Palm Pistol First Working Prototype
MAPLEWOOD, NJ – -(AmmoLand.com)- After four months of finite element analysis (FEA), numerous design challenges and even some recent political issues, the first working prototype of the Palm Pistol® is under construction!
Delivery of the completed unit is expected within 4-6 weeks after which extensive endurance testing will begin.
A photograph of the current embodiment in the form of a rapid plastic prototype is on the cover page of the Palm Pistol® Specification document (PalmPistolSpecification.pdf) posted on the Palm Pistol® website.
You can also see the prototype in this news segment video from the Newark Star Ledger.
A summary of current design changes include:
- Chambering was modified from 9mm to .38 special in order to provide a rimmed case for extraction.
- Construction will be primarily 4140 steel.
- Barrel wall thickness, barrel tab, barrel hinge pin, latch, latch pin, receiver and frame were all increased in dimension and mass to provide greater margins of safety.
- Threaded muzzle was increased from ½ x 28 to 5/8 X 24 to compensate for increased barrel OD.
- Final incorporated safety features include two independently operable grip safeties, two trigger covers, latch safety, striker block, cocked striker indicator, loaded chamber indicator, disengaged sear block and hand guard.
- The three-digit combination lock was eliminated to reduce production costs and time to market.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions. Your continued patience and interest is appreciated.Matt Carmel President Constitution Arms
The Palm Pistol is an ergonomically innovative single shot double action only defensive firearm chambered in 9mm that may be fired using either hand without regard to orientation of the stock. Suited for home defense, concealed carry or as a backup gun. It is also ideal for seniors, disabled or others who may have limited strength or manual dexterity. Using the thumb instead of the index finger for firing, it significantly reduces muzzle drift, one of the principal causes of inaccurate targeting. Point and shoot couldn’t be easier.