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Old November 20th, 2011, 05:49 AM   #1
 
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Been thinking about a gun from Bond Arms w/a holster. Anybody have one and if so, your comments. Would go good with my collection.



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Old November 20th, 2011, 06:15 AM   #2
 
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Have a Bond arms Snake Slayer IV in45lc/410. Great little gun. But it is only good up close with .410 shell. Fun to shoot, easy to carry. A bit heavy and recoil ( if your recoil sensitive ) can be a bitch. If used as PP in a car or up close it is F-ing devastating. Easy to us too. Plus a bunch of barrels to buy that goes with it.
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I have a snake slayer with a 2 1/2 inch chamber and a 3" chamber. Both are really well made guns. Like Pitbull said, the recoil can be a bit snappy but nothing to worry too much about. The triggers are a bit heavy too but I think with this type of gun that isn't too bad.

The scatter loads are only good up close but the buckshot loads aren't too bad at a bit longer distances. The 45 Colt loads shoot well.
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Does a holster come with the gun or do you buy it separate?
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I think they sell a package deal.
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One other thing; what would you guys consider a fair price to pay? Thanks for your input.
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As others have said, the Bond Arms derringer is a great tool. As well made as any gun ive ever handled, a bit heavy, and tends to bite on both ends with the smaller "derringer" grips, especially if ya have large hands. We've got a 3 1/2 barrel snakeslayer. After shooting it a few times, i ordered an extra large set of grips from the bond arms store. The grips calmed the little beast down a bit. The Bond Arms derringer is far and away the best derringer ive ever handled. I carry it in a D. M. Bullard IWB holster. I also like the barrel interchangeability. I intend to round up a 44 special barrel for mine. They are also availible at the Bond Arms store on the bond arms website.

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PS -- Gave $300 for mine from a cowboy action buddy "used but not abused---lovingly cared for, box and all". Grips $80+, holster $60+.
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I went ahead & treated myself to a Christmas present by ordering a Bond Arms (Ranger model) from Cheaper Than Dirt. It was about the least expensive Ranger I could find. Can't wait to get it & add to my inventory.
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I have fired a friends in 45 colt and recoil was brisk but not bad. It required a firm hold to get accurate firng. I know it is a point and shoot at close range, but it is still good to know what the mechanical accuracy is. SShots diverg 12 inches top to bottom barrel at 40 feet.
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The ones I've seen at LGS are about fifty below list. I've wondered about the internal workings. I was interested in NAA's mini-guns until I found they used a flat mainspring.

I'd maybe like a Bond with a .22LR barrel and a reasonable CCW barrel, at least a .38. I know anything larger would be a definite handful to keep hold of!
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The ones I've seen at LGS are about fifty below list. I've wondered about the internal workings. I was interested in NAA's mini-guns until I found they used a flat mainspring.

I'd maybe like a Bond with a .22LR barrel and a reasonable CCW barrel, at least a .38. I know anything larger would be a definite handful to keep hold of!
Their website has a short video (about 10 minutes) with a man discussing these guns. In that video it shows a young lady firing one of the derringers loaded with 410 shells. Recoil wasn't real tame but she was able to handle it and she wasn't really that big. I don't think it would be for every day shooting but it looks to me like it would be something handy to keep in a vehicle. Just my thoughts.
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I was thinking about getting one for pocket carry, but then said to myself...hey, you can get an LCP and have 6 shots, so I bought the LCP.
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Unless you have LARGE pockets, it's not a pocket gun.
Too big, bulky, and heavy.
You could also get a lighweight Smith .38 Snub that'd be more practical for that application.
Just advising, we have two Bonds here & no way would either be carried in a pocket.
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Unless you have LARGE pockets, it's not a pocket gun.
Too big, bulky, and heavy.
You could also get a lighweight Smith .38 Snub that'd be more practical for that application.
Just advising, we have two Bonds here & no way would either be carried in a pocket.
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The Bond Ranger which I am getting comes with what they call a driving/concealed leather holster.
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Unless you have LARGE pockets, it's not a pocket gun.
Too big, bulky, and heavy.
You could also get a lighweight Smith .38 Snub that'd be more practical for that application.
Just advising, we have two Bonds here & no way would either be carried in a pocket.
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I can dig you point but I pocket carry that little tank quite often, then again, I do have large pockets, it's not so big in my mitts.
Gotta agree with the airweight thing though, nuttin like the diminutive 642 for pocket carry.
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