NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

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NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

Postby AEA » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:35 am

From another site:
Sandy Chisholm, NAA owner for 20+ years, released photos of prototype swing out cylinder based on 22magnum frame. This will be shown at NRA banquet 4/15/12. Date to be released for sale, unknown.

http://northamericanarms.com/sidewinder
This is an excellent idea, long overdue in the making........but, it looks like it is made for a Southpaw since it swings out on the WRONG SIDE!

They also need to design a speedloader, (aluminum, NOT plastic) for it.
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Re: NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

Postby 2farnorth » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:48 am

Interesting. It looks like it only locks on the center pin under the barrel (unless I missed something). Only criticism is that the front of the frame needs to rounded a bit.
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Re: NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

Postby 10mmillie » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:56 pm

Being a southpaw it's about time a revolver swings out to the 'wrong' side. I like it and want one.
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Re: NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

Postby AEA » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:59 pm

2farnorth wrote:Interesting. It looks like it only locks on the center pin under the barrel (unless I missed something). Only criticism is that the front of the frame needs to rounded a bit.


No, it swings out on a crane, look at the right side, forward of the cylinder. You can see the crane imbedded in the frame.

And yes, the bottom of the frame (square) at the front needs to be rounded. But,.....this is only a prototype.
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Re: NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

Postby AEA » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:02 pm

10mmillie wrote:Being a southpaw it's about time a revolver swings out to the 'wrong' side. I like it and want one.


LOL! Glad this suits you! :smilelol5: :cheers2:

I might even buy one myself. Never been interested in these before due to previous models you had to take the thing apart to reload it! But with this swing out cylinder and .22 mag (with speedloaders - if made) might be good as a 3rd backup. Anyway it's cool, and would be super easy to carry in a pocket.

A OWB or IWB holster would be nice too......so small you could position it on the strong side right behind your primary!
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Re: NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

Postby 2farnorth » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:46 pm

AEA wrote:
2farnorth wrote:Interesting. It looks like it only locks on the center pin under the barrel (unless I missed something). Only criticism is that the front of the frame needs to rounded a bit.


No, it swings out on a crane, look at the right side, forward of the cylinder. You can see the crane imbedded in the frame.

And yes, the bottom of the frame (square) at the front needs to be rounded. But,.....this is only a prototype.


Yeah I understand the crane operation. I was just wondering how it stays locked in the closed position. I assume that you have to pull the cylinder pin towards the rear to get it unlocked from the barrel lug in order to swing the cylinder out?
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Re: NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

Postby AEA » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:21 pm

Dunno....maybe you are right..... looks that way to me too. :cheers2:
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Re: NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

Postby LongHairedRedneck » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:20 pm

Another article on this subject. I will definately going to get one of these if/when they are released.


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Re: NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

Postby Rex B » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:31 pm

Probably have to have one of those.
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Re: NAA Sidewinder - Swing out cylinder

Postby karder » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:43 pm

I have wanted one of these for a long time. If I were a lefty, this would seal the deal. These look like they would be a hoot on the range, and just a little something extra to keep in my pocket.
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