When it comes to personal defense or survival situations, a firearm can be a force multiplier, but only if its on-hand. Trailblazer Firearms has developed a sub-half-pound pistol that folds to the dimensions close to that of a credit card or photo ID. The LifeCard is a tilt-barrel, single-shot pistol that fires .22 Long Rifle cartridges from a 2.5” barrel that’s treated for corrosion resistance. Within the gun’s hardcoat-anodized aluminum grip frame is a sliding cover that houses several cartridges as reloads. Using the svelte pistol requires a bit of dexterity, and its chambering and capacity have their limitations. But the LifeCard is a highly portable and easily concealed, making it a backup likely to be carried, not left behind. Be sure to swing by trailblazerfirearms.com after viewing this week’s NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman's Christopher Olsen.
Manufacturer: Trailblazer Firearms, LLC
Chambering: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: tilt-barrel, single-shot rimfire derringer
Barrel: 2.5”steel; Isonite-finish
Frame: aluminum; hardcoat anodized
Sights: V groove
Capacity: one round
Trigger: 3-lb., 1-oz. pull
Weight: 6.6 ozs.
Tested: Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard 22