Eagle Imports Now Shipping the Llama Micro Max

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson

Eagle Imports recently announced the company was now shipping the Llama Micro Max pistol. This pistol was first shown in the United States two years ago at the 2015 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Expo and Annual Meeting.

According to the company, this pistol is a reduced size 1911 style pistol that is chambered for the .380 ACP pistol. In this way, the Micro Max is similar to the Browning 1911-380 pistols.

The Micro Max is a single action pistol with a single stack magazine. Each magazine holds seven .380 ACP cartridges, giving the shooter a total of eight rounds on tap before a reload is needed.

In this scaled down gun, the barrel length is 3.75″. Overall, the gun is about 6.3″ in length and weighs just under 23 ounces unloaded. The slide and frame are both made of forged 4140 steel.

The gun is about 1.2″ wide, which is a bit thicker than many .380 ACP pistols aimed at concealed carry. However, the benefit is that it will better fill the hand of many shooters. Llama elected to use polymer grip panels with contouring that is supposed to improve comfort while shooting.

These guns have a matte blue finish, Novak style sights and an ambidextrous thumb safety. The suggested retail price of the Micro Max is $468.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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  • Retfed Retfed on Oct 22, 2017

    I realize I'm wasting my time, but I'm against pocket-sized single-action pistols on GP. Ninety percent of their owners will sooner or later pocket-carry them and, being afraid of carrying cocked and locked (the safety might slip off, then what?), will carry them either empty chambered or with the hammer down on a chambered round, and lie to themselves that (a) they will have time to charge the gun after they draw it or (b) they can cock it during the draw. In my opinion, all pocket pistols should be double-action.

  • Old Gringo Old Gringo on Oct 29, 2017

    Started on 1911s in the Army Military Police, in 1969, then a decade later carried a custom 1911 on active duty Air Force special units then as a civilian cop, before Glock came along, so guess I am a 1911 guy. Then there is the 380, I carried a Walther PPKs in law enforcement and never felt under armed and FWIW have killed 2 wounded deer with the PPKs with Hydroshocks and put them down quick. Lot of people swear by the little Glock 42 in 380, have one also just prefer the G43 in 9mm.

    I have investigated people getting dead from handguns, and most were from 22s or 38 special, most were one shot kills. Point is 380 is more than adequate for people, just not bears or hogs or zombies. Cabelas and Buds cannot keep the Armscor version in stock. SO if the choice is to put $400 into a fun little pistol or a CD that won't keep up with inflation, then maybe I should have one?

    Think about it, lots of folks carry the little Sig 380s who do not have the added safety of the grip safety....love the grip safety... Well there went $400.. And to the guys who love Colt, and of course I have some, just saw a Colt AR 10 that came from the factory with zero rifling in the bore...of course they gave him a new one, just saying while I have Colt 1911s, brand name does not mean quality anymore.