First Impressions: The Ideal Conceal Cell Phone Pistol

Ideal Conceal Smart Phone Pistol
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On July 10, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Ideal Conceal’s Cell Phone Pistol was in production and shipping to dealers around the country.

The gun is the brainchild of Kirk Kjellberg, who created a handgun that looks like a cell phone so law-abiding citizens could carry a gun without attracting the attention of onlookers. The main difference between Kjellberg’s pistol and a smartphone is that the former fires two rounds for self-defense while the latter only allows you to dial 911 after you have been attacked.

Breitbart News was fortunate to get ahold of one of Kjellberg’s pistols and our first impression is that the pistol is easy to deploy — the handle folds down quickly and the target acquisition is quite natural — and having two .380 rounds means the Cell Phone Pistol offers a genuine means of self-defense.

When holding the Cell Phone Pistol, it immediately comes to mind that it may be a perfect gun for mothers who take their children to movie theaters. This is because the trigger is completely shielded when the handle is in its folded position, so there is no chance of an accidental discharge via snagging the trigger on anything in the mother’s purse.

Moreover, the weight of the pistol gives confidence that the recoil of a .380 round will be quite manageable.

Ideal Conceal’s Cell Phone Pistol is made in America with American parts. We look forward to taking it to the range and putting it through its paces.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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