This Self-Defense Handgun Is a Pocket-Sized Protector

.38-caliber protection in your pocket.
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Kevin Self-Defense Handgun

A new compact pistol concept could give gun owners a palm-sized piece of mind.

Designer Prokop Strnka's "Kevin Self-Defense Handgun" is essentially a modernized version of Magnum Research's Micro Desert Eagle (ME380), a .38 caliber sub-compact pistol based off the Czech-manufactured Kevin ZP98. 

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The gun's 2.22-inch barrel, small frame and moderate cartridge size make it an ideal candidate for everyday concealed carry, though Strnka designed it primarily as a secondary sidearm for police or military forces.

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Like other popular single-stack sub-compacts such as the Glock 43, Strnka's Kevin has a six-plus-one capacity (six in the magazine, one in the chamber) and appears to have a polymer construction with a metal slide and trigger. 

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The tiny weapon's short barrel limits its range to 15 meters (45 feet)—plenty for close-quarters scenario. For those who prefer a color scheme with a little more pop than two-tone chrome and black, Strnka also rendered versions with a black-and-yellow speckle pattern, muted grey slide and black camo, or a blingy gold slide and army green camo.  

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Head to Strnka's Behance page to learn more about his Kevin concept pistol.