How It Works: EAA Girsan MC 14 T Pistol

New for 2023, EAA Corp. has brought in an easy-loading .380-cal. tip-up pistol—the Girsan MC 14 T. Wondering how it works? Check it out here.

posted on April 7, 2023

EAA recently announced it has brought in a game-changing pistol for those who can't, or don't want to, manipulate the slide on a semi-automatic pistol. And with the Girsan MC 14 T pistol, they don't have to. The new-for-2023 pistol is designed for a user to simply insert the first round directly into the all-steel "tip up" barrel, close it, release the safety, then operate the pistol like any other semi-automatic. The only difference is the operator doesn't have to perform the often challenging act of racking the slide.

In recent years, certain manufacturers have successfully addressed some of the issues related to slide manipulation through various engineering feats; the original tip-up concept applied to the new Girsan was made popular decades ago. But this new .380-cal. pistol, with modern features and a 13+1 mag capacity (and a choice of finishes), brings the design into the 21st century. 

Many of our readers responded to our first post about the Girsan with a request to see exactly how this gun works. Rather than explain it in words, we can now show you with this video from EAA.

MSRP is $664. For more information, visit


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