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    Thought this might be of interest to the group... This isn't necessarily related to open carry, but is news nonetheless. Please move if needed.

    http://www.medgadget.com/archives/20..._handguns.html

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    Well, I think it's interesting. I wonder how far you can shoot it accurately with (apparently) no sights. I also wonder how the recoil would feel coming from a different angle like that.

    Edit: typo

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    Very interesting. I would love to see a vid of how that works exactly and how it shoots. Definitely a point and shoot device which is probably well within reasonable for self-defense for most people. Wonder how the BATFEWTFLOL will define it.d
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    ATF says it's a pistol. http://www.palmpistol.com/PalmPistolATFApproval.pdf

    They're taking $25 refundable deposits for their first production run, with final price supposed to be $300. If I was a gun collector (my wife informs me that I am not) I would probably get one.

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    thorvaldr wrote:
    If I was a gun collector (my wife informs me that I am not) I would probably get one.
    As a recently married man I was ROFLMAO at that!!

    Thanks for the other info as well. I think I find myself in a similar position to yours.
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    If they got one with a double stack, I'll take it.
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    I'm not writing any Rxs for them...yet



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    Could this be the 'pistol for the people' so that we are all equal (socialist principal) and all have a gun? Can they prescribe ammo as well?

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    My doctor agreed to prescribe different sized grips for my 627 S&W. He did comment "Good luck gettingreimbursement for them though"

    Still, I thought it was cool of him to agree to the prescription. It was legit, I was having intermittent tendonitis issues.



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    I want one:celebrate, not because I think that I actually need it, or would use it on a regular basis, I just want it.

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    Gordie wrote:
    I want one:celebrate, not because I think that I actually need it, or would use it on a regular basis, I just want it.
    Yes, it's cool but I would say that unless you have the specific dexterity issues the device is meant to address it wouldn't be very useful. The company literature says you can use it for a BUG or deep concealment, but I think a double barreled derringer would work better for that sort of thing

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    thorvaldr wrote:
    Gordie wrote:
    I want one:celebrate, not because I think that I actually need it, or would use it on a regular basis, I just want it.
    Yes, it's cool but I would say that unless you have the specific dexterity issues the device is meant to address it wouldn't be very useful. The company literature says you can use it for a BUG or deep concealment, but I think a double barreled derringer would work better for that sort of thing
    I think you missed my point. It don't care how useful it is. I just want it!:celebrate

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    Gordie wrote:
    thorvaldr wrote:
    Gordie wrote:
    I want one:celebrate, not because I think that I actually need it, or would use it on a regular basis, I just want it.
    Yes, it's cool but I would say that unless you have the specific dexterity issues the device is meant to address it wouldn't be very useful. The company literature says you can use it for a BUG or deep concealment, but I think a double barreled derringer would work better for that sort of thing
    I think you missed my point. It don't care how useful it is. I just want it!:celebrate
    I was agreeing with you. Yes, cool but not useful. I too, want one but don't need one.

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    Imagine the surprise on the BG's face when grandma pulls the trigger on her 'combivent' .. hehe..

    :shock:

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    SFCRetired wrote:
    Wonder if they're going to chamber it in anything besides 9mm?

    Having known some folks with moderate to severe manual dexterity problems that would preclude them firing anormal handgun, I would say that this would be highly useful for them. I do think it needs more than one round or a means of rapidly reloading.

    Btw, wasn't there a pistol something like this developed during WWII for use by the Resistance?



    Yes, the Liberator..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator



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