Anybody up on the new micros?


December 11, 2008, 11:50 PM
I am pondering between a NAA Guardian .380 and the new Desert Eagle Micro 380. I have never shot either. Does anybody have experience with either or both?

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December 12, 2008, 12:32 AM
I'd suggest the proven KelTec P3AT or Ruger LCP.
I haven't shot either of the ones you suggested but hopefully someone who has will respond. I just wouldn't suggest a gun that doesn't have a proven record of being reliable for a self defense tool, which I assume is the role since .380 isn't a common plinking caliber.

December 12, 2008, 11:18 AM
about half the weight and thinner too
same capacity
lifetime warranty
excellent company and service...
and I, My father, and (soon) my wife carry it...;)
TRUST ME! smart money on the keltec
and you almost COULD BUY 2 for the DE price

By the way, there is a thread somewhere I think in "handguns" section that I posted the comparisons of weight and measurements. It's either here or on .us site. I get confused between the two.

December 12, 2008, 11:48 AM
The desert eagle micro seems to be really similar to the keltec. I looked at the magnum research website what is the frame of the micro made of?

December 12, 2008, 02:09 PM
The forecast calls for pain.

December 12, 2008, 02:23 PM
ZVI KEVIN, Micro DE, Second Range Trip;

The pistol is totaly reliable with FMJ ammo.
The DAO trigger pull is heavy. Really heavy.
I had to pull the trigger with my arms, shoulders, whole body.
6 yards accuracy suffered from my trigger pull.
But the trigger has a second strike capability.
As you note the slide does not lock back after the last round. ( (

Here you can see the blast from the compansating wholes of the barrel in the first shot; (

December 12, 2008, 08:40 PM
The 380 in a small frame firearm has some snap to it. My first SD firearm was the NAA Guardian 380; I still carry it when, for whatever reason I cannot carry a 45acp. I bought the Guardian because it has a very nice fit and finish, was stainless steel, was very easy to strip and clean and believe the weight that many complain about is a plus. I carry it in a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster with a spare mag in my other pocket. When I go to the range, I shove at least 100 rounds through it. Practice is essential if you are going to carry a firearm for SD. I have shot up to 150 rounds in one session. I can't picture doing that with a Kel-Tec. The Kel-Tec would be fine if you don't plan on throwing a lot of practice rounds through it at one time. The Kel-Tec is definitely cheaper. I added nicer grips and the curved finger extensions to my 4 mags. I've done nothing else to it other than shove a lot of rounds through it, over a thousand so far with no troubles. The 380 is a decent up close round. It'll make'em leak at the very minimum. I keep mine loaded with 102gr Remington Golden Sabers. Good luck. Let us know how you make out.

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