Meet the “LifeCard” from Trailblazer Firearms, a .22 LR single-action, single-shot folding pistol no larger than a credit card.
Billed as “the last gun you’ll leave behind,” it’s clear that this folding firearm brings pocket carry to a whole new level
- 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
The frame and the grip of the pistol are made from fully-machined aluminum billet with a hard-coat black anodized finish. And the tilt-up barrel, bolt and trigger are made of steel with an Isonite finish for corrosion resistance, according to the press release.
This the first design from the up-and-coming Trailblazer Firearms, which apparently has more head-turning products in the works.
“Trailblazer Firearms fully intends to spearhead innovative new firearms products starting with the LifeCard, available later this month,” Aaron Voigt, President of Trailblazer Firearms, explained in a press release. “New designs and true innovation have been the exception and our goal is to be the pioneer laying new trails for gun enthusiasts, designers and manufacturers.”
Voight, a veteran of the Army and USMC, started working on the LifeCard in 2010. Seven years later he is ready to bring this baby to market.
“Initially, I had no idea that going from concept to actual product would take seven years, but in essence, that time spent was valuable and will show in every aspect of this remarkable product. I am looking forward to putting this pistol on the market and can’t thank my family and friends enough for all the support and patience,” Voigt said.
“We expect product to hit our distributors, Ellett Brothers and Jerry’s Sport Center, in about three weeks,” he added. “We look forward to the feedback from our customers regarding our initial product offering and look forward to continually innovating new products.”
Let’s face facts, .22 LR is a less than ideal self-defense round which means the LifeCard wouldn’t be my first choice for a concealed carry pistol. But I doubt it was built to be a primary concealed carry option. From my vantage point, this has backup gun written all over it.
Of course, there is a survival aspect to it as well. Due to its compact size and the ease to which it can be carried, it does give off the “never leave home without it” vibe. I can’t wait to give it a try.
As mentioned, the LifeCard should be available later this month. It has an MSRP of $399. To learn more about it, visit the Trailblazer Firearms website.