“New” Micro Desert Eagle .380 Pistol

    I missed the announcement for the Micro Desert Eagle, but I think it came out in mid November.

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    Magnum Research are claiming this is a new pistol but CZF (@ THR) identified it as a the Kevin pistol manufactured by Czech company ZVI. The Kevin itself is fairly new and was introduced in 2007.

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    ZVI Kevin

    This Micro Eagle is an interesting pistol that does differentiate itself from other .380 Auto sub compact pistols. It features what Magnum Research call “gas assisted blowback” and what ZVI call “reverse gas withdrawal”. From ZVI:

    The pistol has a dynamic breech, DAO trigger mechanism, and fixed sight. The pistol does not require any safety lever due do the DAO system. Its frame is made of a high strength aluminium alloy, the barrel and slide of steel. A comfortable and precise fire is secured by the use of a reverse gas withdrawal to slow down the slide (patented).


    Caliber: .380 Auto
    Length: 4.52″ / 116 mm
    Length of the Barrel: 2.22″ / 57 mm
    Height: 3.71″ / 95 mm
    Width: 0.90″ / 23 mm
    Finish: Nickel Teflon
    Weight: Empty 14 oz / 400 grams
    Magazine Capacity: 6 Rounds
    Trigger Mechanism: DAO
    Safety: DAO (which I think means none)
    Sights: Fixed/Non-Adjustable

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    It is retailing at the Magnum Research website for $535.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!