Trailblazer Firearms, a relatively new gun manufacturer, just launched its first ever product, the LifeCard .22 LR, and it looks like a gadget straight out of a James Bond film.

The LifeCard is a single-shot, single-action, folding .22 LR…that can fit in your wallet. That’s right, the gun is no bigger than a stack of credit cards; it comes in at 3.375 inches long, 2.125 inches tall, and 0.5 inches wide. Oh, and it weighs less than seven ounces.

According to the press release, the tilt-up barrel, bolt and trigger are made of steel with an Isonite finish to prevent corrosion. Meanwhile, the frame and handle of the gun are made of aluminum with a hard-coat black anodized finish.

While the pistol is a single-shot, the handle serves as an ammunition storage case that can hold up to four extra rounds. And, as a build in safety feature, the gun cannot fire while in its folded state, as the trigger is not accessible.

President of Trailblazer Firearms, Aaron Voigt, who has served in both the Marine Corps and the Army, said the gun took seven years to bring to life.

“Initially, I had no idea that going from concept to actual product would take seven years,” Voigt said in the press release. “But in essence, that time spent was valuable and will show in every aspect of this remarkable product.”

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

The Trailblazer is set to hit stores in mid-August. It retails at $399. However, before you head over to your local gun shop, a spokesperson for Trailblazer Firearms wants you to know exactly what the gun was designed for.

“We’d like to emphasize LifeCard is not a pistol that should be relied on for personal defense,” the spokesperson warned. “Rather, we consider LifeCard to be a fun addition to anyone’s firearms collection.”

“We hope that LifeCard’s uniqueness may entice new shooters to our industry,” the spokesperson added. “But Trailblazer Firearms has never intended LifeCard to be used as a primary personal defense weapon.”

Now, we’re left with just a couple of questions: How does it shoot,  and would you use one of these?

Photo credit: Trailblazer Firearms

Photo credit: Trailblazer Firearms

Photo credit: Trailblazer Firearms