Trailblazer Firearms a new gun called the LifeCard. This new firearm is a single shot handgun chambered for the .22 LR. While many people would call it underpowered for any defensive use, the gun has a feature that might change a few minds: it folds in half.
When folded, the LifeCard has a length and width similar to that of a credit card. However, it is substantial thicker than a bank card at 0.5″. The steel barrel is a tip up design that allows you to directly drop a single rimfire round into the chamber. According to the manufacturer, the gun should not be carried with a round in the chamber. The aluminum body of the gun does have a small compartment for the storage of four .22 LR cartridges.
Folding guns are nothing new to the firearms industry. However, folding handguns are still relatively rare. For many people the added benefits of concealment are outweighed by the additional action required to place the gun in a useable state. If the LifeCard can overcome that concern, the gun still has to deal with being a single shot weapon chambered for the relatively weak .22 LR cartridge.
The new gun has a suggested retail price of $399. The company plans to begin shipping these handguns in mid August.