Anyone seen a NAA sidewinder yet?


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TennJed
June 29, 2013, 10:42 PM
Anyone seen a NAA Sidewinder for sale yet? I have seen a couple on gunbroker for some pretty steep prices, but haven't seen any in person on with the major online retailers. Anyone know how much production there will be on these? I am assuming this will be a standard fairly available offering (not like the Ranger Topbreak

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Jaymo
June 29, 2013, 10:59 PM
Only on Gunbroker, and they are quite pricey.
I would like to have one but will have to pass, at those prices.
Ouch!

VA27
June 30, 2013, 12:14 AM
The LGS had one. It didn't stay long, but I'm on the list now. I like it. I wonder if HKS is going to make a speedloader for it?

TennJed
June 30, 2013, 01:39 AM
The LGS had one. It didn't stay long, but I'm on the list now. I like it. I wonder if HKS is going to make a speedloader for it?

Do you remember what the LGS was asking for it?

herrwalther
June 30, 2013, 10:59 AM
Saw one at the local gun store the other day for $350. For that price I believe it was without the .22LR conversion cylinder.

heyjoe
June 30, 2013, 12:57 PM
NAA is in full production of them now.

VA27
June 30, 2013, 11:36 PM
It wasn't priced yet (just arrived that day).

camper
July 1, 2013, 08:33 AM
Purchased the SW combo version about a month ago for $390.00 plus tax cash price. In my pocket now. Enjoy shooting the little piece and must state the LR hulls are much easier to eject than mag hulls due to length. All in all, a great revolver and much quicker reloads than my PUG and mini-mag!

evan price
July 1, 2013, 08:37 AM
Theres a guy who us trying to get $500 for a two cylinder set on the ofcc forums. Dreaming I suppose.

royal barnes
July 1, 2013, 08:56 AM
Not if someone is willing to pay that.............and there will be.:confused:

Eb1
July 1, 2013, 10:15 AM
I'd like to have a 3" model.

351 WINCHESTER
July 1, 2013, 04:49 PM
A friend showed me his about a month ago. It isn't as "stellar" as the original, but time will tell how it holds up.

DonnyBrook13
July 1, 2013, 07:08 PM
A buddy has one. I didn't know it had a flip-out cylinder -- not described well on the NAA site. Per Jessica at NAA:

Yes, we will be making the Sidewinder with a 2.5" and a 4" barrel. However the dates have not been set as to when they will start production on those models.

Gaucho Gringo
July 3, 2013, 03:54 PM
For the money they get for the SW, I would rather pay a bit more and get the breaktop they have quit making after the trial production, if they were making them now. Now there would be a fast reload.

TennJed
July 3, 2013, 05:15 PM
For the money they get for the SW, I would rather pay a bit more and get the breaktop they have quit making after the trial production, if they were making them now. Now there would be a fast reload.

From all reports the top break was very expensive to produce. For them to make money you would have to pay more than a "bit". I would love to see one too, but sounds like it is not feasible

glocking26
July 3, 2013, 06:03 PM
Question for you guys that have one. When shooting LR does the bullet key hole?
Mike

RJTravel
July 5, 2013, 04:16 AM
Question for you guys that have one. When shooting LR does the bullet key hole?
Mike
Keyholing is typical in the mini versions - not so much in the more substantial MiniMag version. My first mini keyholed so badly I sent it back - they rebarreled with a longer barrel per my request. Much more satisfactory. Really great C/S at NAA. In respect to the breaktop (Ranger) and the Sidewinder, the benefit is much faster reloads. Each weighs more than twice as much as my mini, are larger, and much more expensive. I have discovered a way to negate their one advantage - an extra cylinder. The cyl is very small and mine weighs 1.1 ounce. Kept loaded I can switch cyls more quickly than I can reload a swingout. Werks fer mee.

glocking26
July 5, 2013, 06:17 AM
Thanks for the reply.
Mike

heyjoe
July 5, 2013, 09:29 PM
like RJ Travel i find that i can swap out cylinders much faster than i can eject and reload the breaktop or sidewinder. i have a pocket holster for the mini magnum that has a built in pouch to keep the spare cylinder.l

BHP FAN
July 5, 2013, 10:31 PM
I have two of the black powder ''Companion'' revolvers in the ''magnum'' size, both with spare cylinders. 20 shots before a re-load...what a hoot to shoot!
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Dave Markowitz
July 7, 2013, 07:55 PM
Neat pic. What I find striking is that the Remington isn't much bigger than the NAAs.


