Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard Folding Pistol : Setting a New Paradigm in Firearms

Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard Folding Pistol
Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard Folding Pistol
Trailblazer Firearms
Trailblazer Firearms

Asheville, N.C. –-( As far as business start-ups in the firearms industry go, Trailblazer Firearms is taking a different path. The newly formed company, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, is proud to announce the launch of their first firearm, LifeCard, “the last gun you’ll leave behind.”

LifeCard is a .22 LR single-action, single-shot folding pistol, no bigger than a credit card when folded. The sleek, no-snag designed pistol’s frame and grip handle is constructed from fully-machined aluminum billet and hard-coat black anodized.

The tilt-up barrel, bolt and trigger are made of steel with an Isonite finish for corrosion resistance.

Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard Folding Pistol

“Trailblazer Firearms fully intends to spearhead innovative new firearms products starting with the LifeCard®, available later this month.”

Aaron Voigt, President of Trailblazer Firearms, explained “New designs and true innovation have been the exception and our goal is to be the pioneer laying new trails for gun enthusiasts, designers and manufacturers.”

Voigt, one of six kids, was raised to love the outdoors and respect the American tradition of firearms and hunting in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. At 18 he joined the USMC Reserve, M Battery, 14th Marine Regiment in Chattanooga, Tennessee and rose to the rank of Lance Corporal. In the early 1990’s, Voigt transferred inter-service to the Army for active duty and was deployed to Kuwait and advanced to Specialist E-4. After a stint in South Korea, Voigt separated from the military and returned his family to his beloved mountains where he shifted careers.

Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard Folding Pistol in 22LR
Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard Folding Pistol in 22LR

Always the gun enthusiast, in 2010 Voigt hit upon an idea of a unique pistol. The idea slowly became a dream and a long drawn out reality as Voigt tackled the jungle of patents, trademarks, prototyping, machining, licensing, marketing and more. Now, seven years later, the dream that started as a sketch on a piece of paper can be held in the hand, aimed down range and fired.

“Initially, I had no idea that going from concept to actual product would take seven years, but in essence, that time spent was valuable and will show in every aspect of this remarkable product. I am looking forward to putting this pistol on the market and can’t thank my family and friends enough for all the support and patience,”

Voigt said. “We expect product to hit our distributors, Ellett Brothers and Jerry’s Sport Center, in about three weeks. We look forward to the feedback from our customers regarding our initial product offering and look forward to continually innovating new products.”

Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard Folding Pistol Specifications:

  • Caliber: .22LR
  • Action: Single-Action, Single-Shot
  • Length: 3.375 inches
  • Height: 2.125 inches
  • Width: 0.5 inches
  • Weight: > 7 oz.
  • Barrel: Steel, Tilt-Up
  • Frame: Aluminum (includes folding handle)
  • Features: Ambidextrous, built-in safety features, ammo storage in handle for 4 rounds

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Trailblazer Lifecard Folding Pistol
Trailblazer Lifecard Folding Pistol

About Trailblazer Firearms:

Trailblazer Firearms, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, was founded in 2014 to design, develop, manufacture and market innovative American-made firearms.

  • 55 thoughts on “Trailblazer Firearms Lifecard Folding Pistol : Setting a New Paradigm in Firearms

    1. Hi, I’m from Argentina I would like to know if the pistol life card would like to know if you can send it to Argentina

    2. For those of you that dont like it design your own, geez what a bunch of nit pickers ok so it wont kill a grizzly bear but if someone pointed that gun at you would you stand there and laugh, no you would run like hell screaming like a little girl.

    3. The feds are not going to like it since it does not look like a gun, so you will probably have to buy a special stamp for it. Then I see another problem. How secure is the latch that folds it open? Can it come open in your pocket with no trigger guard it is very likely to go off. Also so small to get a good grip on and with no trigger guard you have to have your finger near the trigger all the time very easy to get an accidental discharge.

    4. There will be lawsuits, alot of them. You need a key lock on this gun to help your attorney protect you from the lawsuits, and during the trials, the crying parents on the stand. I hear Nevada is a good place to setup a corporation. GOOD LUCK!

      1. @CGunDesigner, I am so glad to see a gun designer views this website. Welcome. There are so many new things in the firearms industry coming out that it is hard to keep up. What do you think of this guy’s design? Will it shoot more than twice before falling apart? What do you think about the firing mechanism? Any guess on accuracy?

