LifeCard 22 Single-Shot Pistol from Trailblazer Firearms

by Jeff Quinn

photography by Jeff Quinn & Boge Quinn

July 26th, 2018


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Grip area has storage capacity for four additional cartridges.



I recently received in here a very unique little pistol. The LifeCard 22 is, as the name implies, about the size of a common credit card, but thicker. Not very thick, as the thickness measures only one-half inch. It is likely the thinnest pistol on the market. It is not built to be a primary gun for self-defense, home defense, nor anything but a discreet weapon that can, if needed save one’s life. The unique selling point of this pistol is that, when folded for carry, it looks nothing like a pistol at all.

The LifeCard is machined from billet aluminum and hardened steel, and weighs in at only 6.6 ounces on my scale, unloaded. The LifeCard 22 is a single-shot pistol, but it has a storage compartment for four additional 22 Long Rifle cartridges. When folded, the LifeCard 22 looks more like a small cell phone than anything else, and it is small enough to fit into a cigarette box, a pants pocket, shirt pocket, or just about anywhere else that one could fit a few credit cards.

Specifications for the LifeCard 22 are listed in the chart below. Linear measurements are listed in inches. Weight is listed in ounces. Linear dimensions are listed in the folded, compact position.

Chambering 22 Long Rifle
Capacity 1
Weight, Unloaded 6.6 ounces
Thickness 1/2 inch
Length 3.38 inches
Width 2.12 inches
MSRP as of July 2018 $399.00 US

The LifeCard 22 weighs in at 6.6 ounces on my scale, unloaded. As mentioned above, there is a compartment in the handle that will hold four additional 22 Long Rifle cartridges, but that adds very little weight. When deployed for firing, the handle is large enough to give good purchase. The barrel measures 2.5 inches in length, and though the sight system is just a groove atop the barrel, it is surprisingly easy to make good hits out to around twenty yards or so.

Reliability was excellent. I never had a problem with a misfire, light primer strike, nothing. Extraction was easy, plucking out the empty cases with my fingernails. After a bit of practice, the pistol could be withdrawn from my pocket and fired in just a few seconds. Certainly not as fast nor as powerful as a holstered 1911 45, but again, when folded, the LifeCard does not look like a gun, which could be a real asset in the right circumstances.

The LifeCard is a good choice for a small, lightweight, compact single-shot pistol that looks more like a small cell phone or pager than it does a gun.

To check out the LifeCard 22 online and to locate a LifeCard dealer near you, go to

To order quality 22 Long Rifle ammunition, go to and

Jeff Quinn

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LifeCard is the same size as a typical credit card.



LifeCard will fit into a typical cigarette box.



LifeCard weights a scant 6.6 ounces.