SAK-10

Notes: This is perhaps the first time Iíve heard of a handgun designed to be carried on a keychain. The SAK-10 is a miniature single-shot pistol firing small-caliber ammunition designed for self-defense. It is meant to be carried easily in a pocket; indeed, a lanyard chain and a ring for attachment to a keychain are provided. It is not the smallest such handgun ever devised, but at 73.5x19.5x43mm, it is quite a small package. (A version with a longer barrel is also available.) The barrel of the weapon is surprisingly long for the small size of the pistol. The trigger is deliberately set to require a hard, deliberate pull to fire the weapon; in addition, there is a manual safety level. There is no magazine, but there is space in the rear of the weapon for two extra rounds. The 9mm Gas round requires a little explanation: for civilian use, it fires a jet of pepper or tear gas, but military, government, and police users can also get tranquilizer gas.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

SAK-10 (50mm Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.18 kg

1 Internal (+2)

$24

SAK-10 (75mm Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.22 kg

1 Internal (+2)

$34

SAK-10 (50mm Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.23 kg

1 Internal (+2)

$27

SAK-10 (75mm Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.27 kg

1 Internal (+2)

$37

SAK-10 (50mm Barrel)

9mm Gas

0.31 kg

1 Internal (+2)

$32

SAK-10 (75mm Barrel)

9mm Gas

0.35 kg

1 Internal (+2)

$42

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SAK-10 (.22 Long Rifle, 50mm)

SS

-1

Nil

0

9

Nil

3

SAK-10 (.22 Long Rifle, 75mm)

SS

-1

Nil

0

8

Nil

5

SAK-10 (.22 Magnum, 50mm)

SS

1

Nil

0

8

Nil

1

SAK-10 (.22 Magnum, 75mm)

SS

1

Nil

0

7

Nil

3

SAK-10 (9mm Gas, 50mm)

SS

-1 (C0 B3)

Nil

0

5

Nil

2

SAK-10 (9mm Gas, 75mm)

SS

-1 (C0 B3)

Nil

0

5

Nil

4

Sako Tri-Ace

Notes: The Tri-Ace is a match pistol designed for use in rapid-fire sporting events. The name arises from its adaptor kit, which allows for the use of .22 Short, .22 Long Rifle, or .32 Smith & Wesson Long ammunition. The Tri-Ace has an adjustable micrometer rear sight and an anatomical grip with an adjustable hand rest. Manufacture of the Tri-Ace stopped in 1998.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Tri-Ace

.22 Short

1.26 kg

5

$126

Tri-Ace

.22 Long Rifle

1.32 kg

5

$142

Tri-Ace

.32 Smith & Wesson Long

1.37 kg

5

$251

Adapter Kit

N/A

1.5 kg

N/A

$180

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Tri-Ace (.22 Short)

SA

-2

Nil

1

1

Nil

13

Tri-Ace (.22 Long Rifle)

SA

-1

Nil

1

1

Nil

11

Tri-Ace (.32)

SA

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

12