Trailblazer Firearms introduces folding LifeCard .22 single-shot pistol (PHOTOS)

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Trailblazer's credit card-sized rimfire is billed as "The last gun you’ll leave behind."

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Trailblazer’s credit card-sized rimfire is billed as “the last gun you’ll leave behind.” (Photos: Trailblazer)

The company, which “was founded in 2014 to design, develop, manufacture and market innovative American-made firearms” advertises the new LifeCard as their flagship gun. The single-shot, single-action .22LR is machined from a solid billet and features a steel barrel in an aluminum frame and handle. Overall length is 3.375-inches with a width of 0.5-inches. Weight is 7-ounces.

When folded, the LifeCard is 2.125 inches wide, or about the same profile as a credit card

When folded, the LifeCard is 2.125-inches high, or about the same profile as a credit card

The gun is a half-inch wide

The gun is a half-inch wide

Incapable of firing when collapsed into its credit card state — thus keeping from crossing into National Firearms Act AOW regions— the gun, once unlatched has a grip that unfolds to expose the trigger. For sighting, a small v-groove is recessed along the top of the barrel.

Unfolding the single shot pistol exposes the open Paterson-esque trigger

Unfolding the single shot pistol exposes the open Paterson-esque trigger

Note the tip up barrel. Cocking tab is to the rear of the top half

Note the tip up barrel. Cocking tab is to the rear of the top half

A small storage compartment in the grip holds four spare rounds. The barrel tips up, similar to a Beretta Bobcat or JetFire, for loading. The bolt for the pistol must be cocked to manually to fire, and has a half-cock position. The LifeCard ships with a supplied padlock that can slip through a hole in the action to lock the gun. According to the manual, the entire gun contains 27 parts.

MSRP is $399 and the gun is expected to ship in mid-August.