Exclusive: Trailblazer LifeCard — .22LR

Tank Hoover

Before everyone gets their panties all knotted up and starts spewing gobbledygook about the choice of a folded-up, single-shot firearm in an anemic caliber, let me make one thing perfectly clear: This is NOT a primary carry concealed firearm, nor should it be considered one. Hell, I know that, and you should too…

What is it then, Tank?

To my way of thinking, the Trailblazer LifeCard is a unique, fun novelty of an idea to add to your firearm collection that could possibly (maybe?) be used as a last ditch effort to defend yourself should you become disarmed of your primary weapon.

The fun James Bond-like idea is pretty cool when you think about it. Being about the same thickness and size of a stack of credit cards, the innovative double-fold design is pretty slick.

Unlocking the latch on one side lets the user pivot the barrel, expose the breech-end, and load a single .22LR cartridge. Lock that side back in place and unlock the other sliding latch to open the “grip” as it locks into place. Manually pull back on the rear bolt to “cock” the LifeCard. Now it’s ready for some fun shooting of the “secret agent” kind.
Some Specs
The LifeCard is 3.375 inches in length while closed, 2.125-inches wide and is 0.5-inches thick. It weighs 7 oz. The barrel, bolt and trigger are made of pre-hardened 4140 steel, while the frame and handle are 100 percent machined billet aluminum. The finish is corrosion resistant Isonite steel/hard coat anodized aluminum.

Relax! Have fun!

So lighten up, have some fun while pretending to be 007 and shoot a Trailblazer LifeCard .22LR single-shot. And afterward, have a martini. Remember: shaken, not stirred!

The Trailblazer LifeCard has an MSRP of $399. For more info go to: http://www.trailblazerfirearms.com/

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21 thoughts on “Exclusive: Trailblazer LifeCard — .22LR

  1. Jeff Larkin

    What is the point of having this? it is like tits on a bull useless! I don’t go for Unique I go for Function! No Sights no Chance of any accuracy? What is the point throw money away to say look what I have? No thanks! And at $399 what are you and Trailblazer smoking?

  2. Jim L

    I think the MSRP is a little pricy but it does spark my interest. I would like to see it to compare its size / function to a NAA revolver. Innovation is what keeps us moving forward. If it’s an effective tool and it suits your needs, why not. Bond, James Bond, Pleased to meet you.

  3. Paul G

    A folding knife costing 1/10 as much is more effective in close quarters and I can more accurately throw it than aim this little .22 short-short-barrel, no sights, folder
    Still. Without the label, no one would know ahead of time about its capabilities, which might make it useful. For one shot, anyway. The concept is kinda cool, too. But $399? My kids’ cricket .22 has a lot more metal, wood, and usefulness and it was $95. So that’s what I’d pay for this. $95.

  4. Andrew Reiwitch

    Maybe in a .17 HMR or .22 WMR… but for $399? not a chance. I’d sooner pull my tanto – semi-serrated Cold Steel Voyager as my “last-ditch effort”. At least I know I can continue stabbing and slashing and using it as a defensive and offensive weapon instead of a single-shot irritant…

  5. Pete

    Way too expensive at $399, NAA has them beat all the way around if you go for that sort of thing. Might consider it for $125 but still very gimmicky and something that begs for a mishap of some kind.

  6. Geokirk

    Sell sell sell that’s the name of the game and you’re doing your part. Doesn’t matter if it works or has a use, just sell sell sell!

  7. Crossdrawjohn

    Not for me. 399.00??? I can buy a Ruger 380 LCP for less and have more rounds. All most the same size to.

  8. Richard

    I’d rather call it, “Life Risk.” My back-up is a Beretta Tomcat.
    No one has ever detected it, and it fires a “hefty” .32 cal magazines. Solid little weapon from a great, experienced manufacturer.

  9. LEE

    It’s a cute little novelty but ABSOLUTELY NOT worth $400. That price turns it from a novelty to a COMPLETE RIP OFF.

  10. James Gordon

    Thats another ruger LCP II for my other pocket and another Karambit knife for my “special” place!

    1. Ernie

      I agree with posts above. its a cool concept and may be fun to have, but not at $399. For $95 buck, I’d play with it. NOT for $399.

  11. edward

    one small .22lr round for one shot for 399 I would want more then one bullet for that price there is another gun out there that has 2 380 round it shoots for around the same price

    1. Amercian Handgunner Post author

      For availability & purchase info, please contact your local gun dealer.
      LifeCard is distributed by Ellett Brothers and Jerry’s Sport Center.

  12. Dennis Bates

    Nice idea but for the price I can buy almost any of subcompacts in .380, 9mm P, or .40 S&W that are not much bigger. My last ditch gun is a Bond Arms in .40 S&W and it has two shots. It fits in my pocket too.

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