Review: Laserlyte V-Mini Laser Grips For NAA Revolvers

If you have tried to shoot one of NAA’s cool little single action revolvers, you know exactly how hard it is to hit anything past a few yards with one. When Laserlyte contacted us about reviewing their laser grips for the micro sized pocket gun, I was intrigued to see if it allowed me to get reliable hits on a steel target at ranges past 7 yards.

Once they showed up on my doorstep, I broke out the NAA revolver, removed the stock grips and got to work installing them. Since they are only held on by a single screw, getting the wood off the revolver was short work.         P1160726

The replacement grips aren’t as pretty, but they sure are functional. The black plastic grips have an activation button on the right side grip as well as the laser emitter molded right into the panel. You can also see the adjustment screws on the emitter stalk, more on that later. P1160733

Once you remove the mounting screw you see that the battery compartment is attached to the right side grip panel along with all the electronics. Opening the compartment is done with the same hex wrench used to install the grips, simply insert three G3A batteries and screw the cap back on to give the unit the power it needs. P1160737 P1160741

Once the grips are installed and the batteries are in the compartment all that is left to do is adjust the laser with the small included hex wrench so that the dot is about where point of impact would be. You may need to fine tune it at the range though. P1160747

My only annoyance is the sticker that you are supposed to affix to the gun once the laser is installed seemed to be a bit too big to fit anywhere on the gun. Bummer. P1160749 P1160753

Out on the range I took a few shots to dial the laser in and got to business. Not only was I hitting the steel, but I was able to keep it more or less in center mass! Given the revolver was only a .22 LR, I am not sure it would be my first choice for concealed carry, but if I needed to go ultra small at least I could hit something with it. 5

If you look just to the right of the bottom bullet impact you can see the dot on the white target at about 10 yards. While it isn’t super bright it is still visible in daylight, something that surprised me given the bright conditions. 7

The V-mini grip laser from Laserlyte proved to be a rather valuable addition to a pistol that I previously had a very hard time getting consistent hits on target. Getting the gun pointed at the target proved to be much faster than previously.

If you think you might carry a NAA revolver or just want to be able to hit what you are aiming at a little easier, the V-mini laser grips are the ticket. With an MSRP of $129.95 they are a small price to pay so that you can actually enjoy the gun.

Learn more about the V-mini laser grips at Laserlyte’s website HERE.






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  • It’s neat and all, and I’d certainly rather discourage an attacker with this than strong language, but it seems to me that if you’re far enough away to need the laser you probably shouldn’t use the gun.

    • RocketScientist

      I get what you’re saying, but i dunno if I agree. If you’ve shot one of these, you know the “sights” and even point shooting don’t really do much past about 5 or 6 yards (or maybe thats just me). I can think of a LOT of situations in which someone is more than 5 yards away, but turning tail or some other non-ballistic response would do nothing but put me in danger.

    • iksnilol

      Could be decent for a hollywood style assassination.

      Luckily, I don’t have a flair for the dramatic to that extent.

  • Edeco

    Sticker on the cylinder XD

    • PK

      “Sticker too large for the gun, ★☆☆☆☆”

      • Edeco

        I’m thinking maybe wrap it around the bottom strap of the frame window.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    I didnt know people actually carried these…

    • Jim Slade

      I can’t think of one since… John Wilkes Booth.
      Maybe you could blind them with the laser before eventually missing anyways with the gun and running away.

    • PK

      Of course, many people do. They’re inexpensive, simple, easy to clean and maintain, and they tend to go bang every single time with no mag-related failures or similar. The incredibly small form-factor is very appealing when you “can’t carry a gun”… except for entering Federal buildings, one of the .22mag versions is in my pocket in a small holster at all times.

      • M-dasher

        ide rather carry an airweight……still fits into a pocket easily and actually has some umpf behind it

        • RocketScientist

          Except I can think of about a billion situations where carrying even an airweight snubbie is impractical/impossible. I have a lot of difficulty thinking of any situations not involving complete nudity where you can’t carry/conceal one of these suckers.

          • M-dasher

            …….name one……..because I can’t.

            If your pants has pockets, you can fit an airframe in it no problem.

