“Are you ready for the one gun you will most certainly want to buy this year?” Trailblazer Firearms‘ presser asks. Ready or not . . . “Nestled in the hills of North Carolina, a new firearms start-up launches LifeCard®, a truly innovative .22 LR in a super-compact, no-snag design that folds to the size of a credit card.”
The sleek, no-snag designed pistol’s frame and grip handle is constructed from fully-machined aluminum billet and hard-coat black anodized. The tilt-up barrel, bolt and trigger are made of steel with an Isonite® finish for corrosion resistance.
Trailblazer Firearms’ Prez Aaron Voigt’s been working on his LifeCard concept for quite some time, as “Voigt tackled the jungle of patents, trademarks, prototyping, machining, licensing, marketing and more. Now, seven years later, the dream that started as a sketch on a piece of paper can be held in the hand, aimed down range and fired.”
Once, without reloading. How long it takes to reload the LifeCard — whose bottom half holds four rounds — is not yet known.
Plenty of gun owners have a daily load-out that encompasses a gun, spare mag, knife, keys, sunglasses, wallet and phone. Is there room, indeed a need, for a credit-card-sized, playing card deck-wide single-shot .22?
Trailblazer LifeCard Specifications:
Caliber: .22LR Single-Action, Single-Shot
Length: 3.375 inches
Height: 2.125 inches
Width: 0.5 inches
Weight: 7 oz
Barrel: Steel, Tilt-Up
Frame: Aluminum (includes folding handle)
Features: Ambidextrous, built-in safety features, ammo storage in handle for 4 rounds
UPDATE – Trailblazer Firearms’ PR firm saw our post and asked us to post this disclaimer.”We’d like to emphasis that LifeCard is not a pistol that should be relied on for personal defense. Rather, we consider LifeCard to be a fun addition to anyone’s firearms collection. We hope that LifeCard’s uniqueness may entice new shooters to our industry, but Trailblazer Firearms has never intended LifeCard to be used as a primary personal defense weapon.”