The Sidewinder proved to have practical accuracy, as evidenced by this 10-shot group at 21 feet with CCI .22 Magnum +V JHP loads. This tiny, single-action five-shooter was also surprisingly easy to control in rapid fire.
For nearly four decades NAA’s little .22 rimfire five-shooters could only be reloaded by removing their cylinders. Not so with the Sidewinder. This revolver features a swing-out cylinder and simultaneous ejection, without any undue increase in size or weight. (The average .22 Magnum NAA mini-revolver weighs 5.9 ounces, while the new Sidewinder comes in at 6.7 ounces.) And stainless steel construction and wood laminate grips allow the Sidewinder to be concealed anywhere.
It is also available with a .22 LR cylinder that is easily replaceable and can be used for inexpensive practice. I found that the Sidewinder’s ejector rod actually worked quite well and was impressed with the accuracy potential demonstrated at 21 feet. For more information, visit northamericanarms.com or call 800-821-5783.
SPECIFICATIONS: NAA SIDEWINDER
CALIBER: .22 Magnum
BARREL: 1 inch
OA LENGTH: 5 inches
WEIGHT: 6.7 ounces
GRIPS: Laminated wood
SIGHTS: Post front, fixed rear
ACTION: SA revolver
FINISH: Matte stainless
MSRP: $349 ($389 with .22 LR conversion cylinder)
For nearly four decades NAA’s little .22 rimfire five-shooters could only be reloaded by…
by Personal Defense World / Jan 24, 2013