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Old 02-18-2017, 12:51 AM
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I love my NAA 22LR revolvers. So much fun shooting high velocity ammo, learning to hold it well, fire and reload fast.

Soon after I purchased another, to have as a backup if the first one will belly up from too much use. Glad that I did because No.1 is right now at NAA to be repaired, at the last range session poor little thing started to give up.

They conceal like nothing and can be very precise once the owner masters a good grip. And quite potent with the right ammo and good placement. Too bad there is such a tiny amount of steel and close tolerances that means they can wear out if used a lot. Luckily, NAA provides them with a lifetime warranty.

Here are a few photos with the two ones that I have. No.1 being sick now and at NAA for repair, No.2 being the EDC du jour.

Photographed on Canadian change because in Canada such a gun is illegal (err... prohibited, same thing). Canadian saying this.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:54 AM
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:00 AM
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Cool little thing. Kind of reminds me of a parlor gun that a member posted about. Seems someone will build something for every niche.

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Old 02-18-2017, 01:14 AM
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...we have one because my wife thought it was cute...they are very easy to conceal but you could lose one out of a tiny hole in your pocket...fire a few hot rounds and people start taking them a lot more seriously...

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Old 02-18-2017, 01:15 AM
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That's another reason I like them. For the old world look they have.

NAA also have one just like this but with black powder and caps! And limited edition case hardened and blued versions. I don't mind the regular version stainless steel.

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Old 02-18-2017, 01:21 AM
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I bought the PUG .22mag version.
It is a top notch/cool little gun, I also bought a nice little leather holster for it as well as some very nice stag grips.

Overview:
- It will do its job as, very close range, and I mean close! (5-7yds for a torso section hit). Definitely good for summertime/beach/swimsuit or minimalist clothing scenario. It actually fits inside my watch pocket on denim/KUHL pants.

- It is not a precision or 1 shot stop gun but I have ccw'ed it as a quick
grab n go option.

- I was impressed by it's action and over all feel. As I rotated the action, I could feel each stage. It is definitely a quality piece and something that NAA has put time and effort in. Not some derringer ****.

Dig it, and I do carry it.
edit..I will get some quick pics...Its actually pretty kewl looking.

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Old 02-18-2017, 01:23 AM
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...we have one because my wife thought it was cute...they are very easy to conceal but you could lose one out of a tiny hole in your pocket...fire a few hot rounds and people start taking them a lot more seriously...
Indeed. I always carry mine cased, in the pocket. I started with some pocket knife case, then that NAA holster shown in photos, then settled to a wallet (with zipper and which I padded on the inside to protect and hide the revolver shape) that conceals it the best and it protects it. Even if I would drop that wallet on the ground in public nobody except me would know it contains a tiny gun.

I carried one for a long time with all 5 chambers loaded and with the hammer resting on the safety notch, like NAA recommends. Got used to insert the loaded cylinder directly into the right position. Recently I switched to carry with the hammer on an empty chamber and just 4 shots.
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:27 AM
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I have a stable of mouse semi's which I love to shoot, but I've never shot a mouse revolver. A few off my friends have them and seem to like them too.

Maybe I should check it out.
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:31 AM
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I bought the PUG .22mag version. (...) Dig it, and I do carry it.
edit..I will get some quick pics...Its actually pretty kewl looking.
Cool! Post those pics when you can. You know that they were issued first by Freedom Arms, founded by nobody else than Dick Casull as one of the two partners.
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:33 AM
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Quick pics, no lighting or fancy stuff, just a quickie
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:36 AM
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I have a stable of mouse semi's which I love to shoot, but I've never shot a mouse revolver. A few off my friends have them and seem to like them too.

Maybe I should check it out.
I think you may want to try one. You may like them. The biggest problem for learning to shoot one well in my opinion is finding how to hold them in hand. It's a 2, maybe 3, fingers hold.

I shot thousands of rounds and did not encounter a single misfire with any of the 22 LR ammo I tried. And even if it would fail to fire a round, you just have to cock it once more to go to the next round, like any SA action revolver.
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:37 AM
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Long story short, they are a very cool little pistol. I wish, I would have learned about them sooner and bought one of the "Ranger" versions. It is a top latch/schofield type version that now goes for like $2000 dollars. It was a limited batch.
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:38 AM
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Very cool holster and grips, not saying that the Pug is not shabby either. Little masterpiece. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:43 AM
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Long story short, they are a very cool little pistol. I wish, I would have learned about them sooner and bought one of the "Ranger" versions. It is a top latch/schofield type version that now goes for like $2000 dollars. It was a limited batch.
What was the problem that made them retire the top latch version? I think they did it for a reason, if I am not mistaken.

