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Anyone have any experience with these little pocket revolvers? I bought the fold up model today and am wondering if there is anything I should be aware of. It shoots really well for its size. And all the reviews on it I have seen are good.


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They are kind of cool. Never had an issue with one nor heard of an issue. But for my money of I am dropping something into a pocket there are a lot of diminutive .380's out there.
 

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Anyone have any experience with these little pocket revolvers? I bought the fold up model today and am wondering if there is anything I should be aware of. It shoots really well for its size. And all the reviews on it I have seen are good.


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Congrats on the new plinker!
No experience. Someday I'll have one because it seems like a really cool way to blow some cash.

Since I got a little .380, I am going to get one of the Bond Arms .45 backup before I get a North American....keep us informed as you shoot more!
 

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I've had this 4" Earl for about a year and really like it. It came with the magnum and long rifle cylinders. I've probably only fired about 100 rounds of each through it. It shoots very good for it's size. The magnum has a nice snap to it and a heck of a report! Just got the holster for Christmas. It was made by Joe Shannon in Oklahoma.
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Anyone have any experience with these little pocket revolvers? I bought the fold up model today and am wondering if there is anything I should be aware of. It shoots really well for its size. And all the reviews on it I have seen are good.


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I've shot one before. they're a lot of fun. Looks like you have the .22 mag.
 

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I bought one last year but sold it after a a short time. It was the 22 Mag . model. It shot very well with very little recoil. Surprisingly accurate too. The reason I got rid of it was that when I took a natural feeling grip on it, I could not pull the trigger. I would have to reposition the gun in my hand to fire it. Not a good thing in a emergency!!
 

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I've always wanted to get the Freedom Arms black powder .22 version of this.
 

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This one came with both cylinders mag and lr. I know a larger caliber would be better for self defense. But with this one I know I will carry it. So a larger caliber at home does nothing compared to a smaller caliber in my hand. It is the same size as my multi tool I carry in my pocket for work. I will carry this one on a regular basis.

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I have the .22mag version. I call it the Noisy Cricket. I like it. More of a novelty and convo piece than something that serves any purpose for EDC or self defense.

If there's anything you should know, it's the fact that it SHOULD NOT be shot by an inexperienced shooter. The thing is very jumpy, at least my .22mag is, and IMO in the wrong hands can be dangerous.

Also, are you aware that you can carry it with the hammer dropped in a way such that it is not resting on a round, but sitting between two rounds? Makes it much safer to carry.

If you want a tiny Derringer like gun to carry in a pocket, consider the big bore derringers made by Cobra (you can get those in 9mm and .38). While the .22mag is a nasty round, I'd rather carry a 9mm or .38 for EDC self defense for several different reasons.
 

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They are kind of cool. Never had an issue with one nor heard of an issue. But for my money of I am dropping something into a pocket there are a lot of diminutive .380's out there.
Yup,and at about the same weight,thinner and with a bigger projectile
 
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