obviously they pack a hell of a round, but I don't get the idea because they have shit for capacity for the size of the gun.
     
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    its a huge round, so capacity is weak. Plus the bulk is in the slide due to the gas blowback design. The grip isn't all that big so you're not able to get many rounds in.

    It kicks a fair amount, but when you consider what round it's shooting, then it manages it well.
     
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    I don't mean just the 50... all of them hold like 7 or 8... I don't see why you wouldn't just get a revolver it holds the same or damn close and is half the size.
     
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    again, the desert eagle is not in existance because it was needed -- it's a technical showcase to show what's possible. It's not practical.
     
  21. idleprocess

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

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    The Baby Eagle bears no resemblance to the Desert Eagle. The resemblance to CZ is fairly immediate; as such it looks to be a conventional short-recoil operated design.
     
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    A guy at my USPSA clubs shoots a Baby Eagle and it seems like it jams at least once per stage. It may just be a poor maintenance thing but it doesn't leave me with a good impression.
     
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    If you like that "design" why not get the real deal and get a CZ SP01 Tactical?

    To "me" that's like saying "hey guys, should I get a Fiero with a Ferrari body kit or just by the Ferrari?"

    I'm all for being "original" but I tend to stay away from less proven companies and designs because I'm not rich enough to be anyones guinnie pig and don't want to end up with a lemon. Buy what's already been a solid and proven design. DEabgles are corny to begin with. I never acknoledged them as a serious company. Like I don't consider "snoop dog" or "slim shady" as legitamit clothing designers.
     
  24. CKMustangCobra

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    There is really only one reason why I bought a Desert Eagle...

    I wanted to scare people at the range.

    A buddie I shoot with all the time bought a S&W 629 and we both fell in love with the round (.44mag). I then wanted a .44mag... I was always obsessed with the Desert Eagle so I finally found a used one and picked it up.

    We reload our our rounds (pretty hot) and the sound, flash, accuracy and peoples reactions are just EPIC.

    It's a semi-auto pistol that can handle magnum loads.

    Can't carry it comfortably, low capactiy, over 4lbs., bulky, SA only, shitty safety and slide catch....

    but like a lot of exotic cars and such... they just have this status that is unmatched.
     
  25. MTech

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    why not the .50?
     

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