The baby's are pretty mean looking, but it's a 4 inch barrel vice the 5 inch you get with the .50. For the thousand dollars less you pay I suppose an inch off the barrel isnt bad. They come in either steel or polymer and do have a break in of about 300 hundred rounds. I recommend the steel in .40 if you can find one. My buddy ordered his and paid 517 out the door. That was on base though. Your mileage may vary.