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Old May 21st, 2016, 06:04 AM   #16
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I have two Bond Arms Derringers,one a Texas Defender and the other a Back up.
I have a total of nine extra bbls for them.

They are built like a bank vault and I have found that recoil,even with the 3" 410 shells is really not that bad at all.

The large palm filling grips distribute the recoil very evenly.

Customer service with Bond Arms is top notch with any and all questions answered promptly and politely.

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I have a Cobar .38 Special stack barrel Derringer,been had it for ten years or more.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 04:50 AM   #18
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Have a Snake Slayer and it is fun with 410 shot shells. Hickok45 did a review of one some time ago.

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I did a search for Bond Arms and came up with this thread

As I've been interested in the Snake Slayer or other BA Derringer for a couple of years.

Summer Carry Derringer?

I'm wondering if I should buy the .38/357 Snake Slayer, or go for the Big Bore
in .45/410?

The .45 appeals to me, but I'm recoil shy with most guns and woder if it would
have more recoil with .45 Colt loads than say a Ruger LCR with 38+P loads?

.410 loads don't interest me much, as I can't shoot any shot loads at the local
indoor range (the pellets bouce around the put out the lights) and .410 slugs
would be worse on me than .45 Colt.

CCI's new #4 birdshot in .45 Colt is also interesting.

That might have the least recoil, but still a no-go for the range.

What about the Bond Arms with the .45 Colt Cowboy loads or even recoil with
the .45 Schofield?


38/357 is another option. I already have those cartridges on hand and think it
would be fun with 38/38+P, but like a .357 LCR, just no fun with Magnums.

Having gone the 38/357 and .380 route before, I'll carry my RAMI 9mm and keep the
Bond Arms as secondary.

Unlike with my LCP II that would dump it's mag every 1-2 shots.

I really doubt I will have any problems with the Bond.
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Old May 6th, 2017, 03:15 AM   #21
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I currently have three Bond derringers and am looking to make it four. First was 45LC and have since added guns/barrels in 9mm and 357. 38's aren't particularly "easy going" when it comes to derringer fodder. They will kick as will any derringer chambering (save that of 22LR or 22 Mag). Longer barrel length actually do help when it comes to recoil. My longest barrel is their 4.25" and the shortest is their 2.5". The latter I have in 9mm and it is the easiest shooting of the bunch. I do believe that 45LC "cowboy loads" would also be easy on the hands. I've experienced many a chambering and round shot out of derringers. My current Bond collection and prior to that it was in American Derringers. The worst possible chambering to shoot would in my opinion be the 45-70. Yep you heard right. It about took my wrist off in one single shot. I also had a 38 double on me and that was not any fun.

The biggest kick I get out of my derringers is when I'm shooting a large bore. Common sense would have that large bore be in an easy shooting round of course and if you stick to your 45LC cowboy load idea, you should have nothing but loads of fun with your derringer. P.S. 410 shot loads are easier shooting rounds than any of the like bored brass case chamberings. I've not ever tried a 410 slug out of a derringer so I can't attest to that one. Best of luck and do go 45LC, you won't be sorry. Smithy.
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