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Recently purchased a used Bond Arms Defender Derringer, with the extended grip, in the 45LC and the 2.5 .410 barrel, at my favorite LGS. Since then I added the .45ACP and the .38/.357 and a cross draw holster for when I'm in my truck or jeep.

The recoil is such that it isn't as bad as my other little carry pistols in .380 and 9mm surprisingly enough. It is very heavy in fact not something you would want to carry in your pocket. We just got a new camera, that I'm not familiar with yet, but just as soon as I am I'll post pictures of it.

The trigger pull was a bit heavy so I called Bond Arms and a young lady there told me that for $150.00 they would install the new up graded trigger, provided I paid postage to and from. Needless to say I did a polishing job on the sear and removed one coil from the main spring. Took it out with the .45ACP and noted a completely different trigger pull at about 6#s which is definitely manageable and also reliable. Before that it was at least 10-15#'s and unpredictable, what the trigger pull would be.

So right now I'm a happy camper with a derringer (two shot) with Winchester triple aught shot gun shells will put 8 holes in a silhouette target at 7 yards if need be.
 

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Thanks for the range report. Those Bond Arms derringers look interesting but have never made the leap.
 

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I agree ....the Bond pistols do look interesting.

I've looked at them before but felt it was pricey for a 2 shot pistol -even if it is well made and USA made.

Now, if I happened to find a used one at a really great price, it might just end up coming home with me.
 

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My wife just chimed in and she wants a .22LR barrel as well, what can I say, whatever mama wants mama gets. LOL.
 

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I also have the snake slayer in 410/45C. It is a bit of a handful with either round. I’ve not thought much about it lately. Spends more time in the safe. Now you have me thinking about buying another set of barrels. I’ve not thought about this for a while. Nice reminder. It is definitely too heavy for the pocket but fun to shoot occasionally. I plan to look at 22lr or WMR. Enjoy your derringer. I think the Bond Arms models are the better built derringer.
 

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How thick is the grip on those. Saw one in a glass display case and grip looked about 1 1/2" thick across the back. Figured the glass distorted it some. Been thinking about one when hiking in snake country.

Congrats Loose Noose on the new gun.
 

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I picked up one of the new Rowdy series derringer almost 2 month ago for $270. Been a fun pistol to shoot. I even tried some 45 Colt Galley loads using 454 Round balls and Trail boss. Not much recoil but it wrecked a raccoon with authority.:)

Now trying to find a decent holster that doesn't costs $75+
 

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Yep, Terry it is right at 5.5" circumference and about 1.25" width now that is with the extended grips that say U.S. Defender with the flag engraved on the grips, ( the grips are wrap around) and the trigger guard also. As far as the recoil goes it is very tolerable with both the .45LC as well as the 2.5" (3 pellet)triple ought buck. The .38 special is a cream puff, and the .357 is a bit more, at getting your attention. The .45 ACP is about like the .38Spl. a real cream puff.

The cross draw holster I got is a very plain brown leather, however it is well constructed and fits the Bond Arms 3" barreled firearm really snug, however, it does have a nice smooth release and a thumb break strap that definitely secures the firearm. I purchased the holster thru the internet at eBay for $63 and some change.

I still haven't figured out this new camera, but as soon as I do I'll get some pictures of the whole shooting match up here. I see the Rowdy has the new improved trigger of the newer models, like I noted after my "trigger job" it definitely improved that little gem.
 

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I have the Texas Defenders. Truly enjoy having something else "cowboy" related for my SASS addiction, LOL!!!
 

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Here are the photo's that I've been promising, hopefully they came out; I had the .45ACP barrel on it and the .45LC/.410 barrel and the .38/.357 barrel in the case, I still plan on getting the .22LR or the .22WMR barrel for it here shortly.

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Marshall Ruger, do like those Black Ash grips, and the fact you have the new revised trigger.

Phish, I received that holster within about 3-4 days, you really got a great deal on your Bond Arms derringer, the amount of barrels is infinite that will go on them, my hands are a bit large so I definitely enjoy the extended grip that came with mine, reduces the recoil also, and I saw where for $50.00 you can get the same grip at Bond Arms website.
 

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They are interesting. I bought one a couple years ago on the deal where you got a second set of barrels for half price. It is a Cowboy model and had the 45Colt/410 shotgun barrels on it. Below with some other small hand guns in 45ACP, 9mm and 380.



For my second set of barrels I got the the 357 longer barrels. Below with my older Cobra in 38 Special only.



I am really thinking of getting the longer grip for it and maybe another set of barrels.
 

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Try some rubber grips much better . Loose noose if you think that the 410 shells are comfortable to shoot you are a much tougher guy than I am I think it’s brutal but 45LC in cowboy loads are mild in comparison .
I use 9 mm barrels for practice although it’s rare I shoot it ....I think I’ll drag it out tomorrow and throw a few down range.
You could lay someone out just by smacking them with it.....to call them derringers is a stretch.
 
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