Striking the waves of social media this month, a company by the name of Ideal Conceal, has released on its social media platforms a concept for a .380 caliber, double barrel, foldable, cellphone shaped handgun. Essentially this is a derringer in the shape of a smart phone. The design folds down, much like this concealable box like submachine gun that never really took off. The grip concealed the trigger and trigger guard, which is sort of neat because this allows it to act as a sort of trigger safety, completely blocking access to the trigger. But this doesn’t mean the production product could have a mechanical problem that could set off the rounds in the chamber. Remember earlier when I said “concept”? it doesn’t seem like the company has actually produced anything yet, as all the pictures of it appear to be from a CAD program, and put on their website.
- Lightweight One-Piece Frame
- Simple Design and Trouble-Free Operation
- High Velocity, Increased accuracy
- Hammerless construction for maximum safety.
- List Price $395.00
The ground breaking Ideal Conceal is a carefully engineered double barreled .380 caliber people can safely carry in their purse or clipped to their side. Ingeniously designed to resemble a smartphone, yet with one click of the safety it opens and is ready to fire.
The product was designed with safety as a priority. A brand everyone can trust, a piece they can rely on, over and over.
The design is certainly novel, and is thinking about a better way for concealed carry. However it has very severe limitations, and unlike a handgun, I can only feasibly see this being used in a very narrow range of circumstances. But, if those narrow circumstances require something like this, then the concept will have succeeded. Of course, this is dependent on the concept getting off the ground and into initial testing and production.
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