Yes - NAA Pug is for everyday carry
Prior to doing actually reviewing one of these guns I thought the 22 magnum from a 1" Pug was just short of worthless (better than nothing).
While certainly not my first choice for a SD caliber it is much better than I thought.
Allow me to explain......
A 22 magnum from a 1" barrel can do much more than send a bad guy to the hospital.
It could send him to the morgue.
The NAA Pug can be aimed as quick as my lCR 357 or my Kahr 40.
The first shot is just as quick. The follow up shots are somewhat slower but not by much.
Most studies show that all handguns regardless of caliber are about the same in stopping an attack which is different than incapacitating the attacker.
No handgun is truely effective against someone hopped up on drugs or hell bent to kill you.
The only way to stop this kind of attack is to stop the brain with a shot to the head or central nervous system.
Any caliber that takes it out stops the threat now. There are many examples of hopped up people taking a full
clip of 9s or 45s without stopping.
Please don't get me wrong, I would rather have a full size gun with full power loads (like a 12 gage).
I regularly carry a 357mag or my 40sw for SD. I always have the NAA Pug in my pocket. I just add on when I am ready to carry.
The Pug is there when I don't want to carry. It weighs 6.4oz and is very small. I often fall asleep with it in my pocket as it is that comfortable.
Please don't get me wrong I do buy into the theory of carrying the most powerful gun that you can shoot well.
I just don't like to carry them all the time. That is the only time that I recommend a mouse gun.
So I say the 22 mag Pug is my everyday carry but not the only gun I carry.
Please check out this video - you might be surprised how effective the 22 mag from a short barrel can be.
Please watch it to the end. This is where you will see how well it performs against bone and flesh.
NAA Pug Review - YouTube