.22 mag Switch Gun - cool gadget or?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by chicharrones, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Not a switch blade, but an automatic opening revolver.

    Looks like a neat gadget. If I was made of money, I'd have an entire collection of gadget guns.



    https://stdgun.com/switch-gun/
     
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    That is a pretty cool looking little shooter. I wish he would have fired it in the video. With a .88” barrel I am sure there’s a lot of flash and noise. :D

    I wonder what the divot is on the barrel. You can see it in the link.
     
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  3. Mizar

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    The barrel is drilled way off center - it's clearly visible on the 0:25 mark. Not to mention that with such a short barrel .22 WMR has the same performance as .22 LR, only reaching deeper in your pockets... I'll pass that one.

    Edit:
    The gun from the link looks awful once you zoom the pictures - dings, full of specks that look like a surface rust, very crude muzzle and crown... That divot on the barrel might be for a quick and dirty torquing the barrel to the frame - judging by the overall appearance of that revolver, such low tech approach would not surprise me at all.
     
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  4. chicharrones

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    Good catch. Hopefully just a non-fireable prototype.
     
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    I'll stick with my NAA Black Widow with holster grip, thank you very much.
     
  6. RevolvingGarbage

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    Standard Manufacturing was having a lot of trouble making functional barrels for their interesting though probably mostly useless S333 “Thunderstruck”. A .22mag revolver might have its uses, even a small single action one which deploys like a switchblade but honestly if it can’t throw a bullet without it keyholing then what’s the point?

    And why does it seem like companies are so afraid to make very small double action revolvers? We want cap gun sized double action guns and we’ve been saying it for years, so what’s the sticking point?
     
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    That hammer is a problem. For a deep conceal gun that hammer is going to snag, and get snagged. I would hate to be the poor SOB reaching for his keys and accidentally flipping the hammer just enough to set off a cartridge. For that reason alone it’s a hard pass, but it’s a really neat concept. I’m hoping for better production than this. The video seems like a pre-sale gig trying to dredge up enough money to cover expenses of getting it into production… which I would say is doubtful because NAA could do the same thing tomorrow and be a better gun.
     
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    Yeah... It occurred to me that it's basically an NAA Mini with the holster grip and a vestigial barrel. Based on the front-facing view, the switch-gun might be marginally flatter along the sides.
     
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    Another answer to another question nobody asked.

    No interest on my part whatsoever. A single action is not my idea of an ideal SD gun when there are similar sized semi autos.
     
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    I think this would be "better" received if it were double action, with a modern rebounding hammer. As neat as it is, it's really just meh.
     
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    Yeah, I don’t get it. It isn’t meaningfully smaller than a NAA-22M. So why? Admittedly, I’m not interested in paying for novelty.
     
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