Anyone have one of these little puppies?
The name “Pug” may have derived from the
Latin Pugnus, meaning Fist. With this in
mind, the NAA Pug can be characterized as
multum in parvo (“much in little”) in reference
to the small and convenient size.
Squat and sturdy like its namesake dog, The
NAA Pug is chambered in 22 Magnum and
sports a 1” heavy barrel. You can count on
this stocky companion to deliver a bite even
worse than his bark.
Slightly oversized pebble-textured rubber
grips enable the handler to keep a firm
“leash” on this pocket-sized puppy. The XS
sighting system provides a quick sight
picture and will enable the handler to direct
The pedigree is pure North American Arms.
I don't have one personally but a female co-worker carries one as a "bra gun", literally. I've asked her about it, and she says she takes it to the range (along with her purse gun, a .357 snubby) and shoots it regularly, and likes it just fine. I've always thought they're kind of toys, but the .22 in the pocket (or bra...) is better than the .45 in the car, right?
I'm sure a few people here have one and will respond. I'll wager the average response is "it works well given it's intended purpose".
Have a mini with the foldout handle. It's awesome for a have a gun when you don't have a gun gun.
With that said, .22 magnum out of that short of a barrel is like a .22lr out of a rifle at best. So, you gotta take it for what it is. Great little gun for snakes when hiking.
Although I prefer a larger caliber don't count the .22 Mag out, Sammy.
Take a look at this post starting with the third paragraph and find out how the High Standard .22 Mag derringer shown above was used.
You can even get that little sucker with night sights! :blink:
That's in case you need to take a 25 yard shot with it! :image035: :rofl:
Originally Posted by Thumper
I own a wood grips, tapered barrel version. Not sure I would care for the larger grip and heavier weight.
I remember reading that. That was some good shooting. Still though, I am much more comfortable with my G23, just sometimes I can't have the G23. It's better than a pointy stick for sure. You carry 10mm for a reason right? Although I'm sure the Mini will get the job done if it comes to that.
Originally Posted by dr_cmg
Sammy, my thoughts exactly. If I don't have anything else I'll use it. I don't carry the derringer and I am not the shot my father was. If you can put the round where you want it to go it can be effective. It is much more effective than .22LR. But I carry the Mustang as my BUG. The derringer was not my father's primary weapon either, but it was the one he carried in the store. The plan was to use it to get to something bigger preferably one of the shotguns. It didn't work out that way so he used what he had.
Originally Posted by SammyIamToday
I like the looks of the NAA. My brother-in-law, the deputy, carries one in his pants pocket all the time. At the distance he is likely to use it, it will cause the other person to at least think.
I have one, and I've never found much use for it other than just being able to say I own one.
I have had four NAAs myself. They hit if you can hit. Handy little size. Limitations, yes...
I have one. The front sight came off. Not that it did any good. I tried "sighting" it in and could never figure out where it was aimed. Still, if that is all you could carry, it is better than nothing.
I wish somebody'd post some info/several pics about the knife-clip type folding grip for the NAA revos,...be interesting extreme BUG (if Im not at work,I ALWAYS wear cargo pants),...too bad it doesn't have a wave opener (spyderco=spoiled me.)
I carry the NAA mini mag for my BUG. I plan on carrying it this summer on the motorcycle. I love the little thing. To me it was all about figuring out how to grip it. At 10 ft I can put all five rounds in the head with very tight groups. You can also shoot the thing like the cowboy action guys, and it seems to be very fast.
I work with a few guys that made fun of me for carrying a .22mag. When I asked it they wanted to volunter to take a few rounds in the head they quickly said no. It's been a great little gun so far.