Jan 6, 2011


The big excitement around the blog world the past few days has been KelTec's latest whiz-bang bullpup pumpgun. And I freely admit, it looks pretty neat, and if it's legal in New York I will likely obtain one at some point. And put a bayonet on it.

But in the meantime, the NAA Ranger has me completely kerfuffled.

Five shots.
Standard NAA Noisy-Cricket sizing.

Top-break reloading.

Oh. Hell. Yes.

I wonder what I can sell to make funds for this become available?


elmo iscariot said...

Oh, holy everloving hell.

This thing's actually going to happen?

Dammit... I need one.

I can't follow the link at work, though; does it auto-eject?

ZerCool said...

Elmo, it *looks* like it has an auto-extractor, not an ejector. (To use shotgun parlance.)

Initial run is only 500, the first hundred are apparently gone and the remainder will be distributed in normal channels.

elmo iscariot said...

Is it just a terminology difference, or does an extractor only start off the process, not drop the cases free? It does seem like .22WMR cases are pretty long for such a tiny doodad to be able to fully eject them.

ZerCool said...

What I'm seeing from the pictures posted looks like it will push the shells out about 1/3-1/2 of their length so you can pluck them out.

As to the terminology...
On a shotgun, an "extractor" lifts the shell out so you can pluck it free and slip it in your pocket. An "ejector" hurls them free of the action so you can quickly drop two more in.

On a S&W revolver, the star is called the "extractor" ...

So I don't think there is one correct answer. But I would not expect it to hurl a handful of .22WMR shells at you.

elmo iscariot said...

...though that would be pretty awesome.

Tam said...

I don't know what it's for, but it's oddly compelling all the same...