Palm Pistol

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Coming in December the Palm Pistol. Its a 38 caliber single shot handgun made like a T-shaped screwdriver. The pistol was specially designed for people with poor hand strength from arthritis or disabilities. Or really anyone who finds a conventional gun difficult to fire. The trigger is a simple thumb push with the recoil dissipated into the palm. Great for defense but with only one shot accuracy would seem to be crucial as there may not be time to reload.
     Posted By: patty - Sat Oct 17, 2015
     Category: Disabilities | Guns | Inventions





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Another unusual firearm for the police to learn to recognize that can be hidden in hand. From its design it is intended as a close-up and personal gun, Even trained police officers will miss the center of a target at 1, 3 and 7 meters with a standard pistol.

My thought is that it be in a larger caliber, at least .357, it be loaded with shot to disperse a better pattern since it is intended to be fired from the waist level and it's only got one bullet. If the shooter has got shaky weak hands and misses perhaps the flash and bang will encourage the intended target to leave quickly.

Of course there will be the unavoidable discharges that will castrate some guy handling it, kill or wound a curious child or playmate, shoot an innocent person or even the owner of this unique and unusual weapon.

My suggestion is that one carries a sword cane with a quick release and as the aggressor approaches unsheathe it, charge and shout Banzai! Or the much more compact can of police grade 10-15% pepper spray.
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/17/15 at 06:17 PM
You wouldn't have to hit anything, the smoke and noise will give anyone in front of you a heart attack. With a barrel that short, it's like a reusable flash-bang grenade.

It'd be particularly neat if you shoot it from the waist -- the target wouldn't know who's shooting at them!

The tabs above and below the barrel are obviously the grip safety. I wonder how hard you have to squeeze it. That might be a problem for those with little strength in their hands.

Maybe they could make it a dual weapon -- after you fire it, you pull a pin and the handle becomes a grenade.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/17/15 at 06:36 PM
Then it wouldn't be reusable anymore though Phideaux.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/17/15 at 06:57 PM
There was a seven shot palm pistol called the Chicago Protector, so this isn't really new or innovative. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protector_Palm_Pistol
Posted by belesarius on 10/17/15 at 08:41 PM
I saw this yesterday somewhere and wondered just how hot this little sucker was going to get. As far as range goes... there ain't no range. You just shove it in the guy's gut and squeeze.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/18/15 at 12:50 AM
@Patty -- Don't be like everyone says you are!

@Expat -- It likely takes so long to reload, heat isn't a problem. And you really want to be at least six or seven feet away when you shoot something. Blood stains are bad enough to get out, you don't want to have to clean spleen slime off your shirt.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/18/15 at 04:02 AM
6 or 7 FEET!?! I doubt you could hit the broad side of a barn if you were standing inside it.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/18/15 at 04:09 AM
The remark was meant to be a joke Phideaux. Just how does everyone say I am?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/18/15 at 07:28 AM
We know how you are Patty (NSFW):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKX8v46Z11E
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/18/15 at 09:44 AM
@Expat -- I had a .357 Magnum with a 2-inch barrel. It was good out to 50 yds and passable at 100 (on a calm day, from a shooting stand). Point-and-click (shoot from the waist) was about 10 yds.. This barrel is about 1/2 the length, so I'd guess it should be good out to about 10 feet.

@Patty -- That you're beautiful, charming, and have a biting wit (which is how I knew you were joking). I guess we now have to add you're a little paranoid about people talking behind your back.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/18/15 at 03:35 PM
Yeah, you can pin that on an ex-boyfriend from a long time ago. He used to tell me if people really knew me they'd hate me. He's also the reason I still automatically flinch if someone raises a hand near me. Thanks for the sweet comments honey.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/18/15 at 04:51 PM
@Patty -- I really do apologize -- that's just one of my stupid toss-off lines for when I can't think of a good comeback. I didn't mean to hit a nerve. I keep forgetting that some people take me seriously, which they shouldn't, because I never do.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/18/15 at 05:43 PM
That's ok sweetie, I should have known you were kidding, you have always been kind to me.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/18/15 at 07:12 PM
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