Type: BB air pistol
Model: Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle
Materials: Mostly plastic with internal metal parts
Weight: 1 pound
Barrel: 4.25 inches, metal non-rifled
Propulsion: CO2 x 1
Action: Semi auto, non-blowback, double action only
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's
Ammunition Capacity: 15 rounds - Internal spring fed magazine
Trigger Pull: The trigger on the Umarex Baby Desert Eagle is double action only, it is a very long trigger that has a medium to heavy pull weight with a very long take up and unpredictable release point. Shooting accurately and controlled will take some time in the saddle so to speak but can be achieved. This pistol is really for plinking at pop cans and such, shooting off hand for fun. My full Field Test Shooting Review to follow shortly...
Build Quality: The Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle is pretty much all plastic with some internal metal parts. The only actual working external parts are the trigger and the cross bolt safety. The slide catch, hammer, slide mounted safety and take down lever are all moulded into the plastic of the gun and are none functional. Even the magazine is internal so no need for a magazine release here! In the case of the Baby Desert Eagle, perhaps less is more since there is very little to break off or go wrong with this simplistic BB shooter ;)
Realism: This is a very close replica in terms of looks only (not to scale) to the real actual Magnum Research Desert Eagle with licensed trademarks and all. Keep in mind this is the "Baby" version so it is significantly smaller and lighter than the Pellet shooting full size Magnum Research Desert Eagle which could actually be a benefit to those with smaller hands. But again if we are simply talking about "looking like" a Desert Eagle than the Umarex Baby Desert Eagle does look the part, well except for the strange looking slide trigger.
Comments: OK, so I'm rarely thrilled with the lower budget plastic super simple BB pistols but they do have their place. They tend to work well and stay reliable since there are fewer parts and less mechanical gizmos to get messed up. When the shooting begins and the steel starts to fly, they point the same and they hit your target just the same and all for a lot less out of pocket fun. On the plus side the Umarex Baby Desert Eagle is a pretty decent looking Desert Eagle copy all be it a much smaller version so if you've always wanted the big boy version with its super huge handle and rather steep price point, well now you can get it in a size and price reduced version that just may be all you really need...
|Caliber:||4.5 mm (.177 cal)|
|FPS:||400 to 450|
|Ammo Type:||Steel BB|
|Body Type:||Desert Eagle|
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Make sure to watch my Table Top Review for this pistol for if you have not already done so. In this Field Test Shooting portion of my review for the Umarex Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle CO2 BB Pistol, I shoot 5 rounds through my Chronograph to find out if the claimed 410-420 fps is accurate or not. I also setup a paper target at my standard 30 foot range and shoot 10 rounds using a semi rested position (Standing in the back while resting the gun on a sand bag up front). I did not add any additional sight options to the rails on the Umarex Baby Desert Eagle but rather stuck with the open sights for this field test. In terms of performance, the Umarex Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle CO2 BB Pistol did pretty good for a really low cost BB gun with a rather long heavy unpredictable double action trigger. I was a bit surprised when I walked up to review the target to find just over a 2 inch group since while shooting it felt like I was pulling a many of the shots. The open sights are not adjustable in any way but I did shoot down the middle pretty well, but on the high side of the target. I would need to aim low to get this gun to shoot in the bulls-eye form 30 feet away. Either that or add some sort of sight to the top mounted picatinny rail. Read full article here: https://www.replicaairguns.com/2014/10/11/umarex-magnum-research-baby-desert-eagle-co2-bb-pistol-field.html Buy the Baby Desert Eagle in the Canada Store: https://www.replicaairguns.ca/desert-eagle-magnum-research-black-baby-airgun Buy the Baby Desert Eagle in the US Store: https://www.replicaairguns.us/desert-eagle-magnum-research-black-baby-airgun