The Baby Desert Eagle’s full-length frame rails and high-grade finish make for a feeling of exceptional smoothness when the slide is cycled by hand. The slide rides lower in the frame than conventional handguns and lowers the bore axis, resulting inless muzzle flip.
The iron sights are excellent combat-style designs with a white, three-dot insert.
The barrel is 3.9 inches long. The Baby Desert Eagle is supplied with a polygonal rifled barrel. Polygonal rifling is cut shallower than conventional rifling. Adherents feel that this rifling imparts less damage to the projectile and produces a better gas seal behind the projectile. Theoretically, accuracy may be improved although this is difficult to demonstrate. A caution when choosing ammunition… this type of rifling is NOT friendly to lead bullets. There is little depth for lead deposits to build up. When deposits build, pressure may be greatly increased. Lead bullet handloads or commercial reloads must be avoided with this class of handguns. Plated or jacketed bullets are the choice for practice ammunition.
The Baby Desert Eagle features bushingless barrel lockup and an angled camming wedge for lockup.
The safety departs from the CZ 75 in that it is mounted on the slide rather than the original position on the frame. The slide-mounted safety is also a decocker. This safety mechanism seems the preferred type for institutional sales. The Baby Desert Eagle incorporates a positive firing pin block into the action.