I recently received in here a very unique
little pistol. The LifeCard 22 is, as the name implies, about
the size of a common credit card, but thicker. Not very thick,
as the thickness measures only one-half inch. It is likely the
thinnest pistol on the market. It is not built to be a primary
gun for self-defense, home defense, nor anything but a discreet
weapon that can, if needed save one’s life. The unique selling
point of this pistol is that, when folded for carry, it looks
nothing like a pistol at all.
The LifeCard is machined from billet aluminum
and hardened steel, and weighs in at only 6.6 ounces on my
scale, unloaded. The LifeCard 22 is a single-shot pistol, but it
has a storage compartment for four additional 22 Long Rifle
cartridges. When folded, the LifeCard 22 looks more like a small
cell phone than anything else, and it is small enough to fit
into a cigarette box, a pants pocket, shirt pocket, or just
about anywhere else that one could fit a few credit cards.
for the LifeCard 22 are listed in the chart below. Linear
measurements are listed in inches. Weight is listed in ounces.
Linear dimensions are listed in the folded, compact position.
||22 Long Rifle
|MSRP as of July 2018
The LifeCard 22 weighs in at 6.6 ounces on my
scale, unloaded. As mentioned above, there is a compartment in
the handle that will hold four additional 22 Long Rifle
cartridges, but that adds very little weight. When deployed for
firing, the handle is large enough to give good purchase. The
barrel measures 2.5 inches in length, and though the sight
system is just a groove atop the barrel, it is surprisingly easy
to make good hits out to around twenty yards or so.
Reliability was excellent. I never had a
problem with a misfire, light primer strike, nothing. Extraction
was easy, plucking out the empty cases with my fingernails.
After a bit of practice, the pistol could be withdrawn from my
pocket and fired in just a few seconds. Certainly not as fast
nor as powerful as a holstered 1911 45, but again, when folded,
the LifeCard does not look like a gun, which could be a real
asset in the right circumstances.
The LifeCard is a good choice for a small,
lightweight, compact single-shot pistol that looks more like a
small cell phone or pager than it does a gun.
To check out the LifeCard 22 online and to locate
a LifeCard dealer near you, go to
order quality 22 Long Rifle ammunition, go to www.luckygunner.com and www.midsouthshooterssupply.com.
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