Baby Eagle? Reliable?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by indyfan, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    I know quite a bit about firearms. That is I thought I did until my brother came to me the other day asking me if a Baby Eagle (Jericho) is a reliable pistol. I couldn't answer him because I don't know anyone who owns one, nor have I heard anything about it. The only rumor I've heard about Baby Eagles is that if you get sand in them, they'll explode.

    Anyone in the FTF own one? How's the reliability? My brother wants to buy one and I really don't know what to tell him.


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  2. EiteCombat

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    My GF owns one in .40. She's a newer shooter and is very proficient with it. She's put a few hundred rounds through it with no failures whatsoever. And at least in .40, the weight of the gun holds down the muzzle a bit and reduces the snap that you normally get. It's a big gun, definatly not a baby.
     

  3. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger New Member

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    A gun made in the desert,that will KB if it gets sand in it. WOW! The only negative thing I've ever really heard about them is its hard getting factory work done.
     
  4. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Pretty much everything I've heard about this model is positive. A friend of mine has one and his has been great. No complaints about my turn behind the wheel of his gun.

    It's something of a CZ 75 clone, but thicker through the slide/upper.
     
  5. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I had a baby eagle for a few years. I don't remember it ever having a failure of any kind. It was a reliable and accurate shooter.
     
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The only negatives I would say is there is limited area to grip the swlide to pull it back and safety on the slide.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    its a quality reliable cz75 clone. i would opt for the real thing and just get a cz75
     
  8. mkett39

    mkett39 New Member

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    I love my compact .40. Not to rock the boat but you say it's a clone well yes but if you think about it most every gun is a clone of one type or another.

    look at how many variants of the 1911 by lots of manufacturers to include variations(similar functions) in poly also.

    The revolver more so as it is a revolver.
    Just because a gun is copied after the "ORIGINAL" does not make it less and over the decades many have been improved.

    Just my observations and opinion. No hatred intended.
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    what i mean by clone is almost a direct copy. with enough cosmetic changes to avoid patent infringements. when companies copy something as unique as the cz75 its obvious. no other pistol is dissasembled quite like a cz75.

    but the baby eagle isnt as good as the original. its also more expensive so your better off going with the original. that was my main point. its not a bad gun just not enough to warrant the price over a cz.
     
  10. mkett39

    mkett39 New Member

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    OK I get your point. Thanks
     
  11. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Check out EAA as well. They make a selection of similar guns at a very good price. By similar, I mean an uncanny resemblance to the CZ design ;) I just bought a Witness Match .45 last week. Very pleasant gun to shoot.