There’s some very exciting news coming out of Magnum Research — the Baby Eagle is back!
This handgun is an offshoot of the Jericho pistol that came out in the 80s. Now, the third generation of the Baby Eagle is coming out soon from a company with a rich history of innovative firearms.
A Company With a High-Caliber of Quality
Magnum Research was actually created back in 1979, founded by Jim Skildum and John Risdall — who currently work as the President/CEO and the Chairman/COO, respectively. They are still actively involved with the company to this day, even though they sold it to the Kahr Firearms Group ten years ago in a buyout.
Their Main Claim to Fame
The biggest firearm innovation that Magnum Research has come up with is their famous Desert Eagle pistol. It’s a semi-automatic weapon that is known for having the biggest centerfire cartridge of any self-loading pistol. The first patent for it was obtained in 1983. It was then remodeled to its finished design and entered production in 1985. People went ballistic (ha ha) for this gun. There were three different variations of the pistol over the years, the Mark I, the Mark VII, and the Mark XIX in 1995.
The last model is still available today in a few different styles including the .357 Magnum and the .50 Action Express. You can get it in high-end finishes like brushed chrome and titanium gold. There are tons of cool aftermarket options that you can buy to customize your Desert Eagle as well. It’s truly one of the most highly sought after guns on the market today. Sharp. Clean. Accurate. The gun also has a long history of being featured in over 500 action films and television shows.
The Baby Eagle Flies Again
Since the Baby Eagle III is a descendant of the Jericho pistol, you’ll notice that this latest incarnation of the gun is quite a beauty. It’s a steel gun with a slim grip and double-stack frame. The look is sleek and sharp, coming in a .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) and a 9mm.
The main difference is that the bullet in the .45 ACP is .095 of an inch larger around than the 9mm’s ammo. They are both made to penetrate deeply into a target.
You can also purchase a polymer frame in the Baby Eagle III if you want a lighter weight gun versus heavier steel. The polymer frame would make it comfortable to conceal carry for all day wear.
The Director of Marketing for Magnum Research has stated that the Baby Eagle is very popular with the younger consumer because they have seen this gun, like the Desert Eagle, in many movies and TV shows.
With the popularity of firearms purchasing at an all time high right now, the Baby Eagle III is definitely going to be on many people’s shopping lists very soon. If you want to score one, the Kahr Firearms website has the full selection available to look over all the specs online before you head out to your local gun store to buy it.