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The Palm Pistol is a proposed pocket pistol invented by Matthew Carmel[1] and currently under development through Constitution Arms in Maplewood, New Jersey. The firearm is specifically intended for use by seniors, disabled and others with limited hand strength or manual dexterity.[2]

In 2008 the gun, still in development, was classified as a medical device by the FDA,[2] which would have allowed reimbursements from Medicare if doctors had prescribed the pistol to eligible patients. The classification was overturned on December 8, 2008.[3]

The gun is intended to be a single-shot weapon,[2] firing a .38 Special round.[4] The pistol is held in the palm of the hand, with the barrel extending between the fingers.[2] The trigger would be at the top, squeezed by the user's thumb.[1]


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