The Palm Pistol is a proposed pocket pistol invented by Matthew Carmel 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.
In 2008 the gun, still in development, was classified as a medical device by the FDA, which would have allowed reimbursements from Medicare if doctors had prescribed the pistol to eligible patients. The classification was overturned on December 8, 2008.
The gun is intended to be a single-shot weapon, firing a .38 Special round. The pistol is held in the palm of the hand, with the barrel extending between the fingers. The trigger would be at the top, squeezed by the user's thumb.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Brodsky, Adam (December 12, 2008). "Take Two Bullets & Call Me In The Morning". http://nypost.com/2008/12/12/take-two-bullets-call-me-in-the-morning/.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Easy-to-Use 'Palm Pistol' Aimed at Elderly, Disabled". December 5, 2008. http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/12/05/easy-to-use-palm-pistol-aimed-at-elderly-disabled/.
- ↑ Geller, Andy (December 9, 2008). "Arthritis Gun Backfires With Fda". http://nypost.com/2008/12/09/arthritis-gun-backfires-with-fda/.
- ↑ "Palm Pistol Specification". Constitution Arms. http://www.palmpistol.com/PalmPistolSpecification.pdf.
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