POTD: A Spicy Pill – The Military Armament Corp. SSSW Stinger


POTD: A Spicy Pill – The Military Armament Corp. SSSW Stinger

Welcome to at present’s Photo of the Day! The MAC Stinger is a tiny .22 LR single-shot pen gun devised within the Nineteen Seventies by Military Armament Corporation’s Mitch WerBell III. Just 3.25 inches lengthy and weighing 2.25 ounces, this aluminum tube handed as a writing utensil however packed a shock. To fireplace, one unscrewed the bottom to cock the interior striker then loaded a .22 spherical earlier than screwing the barrel again on. With no sights and brutal recoil, its efficient vary was nearly point-blank. Intended for spies and particular operators as a last-ditch “alternative to suicide,” the absurd Stinger got here with equipment like customized suppressors and a garter holster. Classified as an AOW, fewer than 100 had been produced. While WerBell dreamed it might substitute survival cyanide tablets, the Stinger’s comically poor ballistics and accident-prone ergonomics rendered it extra harmful to its consumer than any foe.

“With extra barrel, leather fob, and clear plastic case. NOTE: This weapon is registered as a National Firearms Act (NFA), AOW (Any Other Weapon). Although NOT a fully automatic weapon it is still controlled like a NFA weapon that is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.”


Lot 4130: Two Class III/NFA AOW Single Shot Pistols – B) Military Armament Corp. SSSW Stinger Class III/NFA AOW. (n.d.-bg). Rock Island Auction Company. {photograph}. Retrieved November 30, 2023, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/1034/4130/two-class-iiinfa-aow-single-shot-pistols.

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