A thorough gun review includes some formal accuracy testing. Unfortunately, I skipped that in the NAA Mini-Revolver review entirely. You see, my model Mini doesn’t really have a workable rear sight. Plenty accurate for minute-of-bad-guy out to about 10 yards, but nothing that can be lined up precisely and repeatedly to give any idea of how mechanically accurate the Mini actually is. Thankfully for us, North American Arms came to the rescue. They saw the review, told us that Minis are more accurate than most people would assume, and mailed me their laser sight to do some better testing . . .
I grabbed a bunch of .22 LR, measured out seven yards, and got to it. Five-shot groups for each:
- Federal Target 40 grn: 3.8″
- Blazer Bulk 40 grn: 1.4″
- Aguila Sniper Subsonic (SSS) 60 grn: 2.6″
- American Eagle 36 grn: 2.6″
- CCI Stinger 32 grn: 2.56″
- Winchester 333/555 36 grn: 0.74″
- American Eagle Suppressor 45 grn: 2.21″
- CCI Maxi-Mag 36 grn: 1.29″
That yielded an average group size of 2.15″. Not too shabby! I also patterned a couple of CCI Shotshells, which you can see in the video.