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    Quote Originally Posted by rayman View Post
    Doyou carry in pocket as is? or in some sort of pocket holster ?
    As is, or in their small soft holster [ either is acceptable ] once the NAA hammer is secured in one of the notches between cylinders, the gun is safed until the hammer is cocked rotating the cylinder and aligning a round with the chamber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post
    As is, or in their small soft holster [ either is acceptable ] once the NAA hammer is secured in one of the notches between cylinders, the gun is safed until the hammer is cocked rotating the cylinder and aligning a round with the chamber.
    Hickok45 was using a grip that folded forward to cover the trigger. Do you use that setup? It appears that with the cylinder positioned between rounds and with the trigger covered up by the grip, the pistol would be about as safe as it could be, but definitely not in condition to be drawn from the pocket and shot without a lot of manipulation. Of course, the way you describe using it, that would not be a problem, as you carry it out and palmed, thus available for instantaneous use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArthurDent View Post
    Hickok45 was using a grip that folded forward to cover the trigger.

    Different model

    Do you use that setup?

    No, takes too long to get operational for me.

    It appears that with the cylinder positioned between rounds and with the trigger covered up by the grip, the pistol would be about as safe as it could be, but definitely not in condition to be drawn from the pocket and shot without a lot of manipulation.

    Mine comes out of the soft holster before it clears the pocket, once the hammer is nestled in the notch between cylinders, one would have to pull the hammer fully back to fire it. I've never concerned myself with possibility.

    Of course, the way you describe using it, that would not be a problem, as you carry it out and palmed, thus available for instantaneous use.
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    I bought one 20 yrs ago, (22 lr) I also bought a neck holster for it, it just hangs on your chest until needed.
    Like Hickory said, if you have large hands, its harder to manipulate.

    I bought mine because I heard of a policeman that carry's one in a hard pack of Marlboro's in his shirt pocket.
    It saved his life when he was unarmed in a armed robbery at a gas station and the BG came back to check on him or finish him off, he shot the BG guy with the FA 22 and went home at the end of the day to his family.

    That's called being smoked by a boro !

    A person once told me that the freedom arms 22 is a mouse gun and that a knife was better in his opinion, so I asked him if he would like to shoot himself in the leg with it and see if that was true.
    He passed on the idea..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Farmer View Post
    I bought one 20 yrs ago, (22 lr) I also bought a neck holster for it, it just hangs on your chest until needed.
    Like Hickory said, if you have large hands, its harder to manipulate.

    I bought mine because I heard of a policeman that carry's one in a hard pack of Marlboro's in his shirt pocket.
    It saved his life when he was unarmed in a armed robbery at a gas station and the BG came back to check on him or finish him off, he shot the BG guy with the FA 22 and went home at the end of the day to his family.

    That's called being smoked by a boro !

    A person once told me that the freedom arms 22 is a mouse gun and that a knife was better in his opinion, so I asked him if he would like to shoot himself in the leg with it and see if that was true.
    He passed on the idea..
    When in uniform, I'd carried mine in my 8 point cover, behind the badge with duct tape. The older chief just retiring took a liking to me as we were both "shooters" and suggested I carry 3 guns when on duty. A BUG on the ankle [ 38spl ] and that NAA 22lr taped in the cover. I've usually listened to old salts who've worked the streets, their actions are based on experience and considerable forethought.
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    I got mine in .22LR over 30 years ago. I believe the last times I carried it was when working disaster relief after the hurricanes in ‘04. Agency staff were absolutely not allowed to have firearms of any kind while working, or in District vehicles. It hid very nicely in a zippered wallet in my pocket, and of course, no one had any idea.

    It still lives in that wallet.
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    As indicated, I too have a Pug. I was an expert in a case involving a drop fire that caused an older diabetic gent to lose a leg.

    It’s the only revolving cylinder weapon made in the last century with the notches Brownie discussed. They call for violation of our basic safety rules to load and they can have the hammer move during jostling around in the pocket. If hit or dropped in that condition it will fire unexpectedly.

    The “holster grip” they call it is useless as a safety feature in my opinion and creates a false sense of security.

    I carried one too like Brownie or a high standard derringer in a wallet holster. Nice little revolvers that need special care/awareness to carry.

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    I remember those hi-standards and the wallets with the hole for the trigger finger, so it could be fired while contained within the holster. I believe that those wallets may be illegal to use now unless proper paperwork and tax stamp is performed (like a suppressor).

    Beyond stupid, I know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick McC. View Post
    I remember those hi-standards and the wallets with the hole for the trigger finger, so it could be fired while contained within the holster. I believe that those wallets may be illegal to use now unless proper paperwork and tax stamp is performed (like a suppressor).

    Beyond stupid, I know...
    I had one of them HS22mag and wallet holsters [ yes, they were deemed illegal ] along with a seecamp and same type of wallet holster. Own neither gun now, still have the wallets for them.
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