n. A very small gun.
James Bond-style guns disguised as harmless cigarette packets are falling into the hands of villains. . . . Most of the micro-guns fire two gas pellets or two .32 bullets before they have to be reloaded. They can be effective at up to 20ft.
—Ian Edmonson, “Cigarettes can kill you,” The News of the World, November 07, 1999
1998 (earliest)
Singapore Police are on the lookout for a new weapon available to international hijackers and terrorists — the micro-gun.
—Jasbir Singh, “Alert out for micro-gun,” The Straits Times, May 08, 1998
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