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TxManx
July 14, 2013, 12:43 AM
I have a three NAA minis, one with a 1 5/8 barrel, a Sidewinder, and a 3" Earl.

None have ever keyholed shooting from 7-15ft with various high velocity .22lr bulk ammo...

I actually prefer to carry the regular conversion model over the Sidewinder because it's very quick and easy to change out the cylinder from the lr to the Magnum ... much faster than reloading the Sidewinder.

I carry the extra cylinder in a plastic 35mm film container with a paper towel folded and stuffed at the bottom to keep it from falling.

Ken

Gaucho Gringo
July 14, 2013, 07:48 PM
BHP Fan I also have one of the black powder ''Companion'' revolvers in the ''magnum'' size, with a spare cylinder. What are you using for a load and what kind of powder because I read of BP, BP subs & smokeless loadings of the gun?

TennJed
July 14, 2013, 08:16 PM
I have a three NAA minis, one with a 1 5/8 barrel, a Sidewinder, and a 3" Earl.

None have ever keyholed shooting from 7-15ft with various high velocity .22lr bulk ammo...

I actually prefer to carry the regular conversion model over the Sidewinder because it's very quick and easy to change out the cylinder from the lr to the Magnum ... much faster than reloading the Sidewinder.

I carry the extra cylinder in a plastic 35mm film container with a paper towel folded and stuffed at the bottom to keep it from falling.

Ken

Is your sidewinder the LR / MAG combo? I am curious as to how fast you can swap cylinders on the sidewinder

camper
July 14, 2013, 10:24 PM
Swapping cylinders requires a narrow flathead screwdriver or other such tool to remove the entire yoke, think that is the correct nomenclature, and then install the other complete cylinder. You can swap cylinders out quicker with the standard type combos.

TennJed
July 14, 2013, 10:42 PM
Thanks for the info!!

jeepnik
July 14, 2013, 11:11 PM
I just wish they had made the breaktop a standard model. But the Sidewinder looks like fun.

Hmm, I wonder if they ever thought of a swivel action like some of the old derringers.

dogrunner
July 14, 2013, 11:25 PM
Close friend bought one last week..........now I've owned and carried a mini for over twenty years, also owned a .32 Guardian and received stellar CS from NAA..........I have always been impressed with the quality of their products until I saw that brand new gun Saturday!

The fit is so poor that one must juggle the extractor rod up and down with great difficulty in order to get the cylinder to swing open........the same condition requires the same action to close it..........my reaction to him was to either take it back to the dealer or call NAA immediately............piece of junk as it stands and given what the cost is\was I would not even consider one less an extremely close inspection.

Certainly QC took a trip in a handbasket with that one.

TennJed
July 15, 2013, 12:50 AM
Close friend bought one last week..........now I've owned and carried a mini for over twenty years, also owned a .32 Guardian and received stellar CS from NAA..........I have always been impressed with the quality of their products until I saw that brand new gun Saturday!

The fit is so poor that one must juggle the extractor rod up and down with great difficulty in order to get the cylinder to swing open........the same condition requires the same action to close it..........my reaction to him was to either take it back to the dealer or call NAA immediately............piece of junk as it stands and given what the cost is\was I would not even consider one less an extremely close inspection.

Certainly QC took a trip in a handbasket with that one.

Hopefully that will be a rare example. I have not seen a ton of post about them, but I have search a lot of forums and have not heard any other owners complained about the sidewinder quality.

Hoppes Love Potion
July 15, 2013, 02:12 PM
I consider the standard mini revolver design to be a lot more robust than either the Sidewinder or Ranger. The minis work well within their limitations. I see the swingout cylinder to be more of a collector's novelty than any kind of tactical improvement for carry.

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