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.
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.
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.