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Old April 6th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #1
 
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Bond Arms

Well, I have been asking about alot of guns latley due to my new job ( graduated with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree back in May, and have my first real job on top of finishing school to go on to PT school) but I have looked in the past at the bond arms over the taurus judge. I was wondering if the different barrel lenghts are all able to be converted on the same frame? Really love the ability to shoot .22 to .45-70!

also anyone with any experience with the Bond Arms?

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Old April 6th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #2
 
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Much better than the taurus and yes the barrels all interchange. You realy need to pratice with the trigger pull as its as much downward as back. Shotshells shoot better in the Bond as the barrel is just past the end of the shell so rifling does not screw the pattern
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What purpose would you want either one for? Not trying to talk you out of either, just helps to know if they'll meet your anticipated use.

Both are relatively large guns. The Bond is quite heavy, not a pocket gun.
Neither is a very good defensive tool with the .410, accuracy with the Taurus is usually mediocre in .45 Colt.
The Bond will have less to hang onto under recoil (unless you buy their oversized grips).
The Bond is a fairly close-range gun with any handgun caliber, very slow to reload.

The Bond is built very solidly, the best of the three major American derringer makers.

Either would make a decent snake gun, again at close distances, with birdshot.
Both will open up a shot spread rapidly because of the rifling.
Trigger pull will be heavy on the Bond. Sights are not precisely regulated.

Swapping Bond barrels takes about a minute, with one Allen wrench.


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Old April 6th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #4
 
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The shot never realy hits the rifleing in the bond. The bond will fit in your watch pocket but they sell some realy neat holsters at bond and they shoot stright enough to score well at CAS events
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Really wanting it for the fun factor and maybe snakes when we are doing work at the hunting cabin. No plans on it being a CCW or anything of that nature.
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I had the Texas Defender in 45LC/.410. It is a SOLID made gun, weighs a ton. With cowboy loads in it does not kick bad at all, but is NOT very accurate past 10 feet or so ( I shoot a lot and I am a decent shot ) the barrel is only rifled the last half inch... .410 kicks a lot, and lack power at any distance from the gun.... For close up (couple feet) 45 colt would be OK. It is however a heavy gun..... I liked it but I traded it for a Sp101.... It was a good trade.
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I like mine. I bought it for CAS so I bought a dedicated 45 Colt as I felt it would be more accurate. I also am not impressed with 410 performance from aa handgun. I had a T/C contender with a 45 colt/ 410 barrel. I spent a bit of time on grandmas farm hunting small critters with it. IMHO CCI 45 Colt shot shells are just as effective at short range. Because while the larger shot of the 410 carry more energy by the time #9s run out of oomp the larger shot has big holes in the pattern. I reload so I buy them empty and use No 10 shot.
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