          • RocketScientist

            I run daily. Most of my running shorts dont have pockets big enough for a snubbie j-frame, and if they do, throwing over a pound of gun/ammo into it would rapidly result it them being tangled around my ankles. I can, however chuck my NAA in there (or with no pockets, I can put it in an arm strap, or even hold it in my hand to balance out my phone in the other) and forget its there. I also go to the beach a few times a week. Same story, if I put a pound of revolver in my suit pocket, I would be turning it into a nude beach every time i stood up. Additionally a lot of my dress pants would look ridiculous and fit terribly,(not to mention announce to the world I was armed) if I tried to shove a J-frame in them. But the NAA is no more obtrusive than a set of house keys.

            Listen, no-one trying to tell you you can;t carry a snubbie airweight. If your lifestyle is sedate enough and your body shape/clothing style “generous” enough that you can conceal one on your person 100% of the time, thats great. But you can’t deny that there are situations where you couldn’t carry an airweight, but CAN carry a gun that is 2/3 the length, 1/2 the width, and 1/4 the weight.

  • diana pierce

    Why should anyone not carry this little pocket rocket? Do have an old timer in .22mag. Would you stand in front of it? There are times in the summer when you may be an extreme clothing minimalist. This is precisely where something like this proves fantastic. Besides, this little gat has been on the Miami scene for many decades. Social gathers while wearing ones finery just about demands something just like this… rather than NOTHING.

    • PK

      No reason at all to not carry one of these mini-revolvers, especially in .22mag! I like to say it’s the gun I carry when I’m not carrying a gun.

      • diana pierce

        Why of course. btw I may well bet everyone here has one… though they may not want to admit it… don’t know why though. Still , not a one will stand in the business end

        • Nick

          “Nobody wants to get shot by it” is one of the biggest fallacies regarding carry calibers ever. I wouldn’t volunteer to get shot by a pellet rifle but it doesn’t mean it’s adequate for self defense. I’m not saying that nobody should or does carry these since anything is better than strong language but I just can’t stand that argument. I’d probably carry one in .22 mag as a backup to a backup or if it was absolutely the only thing I could get away with carrying.

          • diana pierce

            Whole heartedly agree. That is if one chose a .22 as a primary carry. That would be absurd… foolish. I could only understand it if that person had a severe handicap disallowing a larger round. Allot of folks are very limited due to illness etc. I think you must agree that your ailing Grandma should have a .22. Or no? You do not think so?

    • M-dasher

      ide rather a airweight J frame……you can easily slip one into a pocket, and will serve you a lot better than these toys would

      • diana pierce

        agreed

      • PK

        Entirely different size category, frankly. The tininess of the .22mag, .22lr, and especially the .22 short model (pictured) is simply stunning.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76166c52b4ab20f821d29201bb081a0a2319d6ce49e5d9908ecc849a71b4f64d.jpg

        • iksnilol

          I wouldn’t depend on .22 short to kill myself with, let alone an assailant.

          • PK

            Fair enough, they’re functioning guns and while not a 155mm howitzer in terms of energy, they sure beat a knife. Personally I carry the .22mag model, but I own one of each chambering.

          • iksnilol

            I’m pretty sure a good knife is better than a .22 short.

        • M-dasher

          ……and you really feel that a .22 short….out of a 1″ barrel…..can stop an attacker?

          That’s generating around 10 ft lbs of energy…..I seriously doubt that would penetrate a stiff coat, let alone penetrate deep enough to actually reach vitals l…..

          So yeah, Ill take the slightly larger j frame if it gives me a half way capable round.

          And unless you only rock a banana hamock……you’re not going to struggle to carry a jframe…..

          • PK

            I carry a .22mag NAA when I “can’t carry a gun”. Even when I carry a subcompact or compact pistol, I still carry that .22mag out of habit.

            As far as whether it would stop an attacker, no idea! It sure does a number on deer and the like at point blank range, though. The .22 short I figure is more of a deep cover gun that is louder and (to a crook) scarier than a knife, but otherwise far from ideal for defense.

