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Anybody shot a baby eagle in 45 ACP? seems they got some design ideas off of CZ.

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by SteveM, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. SteveM

    SteveM Oregon New Member

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    I'm curious about how the baby eagle shoots and if it has a firing pin block in it?
  2. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    I had one and It was finicky on ammo. Couldn't shoot reloads through it. Very tight and well machined gun with a good trigger. I got rid of it because it was a tank. I have fullsize 1911s that weigh less.

    Never tore it down to inspect it other than separating the slide from the frame. I didn't really like the safety on it as it put a dent in the primer everytime the safety was engaged.

    As far as how it shot it wasn't to bad. It was so heavy that recoil wasn't a issue at all. Trigger was a nice smooth and steady pull. Accuracy sucked. Couldn't hit a small target 20 feet in front of me.
  3. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I shoot one all the time had it for a couple of years now. I shoots reloads, hollow point and never had one jam. I think it is a very accurate. It took me awhile to get use to the trigger. I don't think I would want to carry one every day cause it's built like a tank.
    I think they are a great pistol for the price.
  4. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    I had & shot one. put a few hundred rounds through it.
    i'm apparently no trigger snob* (for handguns anyway), so didn't mind it at all.
    my biggest gripe was its weight... really is built like a tank.

    *not that being a "trigger snob" is at all a bad thing!
  5. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    The baby eagles are def CZ clones from everything I have read. I had a 9mm that shot pretty well but as they are close to the same price best to stick with a real CZ. I have never had one let me down. The 45 I shot was ok without any jams but the baby eagle was nothing to write home about.
  6. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    They are CZ clones. CZ didn't have legalities squared away to protect their design, which is part of why there are so many variants.

    I really like the EAA (Tanfoglio) Witness line best for a .45 "CZ".
  7. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    I had a Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle II in .45 ACP. OK gun, but not up to what I was expecting. You'd be better off getting a real CZ-97 IMHO. And you better have great big hands, too. Was too big for my middle-sized mitts.
  8. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I have a CZ 97B. It's the CZ 45ACP model.
    Size and weight is virtually the same as a 1911 but the grip is slightly wider as it takes a 10 round double stack magazine.
    My FNP45 was even larger in grip size. I prefer the ability to swap in a custom hammer, trigger and sear to get a trigger pull that will match a custom 1911.