By: Friedrich Seiltgen
The S333 is an interesting firearm, to say the least.
Standard Manufacturing of New Britain, Connecticut was founded in 2014 by Louis Frutuoso as a subsidiary of Connecticut Manufacturing, which makes firearm parts for big names like Remington. Standard has a whole line of interesting products. Their DP-12 shotgun is a double-barrel pump shotgun! Perhaps a review of the DP-12 is in order also…
Back to the S333.
The S333 was introduced in 2019. This revolver falls under the “Volley Gun” category. With each pull of the trigger, the S333 fires two .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire rounds simultaneously from its twin 1.5” barrels!
I’ve got your attention now, haven’t I? The pistol is made with a steel barrel, aluminum frame, and polymer grip. It’s equipped with three-dot, non-adjustable sights that you’re not going to use anyway. This gun is not a target pistol, it’s a concealed carry subcompact meant to fire point blank, three trigger pulls, from three yards in three seconds!
The pistol has a partial trigger guard, and the trigger requires two fingers to pull. There is a trigger bar, but no external safety. Standard produces a trigger guard holster and speed loader just for this pistol. The reason the Thunderstruck requires two fingers on the trigger is that while one finger is depressing the trigger bar, the second finger is assisting with the 15 pound trigger pull!
Safety Tip! Remember, 22 Winchester Magnum will not chamber in a .22 LR, but .22 LR will chamber in a 22 WMR barrel. The aftermath will not be pleasant!
Action Type: Double Action Only Revolver
Caliber: .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR)
Cylinder Capacity: 8 rounds
Sights: 3 Red Dot Iron Sights
Barrel Lengths: 1.5 inches Each
Overall Length: 5.1 inches
Weight: 18 oz.
MSRP: $ 429
I like this pistol! It’s a safe, reliable pistol made for the specific task of personal protection, and I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of it. With a price of $429, you should make it part of your collection!
That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s be careful out there.”
Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.