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

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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.”

Stinger

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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