Maplewood, NJ -(AmmoLand.com)- For likely the first time ever, a firearms manufacturer will exhibit its products at a major consumer conference geared toward amputees.
The company, Constitution Arms, which manufactures specialty firearms for the disabled, will display its Palm Pistol, Palm Carbine and assorted accessories at the Amputee Coalition’s 2016 National Conference in Greensboro, NC, from June 9-11. The conference is geared toward the limb-loss community and will host a wide range of medical professionals, caregivers, prostheticians and amputees.
The sideways “T”-shaped, ergonomic Palm Pistol, and the Palm Carbine based on it, are specially designed firearms that can be fired by depressing a trigger at the top and/or bottom with one’s thumb or combination of other fingers. This allows individuals with weak hands, amputations, arthritis, muscular degeneration or other debilitating medical issues to operate the firearm with ease and accuracy, creating numerous rehabilitative as well as recreational opportunities.
For these reasons, the gun will be marketed to people with physical disabilities, and the company plans to seek FDA recognition of the Palm Pistol as medical equipment for impaired individuals, potentially qualifying owners for insurance reimbursement.
The firearm’s inventor, Matthew Carmel – who is …Read the Rest