Palm Pistol in 3D

Matt Carmel, proprietor of Constitution Arms, maker of the Palm Pistol, which will be forever remembered as the gun that was almost an FDA approved medical device for disabled people, have developed a 3D model of their Palm Pistol, and they’ve given me permission to post it here. You will need to use Adobe Reader to view it, as third party PDF readers don’t seem to work. Adobe Acrobat lets you hide parts clicked on, so you can strip away some of the outer shell and see what’s inside it. Neat! I didn’t even know Acrobat could display 3D models. It looks really nice when viewed up close.

13 thoughts on “Palm Pistol in 3D”

  1. In addition to its use by disabled, those with phalangeal amputations, hand weakness or manual dexterity issues, it is also useful as a backup gun for police. FBI Uniform Crime Report data reveals that 12% of officers shot and killed in the line of duty are killed with their own gun. My design can be carried on the weak side and used to fend off a gun grab, Handgun retention is a big issue. Since it is ambidextrous and bilaterally symetrical, it does not matter which way it is grabbed. I have already received numerous expressions of interest from several police departments. Read the compilations of positive comments posted on my website and you will get an idea of the market. See the bottom of the “Testimonials” page and click on the .pdf link.

  2. N.U.G.U.N.: arbitrary multimedia files can be embedded in a PDF file, also Javascript can be used to script actions, both have been in PDF for awhile. I was curious about the 3D myself, so looked at the specification, and found that 3D models with interaction was added back in PDF 1.6, which is probably what this PDF file uses.

  3. I’m impressed with the design, except for one thing: how do you keep your fingers off of the trigger until the time comes when you need to fire it? I suppose I’d have to try to fire one someday to find out.

    That, and I wish there could be more rounds in it! But, given the design, there probably isn’t much that can be done about that….

  4. Alpheus:

    You are confused as to the construction. The two protruding buttons facing the barrel are grip safeties, just like Springfield XD. The two bottons located under spring loaded covers on the distal ends of the oval stock are redundant triggers. The two grip safeties must both be independently depressed before either trigger button, accesed by pushing your thumb under the trigger cover, can be pressed.

    I do have a concept for a future multi-shot version but that will be years away, assuming this product is successful.

  5. I figured that the “buttons” on the front were safeties; I think the error I’m making is trying to figure out what my thumb would naturally do. Now that I try to grip an “imaginary” gun, I could see that my thumb naturally “falls” to the side rather than to the top.

    As I said before, I still need to reserve judgement on safety until I could try the gun out for myself :-).

  6. This is a great design, ergo-metrically and conceptually. For a handicapped individual, or a last ditch scenario like a cop needing a back up NOW, this is a great gun. You have one shot, but at the ranges this is going to be deployed, that shot will be in the center mass of the target. I also like that this has the capability of being an impact tool, giving you secondary strike capability in a fight. The problem with a lot of folks who see this is that it has just one shot, you can’t whip in another magazine, and there are no kick ass sights. When things go sideways, that one shot may well be the best shot you ever made if your the one walking away when its all over! Serious concept here, and about time we had something innovative beyond bigger mags and lasers.

  7. Trike:

    You are a man who uses his head for more than a hat rack. In fact I will be offering an optional crenellated strike bezel. May God bless your soul!

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