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Discussion in 'Pistols' started by Friedrice, Apr 4, 2006.
My wife has decided that she wants a .45 as her concealed carry and is battling with which one to choose. Were looking @ fit, form and function and she has tried my Star PD and the B.E. and looking @ the EAA Witness Compact in steel frame. We dont want to have me be forced to do a bunch of gunsmithing on her new acquisition just to keep the function aspect as smooth as possible, so if there are any woman shooters posting on this website Id appreciate your input for my wifes benefit.
Well, Im not a lady, but one of my best friends has a baby eagle .45 and my only comment would be that it is heavy! However, it is not the polymer frame, it is all steel. So if you are seriously looking at a baby eagle, go with the polymer. Oh, I will also say that it shoots beautifully and have heard nothing but good things about them.
Also, have you looked at the Beretta PX4? Magnificent firearm! I own one and it has made me a Beretta lover for life. Good luck.
Thanks berettafool. I will pass the info on to my wife.
Hey, everyone! Got my wife that Baby Eagle with my Christmas bonus and MAN! Took it out to a friends farm to test fire it before I give it to her for Christmas and this gun performs! It appears they got the mag issues corrected and it was flawless! Im so pleased with this weapon that Im thinking seriously of selling off a couple of my other toys and getting one of these for myself! No feed issues, no stovepipe...NOTHING! Im sure my wife is going to love this weapon and guys the weight is definitely NOT an issue. When I put a full mag in a three inch group shooting rapid fire @ 15 meters I KNOW I can trust and depend on this weapon. No fears, no worries, this weapon was well worth the $485.00 price I paid @ the local Sportmans Warehouse for it and will gladly do it again soon for myself!
SO FAR I HAVE FOUND THAT THE TANFOGLIO MAGS (WITH THE ORANGE FOLLOWER, MADE IN ITALY) FOR THE EAA WITNESS HAVE WORKED THE BEST IN THE BE-.45 10 ROUND. PROBLEMS IS LOCATING THESE MAGS AS THEY SEEM TO BE VERY HARD TO FIND. BUT THE DO WORK EACH AND EVERY TIME RIGHT OUT OF THE BAG AND RIGHT DOWN TO THE LAST ROUND. I HAVE ALSO HEAR, BUT HAVE NOT TRIED THEM YET, THAT THE MEC-GAR MAGZ WORK JUST AS WELL. IM GOING TO GET 2 AND TRY THEM AS THEY SEEM TO BE EASY TO GET.
JUST A THOUGHT, BUT HAS ANYONE ASKED MAG RESEARCH ABOUT THEIR MAGAZINE PROBLEM OR WROTE TO THEM AND GOT SOME TYPE OF ANSWER FROM THEM ? CUZ IF BEARHORSE69 HAS FOCTORY MAGS THAT ARE WORKING WELL IN HIS NEW .45, MAYBE THEY FIXED THE PROBLEM OR STARTED GETTING BETTER MAGS ? ?
Snake, I bought 2 of the Mec-Gar mags at a recent gun show and did encounter one jam out of 100 rounds fired in my next trip to the range which was resolved by disassembling the mage and cleaning the burrs from molding off of the follower and putting a small amount of lithium grease (SUPER thin coat) on the follower. On my next trip tp the range the Mec-Gars both performed flawlessly. Nuff said, I still LOVE this fit, form and function of this gun!
Being some what of a newbie looking for that perfect hangun, how is the recoil control for a .40 S&W or .45 BDE? I've shot a variety of calibers in both Sig and HK but I haven't had the opportunity to try a Baby. I've heard that the recoil is almost like firing a 9mm.
Mr. K, The perceived recoil on my DBE .45 is quite easily manageable and the weapon, though considered somewhat heavy by most is one of the sweetest shooters Ive ever owned. From what I understand the .40 and the 9mm versions have a polymer frame which I personally dont care for due to the greater perceived recoil and the fact that polymer just doesnt stand the test of time like steel. The DBE was actually bought as a Christmas present for my wife who is all of 53 and easily outshoots me almost every time we go to the range with the DBE and giggles like a schoolgirl while shes watching the X ring vanish with every shot she squeezes off.
Thanks for the insight Bearhorse69!
As of Dec 06 I became a proud owner of a full size BE 9mm and I will start off by saying that I used this very forum before making my purchase. At first i was concerned about the weight of the full size all steel frame, but I over came that the minute I felt it in my hands at a gun show. I love the feel and accuracy of this pistol. Recoil on a 9mm is non extistent. over 1600 rounds through it and no jams or misfires. HOWEVER, as of 2 days ago, the slide sometimes goes foward on its own when slapping in a fresh mag. Like all things mechanical parts start to loosen and occasionally need a tune up. nothing man made is perfect. I highly recommend this pistol.
I saw your post below and after 3 factory BE .45 magazines proved unreliable, bought a CZ .45 magazine. It has fed 100 rounds perfectly so far. It is made by mec-gar. If it peforms flawlessly for 500 rounds, I plan to buy a couple more and toss the MR (Tangfolio) mags. The original BE plastic magazine base has to be used, but once you swap out the CZ base, the magazine fits and performs perfectly. Oh, and I did call MR and was told what dimension the mag opening should be. I bent in the edges of my magazines to match this dimension and it did not remedy the ftf problem. hope this helps. MrC
Just recently bought a Baby Eagle .45 . Ive put about 1k rounds threw it so far without a single problem. I was wondering where I can buy some accessories for it?
Just bought a BE 40 and I am trying to find a book on how to break the gun down, for cleaning and so.
I am strongly considering the BE 9MM, but been having a hard time finding a IWB holster for it, does anyone have a link i can go to.
To all of you out there asking about goodies (accesories) for the various configurations of the DBE, my wife and I having become BIG fans of this weapon since we got her one for Christmas have done quite a bit of research on this subject. The aftermarket selection of accesories is extremely limited but we did find one place that will custom make you whatever style of holster for your DBE you want either in leather or Zytel... fist-inc.com. I believe they do have IWB styles available. As for breaking down the DBE, pull the slide back approx. 1/4 until the 2 dots on the back of the slide below the safety line up the push the slide locking lever out from the right side of the weapon until it comes out the left side of the weapon. At this point the slide should be able to be removed from the weapon and the removal of the barrel is pretty simple to figure out from there if youve ever taken apart any 1911 style .45s. I ended up making my wife a custom leather holster for her DBE as I am a part-time leathercrafter and she seems quite satisfied with the finished product. I just couldnt see spending over $100.00 for a custom leather rig when I could make it myself for less money and a couple of hours worth of my time after custom fitting. Good Luck in your search!
THANKS MRC, ALL INFO HELPS WITH THIS FIREARM. I DO WISH THEY WOULD FIX THEIR PROBLEM.
ALSO, THE BE .45 STEEL FRAME WILL FIT ALL HOLSTERS MADE FOR THE S&W 4506. A LITTLE SNUG AT FIRST BUT WILL BREAK RIGHT IN.
i ni search a real pistol caliber 22 or beretta9x21 also used nobody can help me? i live in italy is possible make me to arrive the gun in italy?
if you want used gun, go to www.gunbroker.com
Hi, all! Looking for some info and comments. I'm in the market for a .45 for concealment. I've been seriouly considering a Baby Desert Eagle, but shot my dad's Glock 21 .45 and loved it! Has anyone shot the two and can give me some comparisons to consider.