As they say, “two is one, one is none.” This is why many officers carry a backup pistol. Obviously, civilians don’t face the daily potential of a gunfight like law enforcement. But that doesn’t mean that a small backup in the pocket isn’t a bad idea. Not to mention, some people just prefer a small, pocket pistol for just such an occasion. For this reason, Standard Manufacturing offers the Switch-Gun .22 Mag folding pocket pistol.
The Standard Manufacturing Switch-Gun .22 Mag Pocket Pistol
Featuring a CNC machined stainless steel frame and barrel, the Switch-Gun is chambered in .22 Mag. Although .22 Mag packs quite a bit more power than a .22 LR, it remains a close-up last-ditch round. Not really something you are going to use to take out a bad guy at distance.
The frame folds into the large polymer grip, making it slightly smaller, albeit thicker, than a standard cell phone. Likewise, at 9-ounces loaded, it presents a small footprint in the pocket.
When folded, the grip completely encapsulates the trigger, preventing any kind of accidental discharge. However, depressing the button on the side of the grip automatically brings the firearm to bear, with an audible snap. It is very reminiscent of an out the side automatic knife.
Due to its unique design, the grip on the Switch-Gun is large enough to provide a firm purchase while firing. This is significant because the .22 Mag is a snappy little round. So, the large grip helps the shooter maintain solid control of the firearm while shooting.
The Switch-Gun is fired via a single action trigger. But the large hammer allows for fast cocking between shots. However, the .88-inch barrel length will compromise accuracy, making this a truly close quarters self-defense option.
The Standard Manufacturing Switch-Gun .22 Mag pocket pistol is available now with an MSRP of $449.00. For more info, please visit STDGun.com.
Standard Manufacturing Switch-Gun Pocket Pistol Specs
Caliber: .22 Mag
Frame and Barrel: CNC Machined Stainless Steel
Action: Single Action Folding Revolver
Barrel Length: .88 inches
Grip: Large Polymer
Weight: 9 Ounces, Loaded
Dimensions: 2.125” x 3.75” x .75” Folded