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Prescription Handguns


A New Jersey gunmaker is developing a handgun designed for use by people unable to grip an ordinary pistol.

The Palm Pistol is an ergonomically innovative single shot double action only defensive firearm chambered in 9mm that may be fired using either hand without regard to orientation of the stock. Suited for home defense, concealed carry or as a backup gun. It is also ideal for seniors, disabled or others who may have limited strength or manual dexterity. Using the thumb instead of the index finger for firing, it significantly reduces muzzle drift, one of the principal causes of inaccurate targeting. Point and shoot couldn't be easier.

The FDA has declared the Palm Pistol a medical device. But with a disclaimer:

Note: Registering your device facility and listing your devices does not, in any way, constitute FDA approval of your facility or your devices.

Approval will require more hoops be jumped. The Supreme Court has affirmed our individual Constitutional right to bear arms, so it will be tough for the anti-gunners to deny that right to those with limited dexterity. I expect, given the extra convenience and concealability of the Palm Pistol, that it will be subject to stringent local purchase and carry restrictions.