Craftsmanship Is At The Heart Of What We Do

We make a world famous pocket pistol. We do this in a workshop located on water saturated ranch land just east of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the northern part of the battle hardened state of Nevada - in the United States of America. Right outside our front door are snow capped mountains and the oldest town in Nevada. And about 10 miles or so due west as the crow flies sits majestic Lake Tahoe. Long horn steer and golden eagles are more abundant here than people. And the weather is just fine - so long as you don't expect it to remain the same for more than 24 hours. Welcome to Minden, Nevada!

Now the pocket pistol we are talking about here has been in continuous production somewhere in the world since 1931. However, we are the only company to have manufactured it since 1983. This pistol has its design roots dating from the late 1920's. A time when things were better made and greatly valued because of that simple fact. The pistol was first manufactured in Herstal, Belgium by world class arms maker Fabrique Nationale. And then later in Bayonne, France by one of its subsidiaires: Manufacture D'armes de Bayonne.

Back in 1983 FN contracted with us to bring modern engineering and computer numeric controlled machining know how to the manufacture of this celebrated pocket pistol.  And an initial order for 40,000 of these firearms didn't hurt. The first "Baby" shipped out of our Aurora, Ontario, Canada facilities during 1987. Back then all of these exquisite pocket pistols went straight to Belgium for distribution around the world under FN's own name and brand. By the late 1980's we were selling the pistol to USA-based distributors. And we marked it as our own. Known then as the PSP-25, we have since manufactured this classic firearm in workshops under our control and direction in Virginia, Colorado and Nevada. For some years we have even held a USA configuration patent on its classic good looks.

Some folks who know a thing or two about firearms say that the pocket pistol we have been manufacturing since 1983 is the foremost example of a diminutively-sized, elegantly curved, well machined, finely finished, exceptionally accurate, highly concealable weapon. And we don't disagree with them. Certainly the Baby is the only single action, centerfire, semi-automatic pistol that remains unmodified since first brought to market. You can thank Dieudonne Saive for that. As the man in charge of manufacturing at FN during the late 1920's-1930's, he got this pocket pistol right the first time. No need to mess with it since.

We have always manufactured this Art Deco classic using the very latest technology available in three-dimensional computer generated engineering drawings and numeric controlled machine tools. These are supported by in-process, dimensional control inspection probes from England. As a result, every working surface of a PSA-25 pistol is machined to near perfection. After machining and sanding, polishing and finishing, each pistol is then assembled by one craftsman from 30 different parts. And then every one of them is function tested to make sure that it does what it is supposed to do. This continuous quality control effort assures all of us that a near flawless product is built to stand the test of time and regular use.

Out of our Minden, Nevada workshop we produce many different versions of the PSA-25 pocket pistol. They all use one of three possible frame materials: 8620 carbon steel, 303 stainless steel or 7075-T652 hand drop forged aluminum. While they look different in many ways, all rely upon the same time tested mechanism to work.

Now settle back and give some thought to the attributes of this remarkable weapon. Maybe you're in the market to acquire a pocket pistol designed by a master gun maker when things were better made and mattered more because of that very fact? Or perhaps you're looking for a concealable, very accurate, lightweight pistol to fit snugly in your vest pocket? All the better to have with you while walking the dog, hiking a trail or fishing? Or perhaps it's time to gift one of these Art Deco classics to your wife, grandson or colleague? If so, we invite you to get in touch with us soon.