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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by ji long View Post
    i picked up my baby eagle .45 last week. i have not had a chance to shoot it yet (i should be going to the range this weekend) but it is actually more comfortable to carry than my walther p99, the walther weighs about half as much but the baby eagle is thinner and i like the weight of steel guns.
    Congrats on your new purchase. Let us know how you like it.
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    well to add my 2 cents.. I own a .40 full size baby eagle and absolutely love it! the feel of it is the most comfortable I have held in my hand.. the trigger is the best trigger I have felt. it is accurate.. easy to carry. talking about it makes me want to buy another one...
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

  4. I joined this forum just to reply to this thread. I bought myself a .45 Baby Eagle for Christmas and have had a similar experience to what Patty5377 described. I put a 100-rd box of Winchester FMJs through it with absolutely no problems, then fired a 50-rd box of Remingtons a few weeks later and had two fail to feed all the way into the chamber. The slide would stay open about 1/4 inch. It also had trouble feeding Hornady TAPs in the same manner, but when the Hornadys jammed, it would get stuck. It took about all my strength to retract the slide and remove the cartridge.

    I suppose I should just keep firing bullets I know the gun likes until it's broken in, but I'm also considering getting the ramp and chamber polished. Any thoughts from people with infinitely more firearm experience? If nothing else I'll have to find some "protection" loads that the Baby Eagle agrees with.
    Last edited by SpaceFrank; 01-15-2009 at 02:39 AM.

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    Exclamation I have a baby eagle in .40S&W

    It took 400 rnds to properly break it in. It is now smooth as butter. I polished the feed ramp with jewelers rouge on a felt pad with a dremel tool. It eats everything. Good shooting and put some more WWB through her to get her going. She is just a tad tight right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDavidM View Post
    I have no experience with them. I do know there are several people on here that have them and I believe they are all pleased.
    I am one of those people. I LOVE MY BABY!
    By far the absolute best gun I have EVER owned. ZERO COMPLAINTS.

    There is a Desert Eagle Thread here on USAC... do a search.
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    so i finally fired my baby. this gun feels great smooth recoil and great accuracy. i love this gun but i too had the problem so often described about this gun, the slide does not return to battery by about .25 inch. i fired 150 rounds through her and this happened about 5 times. i am not giving up on this gun. I think this gun just needs to be broken in more than most because the slide to frame fit is much tighter than any other gun I have fired. Also the mag i took to the range with me was binding when i loaded more than 7 rounds. I took apart the mag and cleaned the crap out of it and it seems to be working with 10 rounds now. Also i oil the slide rails every other day because the metal soaks it right up, i think after plenty of oil and use this will be my new favorite gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ji long View Post
    i think after plenty of oil and use this will be my new favorite gun.
    I have no doubt that it will be... baby's rule!
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  10. My .45 BE seems to be behaving better. Last time I took it to the range, I put 2 more 50-rd boxes of Remington FMJ RN through it. Halfway through my first magazine it stovepiped a live round (possibly a result of limp-wristing?), but after that I had no problems and didn't see any more failures to feed all the way like before.

    It seems like it's just getting broken in. When I have fired a few hundred more rounds without any issues, I'll feel comfortable using this gun for defense. I also picked up some Golden Sabers, on the advice of the local gun store. Like Ji Long, I cycled them through with no problems, but I still want to make sure they will feed properly when firing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ji long View Post
    i was looking for a reasonably priced .45 and came across the baby eagle .45. i as just wondering if anybody here has experience with this gun. any and all comments appreciated.
    I have shot only one Baby Eagle and it was a 9mm. I was not impressed, but it was new and I'm sure after a few hunderd rounds it would be a lot better. For an inexpensive small 45 I would highly recommend a Taurus PT-145.
    Very compact. comfortable to shoot, light weight, accurate, holds ten rounds, has a smooth and unique trigger, easy to strip and service, and costs under $400.00. Don't get much better than that even at much higher prices.

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