This pistol is one of those creations that everyone else is overlooking. It has been in the works for more than a year and under a shroud of secrecy, but Microtech was showing off two prototypes of their new pocket pistol at the NRA show: The Archangel. It is a tiny pistol that carries a good supply of 9mm in a pocket-size package. The prototypes lacked a textured grip but Microtech said that the production models will have a nice gripping surface.
A departure from other pocket pistols, the Archangel features a dual-paddle release that follows the trigger guard for ambidextrous control. Two models will be initially available. One that is all black and an attractive two-tone black/stainless. The pistol can be optioned for a threaded barrel for intended use with a suppressor (not included).
What is also nice is the Pelican hard case it comes in, along with Microtech’s slim profile fast-action knife that’s perfect for carry. Two magazines come with each pistol and are constructed using the same indestructible material and waffle-cone design that is proven in their MSAR 556 carbine magazines. This will be a greatly received pistol and is a well-valued package. We can’t wait to shoot one!
This pistol is one of those creations that everyone else is overlooking. It has…
by Scott Wagner / May 21, 2009