North American Arms .22lr “Mini-Revolver”
Somewhere between a derringer and a boot pistol, the North American Arms .22LR is highly unique in the world of firearms these days. This stainless steel 5-shot revolver is awfully tiny, with a body length of only 4 inches and a weight of 4.6 oz (unloaded).
Being small has its advantages and disadvantages. Its iconic status, reliability, and price point all make the Mini Revolver a shoe-in for this list. On the other hand, smaller guns are harder to shoot for someone with large hands (no pun intended).
While this may not be your favorite gun to shoot at the range, it may be your favorite to carry around the farm while you do your chores.
As a single action with a fairly long hammer-pull, it’s almost impossible to cock the hammer unintentionally. There’s also a notch between each chamber in the cylinder that allows you to make it completely safe in carry mode.
For those who want additional comfort/safety, North American Arms does offer a Holster Grip that covers the trigger guard, for additional safety.