Introducing the Quick-Deploy Switch Gun Mini-Revolver from Standard Manufacturing

The Switch Gun flicks open under spring tension. (Photo: Standard Manufacturing)

Standard Manufacturing, a company that focuses on traditional gunsmithing and modern manufacturing alike, is proud to announce a folding pocket pistol of their own, the Switch Gun. Like their S333 Thunderstruck, the Switch Gun is a compact rimfire revolver chambered for .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire.

While it’s a bit more conventional than the S333 Thunderstruck, it isn’t by much. At its heart, the Switch Gun is a 5-shot single-action mini revolver, but Standard Manufacturing has combined a holster grip with a quick-deploy switch mechanism that lets users flick the gun open with the push of a button on the left side of the grip.

When folded the black polymer grip completely shrouds the trigger, so it can’t be pulled without first deploying the grip. The grip is also larger and longer than other folding mini revolver grips, in order to give users more control when shooting.

The elongated grip gives users more control than typical mini-revolvers. (Photo: Standard Manufacturing)

And even though it’s a simple, time-tested action, the design is pretty modern with square lines giving it a utilitarian outline, folded and unfolded. The revolver frame is a block of CNC-machined stainless steel, with a slab-sided pentagon-shaped cylinder.

With a short, .88-inch barrel, the Switch Gun isn’t exactly tailored for home defense, but with a loaded weight of just 9 ounces, it can be concealed just about anywhere by anyone. The sights are also extremely minimalist with a trough cut into the topstrap and nothing more.

See Also: The S333 Volleyfire Thunderstruck Offers A Curtain of Protection In .22 WMR

Overall the Switch gun measures in at 2.12 inches tall, 3.75 inches long and .75 inches at the cylinder. Like any extremely small handgun, it will take practice to use. But chambered for .22 Magnum, at the very least, practice ammunition isn’t all that expensive.

Whether it’s for extremely deep concealment, pocketable backup, or just the novelty of it all, the Switch Gun will certainly draw attention. Priced at $449 the Switch Gun is a little more expensive than other mini-revolvers, but it’s not like other mini-revolvers, either.

Standard Manufacturing is taking pre-orders for the Switch Gun now, with shipping expected to begin in November. For more information about the Switch Gun visit Standard Manufacturing today.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Ej harbet October 28, 2021, 2:28 pm

    Where this really shines is contact shots. A lady could with a little practice have this ready and blast a ballroom in the peeps chest cavity.
    Come on baby get a hug,,,,,,,,boomphhhh

  • LJ October 23, 2021, 12:09 pm

    What can this blocky looking chunk of unrefined metal do that the quality made NAA mini revolver has been doing riding in my pocket for over 40 years?

  • S A McEwen October 22, 2021, 5:45 pm

    Good Lord ! One more gun like this and Standard Manufacturing will end up like US FireArms Manufacturing. Does any one remember the Zip 22 ? Like the title of the Tube video says, “USFA Zip 22: How A Garbage Gun Destroyed A Good Company.” Yeah, like I said, looks like financial troubles for SM. Why don’t we ask Dougie over at the now-defunct USFA why he stopped making beautiful revolvers and started advertising toys !

  • Ron October 22, 2021, 5:06 pm

    I am interested to know if it is going to be available in California. If it is, I want one…!

  • Richard G B October 22, 2021, 2:48 pm

    If you’re going to make a small caliber gun the Magnum is more penetrating than the LR no matter how small the barrel is. I wouldn’t want to get shot with either one though.

  • Dale Kubichek October 22, 2021, 1:50 pm

    So is this an assassins HIT gun, as anything .22 has little stopping power? The MAG just gives it more charge to go THRU the target to hit others behind the target. So the store customer must sneak up to the bad guy’s head to insure a stopping shot with this inaccurate super-short-barell .22 ? Otherwise this .22 is a toy that will only get the shooter killed due to over confidence. And WOW at this price – I’ll pass.

    A 3-shot .32/.380 would be far better with some stopping power.

  • Gary Edwards October 22, 2021, 12:09 pm

    Cute novelty but the ballistics would be terrible for a .22 WMR in that short a barrel. You might cauterize the BG from the flame or make him go deaf, but likely not much else. Seems smarter to carry a Keltec P-32 with 8 rounds of center-fire and less weight of 7 oz. Besides, who wants to dink with a flip-open switch under stress??

  • gary holfstra October 22, 2021, 11:57 am

    Would like to see a test shoot. How does it perform, what’s the trigger pull like, how easy to aim and fire accurately? I’m assuming when you cock it the trigger drops down into position but even that isn’t shown here.

  • RICKY PRICE October 22, 2021, 10:50 am

    The one comment the fellow said . No better then a 22. Anything better then nothing. I’m sure it has more horsepower then a 22 same size. Don’t want to get hit by a 22mag close up.

  • Rich K. October 22, 2021, 10:13 am

    It would be nice if they had an interchangeable .22LR cylinder. Practice ammo would be cheaper…

  • Mike in a Truck October 22, 2021, 9:39 am

    I want one! But I’ll wait and see if there are any problems with them. My days of beta testor are over.

  • hugo October 22, 2021, 8:02 am

    22 mag out of a short barrel like that isn’t much more effective than 22 LR.

  • Richard Dilorenzo October 22, 2021, 6:28 am

    FYI: $450

  • Blue Dog (he/him) October 21, 2021, 5:34 pm

    I like the contours of the cylinder but the overall profile of this weapon is too boxy. The flip out switch is a neat idea but, much like with assisted open knives, I would worry about the grip flipping open in my pocket. I have owned several mini-revolvers, NAA and Casull, and the .22 WMR with the flip out grips… it is not that the recoil is too much, but it is awfully unwieldy in that oddly-shaped package. Still easier to hold onto than those smaller grips. I wonder how the boxier grip and shorter barrel will feel in the hand while shooting?

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