      1. The Lifecard is a very narrow special purpose weapon. To expect it to do more than it was designed to do is probably not reasonable. If you think about the confines of the Lifecard’s performance envelope, you might decide that it is not for you and that is the end of your analysis You might decide that is just perfect. What you think that you need depends upon your analyst of your situation and surroundings.
        Those of you that consider the theory behind the weapon and think that it my have a place in your break contact plan, then lets move on to the next set of considerations. Does it work? Is it well built? Is it well designed? Will the company be there in six months? Can I get one before the BATFE finds out that they exist?

      1. “Great idea”

        I agree. It’s perfect for rectal carry or for top secret spy ninja missions to assassinate gnomes or leprechauns.

    5. I think I would have at least went with a .22 magnum in it. One shot needs as much firepower as you can get. Maybe a .410 so that you could use buckshot in it. With something so small I know that they had some restraints as far as the metal in the barrel. I guess the biggest thing about it is concealing it. Some people may never suspect that it is a gun and overlook it. I don’t foresee a large market for it because of the price. If I am going to spend that much money it will be for a lot more gun. I wish him all the luck with it. It may lead to more ideas that may be better sellers.

    6. I think it is neat for a women or college student to have in their pocket for protection.
      I have many handguns, shoot regularly a the range, but some places are gun free, (they encourage problems) This is idea to carry. I am a wheelchair user and I feel naked when I am in a place that is a gun free zone. I would love to carry this, it is at least something to try to defend myself with.

          1. Even Johnny Cochran would be hard pressed to defend a shot in “…the back of the head” as self defense.

            1. @RG, No, just because your attacker turns his head does not mean that the threat or your reasonable fear goes away. Just because your attacker turns his whole body, does not mean that the threat or your reasonable fear goes away.
              PS Yes, Johnny Cochran would be hard pressed. He’s dead.

            2. You have to wrestle them down, use a kimura to take their back, and then pop one right in the brain stem.

              Same technique works for grizzly bears, but requires a ,22 magnum.

          2. “Not if you get them in the back of the head.”

            Yep. Look it’s a squirrel!! They turn to look, and blam you got ’em.

    7. good idea. I like it and for those who don’t, just do not buy it. Always someone wanting to spout their negative views.

      1. THANK YOU for pointing that out!
        I was just wondering why so much HATE for this? Every gun on the market isn’t for everyone…nobody wants to hear YOUR complaining because you want something else.

        1. can I ask u something? if the gun cost 299 if I give you 399 could u send it to me in Australia? it’s for self-defence for my wife, can you help, please.

    8. Fresh ideas and new concepts are what makes life interesting. If you don’t like it then don’t buy it, just shut up and deal with it asshats!

    9. I know all of you critics know everything, but give the guy a break, let his dream be fulfilled. I hope his idea takes off big, at least he’s not in Kalifornia.

        1. Very true… especially since the govt created the federal reserve system and turned our “money” into green-colored IOUs with nothing but their word to back them up… no more silver certificates and no gold standard for over half a century. Does Zimbabwe sound familiar to anyone?

    10. There is another interesting gun out there by — Idealconceal — that has a 2 shot .380 that isa cell phone look alike and unfolds into a pistol.

      1. @CB, I just love knives and guns that look like something other than what they really are. I can see a certain utility in all things disguised. Here at the ranch, I have and LP/OP that looks like a deer stand; a U shaped fighting position that covers the MSR but looks like an ordinary wood pile; and an Abatis that one would never suspect.

    11. A solution to a problem that has already been solved. There’s a plethora of ‘pocket guns’ already! One manufacturer, NAA, must make a half dozen guns that fill that niche that are quick to put into action. The Lifecard is a curio and that may stimulate sales to those still looking for CIA ‘pen guns’?

    12. I read that it carries an MSRP of $399.00, which is $299.00 overpriced and almost useless. Good for a last ditch, (kidnapped) type of weapon, if you have it in your pocket and can get to it. And it’s NOT a personal protection weapon unless you throw it at the perp, takes too long top get it out, unfold, etc. Neat idea though, $100.00 MAX !

    13. another gun that is not needed. but it will end up in the wrong hands and probably kill a police officer. good work. and before you say it, I am a libertarian who owns many guns and was a cop. so you are getting my opinion.

      1. You left out the “but I don’t support the second amendment for others, just for me” part. Need is irrelevent, as is your opinion.

        1. That’s a cop.
          ‘I’m one of “the only ones” who should have a gun’, be able to drive over the speed limit whenever I want, beat the wife, lie, and kill ‘civilians’ because I’m on the other side of the ‘thin blue lie’.

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