The Stinger is a nifty little gadget right out of a James Bond movie, and its origin isn’t that far off.
Some of the earliest pen-guns were manufactured in the 1920s to look like fountain pens. Often chambered in low calibers, weapons like these were used by both axis and allied covert operatives during WWII.
Unlike other pen-guns, the stinger dodged the NFA bullet (forgive the pun) with a special design feature making it incapable of firing in “pen mode.” The Stinger must first be transformed into a recognizable “pistol shape” before it can be fired.
From 1991 to 1997 the RJ Braverman Corporation manufactured these NFA-compliant “pistols” chambered in .22lr, .22WMR, .25ACP, .32ACP, and .380ACP. The model in the video below is chambered in .22lr.
Watch the video and see how a little twist truly can make the pen mightier than the sword.