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Anyone fired a Magnum Research Micro?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by FiveFiveSixFan, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. FiveFiveSixFan

    FiveFiveSixFan Well-Known Member

    I just had the opportunity to handle a Magnum Research Micro and while it seemed very well-made, like their other products, I did have some concerns. It seemed like it would be very easy to have the slide gouge the web of the firing hand or for that matter, the thumb of the support hand for those who are used to placing the thumb of the support hand between the thumb and index finger of the firing hand when shooting pocket-sized pistols.

    When I turned the Micro over to look at the left side, I was surprised to see a peel-off sticker advising care with hand placement relative to the slide.

    Have any Micro owners had any difficulties with grip while firing the Micro? Thanks!
  2. verdun59

    verdun59 Well-Known Member

    I haven't had any trouble firing mine and I don't think any of the other owners who have posted here had had any problems. I will say this it's a band-aid gun when you go to the range.
  3. ccoorreeyy

    ccoorreeyy Active Member

    I've had ZERO problems with mine and it is easy on the hand when shooting IMO. Not nearly as tough recoil as my other two pocket guns the Seecamp 380 and Rohrbaugh R9. The Micro is a very well made pistol and is a must have for the pocket pistol man.
  4. FiveFiveSixFan

    FiveFiveSixFan Well-Known Member

    In what way?


    Thanks for the reply. Looks like you have most of the good ones! Somehow, I think you're probably awaiting the debut of the XR9...
  5. verdun59

    verdun59 Well-Known Member

    I find that I have to put a band-aid on my trigger finger due to slap, that solves the problem. It is a well made gun and has been around awhile in Europe. Look up ZVI and KEVIN.
  6. gwillys

    gwillys Well-Known Member

    no doubt some hands are not suitable for the micro, but that's pretty easy to figure out before buying one. it was uncomfortable for me to shoot at first, but after a few outings and a couple hundred rounds, i wouldn't trade for any other pocket gun.

    the band-aid scenario is pretty funny, sorry to hear of your problems...i've never fired it anything other than one handed, and thats how i'd use it if SHTF. try to relax and just pull the trigger - you'll get used to it. the guy i talked to at MR said the pull can be lightened, but i'll keep mine as is.

    btw, there's no 380 ammo to be had around here. found some 9mm today & bought 400 rounds. & some 270win, 17hmr & 22mag. this situation is nuts.

    check this out --> No ammo to be sold after June 30th 2009
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  7. gbelleh

    gbelleh Well-Known Member

    I hope to shoot mine this week. I'll try to post a report.
  8. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    Saw one at Knob Creek last week. That sucker is *tiny*. There's even a warning sticker saying something to the effect that you need to watch your hold on the gun.

  9. kokapelli

    kokapelli Well-Known Member

    If you did a search you would have found some threads about the Micro here.

    The slide doesn't even come close to the web of my hand, but I do have small hands.

    150 perfect rounds fired so far.

  10. moph759fl

    moph759fl Well-Known Member

    I have one and have shot it at the local range. Yes it hurts to shoot 50 rounds, but it's not a target pistol. It will defend me and mine very well, had no problems slide bite. Yes it costs more then some and less then others. Yes it's ugly but ugly never figures one way or another in a gun fight. I like it better then my Kel-Tec P3AT & Kel-Tec PF9 ( Both Sold).

    I carry the Micro Desert Eagle when my Taurus Model 605, All Titanium (15oz) .357MAG Snub just won't conceal well.

    There is a Butt for every seat, and a gun for every hand.
  11. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I would suggest eschewing the "finger on front of trigger guard" grip. :uhoh:
  12. kokapelli

    kokapelli Well-Known Member

    Ha! Ha! My hands are small and I've never been able to use the front of the trigger guard comfortably, so no problem for me.
  13. verdun59

    verdun59 Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to break the band-aid habit, I can't really tell if it's trigger slap or getting pinched between the trigger and the guard, maybe I need to relieve the trigger a bit. There has been no slide bite, and I believe anyone with a modicum of intelligence would not put their finger in a position to have it shot off. Am I being too optimistic ?
  14. kokapelli

    kokapelli Well-Known Member


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