First Look: Girsan MC14T Lady Pistol

The tip up barrel makes it stand out, even without the distinctive fit and finish.

posted on September 14, 2023
 Girsan MC14T Lady Pistol

Turkish gunmaker Girsan is introducing a compact hammer-fired pistol chambered for .380 ACP: the new Girsan MC14T Lady. The MC14T Lady includes a tip-up barrel that is inspired by the classic Italian Beretta Model 86 Cheetah. However, this new handgun is not a straight clone as it also includes some unique design aspects such as a Picatinny based railed dust cover.

A tip up barrel allows the shooter to directly load a single cartridge into the breech of a handgun without having to rack the slide. To load a tip up barreled handgun, the shooter needs to unlock the barrel, tip it up, insert the cartridge and lock the barrel back in place. This system of operation was synonymous with Beretta pistols in smaller calibers such as .380 ACP, .32 ACP, .25 ACP and .22 LR. With the new MC14T Lady, Girsan is reviving the tip up design and bringing it back to the 21st century.

The Girsan MC14T Lady is festooned with a glossy black finish and includes wooden stocks and gold colored accent parts. Nearly every small part, from the trigger, the takedown lever, the slotted stock screws, the magazine catch and ambidextrous safeties are all golden hued which gives them a visual pop against the black finish and wooden stocks. 

Girsan MC14T Lady Specifications:

  • Caliber: .380 ACP
  • Action: Traditional Double Action, Blowback
  • Magazine Capacity: 13 rounds
  • Barrel Length: 4.5 inches
  • Finish: Gloss black
  • Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Overall Length: 6.8 inches

The new Girsan MC14T Lady .380 ACP has a standard retail price of $682 and is imported into the United States by EAA Corporation. To learn more about this new pistol or other products from EAA and Girsan, please visit


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