NAA Mini 22 Magnum With Swing-out Cylinder

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by flyingtiger85, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. flyingtiger85

    flyingtiger85 Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2010

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    They say it will be available soon in 22 magnum and later in 22 lr.I think the 22lr would be more fun.If they are plentiful later this year I'll try to get one.The top break model went fast and then the prices went through the roof.I posted on the NAA 1860 Sheriff when it came out and bought one later in the year.I think new gun models in 22 rimfire are interesting and worth a post."22,still the worlds most popular cartridge".
  2. Nerostarr

    Nerostarr New Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    I'd like to have one of those in a 22lr, it a very nice looking piece. Don't know what I would use it for, except a little pocket gun. But I've always wanted one and looked at them often when at the LGS.

  3. Lanrezac

    Lanrezac Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    I wonder why they made it swing out to the right?
  4. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Probably for left handed people.
    I'll wait until they make one for right handed people. :D
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
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    ask him ;)
  6. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I was wondering the same thing, why it swings out to the right. But IMO, if your right
    handed, it's easier to load with the right hand.
  7. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    For the same reason that single actions load on the right side. It is easier for the 80% of the population that is right handed to hold the big gun in the clumsy left hand and feed the small cartridges with the dextrous right hand than it is to do it the other way around.
  8. i have carried one of these pistols as a shorts gun or just stuck it in my top pocket when needing a hide out gun for years and years.i assure you i will buy one and retire the one i have,any gun is better than no comes in handy when you are in company that dont beleive in concealed carry.they never know. old semperfi
  9. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    I love the swing out model and may have to get another now...thanks NAA for making life harder.
  10. heyjoe

    heyjoe New Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    it swings out to the right so that the basic design of the mini revolver they currently make already would not have to be changed. im looking forward to getting one.
  11. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    It has those nice sights too. :cool: Another 'homerun' for NAA.;)
  12. Lanrezac

    Lanrezac Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    Well, the French agreed with you back in the 1890's when they designed their 8mm service revolver...but pretty much no one else has, before or since. I wonder why? It does seem odd that loading gates are almost invariably on the right, while cylinders almost always swing out to the left.

    My guess is that loading a right-side-opening cylinder would involve switching the gun from the right hand to the left, then switching it back again to resume firing, and that is something people prefer not to have to do under stress. Too much chance of dropping the gun in the process, I would think.

    On the other hand (so to speak) using a loading gate requires holding the gun with the loading gate side up. Most right-handed people find it easier to hold the gun with the right side up, I guess. The problem with holding a right-side swing-out cylinder gun that way is that the cylinder tends to swing shut. (The French service revolver may have had a spring to hold the cylinder open; it's been a long time since I owned one.)

    All this is just my $.02, speaking as a right-hander.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012
  13. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    This seems to have gone away - maybe because no one is taught the revolver anymore (damn bottom-feeders). But it's the way I learned.

    Place gun with trigger guard in palm of left hand, with index finger on barrel and little finger on frame aft of cylinder. Middle two fingers and thumb are holding the cylinder. Use right thumb to operate cylinder release and using middle two finger, push cylinder out of frame, using thumb to control speed.


    Point muzzle skyward and using left thumb, push ejector rod, causing all shells to fall out on the ground.


    Notice gun is securely held by fingers through the frame. You cannot drop the gun accidentally.

    Now tilt gun so muzzle is pointed downward, and holding LARGE gun in CLUMSY left hand, and turning cylinder with thumb and two fingers, load SMALL cartridges into cylinder using DEXTROUS right hand.


    Then close cylinder by pushing with left thumb, while using two middle fingers to control speed of closure.

    Seems like anyone, nowadays, that uses a revolver, keeps the gun in their right hand all the time. Pushes out the cylinder with the right index finger, hits the ejector rod with the palm of the left hand, load with the left hand and slaps the cylinder shut, with the left hand.
  14. Vikingsoneday

    Vikingsoneday New Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    So far I've purchased two new guns this year and my wife is still speaking to me. But one more this soon and that could change.

    Yet it looks sooo sweet. Please don't tempt me like this! :)
  15. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Ah Yes, the lost art of revolver shooting (and handgun marksmanship in general) in the USA: See Alpo's excellent revolver manipulation pictures above.

    See target described at:

    Distance equals 21 feet on edged turning target. Target is #B-27R (Indoor Range, Police Pistol Combat). Ten ring is nominal 4.5" H X 3" W, "X" ring is 2.2" X1.6". Time allowed for first course of fire equals 20 seconds. Typical revolver used = S&W Model 10 with 4" barrel, iron sights, no porting, for a Service Revolver match.

    First Stage, Course of Fire: Revolver holstered and loaded, strong side. Hand may not touch gun before target starts to turn. Target turns, and revolver is drawn and fired 6 shots, and reloaded, and fired 6 more shots. Speed loader is optional but recommended. Reload must be carried on body. Target edges again after 20 seconds.

    Competitive performance: All shots must hit Ten ring, almost all need to hit the "X" ring.

    In a later stage the target will be set at 50 feet. You will have 12 seconds to
    draw and fire 6 shots, all of which need to hit the ten ring to be competitive.

    Indoor PPC matches are typically won with 600/600 scores. Sometimes a 599 or even a 598 will win, bit not often in years past.

    Revolvers are not difficult to learn to shoot well; but no one was ever born knowing how to shoot one.
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