NAA Super Companion "Conversion therapy"

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NAA Super Companion "Conversion therapy"

Post by Dawgboy » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:20 pm

I have always wanted an NAA Mini revolver, since the first time I saw one. They just have to be the "cutest" little revolver ever. And well buit to boot, but could never really justify it to myself, as My mark III is superior in every way as a .22 pistol, except size.

I like to shoot BP too, and ran into a dude with the cap and ball Companion model, and he let me shoot it. That did not help my desire.

Still, its more of a toy than a tool... And then I came across a .22LR conversion cylinder...

And the dream bore fruit. I could justify (to myself) that a gun that could shoot caps and .22 Pellets, a .22 magnum black powder load, AND .22 LR could indeed be useful. So here is my first look at the system, taking it out to the Mojave desert this weekend, and will exercise it well. At this point I have done the #11 cap and a .22 pellet, and it's fun and pretty quiet. Have not fired it otherwise.

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Pocket holster
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5 rounds storage
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Both cylinders
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Note that this is a centerfire hammer pistol, and the maker of the conversion cylinder makes a little puck with an offset nib to hit the rimfire cartridge.
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I will let you know what I think next week.
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Re: NAA Super Companion "Conversion therapy"

Post by The Twizzler » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:57 pm

I had a Derringer once. AC Cobra in 38 special. I hated it. The safety didn't work most of the time, it was safer loaded than loading it, I stood four feet away from a bread loaf size box and fired several times. I didn't hit it once. It did not inspire trust, in fact I think a round stone in the pocket was a better choice for defense than this. I think NAA is a much better manufacturer but all that effort seems to elevate the derringer to a high grade of mediocrity. This is just my opinion and I could be wrong. :words:
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Re: NAA Super Companion "Conversion therapy"

Post by FreuderLocks » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:36 am

There is a customer who comes in to the range/shop with his, as a belt buckle...ugh. he shoots it pretty regularly, the times I've fired it, best group was about 14 inch keyholes at 3 yards. I'd still hate to get hit with anything, but I'm pretty sure, even at my size, if you shot me with something like that I might just keep doing whatever I was doing, just faster and twice as hard.

They are however, neat guns to have around, fun to play with. The conversion idea is neat, I really want to see how it works.

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Re: NAA Super Companion "Conversion therapy"

Post by 2now » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:38 pm

I actually have a couple of NAA mini revolvers and the have a niche for me.
There is always room to carry one.

I can keep all 5 shots a 8" circle at 21 feet last time I checked. I had a friend who was a competitive pistol shooter who could keep them in a 3" group at the same distance with my gun. We did have to experiment with different ways to hold the grip, but once we found what worked best for us, the gun did it's part.

I never tried my BP with only caps and pellets. I would love to know what you found when you did. I have toyed with the idea of cap powered pellets for a small game getter in an INCH, as the shots per pound of ammo would be outstanding...if it worked.

What did you find?
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Re: NAA Super Companion "Conversion therapy"

Post by Dawgboy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:48 pm

Ahh my findings... forgot about that...

22LR shot well, That 8" grouping is about what I could do with the crappy grip and lack of a real site. I did not see keyholling with 1450fps cci solids. It's got a little snap to it.

Black powder: Nice big cloud, nice big bang! I did see a couple keyholes in the 30 rounds I shot. More kick than the LR rounds, Loading consistency is important.

Cap and pellet, Frikking FUN! it's not quiet though. Not a single one didn't fire, Pretty sure you could take a large rabbit As accurate as the LR rounds. Shot it in tha canyon behind my house and did not get a visit from LEOs, so it's "quiet enough".

Next up, better grip and seeing about getting a sight(or laser grip).
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