Size sometimes does matter. It happens with the revolver Swiss Mini Gun. To someone who is thinking of buying a pistol, its characteristics may seem like a joke. After all, its power is less to that of many weapons of airsoft and its design is not too comfortable. It is when talking about dimensions when the Swiss stands out as a unique piece. Made with the precision of Swiss watchmaking, its creator claims that the revolver is the smallest in the world.
For the title, of course, he is not without merit. What credits Guinness World Records itself, the dimensions of the Swiss Mini Gun are more like those of an insect than a fire gun. It is 5.5 centimeters long, 3.5 high and 1 wide. In terms of weight, it remains at 19.8 grams. not far from the measurements of a goldfinch, which can also be around 14 or 19 grams, although with a size that doubles that of the Swiss Mini Gun; nor that of certain giant cockroaches.
It is so small that when seen in the palm of your hand it looks more like a keychain or a miniature than a real pistol. That for the first impression, of course. The Swiss Mini Gun C1ST is anything but a toy. To export it, the manufacturer and customer must apply for a permit in their respective countries. And not all authorize them. Even though the company ensures While in Canada or France the C1ST model is not considered a firearm, there are other states you cannot ship it to. It happens with the United Kingdom and the USA. Even in Switzerland his revolver is listed as “real firearm”.
When looks are deceiving
With the size of a goldfinch or a medium insect it is clear that the Swiss Mini Gun is tiny, but the big question is… Is it dangerous? Can one of his shots hurt us?
Well, better not try it. The firm specifies that each of its bullets has a caliber of 2.34 millimeters, a length of 4.53 and a weight of 0.128 grams. As for the energy it reaches, it details that it is just 0.97 j. “The power of most air guns or pellet guns that are on sale in many countries can be more than ten times that of our ammunition,” highlights the manufacturerwhich recognizes in any case that there are several nations, starting with Switzerland itself, that consider the C1ST model a real weapon.
For the weapons and ballistics expert Steven Howard, the Swiss Mini Gun revolver cannot be considered a simple ornament or a toy. His conclusions are very clear, indeed. Maybe not as deadly as the famous Magnums and Howard himself ironized in Business Insider saying that the weapon is “ideal” to kill mice and cockroaches; but in the right hands – or with chance involved – the Swiss pistol could cause considerable damage.
Moreover, if the shot is accurate and hits the victim in the most exposed part of the head, it could even be fatal. Howard subraya that for this to happen, a series of very specific circumstances must occur, such as the shot reaching the softest area of the skull at a certain distance and in the right conditions, but it slides that the risk is on the table.
Nor is its price that of a toy. On its website the company He sells it in stainless steel with a leather case, a cleaning set and 48 cartridges—half real and half blank—for 6,500 Swiss francs, about 6,300 euros. If they are purchased from abroad, the base price is somewhat lower, but VAT and import taxes must be added.
“The manufacture of this exceptional miniature revolver has only been made possible by exploiting the unparalleled experience and latest technologies of the Swiss watch and jewelery industry, on which its worldwide reputation rests,” explain from the company.
For gun lovers of the Charlont Heston or John Wayne level, the company also allows them to get hold of the pistol in a golden edition and with rhinestones on stock and barrel.
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