New Micro Desert Eagle


February 17, 2009, 02:25 PM
I, like so many people, am constantly in search of the perfect Reliable pocket pistol. So yesterday I bought a new Micro thinking since it is a copy of the Czech design ZVI, and since I am a die hard CZ believer this might be the one. Appears to be well made with good materials and nicely machined - nice finish- kinda ugly but balanced. Small and a little heavy 18 oz.
Anyway today was range day--so here we go --looong trigger pull but not gritty. Bang, bang every time. Shots going a little high but that's my fault.
Now folks I'm not a weenie but I've never met a blowback that was comfortable to shoot, and my string is not unbroken. After fifty rounds my hand had, shall we say, some discomfort. I can see some 600 grit paper and the Dremel are going to be used. Once some of the offending parts are smoothed down I believe it will be better. Of course this is not a range gun and so far I'm impressed with the reliability although I know it needs further shakedown. Sorry for being so long winded.

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February 17, 2009, 02:29 PM
So, give us the bottom line. Do you like it? Which other small .380 pistols have you shot? Compare it to them.

February 17, 2009, 02:57 PM
Wyocarp, yes so far I think its a keeper for two reasons size and Reliability. Of course it will have to be fired a lot more. In response to other small .380s. I have fired a Kel-tec p3at did not like it and would not buy one because of questionable reliability. (now you KT owners don't jump on me as I own and like my KT p32, just no p3at for me.)
Also I owned a Bersa CC 380 and got rid of it because of continual feed problems and this was after it had been to their gunsmith in Colorado. Gun felt good but I have this thing about reliability. I'm not bashing Bersa...I dont bash any guns (with the exception of AMT)
Last but certainly not least I own a Colt Pony Pocketlite which was worked on by the old Scott McDougall firm, and it is dead on accurate (as accurate as my CZ) and a soft shooter and in fact relaxed my sore hand today. Of course it's not a blowback.
What the devil, I'm rambling again -- The micro will get better and I'll get more used to it-- I'm sure I can improve my accuracy and if it's reliable that fit the bill.

February 17, 2009, 04:07 PM
I had the opportunity to play with a dealer demo Micro Eagle, and I'll keep my P3AT. The micro is a well made and good looking little pistol, but recoil was far more pronounced than with the considerably lighter P3AT. Also found it difficult to shoot accurately in any capacity with the super short sight radius and minimal grip.

They're a cool little gun, but for $500, they can keep 'em.

February 17, 2009, 06:35 PM
So how does it compare with NAA .380 or Ruger LCP?

February 17, 2009, 08:05 PM
I've never handled a NAA so I can't comment, and from what I understand the LCP is the same as the P3AT without the latest enhancements.

The Lone Haranguer
February 17, 2009, 08:19 PM
At least it was reliable. That is encouraging.

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