We present a BaGa4Se7 (BGSe) crystal based coherent pulsed light source for high resolution mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy in the 4–12 µm region. The all-solid-state system consists of an injection seeded optical parametric generator (OPG) and an optical parametric amplifier (OPA) using two KTiOPO4 crystals. The idler output of OPG-OPA and the fundamental output (1064 nm) of a wavelength stabilized Nd:YAG laser are employed for difference frequency generation of MIR pulses in the BGSe crystal. Pulsed MIR radiation in the 4–12 µm range is obtained with typical pulse energies higher than 100 µJ and pulse durations of ∼5 ns. By measuring H2O absorption lines in the 8 µm region with this MIR light source and a cavity ring-down spectrometer, the linewidth of the MIR source is inferred as 120 ± 10 MHz, which is very close to the Fourier-transform limited linewidth of 5 ns laser pulses.