One of my "must see" booths at the NRA convention is the North American Arms booth. They've always had a special place in my heart since I first saw the NAA mini-22LR, made even more fond when I found one of my very own. It's still one of my very favorite pieces, for no other reason than being a great conversation piece at the range. It's fun to take the mini-22 out of the case, set it down on the bench, and let someone wander over and take a look at it. "Is that real?" is a very common question.
Here's a strange duck for them, a really big little gun:
That's the NAA Hogleg, a 6" barrel .22 Magnum revolver. There's just something, well, fun about a Magnum revolver with a six inch barrel that you can still fit mostly in one hand. I would imagine that this is more accurate than the 1 1/8" barrel version, but that's not a very high bar...
And I saw one of these in the wild!
That's the Black Widow with the LaserLyte Venom laser attached. It's an interesting little rig - this is certainly the smallest custom fit laser combination out there - and five rounds of .22 Magnum delivered to a precise location beats harsh language any day.
Lastly, the big news in little revolvers was this:
This is the North American Arms Sidewinder, a .22 Mangum mini-revolver with a swing-out cylinder for faster, easier reloading. The chief complaint with the standard mini-22 is that it requires the cylinder to be removed from the firearm for reloading. This is an annoyance at the range, but the glacial pace at which one reloads five rounds of .22LR make the mini-22 the most "last ditch" of last ditch firearms. With the Sidewinder, the reloading time is significantly reduced and the revolver is loaded similarly to other conventional revolvers.
Lastly, I wish I'd remembered to buy one of the belt buckle holsters while I was there!
That is all.