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Old 10-21-2012, 11:41   #1
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I finally picked up a Baby Eagle pistol :)

As the title says, I finally scratched the Baby Eagle off my list. I've been looking on and off for a nice early model for a while now. This came into my local shop last week and I picked it up on Friday.

As many may know, I don't buy railed pistols (other than polymer), so a new Baby Eagle was out of the question. The Baby Eagle pistol was built in Isreal (I'm not sure if they still are), like its much bigger brother, the Desert Eagle used to be. They are basically clones of the trusty CZ75, but with just enough differences to make it interesting. The controls, frame, and trigger guard are all quite a bit different than a standard CZ 75B.

This example is in fine shape and came with the box and papers. Its chambered in 45ACP. What's interesting is that the 45ACP Baby Eagle is not nearly as massive in size as the CZ 97. Even the grip feels much slimmer than the grip on my CZ 97B.

Overall, I have always felt these were very solid all-steel pistols. I've had one on the list to get for several years, but never got around to picking one up until now.

Anyone have thoughts on the Baby Eagle? I know many here own them. Please tell me what you think.

Thanks and enjoy the pics.


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Old 10-21-2012, 11:41   #2
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:08   #3
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I feel kinda stoked.

I know you posted in my thread when I bought mine and said you desired one. I may be disillusioned, but I will pretend that I for once caused envy within Bac and caused him to buy something... An odd role reversal there.

I have the compact, and I absolutely love it. I have been carrying it for a few months now, and while heavier than my Glock, it fits and feels so good in my hand. Soft recoil, easy follow up shots. It is worming it's way through my thoughts and the idea of buying a couple more is taking firm hold.

Looks like a beauty. It is a Magnum Research branded model, which AFAIK came after teh KBI and Mossberg branded ones. I couldn't put a year on it, but late 90s wouldn't seem too wrong.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:45   #4
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Well, truth be told, I've had it on my list for about 4 years. However, the pics of yours and those of other owners certainly did not hurt.
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Old 10-21-2012, 14:45   #5
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Congrats yet again!
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Old 10-21-2012, 14:55   #6
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Another fine addition and pleasing to the eye.
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Old 10-21-2012, 15:06   #7
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It's definitively my favorite version of the Jericho 941!

I hate that the new ones are railed...
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Old 10-21-2012, 15:19   #8
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I was looking for one in .45 to go with my 9mm but my wife gifted me with another .45 that filled that "niche" so now it has gone from my "actively looking for" list to the "If I run across one" list.

I really like the fact that it is more manageable in the girth department than the 97B
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Old 10-21-2012, 17:51   #9
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Congrats!......again.

They are a good shooting pistol. My uncle had one, He really liked it.
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Old 10-21-2012, 19:16   #10
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I have been tempted to buy one many, many times. The lack of rubber grips (without the finger grooves - Hogue only makes a set with finger grooves) is what has stopped me to this point. I really like the look of the gun - much more than a CZ75

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Old 10-21-2012, 20:04   #11
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It's definitively my favorite version of the Jericho 941!

I hate that the new ones are railed...
I hear you, Zack.

I don't buy ANY railed pistols unless they're polymer.
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Old 10-21-2012, 20:23   #12
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Looks great. I've been thinking of getting a CZ 97. What are your opinions on that gun?
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Old 10-21-2012, 20:27   #13
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Anyone have thoughts on the Baby Eagle?
I like the versions with the safety on the frame. That said, the one you picked up is definitely a nice example.
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Looks great. I've been thinking of getting a CZ 97. What are your opinions on that gun?
Its a great shooter, but very big and heavy. The grip is enormous in size and not great for those with some hands.

Like anything CZ builds, its a high quality pistol, however.
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Looks great. I've been thinking of getting a CZ 97. What are your opinions on that gun?
I picked up an EAA Witness instead. iIt was lightly used and came with a .3 conversion and I added a 10mm. I kind of wanted a "transformer" pistol

I have plans to pick up a .38 Super top in the furure for S&G
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Congrats! Those are very nice shooters,my friend at work has one.
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Very nice.

I've been a fan of steel Baby Eagles but always shied away because they felt heavy to me for a daily carry.

I still look them over close at gunshows, though. Maybe one day.
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What was the caliber the Jericho was originally designed around?
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Very nice.

I've been a fan of steel Baby Eagles but always shied away because they felt heavy to me for a daily carry.

I still look them over close at gunshows, though. Maybe one day.
They're definitely heavy for carry.
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What was the caliber the Jericho was originally designed around?
It may have been the 41 Action Express.
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