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Dyson LePetit Protector Ring Pistol

Posted on 11 January 2012 by David Allred

LePetit Protector Ring GunTo add to our collection of rare and collectible guns here on The Gunsman, check out this little bad boy. It’s called the Dyson LePetit Protector and was sold primarily to gamblers. I’ve seen both a five shot and a six shot ring pistol and have provided images of both for you below. I know for sure that the five shot ring gun is chambered in 5mm, but the six shot looks to be a bit smaller to me.

How Does It Work?

Petit Ring PistolIf you take a close look, you’ll see three levers. The largest one towards the top is the hammer, the one on the side and in the middle (in this photo) is used to release/spin the chambers. The smallest lever is the trigger.

I don’t imagine the kick on this little package of concealed protection would be anything to Petit Protector Ring Pistolfret about. If anything, when fired, it might feel like flicking yourself on the finger. Each ring gun comes with a tiny flat head screw driver and sometimes you’ll see other tools which are used in ejecting the empty cartridges. If you look really closely at the rounds, you’ll see a little pin near the primer end of the round. That pin is probably the only thing LePetit Ring Pistolpreventing the rounds from falling out the front side of the chamber.

I couldn’t find any evidence of these still being manufactured today and assume that a few of the guns rings in these images are over 100 years old. The quality of workmanship is amazing to me with designs to make the gun appear like a nice fat ring that, if used with a right hook, could render a grown man unconscious!

LePetit Protector Ring GunHow Much Does it Sell For?

I’ve seen the older, more antique ring guns sold for $13,000 online at However, total sale price included two ring pistols as a set. One for him and one for her. A match made in heaven.

Great collectors item, but if you want to shoot it often, you’ll probably have to get your rounds custom made. I wouldn’t mind owning one of these little pistols for myself.

If you know anything more about the Dyson LePetit Protector ring gun, I’d like to hear about it.

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List of Free Gun and Firearms Catalogs

Posted on 05 January 2012 by David Allred

Free Sportsmans CatalogsHere is my collection of gun and firearms catalogs that you can either order or view online in a PDF format. They’re all great catalogs, and the best part….is that they’re all free. In my humble opinion, The Sportsman’s Guide is probably the best. If you have any gun or firearms magazines or catalogs that are not on this list, please mention it in the comments below and I’ll add it to the list. All links below are click-able and open in a new window or tab. Enjoy!

Berretta Catalog

Cabelas Catalog

Magills Catalog

Glockstore Catalog

The Sportsman’s Guide

Tactical Gear

Bass Pro Shop Catalog

Remington Catalog (PDF)

Sig Sauer Catalog (PDF)

Brownells Catalogs

Dillon Precision

Midway Flier

Smith & Wesson (PDF)

Colt Catalogs (PDF)

Ruger Catalogs (PDF)

Mossberg Catalog

Henry Catalog

Browning Firearms




Cheaper Than Dirt



CH Kadels


Christensen Arms (PDF)

Black Rain Ordnance

Centerfire Systems

Stag Arms (PDF)

Rock River Arms

Heckler & Koch – Send an email to

Lewis Machine & Tool Company (PDF)

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Henry – Made in America or Not Made At All

Posted on 03 January 2012 by David Allred

You’ve gotta love Henry repeating firearms for their patriotism. If you don’t know what I mean, take a look at their site. In the header of their website, it reads, “Made in America or Not Made At All!”

Henry - Made in America or Not Made At All

Guys, it’s worth the few extra bucks to purchase products that are made in America. From my experience, they’re a bit higher quality than those made elsewhere. The more American made products you purchase, the more jobs you create for your fellow Americans.

Every capable and able American should have a Henry rifle in their home, sitting right above their mantle, next to their night stand or in the gun safe. Let’s support those who support us and this great nation!

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