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This Super-Compact Pistol Folds Into the Size of A Credit Card

The 'LifeCard' gun folds up to the size of an average credit card so that it can be carried in your pocket. It is available for purchase now in the U.S.


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What do you carry around in your pockets? Wallet? Phone? Gun? This new firearm dubbed, LifeCard, lets you do just that. It is a folding gun that is small enough to fit in your pocket. The gun is being marketed in the US as 'the last gun you'll leave behind'. It is capable of a single shot but the gun also holds extra four rounds of ammunition in its carry case. The tiny gun weighs just 198g which is apparently less than a Big Mac.

The gun's designer is North Carolina company, Trailblazer. The ammunitions startup was founded in 2014 with the single vision of designing a small lightweight gun that could fit in your pocket. After seven years of research and development, they are launching the LifeCard which is currently available from selected gun shops for $399. The tiny pistol boasts a steel barrel, bolt and trigger, and folds up into a leather storage case. Once folded the deadly weapon is just an 8.6 cm by 5.6 cm and 1.27 cm thick block.

The gun won’t be available in Massachusetts or California where the gun laws are strict and purchasing, carrying and trading weapons is a complex bureaucratic process. 

 

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