Ever since "getting into guns," I've had a desire to own a derringer. I've owned them and sold them, bought new ones, and later used them as trading stock. I once owned one in .38 caliber, which hurt
to shoot, but most others have been .22 magnum, both the High Standard and the "Remington" style western guns. I even carried one of the High Standards as a backup duty gun, which was the fashion among cops in San Diego County in the early 70's. I've always thought of them as fun guns, not serious carry guns, just for hanging around the neighborhood, or taking out the trash. I live in a gated community where every home owner has to pass a background check, and it is a relatively "safe" place to live. I usually leave my primary carry .45 at home (in the safe) while around home, but I am realistic enough to not go unarmed.
A few weeks ago, I stuck my .22 mag derringer in my pocket to walk to a neighbor's house. When I got back home and was about to put it away, I thought that it was too bad it only had two shots, which got me to thinking. (Uh-oh.)
The next thing I knew, I was at my favorite gun shop, trading my derringer (again) on a new gun. I decided I wanted to try an NAA Mini Revolver, .22 / .22 magnum combo w/ two cylinders, with five shots instead of two, in an incredibly small package. I have known all along about the NAA's, but always thought of them as novelty guns. To make a long story longer, it followed me home. My wife thinks it is "cute"
I was immediately impressed with the quality of the workmanship of the little gun. I am also impressed with the safety system of resting the single action hammer in a notch, cut between the chambers of the cylinder. Not a tack driver and the sights have no useful purpose that I can determine, but point shooting it at close range (what it was designed for) works very well in both .22 lr and magnum. If you have a couple hundred bucks burning a hole in your wallet, they are not bad little blasters.