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Anybody up on the new micros?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Redmutt, Dec 11, 2008.

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  1. Redmutt

    Redmutt Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    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?
  2. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    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.
  3. deaconkharma

    deaconkharma Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    Columbia SC
    +1 P3AT half the price of the D.E.

    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.
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  4. mcwjr13

    mcwjr13 Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    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?
  5. makarovnik

    makarovnik Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    The forecast calls for pain.
  6. LUPUS

    LUPUS Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    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;

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  7. benzuncle

    benzuncle Member

    May 16, 2008
    Central Florida
    Welcome Redmutt and Happy Holidays!

    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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