Who besides Will and I think the NAA Black Widow is intriguing?
My old Buddy Ben Crawford carried one in his bibbed overhaul pocket for as long as I knew him. Ben owned a very lucrative tree service business. Many a time I walked into Big Bens shop there wood be a splitting log sitting on end with a pop can sitting on top of it. Directly behind the log was a big pile of stacked fire wood for heating the shop. Ben would be sitting across the room next to his saw sharpening bench. He would have a cup of coffee in one hand and his Biting Spider pistola in the other. Ben was getting up in years so his young crew would be out doing tree jobs while Ben sharpened chains, did paper work, drank coffee and shot his NAA Black Widow at a can sitting on the splitter. The little gun was powder burned black in front of the cylinder and there was a coffee can full of empty 22 mag casings next to the the old swivel chair that was adjusted to fit Ben and noone else. Ben's "Black Widder" as he called it could very well have had more rounds fired through it than any other on the planet. Ben was the only person that I know of that was real proficient with one of those Mini revolvers. Time after time he would hand me the Black Widow and nod towards the pop can. Time after time debris would fly in the woodpile behind the can but the can would stand untouched. Yet when it was Ben's turn to shoot EKC wore out a pair of sneakers walking back and forth across the shop to sit the target can back on the stump.
Ben said that hollow Maple trees were his lively hood but more often than not they were also home to many raccoons who didn't appreciate that noisey thing cutting right through their living room. Enter Ben's Black Widow. He was known to keep some plastic sacks behind the seat in the boom truck because a nice young raccoon made pretty good vittles at the end of a long day in the basket.
Ben is gone now and that Black Widow is where it should be. It now rides in the inner pocket of a suit coat belonging to Ben's son Clint.
EKC is entertaining the idea of getting a BW for himself. Ben's old swivel chair now sits next to his chain sharpener attached to the bench in my garage. Across my garage is 3 rows of firewood stacked clear to the ceiling. The distance across my garage spans about half that of Ben's shop. It may still be to far.
Any one else have a hankering for a NAA Mini revolvers?