December 28, 2007

NAA Black Widow .22 Mag/.22 LR

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The grip on this pocketable gun was very comfortable. The workmanship, finish, and appearance were all excellent. The gun had visible sights and a decent trigger. Though we didn’t like the idea of no trigger guard, we never missed it in practice. After all, the gun can’t fire without the hammer being cocked, and you don’t cock it until you’re ready to shoot. We had no problems with the spur trigger. The next thing to strike us, after the good looks of the small gun, was its fine balance combined with its handy size. With an unloaded weight of 8.6 ounces, there would be few excuses for not being always armed if you owned this one. How well-armed you would be is another question entirely.

We found the NAA guns to be quite well made, though we experienced significant gas escape with both cylinders in both guns.

Comments (6)

I have the Pug in 22 mag and just ordered the Black Widow. Great little guns. Looking forward to using this site for reviews.

Posted by: franco45 | August 25, 2010 9:59 AM    Report this comment

Three of us from my local gun shop ordered Black Widows with the added touch of personalized serial numbers (a service offered by NAA for a small fee). The workmanship is excellent and the grip is extremely comfortable for this small revolver, even when shooting .22 mag. You'll find me armed with either this, my S&W model 642, or Ruger LCP, all of which are for "close up" shooting and in that capacity all work very well.

Posted by: mrziggy | September 1, 2008 7:35 AM    Report this comment

I bought a Black Widow for my fiancee after helping her get her CC permit with an automatic. However, I found she didn't carry because her "purse is too small and I don't want to carry one of those big bags for a gun". She thinks is "cute" and carries it all the time. The Black Widow may not be a crime stopper but as someone once said "the .22 in your pocket is better than the .44 at home". By the way, I like the compact size also.

Posted by: armedcitizen | August 29, 2008 9:27 AM    Report this comment

My daily carry is a P3AT, but when I want something smaller, my Black Widow is the ticket. I can load the first two holes with shotshells for snakes and such, with 3 CCI TNTs behind them for larger threats. .22 mag is enough to ruin the day of most predators, no matter how many feet they have.

Posted by: REX B | June 26, 2008 1:22 PM    Report this comment

I have both a Kahr PM9 and a S&W 340PD and though I often carry one of them in my pocket sometimes they are still to large and it's then my Black Widow or Kel-tec 32 that I find in my pocket. I hardly notice these two guns and the Black Widow is certainly the better made gun and has never failed me.

Posted by: Gawain | May 30, 2008 12:50 PM    Report this comment

Showing the scale of this firearm in the detail photography of your Full Gun Report is most helpful...Consider getting us that kind of ergonomic information on a regular basis

Posted by: TCole | April 11, 2008 2:27 PM    Report this comment

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