More on the Trailblazer LifeCard ‘credit card .22’ pistol (VIDEO)

Starting with an idea to make a gun that would fit inside an Altoids mint box, a seven-year project has produced a folding single-shot .22LR pistol.

Beginning with a wooden mock-up, the LifeCard has evolved over the years until the final product is machined from solid billet, with the barrel, bolt and trigger all made from 4140 pre-hardened steel.

The evolutionary process from wood to 4140 steel (Photo: Trailblazer)

The evolutionary process from wood to 4140 steel (Photo: Trailblazer)

“LifeCard is different, but it is not a novelty,” said inventor Aaron Voigt in an email. “LifeCard is a single-shot, single-action .22LR pistol that folds up securely and safely. I wouldn’t say this is my primary carry but I would tell you that the LifeCard is the last gun you’ll leave behind due to any particular limitation on weight or size.”

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 high, or about the same profile as a credit card.

But does it fire? Yup.