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Desert Eagle Magnum Research Black Baby Airgun

Type: BB air pistol
Manufacturer: Umarex
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
FPS: 420

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.

Pros:

  • Price is right at around $50.
  • Will fit smaller hands much better than the full sized Desert Eagle.
  • Has both a top and bottom picatinny rail for all your accessory mounting needs.
  • Magnum Research Licensed.
  • Not bad in terms of power, accuracy and CO2 usage combination.

Cons:

  • Mostly all plastic.
  • Very few actual working parts, only the trigger and cross bolt safety.
  • Trigger is very long and kind of unpredictable.
  • If you decide to mount the included top picatinny rail, you will not be able to use the pistols built in iron sights anymore.
  • Unsightly screw holes on the left side of this air pistol.
  • No drop out magazine of any type.

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)
Action:Semi-Automatic
FPS:400 to 450
Ammo Type:Steel BB
Power Source:Co2
Rail Type:Picatinny
Trigger Action:Double
Gun Blowback:Non-Blowback
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Dec 10, 2014

Good but needs work.

This gun is alright in terms of accuracy to say the least. It fits in the hands pretty nicely and it handles fairly well. One thing that is a big turn-off for me is the accessory railings. One question I pose is this. Why even put an optic sight on this thing anyways? I get that some people have left-over optic sights but there are some who don't have any accessories to speak of. One suggestion is that customers and purchasers should have the option to order the same gun, but without the railings. Also, in terms of looks, it's alright but it would look a lot better if you had the option to order this gun with a custom plate job like gold or nickel for example.All-in-all, I give this 4 stars.
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Umarex Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle CO2 BB Pistol Field Test Review

Umarex Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle CO2 BB Pistol Field Test Review

(194 raters) 57908 views - 10/11/2014 8:26:54 PM
http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com - Umarex Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle CO2 BB Pistol Field Test Review.

-CO2 Powered
-4.5mm Steel BB's
-15 Round Internal Magazine
-Desert Eagle Copy (Not to Scale)
-Semi Automatic DAO
-Non-blowback Action
-420 FPS

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.

Buy this Umarex BB Gun in the Canada Replica Airguns Store:
https://www.replicaairguns.ca/desert-eagle-magnum-research-black-baby-airgun

Check out the full Table Top Review on my website at:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2014/10/10/umarex-magnum-research-baby-desert-eagle-co2-bb-pistol-table.html
Umarex Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle CO2 BB Pistol Table Top Review

Umarex Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle CO2 BB Pistol Table Top Review

(138 raters) 28107 views - 10/10/2014 11:43:36 PM
http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com - Umarex Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle CO2 BB Pistol Table Top Review.

-CO2 Powered
-4.5mm Steel BB's
-15 Round Internal Magazine
-Desert Eagle Copy (Not to Scale)
-Semi Automatic DAO
-Non-blowback Action
-420 FPS

This video is a walkthrough table top review of the Umarex Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle CO2 4.5mm Steel BB Pistol. I talk about its features including its reduced cost and size. I also talk about the pros and cons for the Umarex Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle.

OK, so I'm rarely thrilled with the lower budget plastic super simple BB pistols but they do have their place. The 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 it's 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..

Buy this Umarex BB Gun in the Canada Replica Airguns Store:
https://www.replicaairguns.ca/desert-eagle-magnum-research-black-baby-airgun

Check out the full review on my website at:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2014/10/10/umarex-magnum-research-baby-desert-eagle-co2-bb-pistol-table.html

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