Sometimes, the littlest things make the biggest noise. That’s certainly true of Bond Arms, the Granbury, Texas-based company known for its heavy-built – albeit small stature – derringers

While there are a couple new derringer styles for this year, the biggest news from the company comes in its new product categories. You won’t want to miss this look at Bond’s SHOT Show 2024 booth, because it was hopping. 
 

 

 

LVRB LEVER ACTION NEARING PRODUCTION

 

LVRB Lever Action AR RifleBond Arms' new LVRB is finally on its way to the market for early 2024. (Photo: Seth Rodgers/Guns.com)


While Bond Arms’ handguns have all the attention of its fans, the company teased an entirely new direction at last year’s SHOT Show with the advent of a shockingly innovative lever-action rifle that looked like it was half AR, half cowboy. 

The LVRB looks and feels like a tactical-style lever gun that essentially mates an AR-15 upper with a uniquely lever-driven lower. Fed by standard 30-round AR-magazines, the rifle shows off a fairly short throw and smooth action. The rifle is slated to wear Magpul-brand Remington 870-pattern furniture since it doesn't have a buffer tube to worry about. Further, users will be able to customize many aspects of the rotating-bolt design, from stocks and mags to the lever and likely even chamberings. 
 

LVRB Lever Action AR RifleThe gun is both curiously unique with its AR looks and lever-action design as well as highly modular. (Photo: Seth Rodgers/Guns.com)


The rifle we handled at SHOT was chambered in .223 Wylde, itself ideal for both .223 Rem and 5.56 NATO. Future chamberings are already in the works for .300 Blackout, .450 Bushmaster, and .350 Legend. The goal is to begin shipping in Q2 2024 with an estimated retail price of $1,599. 

If what we’ve seen of the LVRB so far works as well as advertised, Bond will have a game-changer on its hands. 
 

CYCLOPS EXPANDS

 

Bond Arms CyclopsBond Arms' already powerful single-shot Cyclops has a new potent eye with its .50 AE chambering. (Photo: Seth Rodgers/Guns.com)


We got our hands on one of Bond Arms’ highly sought-after single-shot beasts in a startling chambering of .45-70 Government and replete with an engraved Cyclops face on the front of the muzzle. The freshly built stainless break action has also been available in .44 Magnum, but suddenly that caliber seems altogether too tame for such a pursuit. 

Very few handguns can stand up to the recoil of what is traditionally a rifle round like the .45-70, so it should come as no surprise that Bond has that handled. Since the .45-70 model’s introduction, buyers have already been calling for something bigger. Bond, of course, answered the call with none other than a .50-caliber bullet with the .50 AE, a round most commonly found on Magnum Research’s famed Desert Eagle
 

Bond Arms CyclopsThe front of the muzzle has a face you'd hate to see angry. (Photo: Seth Rodgers/Guns.com)


Owner Gordon Bond calls the .50 AE Cyclops “Thumper” because it thumps. Though Gordon Bond says it’s more fun to fire the Cyclops one handed, we’ll stick to two paws for now. The Cyclops uses a specially crafted B6 resin grip that has proven to be the only type to withstand the recoil. 

The single-action beasts named Cyclops give new meaning to the term big bore handguns – as these babies fit in the palm of the hand. Retail pricing on the Cyclops starts at $649 for the standard model and $847 for a more highly polished Satin Package complete with custom leather. 
 

STINGER FIREBALL

 

Bond Arms Stinger FireballBond Arms went lightweight with the new aptly named Fireball. (Photo: Seth Rodgers/Guns.com)


After all that big news – quite literally – everything else seems like an afterthought. However, it’s anything but with several sleek, pint-sized double-barreled pocket pieces also launching for 2024. The Stinger Fireball is a single-action derringer with a 3-inch barrel and a fairly thin aluminum frame. 

Initial chamberings include both .22 Magnum and .327 Federal Magnum. There’s a rebounding hammer, cross-bolt safety, and retracting firing pins, along with the company’s new B6 grips. Per Gordon Bond, the company wanted to offer a truly “lightweight gun with some power behind it,” and they achieve that here in a 14-ounce package. 

If you’re wondering why it was named the Fireball, check out Bond’s website where they display just how it “lit up the range” during test firing. MSRP on the Stinger Fireball sits at $389. 
 

HONEY B

 

Bond Arms Honey BThe company has another cost-friendly model with the Honey B. (Image: Bond Arms)


Launching simultaneously with the Fireball is another two-shot biter with a sweet name in the Honey B. This piece was originally fitted with barrels in .22 LR, .380 ACP, and .38 Special, but now it boasts .22 Magnum and 9mm as well. 

In addition, the Honey B uses Bond’s new B6 resin grips that are similar to those found on the Cyclops. The Honey B wears 3-inch stainless barrels, has an overall length of only 5.5 inches, and weighs 17.5 ounces. Like the majority of Bond’s double-barrel handguns, the Honey B’s barrels are easily interchangeable. 

Retail cost on the Honey B, which is part of the company’s less polished Rough series, is set at $320.