NAA Mini Revolver Issues


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mwsenoj
October 3, 2012, 01:04 AM
I just bought and got (yes, those are two separate events in CA) my NAA mini revolver in 22 mag. I have had two separate issues. First, I have had issues with the case heads (CCI 40gr hp) bulge out a bit and then rub the frame as soon as the cylinder rotates after the second shot. I tried some Speer Gold Dot "short barrel" ammo, and the problem was lessened, but still there. Have any of you had this problem? Have any of you found a good SD round that is not (as) susceptible to the bulge?

The second problem is that sometimes the pin that hold in (and lets rotate) the cylinder will start to work itself out by the end of my 5th shot. Anyone else having this problem?

I have been through less than 5rds and both of these problems have manifested themselves since the first 5 shots. I really love having this pistol when I deal with the neighbors when I go to take care of my rental property. I don't feel it is reliable past the second shot with these conditions. Thanks for the help!

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guyfromohio
October 3, 2012, 01:28 AM
I have the 22lr version and have not had those issues. I can't hit the broadside of a barn with mine. Very well made novelty piece.

murf
October 3, 2012, 01:47 AM
your first problem is machining burrs on the rim cutouts on the back of the cylinder. either file them off, or send the gun back to naa.

can't say for sure on the base pin coming out. make sure the ball fits right in the detent under the barrel.

murf

mwsenoj
October 3, 2012, 01:57 AM
Ya, judging by how hard it hits my 1/2" AR500 steel plates, I dont think it is a novelty. If the cylinder spins then I would not worry about having this if I needed it. I have been able to hit an 8" round at 10 yds with 5 hurried shots.

Murf, ya, the detent ball was in real good and this still happened.

murf
October 3, 2012, 02:16 AM
make sure the plunger on the end of the base pin works right. if it doesn't come all the way out, the detent ball will be loose and may not keep the pin tight. maybe a little lubrication down in there somewhere may help.

murf

Hoppes Love Potion
October 3, 2012, 11:09 AM
NAA has a lifetime warranty and their customer service is very good. I would call them and describe your problems. You definitely want 100% reliability if it is your primary defensive weapon.

JFrame
October 3, 2012, 12:45 PM
NAA has a lifetime warranty and their customer service is very good. I would call them and describe your problems. You definitely want 100% reliability if it is your primary defensive weapon.

This, for sure.

I've had reason to return two of my NAA's due to light primer strikes. They give you an account code to send the guns back, and the turnaround time felt quite speedy to me (about 10 business days, IIRC).

I also had a rear sight that wouldn't stay fixed on my Black Widow. Their customer service sent me a replacement rear sight (with a set screw) what seemed almost instantly...


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351 WINCHESTER
October 3, 2012, 01:15 PM
My mini did the same thing. The firing pin was a little too long and sharp. It was hitting the ctg. too hard causing the case head to deform and bulge enough to tie the cylinder up. I carefully took a sharping stone and dulled the very end making sure the stone stayed square. I removed a bit of metal also to make it shorter. Cured the problem once and for all.

kbbailey
October 4, 2012, 01:17 AM
Not a moments trouble with mine. Stay with it 'til you get it fixed, the NAA is a great gun, IMHO. I carry mine often. As far as as accuracy goes, I can play a tune on my steel targets.

MCgunner
October 4, 2012, 10:46 AM
Might be why the Black Widow has a different pin arrangement.

Hoppes Love Potion
October 4, 2012, 03:07 PM
I consider the Black Widow and Pug to be the best for self defense. I like the sturdy construction, the more secure cylinder pin latch, and the usable sights.

I was never able to get a reliable grip on the standard magnum mini with the birds-eye grips. I figured I'd be getting Black widow grips anyway, so just got the Black Widow. I've been extremely happy with it.

MCgunner
October 4, 2012, 03:49 PM
I tossed the BW grips in the box and added my fave for concealment, a folding grip. I've added that to all 3 of my NAAs, even the black powder cap and ball "super companion". Control without giving up much in concealment.

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