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#289442 - 06/15/18 01:34 AM Re: Gun that fits an Altoid's Tin [Re: clearwater]
UncleGoo Offline
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Registered: 12/06/06
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Loc: CT
Hmmm...anybody know where I can get an altoids tin big enough for a Glock and a 30-30?
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#289446 - 06/15/18 01:38 PM Re: Gun that fits an Altoid's Tin [Re: UncleGoo]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3229
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: UncleGoo
Hmmm...anybody know where I can get an altoids tin big enough for a Glock and a 30-30?


I have Altoids in my car's glovebox and keep a gun (legally!) in the trunk, does that count?

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#289448 - 06/15/18 02:03 PM Re: Gun that fits an Altoid's Tin [Re: clearwater]
wileycoyote Offline
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Registered: 03/01/11
Posts: 285
Loc: eastern Oregon & west TX
a self defense or food gathering firearm should be accurate enough to hit a vital area with enough energy to effectively stop the target. just making a loud noise isn't enough.

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#289451 - 06/15/18 03:08 PM Re: Gun that fits an Altoid's Tin [Re: haertig]
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1058
Loc: Germany
It seems to be feasible to actually hit a target at a useful range (7 yards would beyond my stabbing range, even with my big knife ;))
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB-vaGV8wy0

Here is a demo on this gun and few other small handguns:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSw28CxlmgI

or if something slightly bigger is OK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdxKZzRi-JI
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#289462 - 06/15/18 09:56 PM Re: Gun that fits an Altoid's Tin [Re: clearwater]
ireckon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1629
Loc: Northern California
Yesterday, I was browsing tiny pistols in .22lr. I kept adding features I wanted and soon found myself looking at the Glock 43. This tiny pistol thing is just not going to happen for me.
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#289463 - 06/15/18 10:41 PM Re: Gun that fits an Altoid's Tin [Re: ireckon]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5237
Loc: SOCAL
Yeah, a few years back I was looking for a small pistol for CC and the smallest I felt comfortable shooting well was a G-19; I prefer a grip I can actually hold. That G-19 and its big brother G-17 are my go-to pistols these days. .45ACP’s (Glock & 1911) are all in the safe. There’s also a Beretta Tomcat (.32ACP) in the safe that has an awful trigger; tiny guns carry easily, but simply carrying isn’t the point.

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#289467 - 06/16/18 07:29 AM Re: Gun that fits an Altoid's Tin [Re: clearwater]
Burncycle Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 538
Not an altoids tin, but speaking of the NAA pistol...

Someone made a bicycle rifle out of one, and to be honest I haven't seen anything else out there as compact (as far as pack rifles go) unless it was a single shot... and since the pistols are available in .22 Magnum as well, it puts it in a different class altogether.

As long as you had good sights, it would be a great squirrel getter!



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#289469 - 06/16/18 08:10 AM Re: Gun that fits an Altoid's Tin [Re: clearwater]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2438
Loc: Big Sky Country
I'm not much into novelty guns like that. The smallest firearm I personally have is probably a tie between my Beretta Nano and my Ruger LCRx 3".
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#290103 - 07/30/18 09:51 PM Re: Gun that fits an Altoid's Tin [Re: clearwater]
amper Offline
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Registered: 07/06/02
Posts: 187
Loc: US
I think the NAA revolvers are cute, as are the Bond Arms derringers, but I wouldn't ever rely on one of them, unless I was cosplaying a late 19th Century thing.
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#290129 - 08/01/18 12:33 AM Re: Gun that fits an Altoid's Tin [Re: clearwater]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2108
Loc: Colorado
If you've ever seen a Bond Arms derringer, they are not "cute" as in "small", like an NAA revolver. Those Bond Arms things are huge. I've seen smaller 1911's I think...

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