Weapon Of Last Resort: The Palm Pistol


Pistols of various calibers and sizes have enjoyed an illustrious history. Less illustrious are the smaller pistols that are often the tools of assassins and other unsavory types. Ever heard of the Derringer? Perfect example. It’s a common fixture in American Westerns and is usually carried in ladies’ purses or tucked under a sleeve.

Palm pistol

The Palm Pistol above carries on in the same inglorious tradition. Marketed as a defensive weapon to be used as a last resort, the Palm Pistol is still a prototype and alterations might transform the product in the coming months. Given its shape, the single shot .38 Palm Pistol’s has a thumb button for a trigger and can be kept anywhere when not in use. Just try to keep it out of reach from the kids.

 

Since the Palm Pistol has no safety mechanism, it’s best used when  a person absolutely has to defend themselves from an assailant. Considering its dainty size though, why bother? Especially when it only chambers a single round when dozens of cheap and small handguns pack more oomph inside their pocket sized frames. The German Walther PPK of World War 2 renown comes to mind. Still, you never know when a Palm Pistol comes in handy.

 

The Palm Pistol goes into production later this year. Stay tuned for updates when it hits stores.

 

 

Source Gizmag

 

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  • Caca

    No safety mechanism? WTF?

  • Vindog

    why not just carry a bullet around, and whack it with your carkeys in an emergency?

  • Anonymous

    In the film ‘The Guard’, a very Irish film, a derringer is kept somewhere… different. 

  • Anonymous

    In the film ‘The Guard’, a very Irish film, a derringer is kept somewhere… different. 

  • J N

    Most revolvers and some semi-automatics don’t have safety’s either, so it’s not unusual.  It looks like the single round is put in the chamber, the “barrel” is closed (like most derringers) by snapping it into place, and then it’s just a “T” grip that you hold inside your fist with the barrel protruding from between your fingers.  Pretty nifty – after you fire the single round, you can use them as knuckle-dusters!

    Probably the best thing about this is it doesn’t LOOK like a gun, but it’ll probably be covered under most concealed carry permits since it’s a center-fire round as opposed to a rim-fire .22 derringer.  Sometimes just carrying something that looks like a gun will get you in more trouble (with both sides of the law) than it’ll save you from.  This solves all of those problems.  I’d expect the effective range to be point-blank to close (maybe 0 – 5′), so it truly is a “last resort” weapon.

    The picture looks like a lot of cheap plastic parts though.  I’d have to see the price tag and whether it’ll handle .38+ or +P rounds before making a final judgment, but I’d say from my initial perception that this is a great personal defense tool.  It packs a punch while still being small and discreet enough to carry in a purse or pocket without the classic lines that scream “GUN!”

  • J N

    Most revolvers and some semi-automatics don’t have safety’s either, so it’s not unusual.  It looks like the single round is put in the chamber, the “barrel” is closed (like most derringers) by snapping it into place, and then it’s just a “T” grip that you hold inside your fist with the barrel protruding from between your fingers.  Pretty nifty – after you fire the single round, you can use them as knuckle-dusters!

    Probably the best thing about this is it doesn’t LOOK like a gun, but it’ll probably be covered under most concealed carry permits since it’s a center-fire round as opposed to a rim-fire .22 derringer.  Sometimes just carrying something that looks like a gun will get you in more trouble (with both sides of the law) than it’ll save you from.  This solves all of those problems.  I’d expect the effective range to be point-blank to close (maybe 0 – 5′), so it truly is a “last resort” weapon.

    The picture looks like a lot of cheap plastic parts though.  I’d have to see the price tag and whether it’ll handle .38+ or +P rounds before making a final judgment, but I’d say from my initial perception that this is a great personal defense tool.  It packs a punch while still being small and discreet enough to carry in a purse or pocket without the classic lines that scream “GUN!”

  • Richard Tracy

    one in the head and you are dead

  • JL13

    It looks like it does indeed have a grip style safety, I would guess that the two buttons either side of the barrel have to be depressed for the ‘thumb trigger’ to work.

    By the way, maybe you should have linked to the chicago palm pistol, first made in 1882.

  • john trollstin

    this is why other country’s hate us, cuase they cant think of sh*t thats this cool