Pocket Revolver w/ 4″ Barrel & Night Sights: Your Wish Is NAA’s Command – SHOT Show 2020

By popular demand, the Ranger II now comes with a 4″ barrel.

North American Arms is known for their pocket revolvers, and this new model is getting interesting. When we reported on the new Ranger II at last year’s SHOT Show, most people were interested in seeing a 4″ barrel. Well, NAA listened and the Ranger II now comes with a 4″ barrel — and night sights.

It’s got a heavy 5-shot cylinder.
The Ranger II’s 17-4 stainless steel frame is now bead-blasted on the contours of the barrel and frame.

Chambered for .22 WMR with a heavy five-shot cylinder, this is one of the smallest carry pistols available. The new 4″ barrel adds a lot of effectiveness without significantly reducing its carry-ability. Carry it for protection, or carry it for grouse.

Tritium night sights are now an option, and the top rib is wider.

In addition to the 4″ barrel, NAA has added a tritium front sight option. This sits atop the new wider top rib. The contoured areas are also now bead-blasted for a satin look.

It’s a classic look without the weight of lugging a huge revolver.
Half-cock the hammer, then pull this latch to open the frame.

The opens with the hammer half-cocked for loading and unloading. There’s also a .22 LR cylinder conversion available and it’s compatible with other Ranger II boot cut grips.

The frame opens from the top.

The Ranger II is available in 1.5″, 2.5″ and the 4″ will be available by March 2020. The expected MSRP is under $600. Keep an eye on North American Arms’ website for updates.

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  • Richard L Robinson January 30, 2020, 8:43 pm

    I have shot the NAA 2.5 inch Sheriff model for a couple years, for fun. .22 lr and wmr. OK accuracy to about 15 ft. Follow up shots are slow, best shooting two handed and cocked with off hand thumb. Emergency situations and fun only, I think.

  • Ej harbet January 29, 2020, 10:15 pm

    Expensive match grade rimfire rarely has duds. Ive never seen one in 50 years.
    save the cheap bulk pack for plinking and use match ammo for carry

  • Kim January 29, 2020, 1:38 pm

    You would think someone would have wiped off the gun before taking all the photos….there are fingerprints everywhere…very unprofessional.

  • Patrick January 28, 2020, 3:22 pm

    I have watched the evolution of the North American Arms mini revolver from a shirt-pocket .22 Short to a
    copy of a Smith & Wesson Schofield with ever longer barrels, ventilated ribs, and now night sights. Sort of like the modern Mini Cooper compared to the original Made in England Austin of the 1960’s.

    Do you really gain much besides muzzle blast with a .22 Magnum over a Long Rifle in a revolver of this size?

    The original NAA is basically a copy of an 1870’s “Suicide Special” with modern metallurgy. Since the trend is
    to expand the dimensions of the revolver, I’d like to see a slightly larger version in .32 S&W. It would have a market among Cowboy Action shooters in pocket pistol matches, and would make a capable self defense piece as well.

  • david huckabee January 28, 2020, 1:52 pm

    raised on the old school of TRIGGER GUARD feel. not sure i could get comfortable without it. yet, i see this puppy being good to put it in the ear of the bad guy, when he thinks UR down for the count. maybe?

  • richard lane January 28, 2020, 12:47 pm

    I like it, where do I buy it and price.

  • DONNIE WALLIN January 28, 2020, 12:03 pm


  • Charlie January 28, 2020, 12:03 pm

    I wish they had kept to the old Smith Wesson lock up design it would be worth the extra cost. I would have purchased one. I do just do not care for the one that is on the new model. I know that many of my shooting friends have expressed the sane opinion.Love the extra barrel length that is something that was needed with the sights.

  • Amado January 28, 2020, 10:59 am

    Did many 22 for 35 years love it and the warranty phenomenal no buts they just fix it and get back to you like new even though my will is broken I need to be refurbished it was nice we’ll buy another one for sure and a bigger caliber

  • johnnyraygun January 28, 2020, 10:37 am

    I have been told my entire life, rim fire is not reliable. So now I am being told this 22wmr pistol can be used for protection! Looks like a fun gun, but I an suspect this is a good choice for personal protection.

  • C. Mike Davis January 28, 2020, 10:09 am

    Lyle, l have 4″ minimaster that l shoot at 50′ and does well on 9″ paper. By no means a tack driver l am confident of head shot placement.The trigger is better than on my snub barrel NAA WASP.

  • Mike in a Truck January 28, 2020, 9:46 am

    Love NAA minis.Ill probably add an R2 soon. My mini in 22 Magnum is always with me. I may be carrying a primary handgun but the mini is always there.

  • Lyle Stevens January 28, 2020, 7:34 am

    I own 5 different models all are 4” or longer ….not a single one is accurate beyond 10’ they are belly guns so I don’t see a reason for night sight at all.

    • Glynn Mitchell June 6, 2021, 12:08 am

      I have a three inch earl. The better sights allow all 5 shots on man size target at 25 yards and two of 5 on target at 100 yards.

  • mtman2 January 28, 2020, 6:18 am

    Be a great 2nd back up piece in general…
    Literally be a life saver for take small game easily when packing in….
    Being in a pocket if other firearms where damaged or in a deep water canoe tip-over- could be a lifesaver- 40 or 50gr will take deer or criminals out.

    • Irish-7 January 28, 2020, 10:00 am

      I like the idea of a small, .22 WMR weapon as a back-up firearm. Better yet, for a small survival kit or Get Home Bag!

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