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NAA mini-revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Spoonman, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. Spoonman

    Spoonman Member

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    OK, I'll come right out and say it in public! I kind of want one of those tiny stainless-steel mini-revolvers. Yes, I know they're not really practical for any use whatsoever. But who among you, my brothers and sisters, will cast the 1st stone at a man who wants an impractical firearm just because it's cool? :D

    Now for the real deal questions. Are these things worth a darn or are they just "toy" guns? Are they as strong as they look? How do they shoot? .22 or .22 magnum? If you have (or had) one, do (did) you like it? What's a good price for a new one? Any advice/ opinions/ experiences will be greatly appreciated.



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  2. Kahr carrier

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    Actually they are pretty well made you cant really aim them more of a point shooter ,easy to conceal.:)
     
  3. stephen_g22

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    I have the .22LR model. I was like you, I just had to have one. I knew they were impractical and accuracy would be limited out of such a small package, but I still had to have one, so I bought one.

    It functions great, it's easy to operate and it disappears anywhere. I can hit a coke can at 5-7 yards at least two of the five shots.

    As long as you are comfortable with its limitations, then there is no reason why you should not buy one. It's not that expensive, go buy one!!!

    I read somewhere that the ramp on the end of the barrel is not a sight, but a ridge to prevent the muzzle from slipping from the ear or nostril of the person who is trying to snatch your primary weapon.:D
     
  4. Russ

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    It seems to me Jim March had one of these and liked it quite alot. I have been thinking about one also. They are pretty cool and look to be well made.
     
  5. DeltaElite

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    I have a 22mag version. It rode in my pocket as a back up, last ditch, onion field gun for five years.
    It was replaced by a Smith 342, but I have no complaints about the NAA mini.
     
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    Built like a Swiss watch.
     
  7. Edward429451

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    I used to own a NAA 22 mag and presently own a FA 22 lr.

    There's a teeny tiny niche that these guns fill nicely. as Delta pointed out...onion field. They're well made and I've no regrets of ever buying them.

    Should be able to get one for around 150. +-
    5 to 7 yards is stretching it for these guns, IMO. They are contact distance guns only. You've got suprise on your side, use it.

    Ear or nose?:scrutiny:
     
  8. Tropical Z

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    All i know is its shocking how LOUD they are!
     
  9. Shane

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    The NAA Minis offer a LOT of quality workmanship for the price. I have the 1 5/8th inch .22 LR/.22 magnum convertible model. Its been fired a lot, and is still very tight with NO parts breakage. It looks beautiful as well (nice wood grips), excellent metal work.


    On the negative side, accuracy is very poor beyond 3 yards. That tiny grip just doesn't give you enough to hold onto it, and its hard to maintain a consistent grip for accuracy.

    Recoil is mild with both .22 LR and .22 magnum loads. Noise levels are high for a .22 though.


    I think the NAA minis are great for collecting and plinking (out to 3 yards), but for defense are not a practical choice. If all you want is a cute, little, well made jem for collecting and plinking, then I'd highly recommend the NAA minis.
     
  10. JMLV

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    Like they say in those potato chip ad's

    You can't have just one:
     
  11. Wildalaska

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    I have had one for years, I carry it in my left front pants pocket. You dont even know its there. I can draw it and put one in the chest of a sillouhette left handed extremely fast.

    I usually carry a BHP, but I always have the NAA...great for those scenarios when you must be deep cover...


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  12. JMLV

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    a real tiny

    example:
     
  13. JMLV

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    and of course I had to

    have the black Powder cap & ball version:
     
  14. Wildalaska

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    Neither is calling for help. Ill take the NAA...:)
     
  15. s&w 24

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    one of the guy's I used to work with was also a bus driver. He had a co worker that was jumped at a stop by three men and "remembered" the mini revo in his pocket that he "forgot there" 2 shots later Goblins gone and the driver was in the emergency room getting stitches but alive!
     
  16. JMLV

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    heres the entire collection

    a neat assortment of NAA Mini's. these include a version in both 22 short & Long Rifle as well as a blackPowder version. Of course the largest is a convertable 22lr/mag black widow. great guns always work excellent workmanship as well. would'nt be without one in the battery.
     
  17. Mal H

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    I got one a few years ago. Why? Because I wanted to that's why! (That's my usual retort to my wife when I show up with something new from a gun show.) Besides it is very cute. :)

    It isn't a very effective carry weapon by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a heck of a lot better than nothing when all else fails. If you can figure out the sights, it is a lot more accurate than you might suspect. I carry it with Stingers.

    "Onion Field" gun, that's the first time I've heard that description and it is a great one! Too bad those cops didn't have an NAA mini, might have been only a newspaper article instead of a novel.
     
  18. AnklePocket

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    Loads of fun to shoot. The .22 Mag handles a lot better than the much smaller LR version. Overall, the .22 Mag is a bit smaller than a Kel-Tec P32. There's really no reason to not get one. And you outta see how they look with the mother-of-pearl accessory grips.
     
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    we have 3 of them. small, easily concealable, well made.
    all of ours have the oversize rosewood grips. 2 are .22lr with the 1 5/8" barrels. each one of my daugters has one. the other is the .22 mag, short barrel, oversize rosewood grips.
    once you learn to shoot them, suprisingly accurate. any of ours will do 8" groups at 25 yds ( usually somewhat less). the sighting trick that seems to work for us is to not use the front blade, except as a point of reference and sight directly down the barrel. mcole
     
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    I've had a 22LR version for several years. It is defiitely a lat ditch option. I wholeheartedly agree that the accuracy is decent up to 3 yards, beyond that the noise is the best feature. It is a lot better than nothing IMO
     
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    They are very good quality. I had one in .22 LR with the shortest barrel. I did not like it. It is hard to shoot fast. Bullets key holed
    the target--which some say is not all bad.

    I have a 2-shot .22 LR double action derringer which I like much better. I would not buy another NAA mini-revolver.
     
  22. 22luvr

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    I've owned three of 'em.....

    My first NAA mini was the .22LR which was impossibly small for my large hands/fingers to securely grip.

    My present one is a .22mag with the 1 1/8" barrel. I ordered NAA's aftermarket rubber boot grip for it and......voila.....instant accuracy and security!

    YES, you can shoot accurate groups with the mini, provided you get a proper grip. The stock rosewood grips on the minis make that difficult. If you buy one, get the oversized grips and it will make a world of difference.

    They're beautifully crafted pieces with jewel-like precision.

    Mine doubles for venomous snake control when I use CCI mag shot shells. VERY effective.
     
  23. cratz2

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    My buddy's going to sell me his for $60 when he gets tired of it. It's not in quite 100% condition, more like 85%. But it's stainless. A bit of light polishing and it should be good as new. I've never really tried to shoot it for accuracy but at about 10 or 12 yards I could only hit the biggest spinner on the four target rimfire spinner about one out of ten times. Still, gut-shootin' accurate it need be. I doubt I'll ever seriously carry it. :D

    Pretty neat little guns.
     
  24. Okiecruffler

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    I've got an itch for the black powder version. All of them look like they were carved from one piece of stainless steel.
     
  25. Ala Dan

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    Greeting's All,

    YES these guns are high quality, functional
    firearms. I own the 1-1/8" barrel .22 magnum,
    and since its acquistion it has found a home
    riding in my front pants pocket; as an always
    gun. I NEVER leave homw without it; and CCW
    it anywhere and everywhere that is legal and
    lawful to do so!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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