Bryan Ward’s everydaycarry.com pocket dump features a North American Arms (NAA) Guardian in .32 ACP. NAA introduced that gun in 1997; I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Ward’s gun was born the same year Playhouse Disney first hit the airwaves. Lightweight entertainment, lightweight stopping power? Let’s put it this way . . .
NAA reconfigured The Guardian in .380 in 2001. And thanks to the new breed of self-defense .380 ammo, the mouse gun’s necked down 9mm pill packs a pretty powerful punch. Compared to, say, a punch. Or .32 ACP.
Even so, a .32 ACP round is nothing to be trifled with. Unless your bad guy’s carrying a trifle. [Hint: you might want to wait a minute if he’s eaten some of it. He may die of sugar shock before finishing his attack.]
As for Mr. Ward’s extra mag, of course! Although carrying the tiny mag in a drawstring pouchette is the wrong answer. (NeoMag FTW.)
Got mouse gun?
[NOTE: A previous version of this post misidentified the mouse gun in question as a .380.]