Utah Concealed Weapons Permit (Utah CCW)

.22 Mini Revolver by North American Arms

The following are the opinions of a SLC, Utah Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor.

This is the gun that I actually carry most often/daily because of its extreme convenience and simplicity. Is it an adequate “primary” carry self-defense weapon? Probably not… but it’s a heck of a lot better than having no firearm for self defense.


  1. Super small size & light weight makes it easy to carry & conceal anytime (ease of carry = likely to carry).
  2. The holster grip covers the trigger while in your pocket.
  3. Hammer sits in notch between cylinders so it is not directly over a loaded chamber.
  4. Holds 5 CCI hollow-point stingers.
  5. Manufactured locally in Provo, UT.


  1. No trigger guard – requires special attention to safety.
  2. Hard to hit target past about 10 ft.
  3. .22LR is not a typical “BG-stopping” caliber.
  4. Have to remove cylinder to load/unload.
  5. Special care needed to attach loaded cylinder and not point muzzle at any part of yourself.

As a backup weapon for concealed carry, this little guy definitely deserves some serious consideration; especially at a price of only apx. $250.

Mike Munnerlyn,
Utah Concealed Carry Permit Instructor

I am currently retired from teaching. My son-in-law Rob Wilkinson, who used to teach with me, is now teaching on his own. Please call him at 801-671-6773.

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