[SHOT Show 2020] Ideal Conceal Cell Phone Pistol Jan 2020

   01.21.20

[SHOT Show 2020] Ideal Conceal Cell Phone Pistol Jan 2020

I’ve been covering the Ideal Conceal “Cell Phone Pistol” here since before it was even a thing. It’s a folding compact two-shot pistol in 380 ACP, which resembles a smart phone when it’s folded up — so users can be armed without making it obvious. Today, I visited again with Kirk and got a quick update on their latest situation.

Prototype of 9mm "Cell Phone Pistol" (Photo © Russ Chastain)
Prototype of 9mm “Cell Phone Pistol”
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

The last time I was able to touch base with Kirk was two years ago, just before the dreaded ‘SHOT Show flu’ brought me to my knees. You can read about that here.

Today, I got to look at a couple of nice holsters Kirk & co. have made available, and a “not really prototype” of the 9mm version he hopes to put into production by late 2020.

Prototype of 9mm "Cell Phone Pistol" with barrels open. (Photo © Russ Chastain)
Prototype of 9mm “Cell Phone Pistol” with barrels open.
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

The available holster is really rugged and tough.

This holster is currently available for the Ideal Conceal "Cell Phone Pistol." (Photo © Russ Chastain)
This holster is currently available for the Ideal Conceal “Cell Phone Pistol.”
(Photo © Russ Chastain)
Back of cell phone pistol holster. (Photo © Russ Chastain)
Back of cell phone pistol holster.
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

There’s even a USA flag version of it. After all, this thing is made in the USA.

Flag version of the Ideal Conceal "Cell Phone Pistol" holster. (Photo © Russ Chastain)
Flag version of the Ideal Conceal “Cell Phone Pistol” holster.
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

Slated for later this year is a larger release button for folding the pistol grip. This was on hand at the SHOT Show and it worked quite well.

One of these days, I might even end up with one of these pistols that I can test and review for you folks. In the meantime I can tell you that Kirk reported that he’s fired the 9mm prototype about 250 time already!

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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