One of the most basic things to consider when purchasing a concealed carry weapon is the concealability. It’s part of the term, so you would think that people would focus on that aspect of it, but there are a surprising number of pistols which people carry for their concealed carry weapon that stand out even when “concealed.”
One little pistol, though, is surprisingly concealable. It’s so small, in fact, and unusually shaped (when folded up) that you may not initially even realize that it’s a gun when you see it. It’s the Lifecard by Trailblazer Firearms, LLC. Travis Pike gives us details about this little gun:
The LifeCard is a single shot derringer chambered in .22 LR. It’s named for the fact that it folds up to resemble a credit card, although it’s much thicker than a regular credit card [see the image above]. The dimensions of the LifeCard when folded up are 3.375 inches long, 2.125 inches wide, and half an inch thick. That’s makes it small and perfectly pocketable.
If you are anything like me, you doubt the effectiveness of a single shot .22 LR pistol for concealed carry. Perhaps it could be a good backup gun, though it’s not quick to deploy. Even then, the LifeCard isn’t much smaller than a tiny .380.
It’s just much more comfortable to conceal and it doesn’t look like a gun. I could carry this around openly, and no one would even know what I had.
Its niche is the fact that it’s hard to detect and ultimately incredibly easy to conceal. If you live in a state full of action-demanding moms, the LifeCard is virtually invisible.
Now, granted, the Lifecard is a single shot firearm, so, if you have to use it, you want to make your shot count, but, if you’re in a pinch, it could just do the job to buy you the time to get out of an ugly situation.
So, if you’re interested in something novel in firearms or if you simply want the most concealable firearm that may be available today, take a look at a Lifecard. It may just be what you were looking for.