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Pen guns

topic posted Sat, November 5, 2005 - 11:31 PM by 
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There are these weapons, presumably developed by the OSS or CIA that carry one .22 caliber round in a casing that looks like a pen. I have seen these for sale on that big gun-auction website, forget the name. They are supposed to be classified as AOW. I would assume that firing would be done by twisting a spring-loaded firing-pen into the round after pointing at the desired target. I would also assume that it would only be lethal at point-blank range.

They look like cool little collectors items. Anyone else ever see these?

Swaz
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  • Re: Pen guns

    Sun, November 6, 2005 - 10:33 PM
    I've actually fired on of these suckers.

    Besides being an unpleasant experience I was amazed by the accuracy.

    As in "amazed when the round hit the floor three feet in front of the bullet trap 10 feet away and bounced in."

    Strictly a novelty item. I'm rather have a derringer.
    • Re: Pen guns

      Mon, November 7, 2005 - 1:41 PM

      Well like I said POINT BLANK. Like to pop a person guarding a spy so they could escape or something. "Mind if I write out a confession?" Something like that.

      Swaz
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    Re: Pen guns

    Wed, November 9, 2005 - 10:06 AM
    I was shot with one once. I pulled the bullet out with tweezers. I'm pretty confident it was a .22 short.
    • Re: Pen guns

      Sun, November 13, 2005 - 5:21 PM
      Those mouse calibers are best employed against the face & neck.

      www.geocities.com/gunversation/

      Yep, the pen guns are something to own as a wall hanger, but I wouldn't bet my ass on one. The same goes for the pepper dispensers disguised as pens. I tested one for G&A years ago, and not only did it have a trivial range (point blank,) but it was difficult to index (you were just as likely to shoot yourself as the bad guy.)

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