Magnum Research formally introduced the Baby Desert Eagle III at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville. If you are attending the show, stop by the Kahr Firearms Group, Booth #2049, to check it out. MSRP for the Baby Desert Eagle III will range from $646 to $691, depending on model.
The new series is sleeker, with a trimmed-down slide and frame, making its shape more like its big brother, the Desert Eagle, and the trimmer design makes it lighter than previous Baby Desert Eagle II models.
The Baby DE III can be purchased in polymer or steel frame, full size or semi-compact, and in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP calibers. The full-size 9mm pistol with the steel frame weighs 38 ounces, measures 8 inches in overall length, a 4.43-inch barrel, and a slide width of 1.31 inches. It is 5.375 inches tall.
Elsewhere, it features a precision-land-and-groove match barrel, ambidextrous teardrop-shaped decocking mechanism on the slide, smoother trigger pull, fully interchangeable magazines with all Baby Desert Eagle II models, and a reversible magazine catch for either left- or right-handed shooters. The integral tactical accessory rail allows laser and light accessories to be attached.
The steel frame and slide are produced from carbon steel with a matte black-oxide finish. The Baby DE III can also be purchased in a polymer frame with a black finish. Other features include a double/single-action (DA/SA) trigger with a 12-pound trigger pull (DA), or 4 pounds for single action. The rifling is a right-hand twist with six lands and grooves, and the sights are combat-type white three-dot fixed units. The Baby DE III ships with two magazines.