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    Smile baby eagle???

    does anyone on the forum own a baby eagle? i was looking at one yesterday,very nice looking gun and reasonable price at academy.do they only come in 9mm,how are they to shoot,clean.i would like to get some input from members that own one...thanks

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    They also come in 40 S&W and 45ACP.

    http://www.magnumresearch.com/Browse...+Eagle:Pistols

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    Yeah, I just bought one a few days ago actually! It's a really nice shooting gun. It's heavy, but it helps a lot...recoil feels like nothin'! The DA trigger is long and heavy, but the SA is pretty darn nice. Almost reminds me a bit of my 1911's trigger when I had it, although there is a very small bit of take-up on it. I have the full-size, steel frame 9mm.

    I've put 270 rounds through it so far, and it had one FTE (stovepipe), which I feel wholeheartedly was my fault- limp wrist. I had the gun on target and was taking up the slack on the SA trigger when I went just a bit too far, lol. I didn't have a good grip on it at the point, and it recoiled up very noticeably. I ran 200 WWB FMJs, 50 Remington JHPs, and 20 Gold Dots. It liked them all! The gun definitely seems accurate, although I wasn't grouping too well at first (new gun to get used to!). The rear sight seems awfully high, and I was shooting high at first. When I started aiming just a little bit lower I got it back on target...just took some getting used to. I will say this: the hest I shot was about 23 yds or so on a B-34 silhouette, and all shots but two (out of probably 50) were in the target. The other two were still on paper. For ME, that's not bad. Up closer (7-10 yds) she groups very nicely. When I had the sights figured out I was grouping at $.50 piece size in the 10 ring.




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    Hey KingAirDriver by chance could you give me the dimensions on that girl you have. My old man really likes them but he's a pretty big guy so he needs big grips on his guns. Thanks

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    Sure, I'll do my best! Remember, mine's a full-size.

    Using a basic ruler:

    Height: Seems to be right about 5.50" (to the sight)
    Width: About 1.25" or so.
    Length: 8" from tip of barrel to the "beaver tail"
    - Slide is about 7.25"
    - Barrel length is about 4.5"

    Oh, hey, I FINALLY found the specs page on Magnum Research's site. Here's all the info:

    https://www.magnumresearch.com/Baby_Eagle_specs.asp

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    That sure is a good looking gun. I have never shot one or for that matter seen one up close. They do seem to be a little heavy but that will just help with muzzle flip. Good luck with the new BE.

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    thanks everyone, king air how are they to clean?

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    It's pretty easy to clean. Are you familiar with HKs? It's very similar to my USPc. Pull the slide back about 1/2" (there is a dot on the slide and a dot on the frame- line them up), then push the slide lock lever out, then just slide the slide off the frame. From there it's like a Beretta 92/96... once apart you have the spring and guide rod to remove (separate pieces), and then pull the barrel out. All done!

    Now, I've notice that getting that slide lock lever out requires quite a push, sometimes a painful-to-the-finger-tips push. This last time I just took the butt-end of a screw driver and gave it a little tap and it was out very easily. My slide takes a bit of "Umpf" to get off the frame, but both of these issues may be because it's a new gun. Who knows? Regardless, it's pretty easy to clean.

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