Stinger Pen Gun


January 3, 2003, 01:34 PM
I've seen these advertised for a while now, and always thought they were a cute idea. Not terribly practical, but cute nonetheless.

Does anyone here have a Stinger pen gun? What do you think of it?

I'd want to try one before I would buy it, but it seems like a nifty novelty gun.

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January 3, 2003, 02:29 PM
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Never seen one in person, but I've heard they're not bad as a novelty item. Considering the MSRP of $275, I think I'd buy a NAA Mini ( first. They're both cute, the mini may be a little more practical, but the stinger is more unique.

January 3, 2003, 04:12 PM
That is so cool. I especially like the scoped version of the Stinger!:D

January 3, 2003, 04:33 PM
Hahaha....the "sniper" version....never seen that before. Always thought the Stinger was really neat. James Bond kinda thing.

Big Al
January 3, 2003, 04:40 PM
Nifty:) Hmm...A Stinger, loaded with Stingers?

January 3, 2003, 09:51 PM
Yeah, but can you write with it?

Kahr carrier
January 3, 2003, 10:09 PM
Nope never seen in person, but they look cool in the magazines.:)

January 3, 2003, 11:40 PM
They're made right here in Upper Michigan, in Souix Sault Marie.

Have a couple in a local shop. Dealer said the Sherriff's called complaining, saying they weren't in their reigstry (we have handgun registration in MI).

January 4, 2003, 02:33 PM
Yeah, but can you write with it?
If you made a .22 caliber pen to fit in the barrel, sure.

January 6, 2003, 01:07 PM
I remember ex-brother-in-law had a pen-gun. Don't remember the brand, used .25ACP ammo as I sort of vaguely recall.....

was about 2o years back

January 6, 2003, 01:58 PM
Local gunshop had one for around $250. Rather spend $220 on a naa magnum with conversion cyl.

4v50 Gary
January 6, 2003, 07:57 PM
I remember when they came out. I wanted one, but you needed the "chief" to sign for it and it was a no-go. :( Heck, nowadays give me a lathe and a spare bbl and I'll make it myself. :evil: Be happy to serial # it too just to keep Los Federales happy. 4v50 #1.

January 6, 2003, 08:03 PM
The Stinger Pen Gun is actually legally considered a handgun, I think. It doesn't fire from a "pen" shape, it bends out into a more conventional "pistol" shape before firing.

January 6, 2003, 10:00 PM
If I had the pen then I'd end up wanting the stapler that converts to a bazooka and the Kevlar, tactical desktop calendar. I'd become entangled in an endless, sick cycle of always wanting more defensive office supplies. :D

January 7, 2003, 12:24 AM
cordex, you are correct, Braverman got the Class I classification for his design from ATF because it did not fire from the 'straight' position. I have a Braverman Pen Pistol made by American Derringer. The new company has renamed the Pen Pistol as Stinger, which was actually an AOW firearm that was a true pen gun made by Military Armament Corp (MAC) of Powder Springs, Ga. Mitch Werbell's outfit. I think the name change is because the new company is trying to get some brand recognition off the original.

Kentucky Rifle
January 7, 2003, 11:22 AM
These things were ALL over the last gun show I attended. I should have paid more attention to them. So, most of you would say they're of good quality? Nice conversation piece~~with other gunnies, of course. :)


March 22, 2009, 09:30 PM
recently came across several stinger pen pistols by the stinger manuf. co NIB and was wondering if anyone has seen current pricing infor. regarding same?

March 23, 2009, 04:54 AM
5 years ago I owned one, neat little thing but it was loud! It was swiped out of my toolbox at work. Learned 2 lessons that day, never trust anyone and write down the serial numbers of your guns.

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