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The Sheer Joy of MOUSE GUNS....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Confederate, May 28, 2008.

  1. Confederate

    Confederate Well-Known Member

    Okay, so they're not going to stop a charging rhino. So no one has hi-capacity magazines for them nor do they make scopes for them. Still, no one's handgun collection would be complete without at least one or two mouse guns. Or maybe three or four.

    But what is it about them that makes them so desirable? Is it part of our childhood's craving of toys? Do these tiny revolvers and autoloaders remind us of the little pistols our mothers or fathers bought us? Or is it our desire to see everything miniaturized? Kind of like those highly detailed cars that sport doors that open and lights that flash? Or is it our fascination with "modern marvels"? (Isn't there a model of a Colt single-action revolver that shoots real bullets, though miniaturized?)

    Actually, I know of one person who collects nothing but tiny guns. He calls it his "sniz" collection, sniz standing for "Saturday Night Special."

    How many mouse guns do YOU have, and why do you have them? And do you trust them to do what their supposed to do? I've seen many news reports in my day of people successfully using them to stop bad guys, and a surprising number of little .25 autos have actually killed them...the bad guys that is. The whole idea behind them is, no one likes to be shot! And I've talked to people who have been shot with .22LRs. One was working on his house and got hit from behind. The guy who fired the bullet was at a range close to a mile away. It did a surprising amount of damage.

    According to experts, they shouldn't be useful for much except as conversation pieces. What do YOU say? And where are your pictures?

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  2. gbelleh

    gbelleh Well-Known Member

    I like mouse guns too. I have an
    Astra Cub .25, KT P-32 and P-3AT. I carry the 3AT as a BUG, but the Cub is just a range toy. It's also a great gun for introducing people to shooting. No one finds it intimidating to shoot.

    I'd like to add a nice Beretta 950 to the collection soon.

  3. owlhoot

    owlhoot Well-Known Member

    Well, you have to define your terms. What is a mouse gun? Is the category determined by caliber? Where do you draw the line? Or is it determined by size?

    Do you have to be able to actually hit a mouse with the gun, and if you do, must you register one shot kills?
    Is it considered bad form to shoot a rat with a mouse gun? How 'bout unruly kids?

    My friend George likes to carry a dead mouse in his pocket. Would it be just as socially acceptable for him to carry a mouse gun in his pocket?
  4. Confederate

    Confederate Well-Known Member

    Yes, by size. In the palm.

  5. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    does a colt 1903 .32 count?
  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I don't have any mouse guns at this time, but would like a Seecamp, if for no other reason than the jewel-like craftsmanship.
  7. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    I like 'em, too

  8. lechiffre

    lechiffre Well-Known Member

    machivshooter what is that between the tomcat and jetfire ?
  9. jackstinson

    jackstinson Well-Known Member

    How many do I have? Only a couple dozen at the moment.

    Astra - 2000 Cub - .22 Short
    Bauer - "Automatic' - .25acp
    Beretta - 950B Jetfire .25acp
    Beretta - 21A BobCat - .22LR
    Bryco/Jennings - J-22 - .22LR (black)
    Bryco/Jennings - J-22 - .22LR (chrome)
    Bryco/Jennings - M38 - .32acp
    Davis Industries - D-32 - .32acp derringer
    Davis Industries - P-32 - .32acp
    Davis Industries - P-380 - .380acp
    F.I.E. Corporation - Titan - .25acp
    Iver Johnson - TP-22 - .22LR
    Jennings Firearms - J-22 - .22LR (original type)
    Kel-Tec CNC - P3AT - .380acp
    Lorcin - L-22 - .22LR
    Lorcin - L-25 - .25acp
    Phoenix Arms - HP-22 - .22LR
    Quality Firearms Inc - SA-25 - .25acp
    Reck - P-8 (La Fury) - .25acp
    Rohm Ghmb - RG10 - .22 Short
    Rohm Ghmb - RG26 - .25acp
    Sedco Industries - SP-22 - .22LR
    Sundance - A-25 - .25acp
    Taurus - PT-22 - .22LR
  10. Cocked & Locked

    Cocked & Locked Well-Known Member

  11. LightningMan

    LightningMan Well-Known Member

    Yep, have a few mouse guns myself;
    1). Beretta .25 ACP
    2). North American Arms Guardean .32 ACP
    3). Davis Derringer (converted from .32 ACP to .32 mag.)
    3). Kel-Tec P-3AT .380 ACP
    4). S&W Model 60 .357 mag.
  12. PX15

    PX15 Well-Known Member


  13. Jiml3

    Jiml3 Well-Known Member

    I also am a fan.
    Colt Junior 25A
    Kahr PM9
    Sig P232 380
    Colt Detective 38
    Colt 1903 32
    S&W 60 J Frame 38
  14. Shade00

    Shade00 Well-Known Member

    Cocked & Locked, love that lemon squeezer!
  15. Anna's Dad

    Anna's Dad Well-Known Member

    Some are mice. Some are probably rats:

    Kel-Tec P32
    Kel-Tec P3AT
    Beretta Bobcat
    Beretta Tomcat
    Beretta Model 50
    Sig P232
    Walther PP
  16. Rex B

    Rex B Well-Known Member


    I'm a bit of a mouser myself.

    Keltec P32
    Keltec P3AT
    NAA Black Widow
    NAA MiniMaster
    American Arms Escort .380
    Llama Model 3 .380 (4)
    Star SS .380 (2)
    FI Model D

    Looking for an Astra Cub.
    for me I think it's the miniaturization. My favorites are those Llama .380s. Mine are all from the 1940s, and are an almost-perfect 3/4 scale 1911A1.

    Attached Files:

  17. Big Boomer

    Big Boomer Well-Known Member

    Did someone say MOUSE GUN?!




    ok...ok...so it's not a mouse. Does squirrel gun count?




    Also if you look at Mickey's gun notice the cylinder, has there ever been a mouse gun made like that?!
  18. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    I think what I like best about a mouse gun, especially like my Astra Cub, is how well the older European guns were made. A lot of craftsmanship went into many of these miniature semi-autos, probably enough so that if the GCA '68 didn't stop their importation, their production costs eventually would have. Definitely a lot of fun with a little mouse gun.
  19. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    There seems to be some disconnect in what our members consider Mouse Guns.
    To me a mouse gun is not chambered in anything larger than .32, and the gun itself has to be small.

    With those parameters, I own two:
  20. mike724

    mike724 Well-Known Member

    Here kitty kitty...

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