  • diana pierce

    It should be noted- in Maine.. the round of choice for deer poachers is the .22lr. and in the Louisiana swamps, the Cajuns, before taking a gator into the boat… terminate it with a .22lr. to the brain. I’d dare to say none of us are tougher than that gator. Typically, its a one shot stop too.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      I seriously doubt that.

      • Dan

        Diana failed to point out a lot of that gator termination happens point blank.

        • diana pierce

          Well, it seems to me, if this piece is ever used… more than likely … it will be pretty much ‘point blank’.

          • Nick

            There’s a difference between a gator that’s hooked and somewhat stationary alongside a boat and a person that is probably armed and intending to do you harm. Plus a lot of the time it’s a .22 rifle which gives you some extra reach to get point blank shots.

          • diana pierce

            Fully agree. I think the example and concern at hand is whether or not a .22mag kills… whether up close or a bit distant. Be it man or really big bad beast….eg… gator. All the in between’s mentioned, as yours here above… is certainly correct and important to understand. The issue of having or not having ‘something’ is also very important. In WWII civilians were given single shot guns in .9mm and ,45. They did the job. Small and made very poorly … but they did work… upfront. Of course theres an immense ballistic divide between those two and the lowly .22 mag or LR. Yet I would never not carry a .22 mag just because it is so small. Nor a well made pellet gun traveling a very good speed. A disarmed people would be blessed to have them.

          • iksnilol

            Lady’s got a point.

            I envision using one of these revolvers if you’re grappled or knocked down with the assailaint on you. You pop it outta a shirt pocket or sumthin’, stick it in their neck face and unload.

            Similar to how israelis used .25 acp Berettas.

          • PK

            Bingo. “Bad breath” distance is about the ideal range for the non-target NAA revolvers.

    • M-dasher

      yeah….from a rifle……..where it generates ~100ft lbs of energy……..not from a 1″ barrel…..where its struggling to generate 30 ft lbs…

      • diana pierce

        Yes indeed. It seems you are aware those poachers in maine do use the .22 for deer and puny brain-ed moose. and from a rifle as you noted. some here do not believe this is the method used for many decades. I have no idea though how they manage to get close enough… unless they are superb shots at 50 – 100 yards or so.

        • iksnilol

          A double deuce outta a rifle is a 50-100 meter rig.

          So I done reckon they practice a lot.

          I dunno, it’s gettin’ late and I might be talking from my behind.

  • Don Ward

    I thought you aimed these things by sticking it in an opponents nose and squeezing the trigger five times.

    • diana pierce

      That’s the right idea and that would indeed suffice. Look, when a bad threat is suddenly upon you… then you’re in deep doo doo and more often than not you’re going to go to earth… rough and tumble. so it’d be a nice insurance policy to have something to stick 5 up his nose ….ouch!!!….. of course it would.

  • DNH

    I have this gun in 22 magnum, practice with it regularly. With practice, I can reliably hit a soda-can sized target at +7 yards.

    With the 22WMR cartridge and the small standard grip, the issue isn’t first shot accuracy, the problem is recoil and follow-up shots. My friends never want to shoot this gun more than once, and claim that if the bullet doesn’t kill the guy, the muzzle blast will set him alight.

    There are add-on grips which mitigate the recoil, but they generally make the gun bulky and/or slower to deploy. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3574aa98c30fb3fe8dcb97b5065030aa1b3dce76ccacddece6b0ca025e0ac4ce.jpg

    • iksnilol

      Meh, get a .22 LR cylinder, the short barrel means you get similar velocity and energy outta both. So might as well go with less noise and better accuracy.

  • imtoomuch

    I love these NAA revolvers. I want one, but I just can’t justify the price. They are a little too expensive for what they are IMO.

    • Kathy

      They’re available for $199 and are finely machined from all stainless steel. They’re like little clocks. I think they’re priced very well for what they are.

      • diana pierce

        For the lousy 2Bills… you just bought a really fine insurance policy. Don’t leave home without one… remember its meant to be a backup insurance policy . not anything more than its capabilities. I still bet most here already have one and fear to admit it. Don’t know why though.

        • iksnilol

          I dunno, I’d rather get a Hi-Point for that money, or a Taurus snubbie.