We have already repeatedly said and proved that self-defense and the small-caliber.22LR cartridge are absolutely incompatible things. Nevertheless, for some reason, each manufacturer is trying to release a small-sized pistol for this ammunition, not paying attention to either common sense or specific examples of not the most successful use of such weapons. What's funny is that even a shot in the head of the enemy will not always mean his death, since the kinetic energy of the bullet is very small and in certain circumstances it may not be enough to pierce the enemy's skull. But these nuances have already been mentioned more than once, but I propose to get acquainted with a similar weapon of domestic production, and with a relatively new weapon. Let's briefly get acquainted with the simplest sample under the name MP-435.
If someone is fond of gas pistols, then they probably noticed that the MP-435 pistol is very similar to the gas MP-76. In reality, the weapon is not just similar, but even "related" to each other, since the MP-435 is an adaptation of the MP-76 gas pistol chambered for.22LR. In other words, they tried to make another from one means of self-defense and, I must say, it turned out. If we discard such moments as ammunition absolutely unsuitable for self-defense, then the pistol turned out to be quite at the level of foreign similar samples. The only weak point of the pistol may be the frame or the shutter casing, since they are made of light alloys. It is clear that the weapon uses weak ammunition, is compact in size and should have an appropriate weight, but there is no trust in domestic light alloys in the weapon yet - they have not earned it.
The pistol was built according to the automatic mechanism with a free shutter, which is not at all surprising, given that the device is powered by rather weak cartridges. The appearance of the weapon is quite simple. On the left side of the pistol, behind the pistol grip, there is a safety switch protruding for convenient switching with the thumb of the holding hand, despite its small dimensions, the pistol has a slide delay when all ammunition from the magazine is used up. The weight of the weapon is only 0.5 kilograms. The total length is 135 millimeters with a barrel length of 67 millimeters. The height of the pistol is 100 millimeters, the thickness is 25 millimeters. In other words, although the weapon is compact, it could be smaller.
Nevertheless, this pistol can easily fit in a jacket pocket, and even more so in a woman's purse, so from this side the MP-435 pistol is quite good as a means of self-defense. If we talk about such a weapon in general, then none of the samples chambered for.22LR, released in the late twentieth - early twenty-first century, enjoyed success. Naturally, they bought weapons, sometimes they bought a lot, if the pistol turned out to be convenient for entertaining shooting, but so that it would happen en masse and I don't remember with noise. So, as if it would not be desirable to admit it, but the MP-435 is a blank shot.