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NAA Mini Revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Matt018, Dec 9, 2010.

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  1. Matt018

    Matt018 Member

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    Well, for the first time i handled one of the beauties, They are really cool and ingenious imo. I kinda want one, What do you all think? Oh and also I am not thinking of this as a defensive gun, Its really just a range toy if i bought it.
     
  2. Clifford

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    I own one and carry it everwhere as my backup pistol. They really are well built little pistols. If you do get one go for the 1 5/8" barrel model and get a model with both 22LR and 22 magnum cylinders. That way if you carry it for backup you can use magnum rounds.

    They are fun and neat, but it took a little time for me to figure out the best way to hold mine for firing. Mine is not very accurate and it keyholes with every type of ammo I've tried. I've heard that the keyholing is a common issue with only the shortest barrels. Even with that I really like mine.
     
  3. BCRider

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    With some practice and figuring out the best way to hold and fire it you may find that it really surprises you. My NAA "The Earl" gives me 2.5 to 3 inch groups at 12 yards now. And I've gotten sub 2 inch groups on enough occasions to suggest that these guns can deliver the goods. But it took me a few hundred rounds to figure out the best way to hold the lil' whipersnapper.
     
  4. Messenger Guard

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    Everyone should try one, get over the novelty and get a more substantial mouse gun (A more substantial mouse gun...that's funny:D). Be careful not to light it off by accident. The most effective defense loading is IMHO "rat shot" delivered point blank to the face. Pin a paper plate to a target, draw and shoot at point blank range and you will see the blinding capability.
     
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    they are good at being tiny and firing when trigger is pulled. accurate enough for close defense (5yds max) .. the only thing that troubles me is the fragile cylinder pawl that broke shortly after new purchase.
     
  6. Steve 48

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    My Mini Pug in 22 mag is ny backup gun.
     
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    Got one. It's my "Carry when I can't carry" gun. Not great for first line defense, but when you need it-it's there. They are really a last ditch "Stick it in their eye" kind of gun. I don't plan on using it for Teuller distances but if someone is trying to shank me it gets stuck in the hollow between the jawbone & ear, under the chin, in the eye socket, in the ear- wherever I have to- and discharged.

    I carry Hornady V-max 30-gr red tips. They still maintain adequate velocity even in a short barrel.

    Heck, I even managed to CCW my Mini-Mag wearing only a Speedo (boxer short style, not the string & cup style) at a water park. Tell me that's not crazy cool.
     
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    Is that a serious suggestion?

    Banking on the outside chance of blinding your attacker with a perfect hit to the face with a tiny puff of dust shot is hardly a serious defensive strategy.

    If you are going to carry a .22mag mini, better load up with the hottest and heaviest hollowpoint you can find.

    Ratshot is at the bottom of the list of preferred defense ammo, right under a 22 short 29gr LRN.
     
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    I assumed it was a joke.
     
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    NAA sells a leather pocket holster, that is made for my 22mag, it fits the pcket well and helps conceal the weapon. It is small can be used for close quarters, and can go where no othe gun can, with hot mag loads, it is better than being un armed.
     
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    I carry a Mag model as my back-up to my KelTec PF-9, which is the back-up to my RIA 1911......hey, what can I tell ya, I work retail in a BAD neighborhood!
     
  12. Action_Can_Do

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    My NAA Black Widow has proven more accurate than my Single-Six. Of course, my Single-Six has proven pretty inaccurate.:(
     
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    I would love to have a Black Widow... shot one a while back and really loved it.
     
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    .22WMR gives it a little more sting
     
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    I have one ... 22/22wmr convertible... works great, never keyholes and is more accurate than you'd expect... I load mine with CCI 22 Mag for a backup to my primary carry.

    These guns are very well built and they just plain work... highly recommended for a deep cover backup, or field/plinking gun for fun...
     
  16. Matt018

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    Yea, Thats kinda what i thought, just a really fun gun and also just something to slip into your pocket. What do you guys think the max effective range of this thing is?
     
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    If it's just a range toy, you might as well get the NAA Mini-Master or Earl. They have 4" barrels, larger grips, and the MM has adjustable sights. They are both still plenty small/light enough to carry or conceal, I think even their heaviest model is around 12 ounces despite being all steel.

    Max effective range? Just guessing here but:

    Smallest variants: 5-7 yd. (you're pretty much point-shooting)

    Mid-sized (Pug, Black Widow): 15 yd. (these have usable sights and a grip you can hold onto with more than 1 finger)

    "Full-sized" (Mini Master, Earl): 20-25 yd. (longer bbl., better sights, and fuller grip greatly extends range, relatively speaking)

    This is assuming it is used for defensive purposes, and assuming you'd be happy with a basketball-sized group. If you planned on target shooting or hunting small game, I'd imagine the range to be roughly half the distance.
     
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    I don't think you're giving these guns the full credit they're due. When I shoot my Black Widow, I always do so at 25 yards. It's plenty accurate at that range. I've never grouped it, but I have put 5 shots into one circle about 6 inches wide (quite a bit smaller than a basketball) and was very pleased with the results. I wasn't kidding when I said I've done better with my Black Widow than I've done with my Single-Six.
     
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    They're challenging to shoot well, and really challenging to shoot well and fast.
    I can do well out to 15 yards or so, but mostly do close-range blasting with mine, it is pretty much a range toy, my KT P32 is "the gun for when I can't have a gun".

    I don't remember how far out I've shot my mini* without being disgusted with the performance, but past 20 yards things get tricky without a real rear sight.
    It is NOT a gun you'd be able to rely on without regular practice, except as a "get off me!" gun.


    * (the longer barrel basic magnum model, I have the LR conversion, a rubber grip like the mini master and a holster folding grip)
     
  20. John Wayne

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    You're probably right. I have no doubt that your gun may be more accurate than I was guessing it to be, but you're probably the exception rather than the norm. Not a whole lot of people are willing to put in the time necessary to become proficient with pocket guns.
     
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    I just took my .22 mag mini out of my pocket. I find it very accurate out to ~25'. I can put all five rounds into the COM of a silhouette target with it. I load it with Winchester 40gr FMJ's and carry it is a ultra thin kydex pocket holster. It is so small and light, I carry it almost everywhere, all the time.
     
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    I think they're excellent, but it's hard for me to hold the smaller models. I like the heftier look and feel of the Pug and Black Widow. I consider these very good for concealed carry, especially in hot climates. I have no problem with .22 Mag as a defensive round in close quarters.
     
  23. Trigun

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    IMO NAA offer the best quality firearm at a very reasonable price. My Mini Master is the star at the range, exceptional craftmanship, not a single tool mark or burrs on the gun. Love this baby.

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    This gun is a special run by NAA for Canada, barrel length 4.25''. comes with both .22LR and .22 mag cylinder. Big thanks to NAA.

    Edmond
     
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    NAA BlackWidow in 22mag is my daily carry in the warm weather here in SC. 22mag is a particularly nasty little round that never quite gets it's due in the SD world.
     
  25. jmorris

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    I have one, it's cool and something to talk about. Useless for anything else.
     
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