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Ok, I know most agree on some brands to be nicknamed jamamatics but what about North American Arms? I saw a short thing on TV that showed a small NAA pistol and all they gave was praise for it.
Anyone own one or more? Comments? Weblink to their site?
 

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The NAA Pistolas

Well, if you take a look at the exploded diagram views on the NAA web site you'll that they are an extremely simple and basic little pistol design. Not too many parts & not too much that can really go wrong.
Solid Lifetime Guarantee. They are not real inexpensive though.
 

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Several years ago NAA came out with a .32ACP pocket pistol that was, at the time, considered to be a viable alternative to the hard to find Seecamp. I've not seen one in my area but if you're interested in that style of pocket auto it seems the NAA would be a decent choice.

All said, I doubt I'd get one as I'm not really confident in anything under .38spl+P or 9mm (I prefer .45ACP) - although a few small .380s may one day find themselves following me home just for kicks: Colt Mustang, Bersa Thunder, Walther PPK and the 9mm Makarov are all models I'd like to someday have in my collection.
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I believe that the NAA's are designed from the See Camp line up when the Patent ran out and they could make their version of it. I remember reading about that somewhere. I like the little gun's and have thought of getting one just to have it. My buddy did tell me that his had a heavy trigger but otherwise was a good gun. I would consider this over a Kel-Tec any day just because of the lack of plastic. They are a little pricey but not bad.

MSRP - $449.00 my dealer sell's them for $387.95! Stainless Steel, 380, DAO, 6+1, 18.72 oz, 2 mag's one with extended pinky rest.

I like them.

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All I think of with NAA is the mini revo - which I must say is very finely engineered. Mine will happily live in about any pocket. Just hope to not have to reload in a hurry!

I keep hearing rumors of a 32 mag version in the works - rumor or fact I am not sure yet. If fact I will have one :smile:

 

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Yes, that's correct Louis Seecamp

The NAA pistol design is the design of "master smith" Louis Seecamp.

In fact, ArmyCop if you want to know more about the NAA then you can search Google for Louis Seecamp.

I had one of the First Seecamp Stainless .25 semi~autos. When I first shot it...it had a very slight feed problem where my ammo brand of choice was just hanging up a little bit on the feed ramp due to an odd bullet nose shape.
Regular .25 ball fed perfectly.

I called them up & talked to Larry Seecamp on the phone & sent the pistol back & he did a full action & tune job on it & polished the trigger face...gave me a set of their new grips & two extra free magazines...really the Red Carpet Treatment.
The little pistol was a wonderful design.
Functioning was always flawless with ball ammo after Larry tuned it...it fed everything.
I only traded it because I did not really like .25 caliber. I wish I would have kept it now though. Believe it or not the tiny pistol was super accurate.
It was actually a tack~driver at short defensive distances.
I think due to the stationary barrel design & the super finished bore.
So...I sure would buy a NAA pistol if the quality is to the same high standards.
The NAA Mini revolvers are super high quality so I don't know why their NAA pistol should be of lesser quality. It seems like their standards are quite high.
 

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The Seecamp was specifically engineered around the Winchester Silvertip. The NAA, supposedly, will eat whatever it's fed. I'm still pondering one.............:embarassed:
 

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ArmyCop said:
Ok, I know most agree on some brands to be nicknamed jamamatics but what about North American Arms? I saw a short thing on TV that showed a small NAA pistol and all they gave was praise for it.
Anyone own one or more? Comments? Weblink to their site?
I have an NAA mini revolver in .22LR. It's a BUG and a last ditch BUG at that. The only effective way to use this one, IMHO is to close with the BG and jam it right into his eye before you pull the trigger.

This is not a piece you pull out of your pocket and yell FREEZE!

The BG's may laugh themselves to death, right after they kill you. I have mine stoked with .22LR Tracers. Also, the hammer tends to rest directly against the shell rim, so I keep the chamber under the hammer empty, leaving me with four shots. Be sure you keep your fingers out of the way of the muzzle AND the cylinder if you want to avoid a nasty powder burn.
 

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I have a NAA Guardian in 32. Good little gun. I bought it used, and at first had some problems with it. Turns out that I had an early model, in need of an upgrade. I sent it in, and they replaced some parts on the gun and magazines, and did some various work on it. No charge for all of the work and parts, even though I bought it used.

As for ammo – the only thing I ever had a problem with was S&B. Apparently the primers are too hard for the gun too function 100%. You tend to get light strikes that take a follow up to make them go off. But other than S&B, everything else has worked 100% since the upgrade.
 

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Also, the hammer tends to rest directly against the shell rim,
Ex - is that an earlier model then? Mine - bought last year - has notches between cyl's and so hammer rests on an intermediate point (notch) for carry - so stoked with 5 no prob'.
 

