Compare NAA 22 magnum revolvers?


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bobmcd
February 13, 2011, 04:22 PM
Thinking about getting a NAA 22 magnum of one sort or another. Have looked around their site a bit, and I'm just wondering if any of you has a brief comparison of the Black Widow, Pug, Mini, etc.?

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MCgunner
February 13, 2011, 05:37 PM
I can tell ya this, while my mini .22 1 5/8" gets carries all the time as back up to my main carry and my Black Widow just does super stealth duties when I need ultimate concealment from my primary defense weapon, the Black Widow is amazingly accurate with CCI maxi mag. I feel like I can at least hit what I'm shooting at at ANY reasonable self defense range right out to 25 yards. It has REAL NOVAK SIGHTS, which the little one doesn't have. That and the added sight radius of the longer frame and 2" barrel probably account for this. It's just more shootable. I have folding holster/grips on both guns.

My 3 are a .22 mini, a super companion, and a Black Widow

http://i54.tinypic.com/9pqmok.jpg

38snapcaps
February 13, 2011, 06:07 PM
I have a Pug, it is a delightful mini revolver. Supreme concealability, quite accurate, and Winchester Supreme's bore a hole thru two 2X4's like they were butter.
I almost bought a BW but preferred the looks and slightly smaller size of the Pug.

http://www.naaminis.com/discus/messages/2/2.html?1297636432

Here you will find the answer to any question you could possibly think of.
There are several posts with side by side pictures of the various NAA models.

Specs
February 13, 2011, 06:21 PM
I carried the little 1 1/8 22lr for many years, and 2 years ago I bought the 1 5/8 barrel 22 mag/22lr combo. It can go everywhere, and the 22 lr is cheap plinking, the magnum has a bit more punch and lots more BOOM!.

MCgunner
February 14, 2011, 01:10 PM
and the 22 lr is cheap plinking, the magnum has a bit more punch and lots more BOOM!.

I didn't think much of these little magnums over .22LR until I got the BW and chronographed some stuff. 300 fps and nearly twice the energy is pretty significant, me thinks. CCI maximag is around 100 ft lbs. .32ACP is advertized at around 120 and I don't know what barrel length is used in that. From a Kel Tec P32, probably less.

I think the .22 mag is much closer to the .32, nearly its equal, than it is .22LR, frankly. The .22LR equates with a .25ACP from a small auto. Yeah, .32 is 60 grains and a little fatter bullet, but it ain't enough for me to worry about. There are 50 grain .22 mag loads, too, and I anxiously await getting my hands on some Hornady Critical Defense.

Hoppes Love Potion
February 14, 2011, 02:30 PM
I like the Pug and Black Widow designs better than the standard Mag revolvers because of the more secure cylinder pin, thicker barrel, better sights, and the nicely machined top rail.

I would go with the Pug if it's strictly for CC. I like the small size and the white or tritium dot sights. I consider the Pug the ultimate CC gun, and would not feel under-gunned with one in my pocket.

If you want to shoot at longer distances or if it will be used for practice, plinking, camping, kit gun, etc, then the Black Widow Convertible is the better choice. A little less concealable, but it has a larger grip, longer sight radius, and the ability to shoot .22LR for practice or plinking. My BW fits my hand perfectly and I'm getting pretty good with it thanks to daily practice with subsonic .22LR.

It's also easy to mix-n-match or customize. Some guys like the BW but put smaller grips on it for carry. Some like the Pug but need a larger grip to shoot accurately.

Hope this helps.

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