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Who here has experience with a Bond Arms Derringer? Just took delivery of the Cowboy Defender 357/38 special with 3" barrel. Have not been to the range yet, what can I expect.

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Who here has experience with a Bond Arms Derringer? Just took delivery of the Cowboy Defender 357/38 special with 3" barrel. Have not been to the range yet, what can I expect.
Pain.

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Never shot one, but would love to have one in the 45 Colt/.410!
 
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Typical derringer, hold it tight with your middle finger and any other fingers that fit on the grip. Let it roll in you hand with the recoil, but don't lose your grip. I'd recommend starting with light .38's. If you're questioning accuracy, I wouldn't expect anything further than across the poker table.
 

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Really? Awwwww!
 

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Awww, man! Scratch that off my list then! How about .38 special?
 

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Dunham's had them on sale here at Christmas for 99 bucks. Almost did it, just cuz John Wayne had a derringer. Now I'm glad I didn't
 

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My neighbor had one and let me shoot it with a 410. He gave me a big piece of foam rubber to hold in the palm of my hand and then put the pistol into the foam. It still hurt !!!!!
 

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That infomercial they do on the Outdoor channel makes it look easy. Bummer. Still wondering about that. 38 special. Don't nobody say. 22lr, either!
 
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I have the 38spl it sucks. Hurts the hand and it has like a 40 lbs trigger pull. If you want one get it. But don't think you'll like it or shoot it after the first few times. It's a if you need it use it gun. But there is soooooo many different guns you can get to carry a snub nose is a better choice.
 

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These 'mini' guns are getting way too big for only a two-shot gun.
3.5-4 inch barrel?!


To me this is a Derringer:

 
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That infomercial they do on the Outdoor channel makes it look easy. Bummer. Still wondering about that. 38 special. Don't nobody say. 22lr, either!
Get a Cobra Derringer in .22mag or .32Auto and should satisfy you.
 

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I've got a Cimarron(Cobra) 38spl which SWAGA shows a picture of, but mine is black and has rosewood grips.

If you pull trigger straight back, it takes what feels like 20#s to fire. You have to use a pulling down motion with your trigger finger, which alone makes one lose their grip hold. Derringers that have trigger guards might be different in the trigger pull and poundage to fire.

Then you have only about 3 fingers holding the gun if you have hands larger than a 5 year old. I've tried to do a 2-hand hold, but damn near impossible.

I've put maybe 20rds through mine since owning and it now resides in it's box. Would I shoot it again? Yes. Do I want to? Not if I don't have to.

I actually wouldn't mind getting a 22lr/22mag derringer one of these days, along with some barrels in 380 and 9mm to go with the large frame model I have.
 

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I’d still like to have a small one in .380
 
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