POCKET PIS­TOLS

SMALL AND EASY TO CARRY, THESE ARE PIS­TOLS YOU WON’T LEAVE AT HOME TAURUS SPEC­TRUM 380 PIS­TOL SEECAMP REINTRODUCES THE LWS .25 STAN­DARD MAN­U­FAC­TUR­ING S333 VOLLEYFIRE IVER JOHN­SON POCKET ACE

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A.

The new Taurus Spec­trum is a semi-auto pocket pis­tol cham­bered for .380 Auto. It’s a striker-fired pis­tol with a 6+1 ca­pac­ity. The poly­mer frame fea­tures an over-molded grip that will be of­fered in sev­eral dif­fer­ent col­ors. There are also soft poly­mer in­serts at the back of the slide and on the grip to pro­vide a se­cure hold when cham­ber­ing a round. The Spec­trum is the first Taurus pis­tol that was com­pletely de­signed, sourced and made in the U.S.

MSRP: $286.36

WEB­SITE: www.taurus.com

B.

The L.W. Seecamp Com­pany is renowned for its small cal­iber, dou­ble-ac­tion-only pocket pis­tols. In 1981, the com­pany tran­si­tioned from dou­ble-ac­tion con­ver­sions of 1911 pis­tols when it in­tro­duced the LWS .25, the first dou­ble-ac­tion-only, ham­mer-fired pis­tol made in the U.S. It weighed a mere 13.4 ounces fully loaded. Be­cause many pocket pis­tols man­u­fac­tured else­where had been sub­ject to an im­port ban with the Gun Con­trol Act of 1968, these lit­tle stain­less steel pocket guns were in high de­mand, with cus­tomers of­ten put on a long wait­ing list. The .25 auto ver­sion was dis­con­tin­ued some­time around 1985 when the LWS .32 was in­tro­duced. In 2003, the com­pany started pro­duc­ing its LWS .380. At this year’s SHOT Show, the com­pany an­nounced that it will be rein­tro­duc­ing the LWS .25 soon. The small cal­iber pis­tol is sure to find a fol­low­ing with those who are sen­si­tive to re­coil.

MSRP: $565

WEB­SITE: www.seecamp.com

C.

This der­ringer is rem­i­nis­cent of the pep­per­box pis­tols of the 1800s. Stan­dard Man­u­fac­tur­ing’s new S333 Volleyfire pis­tol fea­tures a clus­ter of six bar­rels. But this pocket pis­tol, which will be cham­bered ini­tially in .25 ACP, fea­tures modern ma­te­ri­als and one very in­ter­est­ing twist: It fires two shots with each pull of the trig­ger The “333” in the name refers to the av­er­age num­ber of sec­onds, yards and rounds fired in the av­er­age gun fight. Be­cause the S333 Volleyfire fires from six in­di­vid­ual bar­rels, this top-break pis­tol has no mov­ing slide or re­volv­ing cylin­der, so it can be fired from a pocket if nec­es­sary with­out mal­func­tion­ing. Its long-travel, dou­ble-ac­tion trig­ger needs to be pulled pur­posely all the way through, which helps to pre­vent ac­ci­den­tal dis­charges and elim­i­nates the need for a man­ual safety.

MSRP: $300

WEB­SITE: www.std­gun.com

D.

This new der­ringer from Iver

John­son is made of stain­less steel and fea­tures four bar­rels cham­bered in .22 LR. It is a sin­gle-ac­tion de­sign. The combo safety/take­down lever is am­bidex­trous. This pis­tol is made in the U.S.

MSRP: $325

WEB­SITE: www.iver­john­son­arms. com

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