Now they replaced that with the Sidewinder.

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Old 02-18-2017, 01:52 AM
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From what I have read, the manufacturing of the top latch was intensive and not cost effective. There has been a cult following asking for them to make it a regular run item and I..along with many others am willing to pay premium (although not the $2-3K) for it...Yes..$2-3 thousand going price. Even better...NAA will custom fit a .22LR cylinder to your .22MAG pistol for around $50

Sucks but it is cheaper and more cost effective for NAA to stick to their standard line of NAA products as opposed to changing their milling for a top break version.

Example: NAA Breaktop Ranger collectors Discontinued NORTH AMER... . And going rates.

Its kinda like the question: Why doesnt S/W do a regular run of their schofield? That...it also a beautiful gun.

BRING BACK THE TOP LATCH!!!

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Old 02-18-2017, 02:29 AM
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I am glad they are still in business selling these beauties. I do not want to pay inflated prices for 'vintage' ones long out of production so I am glad I can still buy new today.

So well built, all stainless steel except the grips, including all internal parts, beautiful design as well, a pleasure to look at and hold. And so fun to shoot.

What to get next.. a Pug, a Sidewinder...? Black Widow maybe? Or a tiny 22 Short?
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Cool! Post those pics when you can. You know that they were issued first by Freedom Arms, founded by nobody else than Dick Casull as one of the two partners.

Pictured is my early Freedom Arms / Casull .22magnum version. I carried it for years as a hideout gun when I worked in uniform. .22 Mags out of that little gun always reminded me of a firecracker going off in your hand, but its fun to shoot, and suprisingly accurate.

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I carry a NAA in .22 magnum also. It is a gun i will carry. Everything else I have sits at home.
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I've had no telling how many. I end up selling them. Something pulls me back to them and I end up getting another one.

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Old 02-18-2017, 09:29 AM
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For those with long rifle versions, what ammo do you use?

Barrel that short, you won't get much velocity. Seems like heavier bullet would be the right idea. The SSS 60 grainers.

Anyone use them?
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Ah, the grip....I'v got a freedom arms that I have tried at the range a few times. One of the grips I tried involved me putting my thumb on the edge of the frame near the hammer. Oooops, when the recoil lifted the gun up, the edge of the frame split my thumbnail, not very far, but enough. These little suckers are hard to get a hold of to shoot accurately, especially in the summertime with a little sweat on your hands.
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I've had my Wasp for a couple of years now and it took awhile to learn how to let the revolver rotate to control the recoil of the magnum round. I can hold a cylinder full in the 8 ring of a 25yd rapid fire target at 7 yards. That's about all I ask of it. I carry it with the hottest 22 mag ammo I can find.

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I'd call that pretty darn good for a tiny gun. Never had one of these, but the idea has always been kind of appealing. I work with a guy who totes one around all the time. He loves his.
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For those with long rifle versions, what ammo do you use?
Barrel that short, you won't get much velocity. Seems like heavier bullet would be the right idea. The SSS 60 grainers.
Anyone use them?
Found this video (if the author sees this: thank you!) which is the about only well done NAA 22LR ammo test that I could find. That (his best choice) is the ammo that I am carrying in mine. CCI 36 grain "shoot'em" version. Learned from here:

Ammo Quest .22LR: North American Arms NAA mini-revolver extensive ammo mega test review Part II - YouTube

As for training, any 22 LR that I have, high velocity preferred because it's more fun.
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I've got the .22 WMR, and I regret every day not buying the version with both WMR and LR cylinders included. Thinking about buying the .22 short version in the next few months.
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This isn't meant to be derogatory, but why would one want or need one of these?

I shot one once. Could hit anything unless I was 5 feet from the target.
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Cool little gun, i almost got the one with the belt buckle holster
but we could not agree on a price.

Beside that, i don't think that it would be possible to get a license for it here.
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I carry the .22LR when I walk my dog because stray dogs have charged her and she will bite down and not let go of the other dog. When I fire my NAA mini-revolver into the ground next to my dog she will let go and the other dog runs away.
I shot a water moccasin snake in my yard using CCI shot shells, distance less than eight feet.
There was an episode on Swamp People where Bruce killed a alligator with his NAA mini-revolver, he jumped on the gator's back and pulled the mini-revolver out of the bib pocket of his Liberty overalls and dispatched the swamp lizard with one shot to the brain pan. Don't know if he was using, "Choot 'em" brand ammo.
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Me too! I have the same model with the add'l LR cylinder. The extra cylinder is good for practice, but not accuracy, I've found. I'm not fond of the .22LR model: don't know how I would be able to hold onto it in any kind of tussle.

