A while back I ran into a really, really small revolver. A flare gun, actually, a .22 pinfire flare gun, to be precise, but still the smallest working revolver I have ever seen. And when i say small, I mean… Seriously puny:
This is the Xythos revolver from SmallFlare.com. This was designed to be an ultra portable, go anywhere flare gun for emergency its and wilderness enthusiasts for whom kit space is at a premium. And as you can see, they certainly fit the bill so far as miniaturization is concerned. The Xythos is not that much larger than a quarter!!
Now me personally, I’d probably have a hard time firing this thing, as I don’t really see how I’d get my paws around to squeeze the trigger without smooshing the rest of the gun, but I’m sure I’d be able to train a local squirrel for the job. It’d be a perfect fit for said squirrel. Presuming of course it didn’t have the urge to try and shoot me for some other stupid stunt I trained it to do that didn’t go so well. That might end badly. But I digress.
The Xythos comes in Gold and Nickel, fires .22 pinfire blanks, and features a self advancing chamber, and a number of somewhat less diminutive accessories, including key chain and tie clasp so you can wear the gun (I kid you not!!) to make it a complete flare kit. Link to the manufacturers site is below. Though I have to say, something this delicate and as detailed “as a fine swiss watch” might not be the best choice for the more ham fisted survivalists among us.
YMMV. I’m just saying.