This North American Arms Mini-Revolver model NAA-22LR was manufactured in June of 2000 according to the company records. It is a five shot, single action only revolver that is chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge. The Model NAA-22LR is constructed of 17-4 pH stainless steel and has a beautiful satin and matte finish. The revolver has a barrel length of 1 1/8 inches, an overall length of 4 inches, an overall height of 2 3/8 inches and a width of 13/16 of an inch. On my screen, the firearm is shown in the above pictures right at its actual size. It has a total unloaded weight of only 4 1/2 ounces. The revolver utilizes a fixed blade front sight and has no provisions for a rear sight. The Bird's Head style grip panels are made of Rosewood. The cylinder must be removed in order to load or unload the weapon.
The North American Arms company stands fully behind their products and offers a Lifetime Warranty to the original owner. This lifetime warranty states the following:
"All NAA products carry a lifetime warranty to the original registered owner against defects in material, workmanship and mechanical function, excepting for abnormal wear or damage resulting from neglect, abuse, customizing or repairs not made by NAA. Under the terms of this warranty, NAA will replace or repair, at its option, the handgun or part thereof without charge, provided that the defective handgun is returned prepaid to the factory. NAA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to determine whether the handgun or any of its components are defective due to faulty materials or improper workmanship. Disassembly of this handgun, except for the purpose of loading or unloading, will render this warranty null and void."
A brief history of North American Arms.
North American Arms has its roots dating back to the middle 1970's where it began with the development and manufacture of firearms that were originally designed for the Rocky Mountain Arms company. Then in the early 1980s, the NAA company became a subsidiary of an aerospace manufacturing company called Talley Manufacturing. In the late 1980's, Talley Manufacturing was acquired by a Philadelphia based firm called Teleflex Inc. Shortly after Teleflex Inc. had acquired Talley Manufacturing, the Teleflex firm decided to sell the small firearm portion of their business in part due to liability issues. In November of 1991, Sandy Chisholm purchased the firearm manufacturing business from Teleflex and kept the company in Provo, Utah. The NAA company has remained there ever since, and over a decade and a half later, both the exact management team and work force are still in place. A testament of a good company with qualified and competent personal that manufacturers dependable and quality products.
The North American Arms company is a niche oriented business. Their entire reason for being is centered around personal protection. As of this writing, they do not manufacture any MOA target and hunting firearms, but they do manufacture small, lightweight, and concealable firearms that are reliable and effective, which means that you are more likely to carry one when you need protection most rather then that bulky .45 caliber weapon that you left at home because you "will only be gone a minute".