Only way NOT to find out if they can work with their online competition is NOT to ask, I suppose.
well. it looks as if my hardware store (which is less than 5 minutes away!) is a FFL who can order just about anything and has the cheapest prices around - who knew!! so i plan on ordering a baby eagle 9mm compact polymer when my tax return gets here... i will have a range report and comments to follow.
ps held another at gander mountain last weekend, a .40 steel semi compact.... there is just something about 'em i really like!
pps i also have a ruger lcp on order - wonder when that will arrive?
ok.. i was this close --><-- to buying the baby eagle. when i noticed something... my finger was tip toeing to reach the trigger. the grip is awesome, comfortable and smallish, however the trigger reach is LONG. holy cow. i guess i can chalk it up to novice oversight but now i am at square one again.
any suggestions here for a small 9mm semi auto with a short trigger reach?
the trigger reach on my p95 is 2.75 in. which is perfect.
First of all, this is not a review as much as what I think is my obligation to share something I would want to know before buying the latest generation of Jericho aka Baby Desert Eagle polymer pistols. As background, I own 18 handguns and shoot between 300-500 rd's a week. I take care of all my guns. Ok, i'll get to the point.
I have bragged on these weapons for the last 3 years, and considered my 40 my go-to firearm for a few common reasons I'll mention later. But after buying the 9mm version so I could lower my cost of shooting, the trigger assemblies both broke within a 6 week period. I don't know the component parts that broke, but the 40 trigger didn't reset after a shot, and a very small circular piece of metal fell out. The 9mm was a different issue, where it became loose from side to side. The undeniable positives about the guns: eats any ammo, as accurate as any, glock-speed breakdown, good looks, good grips, and nice balance.
Magnum Research fixed both within 30 days and at no cost even though the 40 was 3 years old. Even so, I had to find a replacement with a tried & true history of reliability and durability. The all steel versions may have this, but I would wait for the polymer series to develop a similar track record. I decided on the H&K P30's (P30L 9mm, P30 40 LEM) and a Sig P228.