North American Arms
|Headquarters||Provo, Utah, United States|
|Website||North American Arms|
North American Arms is a United States company, headquartered in Provo, Utah, that manufactures small pistols and mini-revolvers. The company was originally named Rocky Mountain Arms. It was not until a couple of years later that they changed the name to North American Arms.
The mini-revolvers produced by the company are single action revolvers, which have a spur trigger design. They are reminiscent of late 19th century pocket revolvers, the main differences being their size and also that NAA's mini-revolvers are made completely of stainless steel. The design of the mini-revolvers was developed by Freedom Arms, which stopped selling these mini-revolvers in 1990 and sold the design to North American Arms.
Mini-Revolvers are made in the following calibers:
Semi-automatics are made by North American Arms in the following calibers:
The .25 NAA cartridge was developed by North American Arms based upon a wildcat bottleneck cartridge using .32 ACP brass necked down to grip a .25 caliber bullet, with the goal of increasing penetration beyond what either a .25 ACP or .32 ACP could do. Likewise, the .32 NAA was developed by North American Arms to increase the penetration of a .32 caliber bullet relative to a .380 ACP cartridge.
- John Taffin (November 2009), "The "Earl": a new mini mag from North American Arms", Guns Magazine
U.S. Patent 4,450,992 Belt buckle-mini-revolver combination patent
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