The LifeCard .22LR pistol took the internet by storm last week. It had everyone talking. The article we ran on GunsAmerica had at least 44,000 reads. That’s pretty impressive for a product that seemed to drop in outta the clear blue sky. Had you heard of Trailblazer Firearms? I know I hadn’t.
The reason why it piqued the interest of everyone is pretty obvious, at least to me. Though it is not a primary service pistol, it is a great little compact get-off-me gun. Sure, deployment in a pinch might be difficult and a capacity of one isn’t going to cut with the tactical crowd, but the LifeCard’s concealability and portability are second to none.
Think about it, this is a tool that can be carried by anyone, anywhere with maximum ease and comfort. That cannot be discounted. Carrying something is always better than carrying nothing. The dirty little secret in the gun community is that many people don’t carry all the time because carrying is uncomfortable or inconvenient. For many, the LifeCard solves this problem.
- Caliber: .22LR
- Action: Single-Action, Single-Shot
- Length: 3.375 inches
- Height: 2.125 inches
- Width: 0.5 inches
- Weight: > 7 oz.
- Barrel: Steel, Tilt-Up
- Frame: Aluminum (includes folding handle)
- Features: Ambidextrous, built-in safety features, ammo storage in handle for 4 rounds
- MSRP: $399
LOL. I guess I’m sold on the concept at least. And really, that’s all it is until we can get one in for testing and put it through its paces. For now, it’s good to see that it does shoot (see the video above) and that it appears solidly constructed (see video below).
The only major downside, which everyone seemed to harp on, is the price: $400. Many pointed to the numerous pistol platforms you can buy on GunsAmerica with that kind of money. That’s a valid point, not to be dismissed if one is on a tight budget. But keep in mind that this is the first product from a new company that was seven years in the making. You’d be pushing to make some coin ASAP too if you spent almost a decade — think of all the time, money and resources that went into this — on a project.
To learn more about the LiveCard .22LR visit Trailblazer Firearms. They should be ready for purchase in the coming weeks.