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I've carried a mini of one sort or another for many years. It is always in my front pocket. I may have my Model 37 on my belt, but the mini is always in the pocket. I started with a Frontier Arms Pepperbox in .22LR many years ago. I've done a lot of practice with my Wasp and full tilt magnum ammo and am very confident with it. Occasionally I forget it is in my pocket and drop my KelTec P-32 into the same pocket...Klunk...
Oh well, I'm getting old, that's my excuse.

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I have one in the safe....to be honest, I had sort of forgotten that I had it. I used to carry it in my shirt pocket when I was in uniform. I remember that I ordered one for many of the guys that I worked with back when I was still on the force. I had an FFL then, and would help my colleagues out. I still have it, may have to get it out for a little range test, now that you guys have reminded me that I have it!!!

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This is my 3rd gun. It travels in my vest pocket daily. Yeah it's looks a little rough, but so do I at this stage. No front sight and hammer HEAVILY serrated.
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Looks like serious business right there!
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I always have one on me unless I'm in bed! I have two that are mags. One saved my life last year during a 3 pit bull attack, thank you NAA, recently put a laser on one! COOL
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Have had this one for many years and still carry it occasionally when walking the dogs,


My other NAA handgun is from way back as well and is a single shot pen gun in .25 ACP made for a short while.


They got around the ATF rule by making it rotate into a handgun shape with a trigger that popped out:
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I like that a lot! Now look what you started...I'll be having to get one of these.
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You WILL NOT be sorry!!! Comforting.
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Impressive little guns. One of mine has been fired thousands of rounds and is still as tight as it was new. Have carried them when ultimate concealment was important.
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Nice Video,i'll pass!
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In the above video, Hickock45 actually hit the gong, which is 70 or 80 yrds as I remember. Had to shoot high, with his 20 year old, NAA 22 mag version. It's the same as mine, which is around the same age. I guess I'll have to get mine out again, and think a little more serious about it. If nothing else, the noise will scare a lot of people. Sounds a lot more powerful, than it is!
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I've got the .22 WMR, and I regret every day not buying the version with both WMR and LR cylinders included. Thinking about buying the .22 short version in the next few months.
I got the sidewinder with the 22lr. conversion. Worn out a few pockets 'cause I carry it every day.
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I don't know if they still make a 22 short cylinder, but they once made a limited run of them. They were advertised as the smallest revolver made. I found one at a gun show and the price was right so I picked it up as a novelty. It was so much smaller than the 22lr version it was very noticeable. I showed it to my machinist and he said "lets drill it for a swivel mounted in the butt, put it on a chain, wear it around your neck and everybody will think it is a silly necklaces and never realize it is for real. So we did.
A friend saw it and talked me out of it, he wore it with a leather shoestring around his neck inside his shirt. He could reach between the buttons, grab it, yank it out (breaking the leather string) and have it up and shooting like super fast.
Of course it was still a 22short, but better than nothing.
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This isn't meant to be derogatory, but why would one want or need one of these?

I shot one once. Could hit anything unless I was 5 feet from the target.
That's what practice is for. I can shoot mine very well.

The good part for me is I carry it under my left hand. I'm left handed but shoot full size guns right handed, but am very proficient with my left hand with these little guns. So I can come out with either hand if needed with great effect.
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I have heard them described in other posts as a "get off me gun" and also as a "loud knife".
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I had two of them. I cut a piece of styrofoam to fit a plastic sandwich box, and cut inserts for the revolvers and ammo. I called it my 'picnic surprise'. Then I made the mistake of shooting one at a target. It was the standard American pistol target which I think is 24" on a side. I shot two cylinders full at a range of 10 yards, and still had a brand new target. I soon sold the 'picnic surprise'.
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I have had my NAA .22-Short for a number of years.

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It's cute but I wouldn't call myself any kind of a fan of these guns.
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In post #19 I had a picture of my NAA .22LR Mini wearing some pearlie looking grips.

Here's the way it rides in my pocket with NAA Boot Grips. Somewhat bigger than the originals and allows a better hold on the gun when shooting the little sucker.



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