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Ex - is that an earlier model then? Mine - bought last year - has notches between cyl's and so hammer rests on an intermediate point (notch) for carry - so stoked with 5 no prob'.
Yup. This was a very early model. I have had this thing as long as I can remember. Maybe twenty years?
 

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ArmyCop,

Seecamp design and Kahr makes the slide and frame...should be a good combination. Kahr's machining is first rate on my gun...I don't own an NAA, but I'm going to check the .380 version out for the wife and possible BUG/alternate carry for me. Glad you brought up the idea...
 

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I've toured the NAA factory floor.
These guns are well made, on new and modern CNC machines out of high quality steel. Then the milled pieces are hand fitted by a bunch of folks working together making sure that the parts are fit right.
Everyone there was a shooter and a nice person... They are proud of the guns they make.
They are choice little pieces.
But like everything else made by man, they can have an occasional issue. When that happens, NAA will take care of you.
 

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I've carried an NAA Guardian .32 w/Hydroshoks in my hip pocket for the last four years. It's a well made gun and with some practice can be pretty accurate for the size. To this day I have never had a reliability issue. For those certain occasions, it'll go where many others won't!
 

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ExSoldier, I am not sure how old your NAA Mini .22lr revolver is, but everyone I have ever seen has a “half cock” position on it. This locks the trigger and holds the hammer off of the round, but not so far that it catches on everything.

I carry mine every day with 5 rounds in it and just keep it in “half cock”. (sorry if this isn’t the right term. Feel free to correct me... politely)\


(Whoops, didn’t read far enough before I spoke up. I see yours is a model before they introduced this)

While I can say, that I would not want to attempt anything much more sophisticated than center of mass shots at anything over 25-30 ft, that has to do more with my oversized paws trying to handle a tiny weapon than any flaw in the gun itself. My wife is a better shot with it than me.

I keep hearing rumors of a 32 mag version in the works - rumor or fact I am not sure yet. If fact I will have one
CONFIRMED! I just read a little blurb about it in the news section of NAA’s website last week. It is still in development, but they are working on it. According to their website, it will actually have a trigger guard on it and may be DA as well. (Current minis are SA only, but with a little practice you can zip through all 5 rounds respectably well.)

Thus far I have not had an opportunity to fire a Guardian model, but I have looked them over more than once. They seem to be well made pieces. I am seriously considering, making a .380 my next handgun purchase.

One last thing, there are a lot of ways to carry/conceal these things. If you search under my user name and look up posts I made within the last month, you will find one with a title something like “new toy for my...” There are some links in it to a bunch of nice holsters for these little guys.


Now for the negative stuff, they are almost too small. Until I recently got a pocket holster, (avoid the leather pocket holster sold by NAA) it was constantly getting turned around in my pocket and getting tangled up. Not to mention the hammer digging into me all the time. The pocket holster is money well spent.
 

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I have a .22 Mini Revolver, a .32 NAA Guardian, and a .25 NAA Guardian. All are good guns and well made. The folks at the company -- I have spoken with them several times -- are extremely friendly and willing to work with me, which speaks well for them.

The .32 Guardian has become a daily "low alert" carry for me because of its small size -- it is easy to carry but not so small as to be completely minimalist. The .22 Mini Revolver is great for those situations in which I must be totally discreet. I haven't figured out what the role of the .25 will be.
 

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Bryan - thx for checking re the new 32 - I guess I was too lazy to go research it. :rolleyes:

I do like the sound of it a lot - and altho I keep kidding mysefl my gun buying days are done - well - there's always that ''one more'' eh? :icon16:
 

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Ex - is that an earlier model then? Mine - bought last year - has notches between cyl's and so hammer rests on an intermediate point (notch) for carry - so stoked with 5 no prob'.
Ex- NAA will update the revolver for you at no charge. When I sent my early (bought used) .22 LR to them everything was replaced but the cylinder pin. They also replaced the old set of plastic grip panels that had a slight crack.:smile:
 

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NAA makes the Guardian in 32, 32NAA, and 380 ACP... The 32NAA is a 32 Cal bullet necked down from a 380 auto case.. simliar to what the 357Sig looks like. ALL the Guardians we sell NEVER come back with issues We take em in trade, and offer premium money for them too.. I must say this... You should REALLY take a good look at the connecting lever between the trigger and hammer, as I've had first hand experience with that peice of casting snapping, (the part snaps right at the point behind the trigger assembly) and locking the gun tight and unusable.. NAA has a FANTASTIC rep for Customer Service!! They WILL fix it right away, should you experience what I've just mentioned.. Otherwise.they're EXCELLENT and VERY reliable..I just wanted to share that with Ya'll, so nobody finds out the hard way, in a do-or-die situation
 
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