Most of you are familiar with the concept by now. The Heizer is a slab of steel about the size of an iPhone in a case that fires one round. The .410 version has been popular, and they’re making news with even more hand-abusing calibers. They’ve brought a .223 to the show, the PAR 1, and it is something to see.
I’m not sure how many of you have fired these types of guns. I have. I’m not a fan of the punishing recoil energy that drives straight back into your hand. But you aren’t supposed to like it. This isn’t a range toy. It is a defensive firearm meant for close range work. And you’d rather have your hand hurt than die–I think that’s the idea. Firing a .410 would be bad enough, but I’d hesitate to pull the trigger on a .223, and I’m not sure who would volunteer to shoot the .308 version that’s coming.
I was expecting to see the .223. What I wasn’t expecting was the semi-auto version. This flat single-stack will hold 5+1. It is heavy, too. Details about the semi-auto are few and far between, as it is still in the early stages. I do know that it has an external safety, and that the trigger breaks at 6 pounds. And what would you call this new gun?
I’m curious about the safety–so I’m asking for your input. Would you want a safety on a gun like this? If the trigger was beefed up, would you carry it in your pocket with no holster? Let us know in the comments below.