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    I think you are giving up much needed velocity with the micro 9mms.

    You might have an edge with a 115 or larger .355 cal bullet over the
    90-ish .380 load, but I really don't know.


    My MDE with Double Tap or Hornady ammo suits me just fine.

    I would like to see them expand the MDE to the 9MM MAK chambering,
    for those out there that want a bit more punch than the .380.

    More and more holsters are coming on the market for this great little gun.

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    Holsters are not a problem, and neither are mags. My experience with the MDE has been excellent. It is a very solid and well made firearm, and has been 100% reliable for me through almost 600 rds. Yes, it's a little heavy... No, it's not ugly... and I can think of a lot more fun things to do than shoot it at the range.
    I say BUY.



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    MDE

    Have you considered a NAA .380? Great little gun, solid, well engineered just a little bit heavy. Have one and love it.

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    There's a local gun show on Saturday. I'll try to get over there and see what's available. Gander Mountain wants $529.00 while full MSRP is only $535.00. You suppose they have a profit margin?

    Either way, I'm hoping to:

    A. Find a few of these guns that have my interest.

    B. Get a decent deal on one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brylow View Post
    Have you considered a NAA .380? Great little gun, solid, well engineered just a little bit heavy. Have one and love it.
    I do like that one from what I've seen, but I haven't been able to put my hands on one yet.
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    By the way, guys, nice photography.

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    I've got P239 brain right now, so like another poster said, it is hard to delete a gun from the thinking cap.

    As for the slide not locking back. This is nothing really, just know it's gonna happen. When my LCP did not lock back I was like, what.........??????? Then I realized it was normal after asking around about it. When it stops going bang you simply reload a magazine. Done.

    I can see how the MDE is attractive. Have you shot one yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Glock View Post
    There's another thread about that here. Someone called them about it and they said that there was a bad run of slides. The support guy knew where it had cracked without being told. But as I remember, they were prompt to replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    I can see how the MDE is attractive. Have you shot one yet?
    Not yet. I won't get to unless I buy one. Who knows? I might get lucky at the gun show tomorrow.

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    Never shot one but here are some reasons not to buy it:

    1) Heavy for a .380 - all steel construction.
    2) Short grip - 2 fingers max for me and hard to draw from a pocket holster
    3) One year warranty - makes you wonder.
    4) Looks like the slide will eat your hand alive.

    Basically the LCP or P3AT is cheaper/thinner/easier to handle.

    JMO. YMMV. I'm not an expert, don't play one on TV and didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

    I'm sure they have a lot of redeeming qualities but you asked for reasons NOT to buy one.

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    If you take an XL sized glove be wary. The slide bite on these can be nasty. I shot one and while I made certain to grip it kind of low (meaning I made sure my hand was clear of the slide), after a few shots I did get bit.

    If that doesn't talk you out of it then just tell yourself what every mom always said...

    You'll shoot your eye out! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Tiger View Post
    Never shot one but here are some reasons not to buy it:

    1) Heavy for a .380 - all steel construction.
    2) Short grip - 2 fingers max for me and hard to draw from a pocket holster
    3) One year warranty - makes you wonder.
    4) Looks like the slide will eat your hand alive.

    Basically the LCP or P3AT is cheaper/thinner/easier to handle.

    JMO. YMMV. I'm not an expert, don't play one on TV and didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

    I'm sure they have a lot of redeeming qualities but you asked for reasons NOT to buy one.

    good points, not to mention the 50lb trigger pull and the extremely sharp edges around the trigger guard....

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    Micro Desert Eagle .380 New

    Can anyone tell me if they know where I can find a brand new Magnum Research Micro Desert Eagle .380 have been looking all over .

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbj View Post
    Can anyone tell me if they know where I can find a brand new Magnum Research Micro Desert Eagle .380 have been looking all over .

    Thanks
    Gun Review: Micro Desert Eagle: Great?if you have small hands - Guns.com


    "This is a very small gun. Seriously, of the ‘micro .380s’ available on the market, this is one of the smallest. It’s more than half an inch shorter than the Ruger LCP or Kel-Tec P3AT, but about the same size in both height and width.

    That missing half inch is mostly in the barrel and that has a significant impact on the performance of bullets fired from this gun. In our Ballistics By The Inch testing, the 2.2-inch barreled Micro Desert Eagle substantially underperformed in all ammo tested against all other ‘micro .380s’, losing 100 fps or more. And that translates into less muzzle energy and less stopping power."




    This may sway you a bit.
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